Another day, another misguided get out the vote campaign. This time, it’s Penn Badgley and Blake Lively, along with a bunch of people I don’t recognize, playing the old “parents, we need to have a talk” game. First of all, the fact that Penn Badgley and Blake Lively are the only two celebrities in this ad (and I’m using the word “celebrity” blake lightly) makes it seem like they accidentally walked in off the street. “Whoops, well we’re here, so as long as you have venti soy no-fat lattes with an extra shot of half-caff espresso, we’ll stay.” But also, do parents even still talk to their kids like this so that the joke of children turning the tables makes sense? These days aren’t parents always trying to be cool. When there’s a problem, they just text their kids. “Go 2 yr room 4 realz.” They’re like “I posted a Facebook status update telling you it was time for bed an hour ago.”
To quote Barack Obama, “ENOUGH!”
(thanks for the tip, Antonia)
Penn Badgley and Blake Lively should talk to their parents about shutting up.