Monday, February 03, 2014

What Can Be More American Than America?

I like Bob Dylan.  Always have.  Liked him best before he went electric.  But then I was still hard into my folk singing phase - Kingston Trio, Brothers Four, P-P & M, and of course that young and luscious Joan Baez.  I only thought Bob was a sellout when he picked up that electric guitar because well, I was a young teen and prone to allow the older and more hip  form my musical opinion.  I got over the electric thing and enjoyed his time with amps and his back up group, "The Band".  Some great music happened.

But Bob ain't no car salesman.

The commercial for Chrysler products during the Super Bowl opened with Bob's voice.  "What can be more American than America?"

What the Hell?  Did he write that or allow his name and voice to be forever attached to about the dumbest come on ever conjured up in the think tanks of the Ad industry?

Regardless, I just cannot even consider searching for a reasonable response to this idiocy.  Why not ask, "What could be colder and blacker than Ann Coulter's heart?" ...or maybe ...  'What could be dumber than a Fox Newscaster?"

The answer of course to all is Nothing.  What a bunch of morons.  But then America does love being treated like idiots.  So maybe the hucksters know their audience better than I do.

Later.........................................

6 comments:

BBC said...

I don't know....

Ol'Buzzard said...

I am still a Dylan fan.
the Ol'Buzzard

BBC said...

They are falling toward certain doom when a lady screams, “Make me feel like a woman.” A handsome man rips off his shirt, “Here, iron this.”

BBC said...

Those two Tesla's made it across the states in 76 hours, not bad at all for electric cars.

robin andrea said...

What really annoyed me about that ad was the lines:
"Let Germany brew your beer. Let Switzerland make your watch. Let Asia assemble your phone. We will build your car." REALLY? Slave labor in Asia okay with you, Mr. Dylan? I don't care if Bob Dylan sells out to sell cars. But he was utterly tone deaf about workers in Asian countries assembling phones.

MRMacrum said...

BBC - Not sure what to say ceptin I don't know what to say.

Ol'Buzzard - Sure I still am a rfan of Dylan's music. This commercial just rubbed me the wrong way.

robin andrea - The first line made hearing the rest of the commercial moot for me. Just a bad commercial all around. Highlighted the chauvinistic ignorance that pervades our culture.