Wednesday, February 11, 2009

forever young

Often, I am chronically behind the times. Such is the case with the above commercial: I did not watch the SuperBowl, so it wasn't until I caught it on t.v. last night that I even became aware of it.

Initially I was embarrassed to like it so much, then I thought about why I like it (not the least part of which is a love of Dylan), the clever, sweet/sad humor and the editing. I saw it as evidence that not all corporations devalue humor and creativity (though the idea of the new pepsi logo as a fat guy spilling out of his clothing is hilarious too, and now all that I can see thanks to a twitter post by Levi).

Regardless of the fat guy, the video was a spot of lightness in my evening.



In the world of the warrior, seppuku was a deed of bravery that was admirable in a samurai who knew he was defeated, disgraced, or mortally wounded. It meant that he could end his days with his transgressions wiped away and with his reputation not merely intact but actually enhanced. The cutting of the abdomen released the samurai's spirit in the most dramatic fashion, but it was an extremely painful and unpleasant way to die, and sometimes the samurai who was performing the act asked a loyal comrade to cut off his head at the moment of agony.

steph said...

i loved that commercial, too!
there were actually a lot of good ones this year.

Dianna Dilworth said...

Of Course