“Walk of Life” in Xfinity TV ad

Xfinity has a series of ads that feature a melody you may recognize. The 30-second spots don’t include any lyrics so it may be a little difficult to name the song. The ads are titled “Working A Little Differently.” Here’s an example of one…

Can you name the song? It’s “Walk Of Life” by Dire Straits, although this version is performed by Bhi Bhiman. I have no idea how to say his name but here’s the version used in the Xfinity ads.

It might just be me, but I believe the track used in the Xfinity commercials is sped up from the original, but not by much. Just to give credit where credit is due, here’s the original by Dire Straits. Thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

GEICO and Jerome Bettis fumble on new TV spot

If you haven’t seen it yet, Geico has a TV spot featuring Jerome Bettis, NFL Hall of Fame running back.

I typically love GEICO commercials for their odd and usually hilarious deliveries. However, I can’t get on board with the bus on this one. You’re going to think I’m taking this commercial entirely too seriously, and you’re right. What can I say, I take everything too seriously, like what happened on the softball field a few weeks ago and perhaps this is embarrassing, watching the Bachelor. But upon further review, I counted 5 illegal moves from the ball carrier plus his flag is clearly tied on, which is yet another penalty, that makes 6.

I can’t help but think the folks that created the commercial haven’t ever played flag football, or just didn’t study up on the rules of the game. To be quite honest, I’d absolutely love for Jerome Bettis to be on the team I was playing AGAINST. He’s big, probably not very fast, and if he kept committing these kinds of penalties, he’d be benched or ejected from the game.

GEICO says getting insurance help is “having Jerome Bettis on your flag football team easy” when in reality if he were committing all these penalties, having him on your team wouldn’t be easy at all.

How’s that for overanalyzing a TV commercial? Maybe I’m still bitter my college flag football team never beat P-Funk. Still waiting on that rematch!

-Out of the Wilderness