Pet Peeve #85: Illogical commercials…The new Cingular Wireless commercial where two guys sing The Clash’s “Rock the Casbah” incorrectly. Now, I’ve been guilty at one time or another of messing up the lyrics to songs, i.e. “excuse me, while I kiss this guy” in Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze.” But it’s one thing to screw up a few words in the song, and another to totally slaughter the words in the song when the words being slaughtered are the title. That’s just unacceptable. The two guys start singing “Rock the Casbah” just seconds after one of them downloads it to his phone. I just don’t see how anyone could think the the words are “Lock the Cashbox” much less “Stop the Catbox” when he’s obviously just downloaded the damn song as “Rock the Casbah” from his computer! Tell me, where’s the logic in that? Doesn’t make any lick of sense, I tell’s ya. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to catch the episode I Tivo’ed of my favorite new comedy of the season starring the hil-are-ious Racy Gorgon, Dirty Rocks.
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