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8.11.05

Cognitive dissonance

My LaunchCast player just played the following commercial interlude:
(sound of crickets chirping. Mild breeze ruffling through leaves.)

DEEP-VOICED, HAIRY-CHESTED MASCULINE ANNOUNCER: Be at one with nature. Sounds inviting, doesn't it? (slight pause. Voice drops an octave, into the Jerry Bruckheimer range) Share the adventure in the all-new 7-passenger Jeep Commander.

(Sound of car on gravel. Crickets do not stop chirping for a second, because the sound sample guy has never been near crickets.)
In case you're wondering, that's one of those gas-guzzlin' SUVs which ensure that there will be no nature anymore in, oh, about 15 minutes.

5 Comments:

Blogger Sara said...

Do crickets really chirp?

November 09, 2005 12:14 am  
Blogger MGL said...

Only in car commercials.

November 09, 2005 12:15 am  
Blogger Sara said...

Damned media sluts.

November 09, 2005 6:35 pm  
Blogger Det Polemiske Jeg said...

The little experience I have with crickets is that they never shut up. Never! Especially when you're half dead from what the swedes call "sprutskitan" in a hotel in Mali. And you just want to sleep, but they won't shut up. SUV or no SUV.

November 10, 2005 10:16 pm  
Blogger MGL said...

Crickets are a gang of sly little fucks. They go quiet when you're making noise less than two or three meters away from them. But the ones further away don't shut up. That's why there is never the impression of silence.

Also, they eat their own dead, man. I've seen them do it.

November 10, 2005 10:20 pm  

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