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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Today in Clever Song Licensing

posted by on March 11 at 19:00 PM

So, there’s a new-ish tv advertisement running for one of those odious male deoderant body sprays—you know, the kind that unfailingly turns women into unconrtollably aroused animals. Anyway, it’s pretty typical body spray boilerplate—it’s hot out, girls are in bikinis, dude sprays himself with product, girl makes eyes at dude.

But! The soundtrack to the ad is the swooning, opening guitar and organ riff of the Seeds’ “Can’t Seem to Make You Mine.” It’s the same song that Diplo samples on his remix of “Put That Pussy on Me” by Spank Rock. So, even though it’s a lame ad for a product in which I have zero interest, I at least enjoy hearing it. And! I can’t help but wonder if the dual reference is intentional—like the ad could be saying, “Our product will help you make girls yours,” or it could be saying, “Our product will make girls put their pussies on you.” It works either way!

Still, I’d rather smell like armpits.

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You DO smell like armpits.

Posted by Teen Spirit | March 11, 2008 11:31 PM
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These commercials are the the number one reason not to watch pro-wrestling on TV. They make me cringe every time.

Posted by godsactionfigure | March 12, 2008 2:28 AM
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axe body spray commercials are the new late night phone chat line commercials.

Posted by cosby | March 12, 2008 8:58 AM
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I am proof that those sprays work. I used axe once and i got a knock on my door from the hot girl next door. We had fun. Oh wait, maybe it was because I am rich and attractive. Just kidding. I am poor and ugly.

Posted by manic preacha | March 12, 2008 11:19 AM

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