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#1 Posted on 27.7.05 0729.21
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Remember the episode of Futurama where Fry is listening to Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" and Leela chastises him for wasting his time listening to "classical music"? Well, I'm not sure what that has to do with this thread, but the fact that Target bought the rights to that song and turned it into a TV jingle to sell children's backpacks just seems to WRONG:

We like backpacks and we cannot lie
WIth a cell phone pocket on the side
Those old backpacks were a fashion risk
But can a cool backpack exist?
Check this!
Tricked out with the flyest look
And I'm haulin' way more than books
Baby, I'm back ... at school, that is


If you haven't seen the commercial yet, keep in mind that while the song's playing, little girls (LITTLE GIRLS) are dancing around the screen showing off their backpacks ... Considering what this song used to "symbolize", I'm not sure if Target isn't breaking some sort of law here.

Weird, man ... just weird.

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#2 Posted on 27.7.05 0809.55
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I saw it last night during INXS:Rock Star and I was flabbergasted. I'm not so upset at Target for targeting kids as I am at such an iconic song being used to peddle merchandise.

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#3 Posted on 27.7.05 1155.01
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Mix-a-Lot needs to eat, too.

I'm waiting for Windex to buy the rights to "Put 'Em On The Glass," myself.
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#4 Posted on 27.7.05 1342.09
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Taking hints from Old Navy concerning using 70s/80s music in ads?

Words couldn't express how disappointed when I found SUPER FREAK was reworded and used as a skirt advertisement. That's just the way it goes sometimes, I guess. I'm quite thankful that Target ads aren't played on any local stations.

EDIT: Messed up, thought it was one generic looking clothes maker, not the other.

(edited by SOK on 27.7.05 2015)
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#5 Posted on 27.7.05 1345.43
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I was far more disappointed when Old Navy used MC Lyte to redo Young MC's "Bust A Move" to sell skirts, or whatever.
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#6 Posted on 27.7.05 1352.22
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    Originally posted by The Goon
    I saw it last night during INXS:Rock Star and I was flabbergasted. I'm not so upset at Target for targeting kids as I am at such an iconic song being used to peddle merchandise.




But you aren't upset by the use of the remaining INXS band members and the INXS name on another "American Idol" clone show?

:)
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#7 Posted on 27.7.05 2113.20
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Hey now, Mix needs to feed his family, don't blame him in all of this.

They hated on Jesus, too.
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#8 Posted on 27.7.05 2122.34
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    Originally posted by Eddie Famous
      Originally posted by The Goon
      I saw it last night during INXS:Rock Star and I was flabbergasted. I'm not so upset at Target for targeting kids as I am at such an iconic song being used to peddle merchandise.




    But you aren't upset by the use of the remaining INXS band members and the INXS name on another "American Idol" clone show?

    :)


Actually, I am, but it's hard for me to channel that rage into words.
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#9 Posted on 28.7.05 0101.50
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So long as there's the Jamster ringtone reinterpolation of that song (which makes Jesus, Buddha and Spongebob cry), nothing of his can be considered wrong.
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#10 Posted on 28.7.05 0118.50
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This thread ALSO has no business being Farked. I'm worried about you, Alessandro.
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#11 Posted on 28.7.05 0740.06
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    Originally posted by CRZ
    This thread ALSO has no business being Farked. I'm worried about you, Alessandro.


Don't judge until you see the actual content of the FARK thread ... I think you'll enjoy it

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#12 Posted on 28.7.05 0819.15
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This is no worse than Darius Rucker singing for Burger King. or the Stones with Microsoft. Hey, if he can make a few bucks, then more power to him.
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#13 Posted on 28.7.05 1344.16
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    Originally posted by Wpob
    This is no worse than Darius Rucker singing for Burger King.


Was that a great commercial or what? Well, for Burger King at least. That song got stuck in my head for weeks and weeks after I first heard causing me to actually try the Bacon Tendercrisp Chicken sandwich the next time I made my way to Burger King (and boy was it tasty). That's the only time I can remember a commercial actually causing me to go out and buy the product.
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#14 Posted on 28.7.05 1404.47
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    Originally posted by Alessandro
      Originally posted by CRZ
      This thread ALSO has no business being Farked. I'm worried about you, Alessandro.


    Don't judge until you see the actual content of the FARK thread ... I think you'll enjoy it


Sorry to seem clueless...but what does it mean to be FARKed?
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#15 Posted on 28.7.05 1646.25
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FARKing usually involves large numbers of people hitting a server nearly simultaneously, usually bringing many a lesser server to its knees.

e.g.

"Did you click on that link I sent you yesterday?"
"I tried, but it's already FARKed."
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#16 Posted on 28.7.05 2129.21
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I remember one commercial in which the line "Some folks are born made to wave the flag, oooh, they're red, white and blue" from "Fortunate One" was used to hawk patriotic clothing. I rolled my eyes at the irony of that one, considering the song was one of the great Vietnam War protest songs.
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#17 Posted on 29.7.05 0152.02
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    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    I remember one commercial in which the line "Some folks are born made to wave the flag, oooh, they're red, white and blue" from "Fortunate One" was used to hawk patriotic clothing. I rolled my eyes at the irony of that one, considering the song was one of the great Vietnam War protest songs.


Wrangler. Not necessarily patriotic, but supposed to be all-American nonetheless. That was the ONLY line they used from the song, too. Figures... they just exposed themselves as morons who can't comprehend lyrics.
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#18 Posted on 29.7.05 0646.34
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    Originally posted by Teapot
    FARKing usually involves large numbers of people hitting a server nearly simultaneously, usually bringing many a lesser server to its knees.

    e.g.

    "Did you click on that link I sent you yesterday?"
    "I tried, but it's already FARKed."


Could you phrase that in the form of a question, please.
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#19 Posted on 29.7.05 0651.34
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OH!

I just remembered something like that. Phillips for a while was ending their flat screen tv ads with some lines from "Getting Better" by The Beatles. In the actual song, it goes like this:

I've got to admit it's getting better (Better)
A little better all the time (It can't get more worse)

But I don't think "It can't get more worse" is the message Phillips was looking for.
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#20 Posted on 29.7.05 0806.55
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    Originally posted by Wpob
    This is no worse than Darius Rucker singing for Burger King. or the Stones with Microsoft. Hey, if he can make a few bucks, then more power to him.
Unless I misunderstood, the point of the thread was not that Mix-A-Lot sold out. My impression was that it was....weird...to see a commercial with little girls dancing around to a song about supple female ass. I would liken the situation less to the Stones selling their song to Microsoft than if, lets say, Warrant sold the rights to "Cherry Pie" to Betty Crocker, with Betty Crocker making a commercial with young girls making little cherry pies in their Betty Crocker ovens....
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