September 03, 2010

Where to start?

I just saw this commercial (which has apparently been around for a year) and it's a perfect symbol for the federal government.  And that's not a good thing.

First of all, whoever came up with this seems to think that a "We Are the World"-type video is a relevant frame of reference circa 2009-10. Yeah.

Secondly, whoever decided that it would be a great idea to have a bunch of low-level Treasury Department staffers (I'm just guessing here—they could just as easily been Agriculture Department staffers or Justice Department lawyers who weren't busy working on ways to piss us all off) write a song...not a good idea.

Third, why are there a couple of black-suited, dark sunglasses-wearing agents from The Matrix in there? Seriously, those guys are in there twice. Did the Machines come up with this concept?

Actually, that would make a lot of sense.

Finally, we have Abe Lincoln telling us that this website is "So great, you might just get carpal-tunnel syndrome." Um, what? This government website is so good that you'll become somewhat disabled?

I give it a solid B+.

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