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The best Super Bowl commercial of 2014? Maybe this one

Volkswagen Kombi minibuses are lined up during an

Volkswagen Kombi minibuses are lined up during an exhibition of the vehicles in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil. Through November, U.S. sales for the Volkswagen brand have fallen more than 5 percent to just under 374,000, while the overall market has grown more than 8 percent. (Dec. 8, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)

And so it begins: The beginning of Super Bowl 2014 commercial pre-releases in an attempt to get all of those who have a blog -- which is to say everyone -- to post them. But as the hordes of ads come forth, surely there's one that must stand out, even days before the game? Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Volkswagen.

This "tease" -- not quite an ad, but a subset of an ad designed to tease an ad -- is quite good. It's what you might call "meta," or one of those clever ads that's somehow above and apart from the rest of the ad kingdom. But something indeed is being sold here besides "attitude." See if you can see what that is...

Meanwhile, check out the Squarespace pre-release, too (third ad below). They almost mirror one another, visually ... and as mini-commentaries on the excesses of good ol' American culture. 

 And also: You may now watch the "Volkswagen Wings" commercial; released just a little while ago; this is another winner...

Tags: Volkswagen , Super Bowl ad , Super Bowl XLVIII , Squarespace

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