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“We’re Not Corporate Titans”

One of my favorite recent genres of TV commercials is the “passive aggressive, angry oil company commercial.” The tone is “Look, yeah, yeah, you think we’re part of the problem, but we’re actually part of the solution too! So piss off!”

This Chevron extended clip is a minor masterpiece in the genre. It sounds like it’s narrated by Darth Vader’s little brother. I was stymied to find about halfway through they actually used the phrase, and I kid you not, “part time poets.”

Mon, June 9 2008 » Movies/TV, Polis

One Response

  1. Christopher Barzak June 9 2008 @ 11:54 pm

    I love this shit. Awesome!

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