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February 3, 2008
Super Bowl ads: Fourth Quarter

6:03: Two Toyota Tundra spots, featuring a tattoo artist and a belt buckle. Can't you feel the testosterone.

6:06: The Sunsilk shampoo ads gives us three generations of sexpots -- Marilyn, Madonna and Shakira. For an ad with three hot women, it was far from stirring.

Coke's balloon ad: Great to see Charlie Brown finally win for once, especially when pitted against Stewie from "The Family Guy."

6:11: Frist and Carville, talking heads from different political parties, make nice on a tour of Washington, D.C. I wanted to laugh. I really did. But Bill Frist is just plain not funny. And Carville is just annoying.

6:21: You'll either love or loath the Gatorade lapping dog ad. If you're a cat person, forget it. But even some dog lovers will be grossed out by sound of the dog lapping at the bowl.

The second Etrade talknig baby spot wasn't as funny. Talking babies get old, fast.

Taco Bell's "fiesta platter": Hola, indeed.

6:26: Cross-promotion alert: Will Ferrell, in his guise as an old '70s basketball player in the upcoming movie "Semi Pro," plugs for Bud Light. Line of the night: "Suck one!"

What is it with '70s themes tonight: The Godfather, Rocky, Charlie Brown, Tom Petty at halftime, and ABA basketball players?

Oh, did I mention that Ferrell is one funny dude?

6:44: What a stark contrast: Beautiful model Adriana Lima in Victoria's Secret lingerie, followed by a fat tow-truck driver putting jumper cables on his nipples and swigging Amp Energy drink to start a car.

Well, that's it for me. Be sure to pick up Monday's Sac Bee to read my final analysis -- and what others think.

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