When Bob Dylan did an ad during the Super Bowl for Chrysler and American pride that can't be imported, I have a good friend who was bothered to the point of angry by it. He felt a generation had been let down, and that Dylan had sold out. I'm aware that many others felt the same, as well. Your mileage may vary. But I'm just talking about how my friend and many others reacted. I wasn't especially bothered, and definitely not to that extent, but I certainly understood the reaction, and if I'd been allowed to vote to have the ad or not, I suspect I'd have voted 'nay.'
Last night during the ESPN broadcast of the Monday Night Football broadcast, I saw the following ad and sent a copy to my friend, with the warning out of concern for his well-being that he might not want to watch.
It’s a new add with Bob Dylan. This time for IBM.
I have called medical support to be on alert for my friend, just in case.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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