Friday, May 09, 2008

Things that are fucked up

That cellphone commercial featuring Meat Loaf and "son" singing a modified version of "Paradise by the Dashboard Light." It certainly makes you sit up and take notice, if only to note how dumb the name "gophone" sounds, but there is definitely something queasily oedipal about a song about teenage lust being reconstructed to be sung by father and son.

That said: please give us more. I feel like "Bat Out of Hell" needs to be used to sell auto insurance.

2 Comments:

Anonymous dlauthor pontificated to the effect that...

Also, the Freudian implications of Tiffany(!), ostensibly as the beefy kid's mom, carrying in a giant leg of lamb while singing back up to Mr. Loaf, are too disturbing to consider.

1:04 PM  
Blogger GeoX pontificated to the effect that...

Good god, that's Tiffany? Obviously I am not as up on my cultural detritus as I should be. Inexplicabler and inexplicabler.

6:24 PM  

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