Friday, January 5, 2007

This is our country...

This is just outrageous.

You know those insipid Chevy truck ads, where John Mellencamp croons "This is our country" as they flash images of "real Americans" standing on their farm, holding babies, burning crosses, and so on?

I was watching the World Juniors Hockey Championship on satellite today. In Canada, they run the same ad - exactly - except that they slip in a two-second shot of a hockey player captioned "This is our attitude." Otherwise, everything's the same. Same song, same farm, same babies, same burning crosses, the whole lot.

It turns out that those "real Americans" are also "real Canadians." And it appears that this isn't a tribute to our patriotism after all, it's just a way that Chevy is trying to sell trucks. Stupid Timbits-eating peace-monkeys.

4 comments:

mrs. david feher said...

It's because of comments like these that our troops keep dying.

Anonymous said...

It's due to an overdeloped sense of patriotism that this commercial is trying to force on the viewer reasons our troops keep dying. Perhaps if they didn't play the thing 47 times during every NFL game, it would be more tolerable.

Jon said...

Canadians are Americans. They're just North North Americans.


I miss the Molson beaver commercials. Those were hot.

Peter Taylor said...

Cheney in '08, you terrorist sympathizers!