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cgiffard
    @oluseyi I’ll take that. :)
    cgiffard
      I also pushed my new track, You Know You [soundcloud.com] to Blend.io, so you can remix it! https://blend.io/project/553b99abee1ea7306205cbf5
      cgiffard
        @tomcat I’ll hunt around for it in a week or so (hopefully that’ll be enough time for a torrent to appear.)
        cgiffard
          @literary Thanks! Hope you have a good day. :)
          cgiffard
            @literary Morning! :) (Night night!)
            cgiffard
              @ravisorg @rabryst Aside from anything else, it’s easy to sign up for human Captcha-breaking as a service.
              cgiffard
                @oluseyi My thoughts on this ad have exactly the same value as any other one of my opinions on any other subject. :)
                cgiffard
                  @oluseyi Do I have data to back that up? No — but it doesn’t mean the point isn’t worthwhile. I made it obvious from the outset that it was simply an opinion, not the result of an extensive series of focus-group tests.
                  cgiffard
                    @oluseyi I must say — I don’t really understand what the motivation for your criticism of my criticism is — (metacriticism? hah!) I’m just expressing my dislike for a particular ad, and my suspicion that it wouldn’t resonate as well as it could.
                    cgiffard
                      @oluseyi This is just media criticism. I haven’t done market research or anything to back up my point — I’m basing my opinion on the fact that the advertisement didn’t resonate with me at all — yet Apple’s other ads do. And that’s reasonable!
                      cgiffard
                        @oluseyi I never said I did. That’s why I explicitly prefixed every single point I made with “I feel”, “I think”.
                        cgiffard
                          @oluseyi I believe my entire point is that it could build brand value more effectively than it does.
                          cgiffard
                            @oluseyi I’m not suggesting that all advertisement is rejected critically. A lot is very effective—I believe I made that point clear about Apple’s other ads. I merely feel like *this particular ad* and its ilk are not.
                            cgiffard
                              @oluseyi Because an advertisement has an explicit reason for existence — selling something, convincing people of something, building recognition — (or it’s not an advertisement — it’s just art. And in this case, I’d argue, poor art.)
                              cgiffard
                                @oluseyi That’s my question!
                                cgiffard
                                  @oluseyi Does it need a point? Can’t parody also be for the purposes of entertainment? Can’t the purpose be in the eye of the beholder?
                                  cgiffard
                                    @oluseyi Well, I feel you’re splitting hairs there. It’s a little of what you said—a little of what I said.
                                    cgiffard
                                      @tomcat I appreciate its original form in nearly exclusively aesthetic terms — it’s definitely slow, but it fits the mood. I don’t think it would be necessarily better for an edit — just different.
                                      cgiffard
                                        @oluseyi For the most part, parody isn’t telling us something new. It’s reflecting what we already know. The parody resonates because we’ve all thought these things about corporate advertising. Nothing less, nothing more.