Tuesday, January 26, 2010 :::
I happened across this mindblowing item at Walgreens today:
So let me see if I can figure this out: McDonalds makes a commercial that pokes fun of those horrible Big Mouth Billy Bass singing fish contraptions and the people who like them. It makes everyone laugh because it is so awful. Years later, and completely missing the irony, someone else licenses the concept to manufacture a new version of the Big Mouth Billy Bass that now sings the McDonald's Filet O Fish song that was used in the commercial that was originally produced to mock those animatronic fish and the people who buy them in the first place. At $20 a pop.
It's like a horrible, viscious circle that keeps spawning useless, expensive crap and bad marketing ideas, each one worse than the previous, in a never-ending loop of bad taste. You'd have to be a moron to buy one.
And yet I stood there at Walgreen's and pushed the play button on him three times in a row while I waited to check out, singing along with every "whooo!" until I realized the cashier was not only unimpressed, but literally scowling at me. It's a shame that I turned off the video camera just as she began to chastize me in front of the other customers, because they all laughed when she said, "Three times is enough, honey, give the fish a break."
And I have to admit that I'm dying to hear the Club Remix Bonus Track.
::: posted by dan at 5:23 PM :: [ link ] :: (4) comments
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>>It's like a horrible, viscious circle that keeps spawning useless, expensive crap and bad marketing ideas, each one worse than the previous, in a never-ending loop of bad taste.
And each one that is purchased will end up in a landfill w/ in 2 years. Plus all the unsold ones will end up in a landfill in Asia somewhere.
By , at 9:01 AM
dan, I miss you - please post more often. You are a happy spot in my dreary days...just not enough
By , at 5:15 PM
The fish's song kind of reminds me of OMC's "How Bizarre".
By , at 12:02 AM
Did something tragic happen to Dan that those of us who know him only through loyally checking his blog should know about?
By , at 4:44 AM
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