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#21 Posted on 29.7.05 0829.41
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    Originally posted by jfkfc
      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....


My fault then. I thought it was the sell out part. As for your impression, now that I see it that way, I do find it a strange choice.
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#22 Posted on 29.7.05 1000.19
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Nothing tops the cruise line ad that used "Lust For Life" - talk about misunderstanding a song!
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#23 Posted on 29.7.05 1208.29
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Well, Nissan used "Heroin" for an SUV commercial, so...yeah. I really do think THAT'S the most misunderstood use of a song in an ad I've ever seen...for God's sake, did you people even LOOK at the title?
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#24 Posted on 29.7.05 1218.58
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This all harks back to McDonald's using "I'd hit that" in conjunction with an on-line add for a double-cheeseburger.

To hammer it home, my daughter and her friend were in the car with us when we offered to drive through McD's for them...prompting the friend to say "McDonald's? I'd hit that!". Prompting me to nearly give myself a concussion by banging my head on the steering wheel...fortunately my daughter has not picked up this habit.

I saw the Target commercial last night for the first time, and I've got to agree with the "pedophilic" vibe from it. The girls are literally shaking their backpacks to "Baby got Back"....are any of these ad execs parents?

To be fair though...the ad is supposed to be speaking to kids (I hope?), and most of them don't know that tune in it's original form...still...
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#25 Posted on 29.7.05 1301.05
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    Originally posted by cranlsn
    ....are any of these ad execs parents?


From watching today's media, I would guess that nearly zero percent of ad execs are parents.
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#26 Posted on 29.7.05 1943.33
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I saw the Backpack commercial and busted a gut to it. granted I was high, but still, it was pretty funny to me.Now I want to see what they do with "Buttermilk Biscuits (10 for a dolla.)"
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#27 Posted on 30.7.05 1524.37
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This just makes me think of those Kids Bop commericals, with the little kids singing along to all the sexual innuendo of the latest pop hits.

Really creeps me out.

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#28 Posted on 12.8.05 1206.50
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And now that this thread is on FARK proper and I've finally been able to read the entry - reminder: it's here (forums.fark.com) - I figured I'd better reopen it just in case anybody had any other bright ideas to tack onto the end of the thread. Not me, though.

(edited by CRZ on 12.8.05 1211)
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#29 Posted on 12.8.05 1254.20
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I'll bite... sorry.

A few years ago, there was a car commercial that used Sisters Of Mercy's cover of 1969, originally done by Iggy And The Stooges. I remember sitting on the couch just in shock cause that's one group I'd never imagine allowing a song to be used for commercial use seeing as Andrew Eldritch supposedly isn't about 'all that stuff'.

That and I was saddened that they didn't use the Iggy version cause Iggys voice is better suited to the song.

It was odd hearing yet another 'war protest' song used by a big company to make money. This was actually closer to about ten years ago I think. Before people started selling out their first born for a buck or two.
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#30 Posted on 12.8.05 1258.43
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In a six-degrees-of-separation twist, we now welcome listeners of the Ralph Bristol Show (ralphbristol.com) to this thread. Currently, this thread has been voted "Top Headline!" over at that site.

What a conservative radio host is doing reading FARK I'll never know, but I credit the sound conservative fiscal policy of not springing for TOTAL FARK. ;-)

{ WARNING: The preceding joke paragraph may get me mischaracterized as a liberal }

By the way, if you STILL haven't yet figured out how to SEE this commercial and are just dying to, click over to Target's Channel Red (target.com), then click on the girl with the pink backpack. Shockwave flash player and Java AND probably some other things are required.

When you're done, head over to CRZ's World where I'll show you the tie I'm wearing today!

(Geez I wish Guru was online - he's a much better shiller than I am)
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#31 Posted on 12.8.05 1910.33
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I'm just happy that we have another contender for top referrals and topics about Rob Dibble, Christy Hemme's Playboy pictures and any number of threads with the word "naked" or "nude" can get shunted down the list. It's about time that Target got some recognition for being perhaps even more sleazy (at least in their advertising campaigns) than Playboy.

Hopefully, the ad wizard who came up with that one can be fired immediately.
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#32 Posted on 19.8.05 2353.32
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(The correct response was to link to our Target affiliate program)

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