Wednesday, June 21, 2006

From 'Promiscuous' to prudish

In using Nelly Furtado's hit song "Promiscuous" to promote Verizon, the company's commercial totally bails on alluding to anything remotely sexual -- including the name of the song!

Check out how
this commercial splices together the dullest lyrics (in red below), no matter how far apart they are from one another in the actual song. Who needs artistic integrity, anyway?

How ya doin' young lady
The feeling that you gave me really drives me crazy

You don't have a player on your trunk
I was at a loss of words
First time that we spoke

If ya lookin' for a girl that’ll treat you right
If you lookin’ for her in the day time in the light
You might be the type if I play my cards right

I'll find out by the end of the night

You expect me to just let you hit it
But will you still respect me if you get it?
All I can do is try, gimme one chance
What’s the problem? I don’t see no ring on your hand

I be the first to admit it, I’m curious about you
You seem so innocent
You wanna get in my world, get lost in it
Boy I’m tired of running, let's walk for a minute

Promiscuous girl
Wherever you are
I’m all alone
And it's you that I want
Promiscuous boy
You already know
That I’m all yours
What you waiting for?
Promiscuous girl
You're teasing me
You know what I want
And I got what you need
Promiscuous boy
Let's get to the point
Cause we're on a roll
You ready?

Roses are red
Some diamonds are blue
Chivalry is dead
But you're still kinda cute

Hey! I can't keep my mind off you
Where you at, do you mind if I come through
I’m out of this world come with me to my planet
Get you on my level do you think that you can handle it?
I guess this was in an effort to appease people who strongly believe in asexuality. Because everyone watching this commercial, of course, was created through mitosis.

The irony is that, despite all of Verizon's efforts to de-sexify the song, someone in the commercial is clearly downloading another Nelly Furtado song called "Loose."