Friday, May 18, 2007

YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' WomensHealth.gov website has a section promoting breastfeeding, and the Ad Council materials page features print, radio and TV ads. Which is all well and good, until one listens to the "Soul" ad:

National Breastfeeding Campaign "Soul" spot

Imagine Isaac Hayes rappin' about lactating, if you can. Actually, isn't that a white guy doing a psuedo-soul man voice? Probably Don Imus...

No credits listed, unfortunately, and I can't imagine what market this is intended for - the African American audience probably wouldn't appreciate the blackface routine. But, hey, at least it's a lot better then the FEMA rap.

2 comments:

Derek said...

We've got the whole CD at WMFO and it's a staple on a lot of shows. The Country/Western version is just as good, and I've heard it in the wee hours on commercial stations.

Mark H. Besotted said...

Hey, cool, thanks!

I've been hearing this on my local college station for years, and none of my friends will believe how awesome it is.