If a Tree Falls in The Forest...
October 20, 2004 2:35 PM   Subscribe


Posting this because I thought it was a well done bit of "creative re-use" (Bobby Pickett, the original creator of "The MonsterMash" agreed to playfully re-record his 1962 hit tune), but also because I often wonder why it is that the powers of clever marketing aren't put to better use by non-profit organizations with axes to grind. What do you do if your group advocates for an issue that is not exactly at the top of the list of concerns this election season? Do you think this is an effectively delivered message?
posted by piedrasyluz (6 comments total)
Well, it's ok, but it's a bit Fleenered.
posted by chrid at 3:58 PM on October 20, 2004

Very cool that the original artist did it..i heard the jibjab people got into trouble for using just the tune for Guthrie's This Land is Your Land.
posted by amberglow at 4:23 PM on October 20, 2004

Aren't there some dialects of English in which a 'monster slash' is a really big... er... bowel movement?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:55 PM on October 20, 2004

a really big pee, maybe, in England.
posted by amberglow at 5:30 PM on October 20, 2004

The EFF helped JibJab.
posted by urlnotfound at 4:22 AM on October 21, 2004

Maybe it's the quality of the animation itself - which to my eyes is pretty poor - but I think this trivializes what I consider serious issues I'm not sure what I'd do to change or improve it, but on first viewing I have to say as a "pro-environment guy," it left me pretty unexcited...
posted by JollyWanker at 5:08 AM on October 21, 2004

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