Although I was more interested in the Super Bowl this year than the commercials, I was moved by the Dodge commercial, “So God made a farmer.” I wasn’t the only one, MNN food blogger Robin Shreeves called it the best commercial of Super Bowl XLVII
, and I have to agree.
In the days since the Super Bowl, I’ve seen the Dodge commercial discussed on Facebook, at the local ballet studio and even at my kid’s school. Today, I saw something I didn’t expect to see, a text-based parody of the commercial.
Brett Arends, a MarketWatch columnist, looks at how the commercial may have played out if it was about bankers instead of farmers.
God said, “I need someone who doesn’t grow anything or make anything but who will borrow money from the public at 0% interest and then lend it back to the public at 2% or 5% or 10% and pay himself a bonus for doing so.”
That’s just a snippet of Arends ingenious ode to bankers. Well done Arends, well done! Read it in its entirety at So God made a banker
and then come back and let me know what you think.