You know what really gets me about the unbelievably bad Songsmith commercial by Microsoft? It's not the bad video game music from the 80s, the cheesy script or the completely irony-free presentation. No, it's the sad story that lurks underneath. A story of a father who is so caught up in his going-nowhere, soul-crushing advertising job that he has never heard his own daughter sing. He then uses her tool for creating autonomy (a macbook, btw) and assimilates it into his own soulless corporate existence. It's really quite a profound critique of neoliberalism.*
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