I’m wondering if the Brady folks are on some new campaign to try to court old people or something, first, channeling Tipper Gore, railing against the music industry, and now complaining about those damned commercials on Television. Perhaps Paul will start a lecture series on how you can make sure those damned kids stay off your lawn without chasing them off by menacing them with a gun (Preferred Brady alternative, a cane, a cane). It’s OK, Paul, we all get old sometime, and it does sure beat the alternative. For the record, here’s what has Bradys panties in a bunch:
TheÂ advertisement sort of references a gun chamber!
In the ad, LeBronÂ James and Kobe BryantÂ give us their best “I’m tough” look and the ad reads “Prepare For Combat.”Â On Kobe Bryant’s side of the advertisement, Bryant says “I’ll do whatever it takes to win games, I don’t leave anything in the chamber.”
The “chamber” comment references the area of a gun where bullets are stored prior to release.
Next up on the Brady agenda… attacking firearms metaphors. Let’s think of a few that will clearly upset them:
- Hit the nail on the head.
- Go off half cocked.
- Like shooting fish in a barrel.
- He’s a real straight shooter.
- Shooting the breeze?
- Shooting the messenger!
Hot damn, the American vernacular is just full of shooting metaphors. Clearly the Brady Campaign has a lot of important work ahead of them on this matter.