Monday, December 6, 2010

'Tis The Season to Make Big Corporations Give

For me, Christmas is about two things: The Muppet Christmas Carol and drinking before noon. And for many people there's the whole "helping the less fortunate" thing which, conveniently, can be done drunkenly before noon.

For the fifth year in a row, The Killers have put out a new Christmas song.  It's called Boots, the video is by Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess, and it's being released for Starbucks.

Now here's the thing: I don't think this song is good at all. I don't care much for Starbucks. Brandon Flowers is wearing on my last nerve with his so-awful-you-will-tear-your-eyes-out-so-you-can-use-them-as-earplugs solo album, and I loathe Napoleon Dynamite. But for every internet view this video receives, Starbucks will donate 5¢ to (RED), a charity dedicated to lowering the HIV/AIDS birthrate to 0%. And even I'm not enough of an asshole to think that babies should die of AIDS.

So watch the video. Turn off the sound and watch it twice. Watch it 71 times and your grande mocha latte will be a tax writeoff. 

Or you can not watch it at all and do something else you enjoy, like throwing kittens at orphans, you heartless bastard.

Remember, this is for a good cause:

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