Saturday, February 12, 2005

Ah, love....amore....mushroom clouds....

So I'm sitting here dinking around online while The Daughter watches some TV (a couple of Valentine's Day-themed cartoons), and a JCPenney ad for Valentine's Day airs, with some sensitive male singer crooning a tune that sounds pretty familiar while typically sappy footage scrolls by, of men and women giving each other nice things that you can buy at JCPenney.

And then I recognize the song as a retooled version of the 80s classic "99 Red Balloons" ("99 Luftballons", in the original German), which was not about warm happy love but...accidental nuclear war.

All your subtext are belong to us.

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