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31 March 2010 @ 11:17 am
The Hoard Potato thinks Cat Food is for The Byrds  
Friskies™ cat food has recently been broadcasting an ad that suggests that their product is laced with psychoactive substances. If you actually watch broadcast TV, you may have already seen this:

Someone on YouTube has added a much more appropriate soundtrack:

It really is more appropriate, and not just thematically: the music fits the action better. It's almost like the ad agency composed the animation to The Byrds, and only added the Creepy Nasal Monotone Singing Of Banal Ad Copy That Barely Qualify As "Lyrics" after the fact.

Found on Slate and BoingBoing; the Byrds remix was too funny not to share, and the original (posted by Purina itself!) is only embedded for context.
I feel: amusedLMAO
Christopher Bradleycpxbrex on March 31st, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
Damn. I need to start takin' Friskies. That shit is tight.

And I am not surprised the ad is more amusing Eight Males High is a better fit. Some banal insta-music vs. one of the greatest rock songs of all time? Not particularly a duel to the death for the Byrds.
A.R.M.: round hippie symbolskinkyturtle on March 31st, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
They're both funny, but for different reasons!
pseudo manitoupseudomanitou on March 31st, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
...disappointing -- I kept waiting for the cat's instincts to take over, so I could then enjoy the chaos of the ensuing cute bloodbath. No such luck. I feel like I'm the only person left on earth with a decent sense of dark humor :(

Anyway... I await the many news reports of middle-school age kids turning up dead after they attempt to free-base Friskies.
KehzaFox: Squishedkfops on March 31st, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC)
For what-ever reason, I can't stop thinking about the intro movie for Beatles: Rock Band (starting at 1:20) when I look at that Friskies advertisement.