Tuesday, January 30, 2007

EXTREMELY STRAINED ANALOGY ALERT

According to A.P, some 10,000 Alaska residents:
"lost power after a bald eagle lugging a deer head crashed into transmission lines."
Well that's two symbols of America causing grief and trouble for their fellow citizens by trying to carry too heavy a load all by themselves.

(If I was really desperate for blog hits based on random search terms, I'd make some joke about Bald Eagle vs. Bald Bush. But I'm not desperate.)

11 Comments:

Blogger DED said...

This comment has nothing to do with this post.

There's another case of an ad agency mining the hit songs of the 80's. Nabisco's latest Chips Ahoy commercial features four cookies driving down a road in a convertible singing the Human League's hit song. I don't know the title of the song but the chorus is "Don't you want me baby". And one-by-one the cookies are snatched from the car and (presumably) devoured.

I thought that I'd share that one with you as I recall your "fondness" for hit songs being used to sell product.

12:10 PM  
Blogger Mort said...

How about this imagery, a bald eagle carrying a deer head drops it on a power line causing a massive blackout which causes a banking panic?

12:18 PM  
Blogger Comandante AgĂ­ said...

And you're telling me Ted Nugent was not involved? Great find - just as good as this moose head attack on a biology student. We must declare war on animal heads at once - they threaten our precious way of life!

12:34 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

DED - I can roll with it. You'll recall, those posts were snarkily titled, DICSUCC: Disturbingly Inappropriate Cool Song Use in a Commercial, or something like that. I don't remember the last "C".

Point ism neither The Human League, nor "Don't You Want Me" are remotley cool.

So Madison Ave can rob, steal, co-opt & copy all they want. Just lay off the classics.

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Mort - That's not imagery; it's reality.

Agi - That's hilarious. Though I'm uncertain what's so "embarrass[ing] and humiliati[ng]" about a moose head falling on you.

Now if she was caught giving head to a moose during a biology exam, that's a different story. But this one?

3:05 PM  
Blogger Mort said...

Moosehead U baybee!

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Moosehead U

You're dating youself, Mort. The Moose is Loose, huh?

3:41 PM  
Blogger Thrillhous said...

Not desperate. Right.

9:58 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

You question my word choices, my phraseology? Implying that instead of finely-crafted sentences, with just the right constructions of art & meaning, these are instead mere ploys to gain . . . what are they called, hits?

I'm offended. I'm hurt. I'm insulted.

12:45 AM  
Blogger DED said...

Sorry Mike. Didn't know it had to be a cool song.

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Sorry Mike. Didn't know it had to be a cool song.

It's fine. Just don't let it happen again. ;-)

5:13 PM  

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