Thursday, May 10, 2007

Thanks to Joe Giordano's Gutter Magazine for turning me onto, my new favorite web site. It's a repository of all those Japanese TV commercials featuring Western movie and rock stars (David Bowie is a given) pandering (read: whoring themselves for the Almighty Dollar) Japanese products. Celebrity highlights include Andy Warhol, Michael Jackson and a series of lemon soda commercials featuring The Simpsons dubbed into Japanese. Of the latter, the site comments: "Probably the saddest aspect of these ads is not the blatent commercialism of them completely undermining a large feature of the show, but that the show is primarily recognised by these ads in Japan." Of course, Andy Warhol had no problem with blatent commercialism; art and commerce was a perfect match for him.

Andy Warhol Shills for TDK

Japanese Simpsons Commercials


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've just had a senior moment. i went to Gutter Magazine and i didn't understand what was going on. i am hopelessly uncool. and on top of that i think i may have emailed Cheeta alittle to much. his replys grew rather short.

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gutter Magazine is more confusing than the Warhol TDK ad.

10:49 AM  
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Blogger ADRE_A said...

Non c'era più la sua delusione nella mia vita quando non potevo fare nulla con la ragazza a letto. È stato un vero colpo per me. Voleva lasciarmi senza dire nulla. Ho comprato il, non era la notte e sono rimasto molto sorpreso. Il giorno dopo l'ho lasciata e ho trovato una nuova ragazza. Ama te stesso!

10:57 PM  

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