Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator
ludickid

Dreams ruined here

So, there's this commercial making the rounds these days that bugs the shit out of me. It's for the Visa check card, and it features all the customers and employees at a cafe humming along smoothly in a perfectly synchronized ballet of efficiency, until some balding, nerdy shithead ruins things for everybody by paying for his purchases with actual cash money! That's right, you heard me: this primitive, shit-smelling caveman fucks up the whole affair by insisting on buying coffee and pound cake with dirty filthy disgusting bills, like some kind of horrible savage barbarian, instead of using the third-wave brilliance that is the Visa check card.

But see, what bothers me the most about the commercial isn't the implication that if you pay for your purchases with actual money, instead of a method that will enrich huge financial institutions, you are but one level removed from a bug-eating, ass-picking ape and that you will suffer the scorn and hatred of more enlightened consumers. It's that this piece-of-crap ad features "Powerhouse" by Raymond Scott as its theme music, elevating it alongside the ocean cruise ad that used Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life" and the car commercial that used "Instrumental" by Galaxie 500 in the unholy pantheon of ads that ruin songs for me.

So, today's question: what songs have been ruined for you by advertising?
Tags: crankery, music, teevee
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