BMWBLOG ran into Dr. Oetker again, wandering the kitchen gadget aisle of a mall department store, and had a chance to catch up on the latest with him. See our previous Dr. Oetker episodes…

BB – Why, Dr. Oetker, good to see you!

DO – Good to see you too, we haven’t talked in a while have we?

BB – No, and funny I should run into you here, but I wanted to get your
opinion on Mercedes-Benz’s latest ad campaign.

DO – Oh, Mercedes-Benz makes some very good trucks. They are great for
hauling ice cream!

BB – Well it wasn’t exactly trucks that I wanted to ask your opinion
about, but now that you mention it, didn’t they make an 11 liter GT at
one time?

DO – Yes, they did! It was an 11 liter inline six cylinder garbage
truck. Road & Track road tested it in the April 1968 issue, if I
remember correctly.

BB – Interesting, but to the question at hand. Have you seen the new Mercedes Benz television commercial where owners describe accident situations that their cars got them out of?

DO – No, what exactly did they say?

BB – Well they had a number of owners say how the car saved them from an accident. For example, one owner said, “I didn’t see that the car in front of me stopped short, but my car did.”

DO – These were passengers speaking?

BB – No, I believe they were representing the drivers perspective.

DO – Odd. So the drivers were zombies? Do zombies eat ice cream?

BB – I don’t know if zombies eat ice cream, but doctors do.

DO – Zombie doctors?

BB – Well . . .

DO – So what Mercedes Benz is telling us in those commercials is, “We make inanimate objects that are more cognizant than our owners.”? – Oh look, ice cream scoops . . .

And with that Dr. Oetker wandered off.