Thursday, January 25, 2007

Stop Singing Damnit.

Someone please tell me why they’re still airing that Chevy commercial with the John Mellencamp song. You know, the one that goes, “This is ouuuuuuuur country!” If he didn't sing it as "are" instead of "our" it would be just slightly more tolerable. I suppose his way of singing it appeals more to those landlocked red state voters. What’s even more beguiling is the onscreen montage, which consists of clips of Martin Luther King giving a speech, the Vietnam War, and muddy people dancing at what appears to be Woodstock. Right, because if there was ever anything that makes me want to buy a pickup truck, it’s being reminded of a time of great social upheaval and change.

They’ve been airing it nonstop since the baseball playoffs in October. Pretty much every time the Tigers made a pitching error (which, if you were watching, was an awful lot) viewers would be treated to four more spots of this wretched song. Now it’s January, and every time Payton Manning calls a huddle (which, again, is an awful lot) I get to see this commercial roughly 11 more times. Remember when John Mellencamp promised us he wouldn’t sell out? That he would never do tv commercials? Yeah, about that John… What happened to John “Cougar” Mellencamp, the guy who did “Wild Night”? Eh, who am I kidding, that guy wasn’t very good either.

This all supports my theory that nothing good ever has ever come from the state of Indiana. Nor will it. (Dan Quayle being “Exhibit A”). Prove me wrong Hoosiers.

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