T.V. Tuesday: Geico

We really shouldn’t be surprised. Is it even possible that a company with a vertebrate mascot – namely, a gecko – could resist eventually succumbing to myrmecophobia? After all, some geckos eat ants! Whether or not we could have avoided such a fate, witness (if you can stomach it) this Geico advertisement, released early last month, that is predicated on the antiquated concept of an ant “infestation”: