Friday, February 12, 2021

The centrist Springsteen


Bruce Springsteen made a bit of a splash last week by starring in a long, expensive Super Bowl ad for Jeep. The crux of the ad was that there's a chapel in Kansas at the exact middle of America, and how we all need to meet there in The Center. America apparently has grown dangerously apart, Red and Blue, North and South, City and Country, and we need to come together at a common ground, in the middle, in a chapel, ideally with us all driving there in Jeeps.

In the short time since that ad aired Jeep has pulled it from circulation and off of all its social media. It turns out that the Boss was recently arrested for drunk driving. This is not something a car company is going to be keen to associate with.

How did the police catch this drunk Bruce Springsteen?

I guess he was driving dangerously down the middle of the road.


  1. Yikes! I didn't know about The Boss's DUI. Holy cow. I did, however, see his commercial during the Superbowl. It reminded me of a little ditty that goes something like this: "I ain't from here, I ain't from there, I ain't from anywhere. I'm from the middle." I wonder why they didn't use that springy tune instead of so lighten the gravity of the commercial. I wonder, as a blogger, if you might write to the production company and say that in the future, they should consult the "I'm From the Middle" artist. Many thanks!

    1. Oddly enough, the Jeep people contacted me for any information about the mysterious artist behind "I'm From the Middle". But don't worry, I stood strong! I said "I don't care how many millions of dollars you're willing to offer him! He cares nothing for money! He'll never sell out. He's an artistic genius who only lives for his art and all the free cars and ocean front real estate you're offering will never tempt him!"


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