Sunday, April 13, 2008

Am I Alone In This?

Am I the only one who thinks this new commercial is full of shit:

I mean, Hitler invaded Poland September 1, 1939 and the United States didn't declared war against Japan until December 8th, 1941 following Pearl Harbor. D-Day wasn't until June 6, 1944 a full 1,740 days after Hitler invaded Poland.

General Lee surrendered April 9, 1865 effectively ending the Civil War. The Civil Rights act was signed into law July 2, 1964. It only took 36,608 days to outlaw discrimination based on race.

America has a long history of dragging our feet and "waiting" on important issues. We shouldn't white wash it by saying we do all these great things "swiftly and with style." Let's not forget Winston Churchill's words: "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing -- after they've tried everything else."

The Rolling Stones -- Waiting On A Friend
From the Tattoo You album.

Franz Ferdinand -- What Are You Waiting For? (Gwen Stefani Cover)
This is from a Q Magazine CD called Q Covered -- Best of 86/06.