2. The Lexus commercial that they re-do every single fucking year. Man, whatever music that is, it makes me want to slap those yuppies in the face. And those big huge bows on top of the cars are sort of ridiculous. But what really offends me here -- and look, I'm trying real hard not to hate rich people just because they're rich. Rich people can be nice too. But if you're in a situation where you can buy a LUXURY CAR without consulting your SPOUSE first, that's fucking sick. WHO is that rich? WHO??? Fucking ridiculous. I fucking hate that commercial. I mostly hate Lexi too, because it reminds me of my hometown. Here's a quick tangent:
In middle school, all kids would congregate on the stairs at the front of the school before the day began. In seventh grade, I happened to have never heard of a Lexus. I'm not sure why that is; maybe I just never paid attention to the commercials? I dunno. But one day I was waiting on the steps, and some kid was getting dropped off (actually a MILLION kids were getting dropped off, duh), and this kid (I forget who it was, he was an eigth grader) was getting let out of a Lexus, and Danielle Pierce, who was also an eighth grader (and not like a cheerleader-type popular kid; I mean she was well-liked and all, but not preppy or anything), said derisively, "pff, I didn't think _____'s parents could afford a Lexus."
RAGE! Fucking stuck-up snobs. Man, don't EVEN get me started about my town, that's another set of posts altogether. Fucking bitch.
So yes, to sum up, while I realize that commercials for products around Christmastime are going to be about gifts, man. Those two really gripe my wagger. I also don't like Christmas songs about presents. Like those two on the Holidayland cd, even though the moral of both of them is that you shouldn't be greedy or you'll go to jail, or Santa won't give you a damn thing. Or the versions of "Feliz Navidad" where they say "and lots of presents to make you happy" -- is that really necessary? I like "Shake Hands With Santa Claus" by Louis Prima, though, which I heard for the first time Tuesday, because it's about GIVING presents, so that's okay with me.
UPDATE 12/31/02: Man, I watched the Lexus commercial again (actually, I saw it like a million more times), and dude, every single person who receives a Lexus is wearing a turtleneck sweater. Every one! Goddamned yuppies.