Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Musical Definition of Irony

Most of the time, I feel like we live in an irony-free zone.

We've dumbed everything down so much that most people wouldn't know irony if it slapped them in the face.

Which brings us to UPS (once known as the United Parcel Service), a company that built its reputation as a more reliable alternative to the U.S. Postal Service.

There's a series of UPS ads where a guy draws on a whiteboard (and therefore must be believable, I guess), including this one (Youtube link for email subscribers):

And when it came time to pick the music for those ads, what did UPS choose?

A band called "the Postal Service."

That should be the entry under "irony" in any decent online dictionary.


And by the way, adding "monkey sex" does not dilute the irony (youtube link for email subscribers):

2 comments:

Bob Purse said...

Hey there,

Didn't know how else to reach you but to comment here - thanks for your comments on my posts this week, and especially for the link to the Jill Sobule track on Youtube. Glad you liked Alice, too.

Bob

emcofnorthridge said...

"Let's give that monkey a banana" o rotfl