Friday, April 3, 2009

As seen in the Tube:

Only in England would anyone think to use Iggy Pop to flog auto insurance. I'm still not sure what the connection is.

6 comments:

Jeffrey Collins: Painter said...

I wonder how much money they paid him for that. He must be hurting for funds.

eageageag said...

I here that Iggy learned how to drive very late in life. I finally got to see The Stooges live at Jones Beach Theater a few years ago and it was an awesome show. However, when it comes to shilling products, Iggy's face would repel me rather than lure me to buy the thing. "Hi I'm Iggy. I used to cut myself with shards of glass on stage and wear swastikas and swing my dick around at the audience. You can trust me. Buy this stuff I am shilling right now!"

p said...

Wonderfully inventive; who cares what the connection is! It reminds me of living in London a few years back and regularly passing a large billboard advertising The Simpson's television show. There was Bart, writing on the blackboard (as from the opening sequence of the show), "Britian is not my war bitch." Only in England, indeed.

Victoria Webb said...

Too funny. If you've never seen him in Jarmusch's 'Coffee and Cigarettes', watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6Mw6b1T50U

Giovanni said...

they were probably inspired by the great success of johnny rotten's butter commercial:
http://adage.com/songsforsoap/post?article_id=134285

Anonymous said...

what's the connection of iggy pop to auto insurance?
dude. he's the passenger.