November 11th, 2006
|09:04 pm - the death of irony|
They are NOT using Parliament Funkadelic to sell MINIVANS.
Oh my god.
I think something inside me just died.
|Date:||November 12th, 2006 03:24 am (UTC)|| |
Your threshold is higher than mine; the use of Cameo to sell Cherry Coke did me in.
(Sanity check: this is a guy who wears a RED LEATHER CODPIECE and you want to sell a CHERRY FLAVORED DRINK using his music?)
Now that just makes me think of something like Prince's New Power Generation Energy Drink!
Available in three delicious flavors: Raspberry Beret, Under A Cherry Cola, and Purple Rain Punch! (Limited-edition 'Starfish & Coffee' available November 19.)
That was nothing compared to the Blak album.
That one physically hurt me. As did Honda's use of The GO! Team to advertive Civics.
And I quote the immortal words of Socrates when he said, "...I drank what?"
|Date:||November 12th, 2006 04:45 am (UTC)|| |
So put a glide in your stride and a dip in your hip,
and come on down to the Astro-Van.
It really doesn't have the same ring, does it? Free your mind and your van will follow.
|Date:||November 13th, 2006 02:40 pm (UTC)|| |
I can empathize - I feel the same way when Beethoven's 9th is used to sell milk on TV.
It's the official EU anthem. Maybe the milk is from the EU surplus milk lake?
|Date:||November 14th, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)|| |
Irony died when Mercedes used Janis Joplin to try to sell their cars.
This is just kicking the stinky corpse.
Irony was giving a serious death rattle when Wrangler used "Fortunate Son" to sell its Super Patriot Pants, then. Mercedes just dealt the final blow.