Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hallelujah!!! I just cannot stop laughing!

GTS is a loyal listener of WBBM780 for AM and 103.5KISS FM. Every morning on the way to COD, I try to get the latest News from WBBM and get ready for that day. Now is the holiday season and every company tries to catch as many customers as possible by making a "Creative Unique Commercial." People in IL knows a carpet company called "LUNA" (I don't get any commission from them unfortunately) made a recent commercial song in this holiday season and it goes: HalleluNA! HalleluNA! (must be the combination of Hallelujah! and LUNA!) To my Japanese ears, it always sounds "HARERUNA(はれるな)" (Prohibit command form of HARERU (clear up:SORA GA HARERU The sky clears up). So in a so cheerful voice, my car radio says "Don't clear up! Don't clear up!" on the slick road on a very snowy or rainy gloomy day. "No wonder gloomy days don't want to go away because "THE GOD" in this 'Christian'-oriented society is indeed so loyal to HIS people" As a Buddhist with little interest protected by 8 million Shinto deities, it is comical and I do enjoy a little secretly! (There is no intention of insulting any religious groups or thoughts as GTS family always knows!)

8 comments:

wes said...

As a Christian, i cant help but feel that i should be offended when a carpet place (whos number i think everyone probably subconsciously has memorized) uses religious words and song to advertise... but I'm not :-D Commercial christmas has already raped the holiday of meaning for many people, so i try to celebrate the religious aspects of it with my own family, and just rock the fun holiday season part of it with everyone... How does GTS family celebrate christmas?

GTS said...

Christmas? Eat well! -GTS

wes said...

thats all?! no christmas tree? no presents for Emma?! No creepy claymation movies made in the 1960's?!?! Oh man Shingo, we gotta do something about that...

GTS said...

Please do so! Ema will be happier. Well, we do have a tree now in the house! -GTS

wes said...

Is it a fake tree, or a real tree?

GTS said...

Of Course FAKE! -GTS

chibi said...

This post totally made me think of this around the 1:20 mark:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiLwf4Qum04

XD Which leads to my AWESOME affinity for the human-like qualities in animals. Like here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Kyi0WNg40

(Which I just realized came from a Japanese show.)

And this too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDH9khcKt4Y

GTS said...

hahaha! -GTS