Monday, February 21, 2011

Don't Mess With Texas - the CAF Wins!

The State of Texas runs an anti-littering campaign called "Don't Mess With Texas". Over the past 25 years, a number of TV commercials have been produced for the campaign, many featuring celebrities. I don't know how much airtime these commercials have gotten outside the state, but many of them are quite good.

In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the campaign, Texas ran an on-line contest to determine the most popular commercial in the series. A month long series of eliminations produced a winner today.

Entitled "CAF", the piece shows a pickup driving down a highway, with the driver dumping a sackful of trash out on the road. "Sentimental Journey", a restored WWII B-17 Flying Fortress comes over the rise behind the pickup, and engages on a 'bombing run' on the target. It is a great commercial. The B-17 was owned and operated by the Confederate Air Force at the time (1991).

The Confederate Air Foirce, a group formed in the early '60s to preserve and operate aircraft from WWII, no longer exists. It was renamed Commemorative Air Force, in a disgusting display of political correctness run amok. To CAF purists, this win by 'CAF' is a victory.

Update - Courtesy of some folks who participated in the filming of this commercial, this is really worth the view (choose the 'View The Making' link):

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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