between me (Angry Teti) and Byzantine.
The scene: While watching some show at hulu last night, we got the opportunity to view this commercial about 14 times. I found it easy enough to ignore, but on about the 3rd or 4th go-round, I was recalled from my reverie by this comment from Byz:
Byz: I don’t understand this commercial.
AT: [peers at screen] I think they want you to buy a car.
Byz: Like, I don’t understand the words he’s saying.
[AT listens intently]
Commercial: One door for “buzzin’”…One door for, yeah, you…
AT: The car has four doors?
Commercial: …It’s car…
Byz: [Affecting accent of John Rhys-Davies in the Indiana Jones movies, specifically the line "You are named after the dog?"] One door for crazy…One door for you…Is car!
AT: What is car? Is thing with doors!
Epilogue: Apparently, a “shwayze” is a person. And it remains to be seen whether the key to the car-buying hearts of Gen Y is the presence of four doors, and the absence of indefinite articles.
May 1st, 2008