In case you were wondering why the rover failed...
You can see the original Pepsi / iTunes ad here. (Thanks Shawn!)
I guess, as Boris says, it's not so much a parody as what they really wanted to say, but couldn't. Those kids probably got paid more to do the ad than they paid the RIAA. The RIAA is getting so stupid that it's getting cool to make fun of them. Sounds like the beginning of the end when your business involves being cool.
Don't forget to check out whatacrappypresent.com
Rebecca, from CNN, who is now at Harvard on sabattical, has just launched a new blog about North Korea. It's an cool experiment in blogging/journalism by someone who has a lot of on-the-ground experience covering difficult topics like this.
This is an experiment in interactive, participatory journalism. And in the new age of internet web-blogging, we are ALL journalists.
NKzone is NOT a conventional news or information website. Our members will build NKzone collectively with unique, personal, and (whenever possible) first-hand insights about the world's most mysterious country. Please approach this site not as a "viewer" or "reader", but as a "participant" and "contributor." NKzone is non-partisan. It seeks to generate interest and debate about North Korea. It seeks to include many clashing views. It is not advocating a particular cause, other than the desire that people be better informed about North Korea.
Jim Moore blogs about the lessons that DeanforAmerica has learned and how it continues to evolve. He gives the example of MoveOn.org which started as a movement to "move on" from the Clinton impeachment, then broadened its mission to counter the selling of the Iraq war, and now is purchasing ads to get Americans to think. Obviously, Jim and everyone at DFA is still hoping for a Howard Dean victory, but Jim also muses about the idea of DFA continuing to gain momentum and power.
Jim MooreDFA's role in American politics
DeanforAmerica will have powerful mission in American politics. DFA will work out new and effective mechanisms for citizen invovlement.
But win or lose in any particular struggle, we have power. This is the deepest lesson of MoveOn--win or lose in the Clinton impeachment, MoveOn had and has power.