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Save The World, Shoot The Dancers (And The Lyricist)

This is going to be one of those posts where I say very little. Because there’s really very little to say.

Above is footage taken from the launch of the Chevy Vault, GM’s electric car, at the LA motor-show last year.

I would urge you to watch the video in its entirety, I would urge you to listen to all of the lyrics, and then I would urge you to go see a therapist, because you will have stared deep into the abyss, seen the blackness at the core of everybody’s soul, and life will NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN.

I like to think that GM were merely trying to maintain a karmic balance: we’ve created a genuinely revolutionary automobile that has far-reaching implications for the environment and the way we treat the planet; we’d better balance that out with a really cunty song and dance routine. In their defence, this is a motor show performance, rather than anything they’ve filmed and put on air… But am I the only one who can already picture the mood film?

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to scrub my eyes, ears and brain with steel wool.

And please, please forgive me for bringing this to your attention.

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  1. January 20, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    At the age of eight you have a dream; you want to be a dancer. You go to ballet classes every night for like ten or more years. You go through college and your hunger to fulfil that dream grows. It becomes a passion. You believe you can become a professional dancer.

    Then you end up doing this.

    The world is a cruel, cruel place my friend.

  2. Christine Michael
    January 20, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    The guy spinning on his head: drill, drill baby! Is he trying to strike oil, obviating the need for a cheaper fuel source, or just hoping the earth will swallow him up?

  3. January 20, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    NEVER, I repeat NEVER, show me this again.

  4. Deborah Khan
    January 20, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    They are just trying make a buck. Agreed, how sparse is your CV to shimmy out this little turn. But its work, they may be on to their union ticket with this number. Shit happens when you study arts @ HE level. Believe me, I know.
    Yes, expression, aesthetics, choreography, technique, lyrics, melody. They all suck. Duff and duffer. But back off, it’s mean.
    They could do far worse. They could work in advertising- oh damn, guess they do.

  5. JimF
    January 21, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Oh dear god.

    My ears. My ears. My brain…

  6. Ferders
    January 21, 2010 at 9:35 am

    That makes me ashamed that I have ever called myself a dancer.

  7. McMucca
    January 21, 2010 at 10:04 am

    ouch!

  8. will
    January 21, 2010 at 10:04 am

    V for vehicularity – did I really hear that correctly? V for stupid bunch of cretins more like.

    Also particularly liked the bit where the male dancing gimp starts clapping out of embarassment…..

  9. January 21, 2010 at 11:19 am

    I may book them for the 28th.

  10. January 21, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    thanks to the iThinkNot ap my computer spontaneously shut down 5 seconds in.

  11. January 21, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Haha – this is hilarious.

    The Volt is a pile of wank too – I took part in a focus group at Brooklands for the Volt (branded as a Vauxhall Ampera) – 40 miles electric, the rest petrol. It’s worse than the stinking turd of greenwash that is the Toyota Prius. Typical GM – too little, too late.

    Buy a Range Rover and drive those dancers home.

  12. January 26, 2010 at 11:39 am

    What a pile of cock-sucking piss pie. Yes that’s right, that was a balanced and considered viewpoint expressed with honesty and integrity.

    It’s worse than the audition stages for the fanny-fest that is ‘So You Think You Can Dance’.

    An E for Effort GM. And an F for Fuck’s sake.

  13. January 26, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Ha ha, laugh at the crap ad. Maybe you need a bazooka to shoot those fish in the barrel? Waste. Of. Time.

    • January 31, 2010 at 6:02 pm

      I take your point – sort of. I never wanted this blog to harbour the sort of anonymous bile you used to see on Scamp, or that you still see nowadays on some Creative blogs. That doesn’t mean, though, that if I come across something that I think is worth sharing (either because it’s brilliant, awful or just interesting) that I’m not going to post it. One of the things I like most about the people who read this blog is that very few of the commenters hide behind anonymity – you are, of course, an exception to this. People have the right to an opinion (yourself included), and if they choose to express it here, then all the better. If you don’t like it, it is of course your prerogative not to read it.

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