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but seeing as it's my favourite National song, I readily approve.
Damn you, Google. 10 years ago we coped fine without you. Today, we wouldn't know what to do with ourselves if you disappeared tomorrow. Now you're just branding me with the things I love.
That is awesome.
This is evil.
The fucker in question only knows one line from the song that he googles; he doesn't even know who performs it.
On discovering it's The National, his first priority is not to check out more of their songs or visit their website, but to see what they look like.
Having ascertained that this band that he had barely heard of before (even despite living in the indiopolis that is Olympia, WA, so that's highly fucking unlikely, BTW) look non-threatening enough, he makes plans to travel the entire length of the west coast to see them (er, no plans to play Seattle?).
And then films his mates at the gig.
Get fucked, Google. It's another commercial that promotes the idea that anyone is allowed to like (sorry, 'love') what I like on bogus lifestyle grounds.
Well they fucking can't. I won't have it.
spring to mind. It's a fucking advert, not the man's life history.
Anyone IS allowed to like what you like. You have no fucking say in it, and thank the gods for that.
a sense of humour?
Isn't Yvash silly?
Yes. Totally. Tell you what, I'll pretend my response was a joke too, so now we both get to save face!
if his tongue was any more in cheek it would be puncturing his skin. It made me crack a genuine smile, I can't see how it was possibly read seriously.
i also like the slogan "search on"
or if they had any say over the use of their song?
It's kind of like the CCTV of the internet, only with a marketing angle. Imagine if you went out shopping one day and your every move was tracked on CCTV, then the next day you received junk mail tailored to the types of businesses you had been to.
Big Google is stalking you...
every single one of your social networking sites is geared towards harvesting metadata. It's their bread and butter.
Facebook is especially bad. All those games and crap they have on there require you to agree to let them use all your info - it's like taking candy from a baby! Our personal freedoms will ultimately not be forcibly wrenched from us, but rather relinquished willingly in exchange for shiny toys.
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