Who Knew Owls Would Make Such Great Spokesanimals
Other than a few birds and my own dog I don't know of too many animals that can talk. Of those talking animals that I do know I can't think of any that I would actually want to take medical, financial, or travel advice. However, there does seem to be one animal that the brain trust that is advertising in America must believe that we trust completely. That animal is the owl. Don't believe me? Check out this list.
You have allergies. You want relief. Instead of a doctor, you should trust this wise old owl. He is the spokesowl for a medicine called Xyzal. I know it looks like a Czechoslovakian gymnasts name doesn't it? Well this owl all decked out in his Hugh Hefner smoking jacket and Dick Vital bow tie thinks Xyzal is the medicine that will clear your head, dry your nose, and re-curve your spine. Alright, they make no claims about curved spines. Ask your doctor though just in case this bird never made it all the way through medical school.
Hey, what should we do on our trip to Europe? Well, I think we should ask that nighttime rodent catcher up in that tree what he thinks. I am pretty sure nobody ever thought about asking an owl when is the best time to see London, France, or anyone's underpants. However, the folks at TripAdvisor think an owl is a perfect guide to the world around us. Their owl appears to have spent some time in an Amsterdam Coffee House judging by the way his eyes appear to be spinning. Actually, I use TripAdvisor a lot so maybe they do have something cooking with that owl.
Alright, I can see this one without stretching my imagination too much. America's Best Contacts and Eyeglasses uses an owl to sell their product. However, I thought owls were supposed to have keen eyesight but theirs wears glasses. He also appears to be a rather smug little son of a gun too. I don't think he'd get too far with that attitude in our part of the country. He might just see himself on the stove being smothered in onions and served over rice.
The folks who invented the Tootsie Pop knew that we as a society are impatient. They knew there was no way in hell we'd be able to lick a sucker down to the chocolate core before becoming overcome with a sugar induced frenzy. That's why the wise old Mr. Owl was introduced in their commercials. He told us that through scientific method and trial and error it took three licks to get to the chocolate center of a Tootsie Pop.
When you think of owls the first thing that comes to mind for most of us is the sound they make. That infamous Hoot Hoot noise. You know the sound that will make a young boy pee his sleeping bag on his first overnight campout. Obviously, owls have a connection to chicken wings and beer too. It seems their traditional noise and a slang term that describes a certain portion of the female anatomy shares a similar moniker.too.
Oops, Sorry, that's my bad. That's not an owl. That's TV's, Nancy Grace. I am sure you can see the mistake was an honest one.