A video

Dec. 24th, 2009 02:50 pm
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from LGM:

I've been trying to say something about this, but I really really can't.

(if you don't know what RAFAEL is)

Date: 2009-12-24 08:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shell524.livejournal.com

It's not that there's nothing to say. But too many things to say. Where do you even start? The sexist overtones? The weird phallic missiles and parallels to condom commercials? The bizarre inappropriateness of having a lighthearted "Bollywood" musical commercial for military weaponry? The cultural appropriations? Agh! I think my head might explode...

Date: 2009-12-25 01:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] barking-iguana.livejournal.com
As industrial films go, it's still not as bad as the Windows 7 house party preparation video.

Date: 2009-12-25 07:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] auntiemisha.livejournal.com
I couldn't get through the Windows 7 house party prep video.

So I agree with you. This video was watchable and I can still hear the "Dinga Dinga Dee" parts in my head.

Date: 2009-12-25 04:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bigscary.livejournal.com
To be fair, the cultural appropriations are entirely appropriate -- it's an Israeli company trying to sell to India, so a sketchy sabra appearing to serenade the woman, Bollywood-style, with sari-clad backup dancers, is the MOST appropriate party of the video (the lyrics are pure corporate sloganeering, of course).

That, of course, is a very faint excuse for ANYTHING at all.

Date: 2009-12-26 12:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jayeye.livejournal.com
"my, what a big SAM you've got"

Date: 2009-12-26 01:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bigscary.livejournal.com
AAM, actually, though there are SAM launchers that can be configured to use it.

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