Useless commercials.

Juliet Hamak Barrera juliet at
Sat Dec 20 17:15:20 PST 2003

I found the commercial embarrassing, but not because of the 
Devo-song-about-masturbation thing...I think it was being a mom myself 
and wondering what kind of total dork would vacuum the way the mom was 
Of course, I was also bothered that a popular song from my high school 
years would be on a dopey commercial in my lifetime.


Owen Byrne wrote:

> The commercial for "Swiffers Dusters" just has so many levels of irony I 
> nominate it for the "Its so bad its good" category. The more I see it 
> (28 bezillion times so far) the more Sartre-esque it becomes. Devo's 
> "Whip It" was designed for direct to commercial, if they had such a 
> thing in those days.
> I can imagine the conversation.
> - Its a song about masturbation, we're selling vacuums.
> - Yeah
> Owen

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