Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The gun on the table

Thanks to Charles Pierce.

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The Devil drives an Acura

This reminds me of the old Mr. Dirt (pictured below) TV commercials wherein an unshaven, scruffy Mr. Dirt sold engine oil for Mobil. 

Soon Mobil dumped the commercials when they realized that maybe Mr. Dirt wasn't the best public image for the corporation. Acura's "man of wealth and taste" is the Devil, a cool, sophisticated motorist who drives an Acura.
Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's soul to waste
And I was 'round when Jesus Christ
Had his moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Pilate
Washed his hands and sealed his fate
Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game

I stuck around St. Petersburg
When I saw it was a time for a change
Killed the czar and his ministers
Anastasia screamed in vain...
I watched with glee
While your kings and queens
Fought for ten decades
For the gods they made

I shouted out,
"Who killed the Kennedys?"
When after all
It was you and me
(Who who, who who)
Let me please introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
And I laid traps for troubadours
Who get killed before they reached Bombay
(Woo woo, who who)

Just as every cop is a criminal
And all the sinners saints
As heads is tails
Just call me Lucifer
'Cause I'm in need of some restraint
(Who who, who who)
So if you meet me
Have some courtesy
Have some sympathy, and some taste
(Woo woo)
Use all your well-learned politesse
Or I'll lay your soul to waste...

Mr. Dirt, Mobil Oil commercial


California Budget & Policy Center

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