You knew this was coming–a parody of the Paul Harvey Super Bowl Ad, “So God Made a Farmer.” I’m sure this won’t be the last. Let the good times roll!
I do think, though, that we should keep in mind Peggy Noonan’s observations on the Paul Harvey ad from her Saturday Wall Street Journal column:
Here are some reasons it was great: Because it spoke respectfully and even reverently of others. We don’t do that so much anymore. We’re afraid of looking corny or naive, and we fear that to praise one group is to suggest another group is less worthy of admiration. So we keep things bland and nonspecific. Harvey wasn’t afraid to valorize, and his specificity had the effect of reminding us there’s a lot of uncelebrated valor out there. It would be nice to hear someone do “So God Created Firemen,” or “So God Created Doctors,” but I’m not sure our culture has the requisite earnestness and respect. We do irony, sarcasm and spoofs: “So God Created Hedge Fund Managers.” Anyway, it was nice—a real refreshment—to hear the sound of authentic respect.