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There's just no polite way to say "Buy me things", is there?
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entry for 2001-09-02 (21:15:00)
In which our plucky young hero is cynical advanced about advertising.
Note the new Game Boy Advance commercial for the Mario racing game: the one where Donkey Kong's cart (or "kart", if you prefer) hits a banana peel and he has to call AAA, and that mushroom freak gets taken away in an ambulance, and Mario gets thrown eightyteen feet in the air and presumably lands hard on his turtle-smashing Italian-stereotype skull.
Note that at the top of the screen at all times, you are informed that this ad is actually a dramatization.
Because, you know, normally Donkey Kong obeys all posted speed limits and highway regulations when he's racing a minivan in his go-kart. He's just pretending for the duration of the commercial.
(This has been Decline of Civilization: The Disclaimer Series, part 824.)(Browse: previous or next. Notes: post or read.)
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