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"Those icons aren't going away. We're sick and tired of Ad Age being on our case about it. ... The consumers love it. ... To say that the icons were outdated just blows my mind. ... Who was one of the hits of the goddamn parade? The Burger King king, who was done by the hottest agency in America, who has resurrected an old icon."

The most printable portion of a response by American Association of Advertising Agencies' president-CEO, O. Burtch Drake, to Advertising Age reporter Matthew Creamer asking about criticism of the parade of ad icons at Advertising Week.

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