The more I see Ashton Kutcher's ads for Nikon, the less I like Dude, Where's My Car? In this particular execution, Ashton prances around a high-end party in a glittery white suit jacket, acting obnoxious rather than humorous or "cool." The artist formerly known as Kelso from That '70s Show takes pictures not only of his hot flock of groupies and hip friends (one of which closely resembles P. Diddy) but also of the older, more out-of-place guests. Ashton, in his ridiculous car salesman attire, proceeds to ridicule these unfortunate folks. This seems odd, since Kutcher produced the show Beauty and the Geek, a gallant effort to restore the confidence of the awkward and dorky. Plus, he married a much older woman. Despite my love of most things Kutcher, I can't help but acknowledge how these ads have become progressively more cheesy and Ashton increasingly annoying and even creepy. Sigh, long gone are the merry prankster days of Punk'd.
—Posted by Allison Shafir