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Albert Pujols leaving St. Louis is a metaphor for rising mortgage rates. Or something.

Feb 6, 2012, 9:48 AM EDT

Local ads are awesome. And by awesome, I mean that they’re usually terrible. This one for a mortgage company in St. Louis isn’t terrible, really, but it is kinda strange.

Watch as Tony La Russa extols the virtues of seizing the moment and all that jazz, and then watch as Albert Pujols is used as a metaphor for rising mortgage interest rates:

I wonder if La Russa knew that that imagery was going to be used in the ad. I’m gonna bet that he didn’t.

(thanks to Jason Wolfersberger for the heads up)

  1. Chip Caray's Eyebrows - Feb 6, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Feb 6, 2012 at 10:20 AM

      Don’t need to add any BBcoding or html, just link the full url and it will imbed.

  2. paperlions - Feb 6, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Sorry, but that was fantastic.

    “Because great things don’t last forever….” at least he just walked away quietly into the shadows. It would have been more accurate if they had some guys acting like they were holding him back (a la “hold me back bro”), as if he was forced to leave against his will. It would have been perfect if the guys “holding him back” were all dressed up like Jesus.

    • cur68 - Feb 6, 2012 at 1:41 PM

      Hey, throw in an Angel tempting him with money and you got a solid metaphor there.

  3. fearlessleader - Feb 6, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    I assume the uncut version of the ad featured Dan Lozano as the sleazy subprime lender.

    • Francisco (FC) - Feb 6, 2012 at 11:16 AM

      You should be able to view all the gory and lurid scenes in the Blu-ray two disc special edition of this ad.

  4. chadh88 - Feb 6, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Vinson has been doing gimmicky ads with LaRussa all season. I will admit to being a little surprised when Vinson pops on screen, because I thought LaRussa may have been making a better point from the way it starts. But no shock that Vinson would do something like this.

  5. brockohol - Feb 6, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    for those of you not from st. Louis…your wives will be watching a lifetime movie based on vinson in the near future. he is involved in a messy divorce that involves blackmale, alcoholism, abuse, Vegas hookers, and his ex wives bodyguard.

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