Wednesday, October 15, 2003


Nextel has a commercial that looks like a community theater production of Romeo and Juliet. The players speak into Nextel mobile phones and the whole play has been reduced to run in roughly thirty seconds. It's a scream! All the main points are hit with one or two words and it's to die for. Shakespeare hasn't been parodied this well since the Firesign Theater's "Anythynge You Want To". Watch for it.

Also, there's a Saturn Ion commercial where we see various models of the car racing through the streets of a city, chasing and capturing clowns. It sort of resembles Seventies cop-show televsion. I have no idea what it stands for. But the music is awesome! A rock band crossed with a big band, kind of like the theme from "Hawaii Five-O." Very catchy riff and a driving, horn-accented beat. Anyone know who does this song?

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