Because I'm burdened with the mind of a 14-year-old boy, I often like to unwind after a trying day at the cubicle by reading random little articles on Cracked.com. You can imagine my delight/horror when I ran across something local in the piece "8 Racist Ads You Won't Believe Are From the Past Few Years
." Coming in at number 5 (flanked on either end by some pretty embarrassing Asian stereotypes) is Tennessee's very own "Harold, Call Me," from 2006.
The funny thing is, Cracked had a few problems coming off not a little racist themselves, since they had a hard time finding the "least pimpingest" photo of Ford on the Internet. Maybe this one
Still, the nerds managed to get the moral upper hand with the line, "Tennessee voters were so outraged by the ad campaign that the white Bob Corker shot up several points in the polls and won a narrow victory." Ha ha--oops.
Anyway, when even the most puerile, sexist corners of the Internet remember a state election ad from three years ago, you know we're doing something gross. But it could be worse--we could be living in Virginia or New Jersey.