White Striper Jack White has written a song to accompany a new Coke commercial. He did it for world love, he claims. He’d been asked before to write something, but it wasn’t until he was inspired by the new ad that he sold out agreed. “I certainly didn’t want a song that I’d already written to be used on a commercial,” he said. “That seems strange. But to be asked to write something particular along one theme of love in a worldwide form that I’m not really used to appealed to me.” In other words, he’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony.
Meanwhile, what’s with those “stunt double” commercials for Diet Pepsi? They look more like Coke commercials to us. If a can of Pepsi is switched at the last minute with a can of Coke in a Jackie Chan movie stunt and the fearless Coke completes the horribly dangerous part of the scene for the pampered, scaredy-cat Pepsi, doesn’t it seem that Coke is the actual winner? It does to us. Plus, Pepsi tastes like floor cleaner.