Tuesday, January 23, 2007

10 Moments of Clarity Regarding Branded America

  1. Despite what John Mellencamp might say, a Chevy Silverado played no part in Rosa Parks' act of civil disobedience.
  2. That I really do have to put Mercury on my list (because the giant woman from the commercial said so).
  3. Zoom, Zoom, Transmission?
  4. I actually do jazz it up with Zatarran's from time to time.
  5. Skynyrd's original song title was "Sweet Home Kentucky Fried Chicken."
  6. Clinical trials suggest that 94% of patients administered a placebo still claimed they were cuckoo for Coco-Puffs.
  7. Boeing or Airbus should be asking for royalties on Southwest's "[Ding]" campaign.
  8. The first thing that Brown can do for me is leave my goddamn package at the front door and stop re-attempting delivery at 3:15 the next afternoon.
  9. That there are allegedly 23 flavors within Dr. Pepper is non-responsive to the question of why none of them taste like good soda.
  10. "Accelerating" my life is probably not a good idea when suggested by the U.S. Navy.

3 comments:

Kimiko said...

Okay. I just have to say, I don't understand most of this post. Is that sad? Or is it a good thing?

Mad.J.D. said...

This might be the best post you've ever done. The implied Rosa Parks/Chevrolet connection pisses me off about as much as anything in an advertisement ever has.

A.H. Rajani said...

Kimi,

I think you have to watch as much random televsion as I do (and be willing to pay attention, analyze, and generally waste time watching the commercials) :)

you might consider it a good thing that you don't understand the refereces because you've obviously spent your time in other ways; but at the same time, i feel like deconstructing anything brings me some kind of knowledge that I didn't have prior to engaging in the exercise.