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Johnny Magee defeated Omeria Scott Tuesday evening in a run-off to win the Democratic nomination for mayor of Laurel.Magee, a city councilman, carried 54% with 1,857 votes. Scott a state representativeMore >>
Johnny Magee defeated Omeria Scott Tuesday evening in a run-off to win the Democratic nomination for mayor of Laurel.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:05 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:05:09 GMT
Two elementary students are injured after an inflatable slide the size of a small building collapsed and toppled over at the Hawkins Elementary annual field day. Students tried to escape after the inflatable collapsed,More >>
Two elementary students were taken to a local hospital Tuesday after an inflatable slide the size of a small building collapsed and toppled over at the Hawkins Elementary Annual Field Day.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:28 AM EDT2013-05-22 14:28:08 GMT
Everyone knows when Jimmy Dunkle comes to the plate at Petal's Optimist Park. The stands are packed with fans cheering and chanting his name.Jimmy plays in the 9-10 year old little league in Petal, andMore >>
Everyone knows when Jimmy Dunkle comes to the plate at Petal's Optimist Park. The stands are packed with fans cheering and chanting his name.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,More >>
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:10 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:10:01 GMT
Over 600,000 Mississippians on Medicaid are at risk of losing their health benefits if the legislature doesn't reauthorize Medicaid by July 1st. House democratic leader Bobby Moak says Governor BryantMore >>
Over 600,000 Mississippians on Medicaid are at risk of losing their health benefits if the legislature doesn't reauthorize Medicaid by July 1st. More >>
(RNN) – For those Super Bowl viewers who can't tell the I formation from I Spy, commercials are the real reason to tune in. This year, the ads were far less thrilling than the Ravens' 34-31 win over San Francisco.
Only a handful of commercials caused much positive postgame buzz from critics, online or among the estimated 111 million viewers.
A big exception was Anheuser-Busch's story of a young Clydesdale and his trainer, called Brotherhood, which was touching enough that a lot of tough guys watching the game probably had to pretend they'd gotten Dorito dust in their eyes.
Chrysler produced a couple of moving ads as well, including a tribute to the military voiced by Oprah Winfrey and a Dodge Ram commercial honoring farmers that included stark images of farmers at work over a poetic, 1978 speech that veteran broadcaster Paul Harvey gave to the Future Farmers of America years ago.
There was no Betty White this year, but celebrities were trotted out to promote brands, including Stevie Wonder, The Rock, Willem Dafoe and Rev. Run.
Some ads generated cries of protest, among them Volkswagen's ad that had non-Jamaicans speaking Jamaican. A Go Daddy ad showing a long, slurpy kiss between supermodel Bar Refaeli and Jesse Heiman as a nerd set the Twittersphere on fire with negative responses that generally regarded it as nauseating.
The commercial drew the ire of MissRepresentation.org, an advocacy group speaking out against the media's objectification of women, tracked via users on Twitter a great many Super Bowl ads, along with Carl Jr.'s latest commercial featuring pretty women eating sandwiches.
And in the spirit of equality, a Calvin Klein ad showing a buff male modeling underwear was also derided as sexist.
However, the commercial that is getting recognized for its creativity was never seen on TV, and is a result of the third quarter blackout. Oreo's advertising company 360i is receiving kudos for posting on the Oreo's Twitter feed and Facebook page of a photo of that read "You can still dunk in the dark" while the lights were out at the Merecedes Benz Superdome for 34 minutes.
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