Bob Dylan surprised the country last night when he starred in a Chrysler commercial. That's right, Bob Dylan. In a car commercial.
Here's the commercial:
In a Time Magazine interview in 1965, talking about his music, Bob Dylan said, "I've got nothing to say about these things I write, I just write 'em. I don't have to say anything about them — I don't write them for any reason, there's no great message." First of all, 1965? Yes, he's OLD. And most importantly, no one expected Bob Dylan to sell out to Chrysler.
1965. Reporter: "If you sell out to a commercial interest, which would you choose?" Bob Dylan: "Ladies garments." pic.twitter.com/E33ytqf8RM— Elliott Malkin (@elliott) February 3, 2014
So of course, people were surprised by the ad and thanks to twitter, we get to see the reactions.
There was disappointment.
Oh my god that Bob Dylan commercial... Yeah, our future lies in auto manufacturing. I feel like I just watched America die.— Bike Snob NYC (@bikesnobnyc) February 3, 2014
Bob Dylan just did a Chrysler commercial. I guess we all have permission to sell out now.— Daryl Lang (@DarylLang) February 3, 2014
Bob Dylan did a car commercial? Please tell me it was just a bad dream.— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) February 3, 2014
I did not expect Bob Dylan to also lose the Super Bowl.— Miles Kahn (@mileskahn) February 3, 2014
There were old jokes.
Bob Dylan was just spotted walking the streets of Detroit still babbling about cars.— Chris Franjola (@ChrisFranjola) February 3, 2014
And let's get real, Bob Dylan or not, the ad was ridiculously long.
i dozed off a bit early last night—is the bob dylan commercial over yet?— Joon Pahk (@joonpahk) February 3, 2014
This Bob Dylan/Chrysler commercial isn't NEARLY long enough. I gotta have more!— Gavin Speiller (@gavinspeiller) February 3, 2014
There were the jokes that only some would understand.
Did Bob Dylan do that commercial to prove Llewyn Davis right?— Jonah Ray (@jonahray) February 3, 2014
The ghost of Pete Seeger tried to cut the cord of Bob Dylan's Chrysler commercial with an axe— Ed Lee (@smedlee) February 3, 2014
And others had better ideas for the ad.
I probably would've done that Chrysler ad for 1/2 what they paid Bob Dylan. Bet they're gonna feel dumb when they find out! #WastedMoney— Eli Braden (@EliBraden) February 3, 2014
That Bob Dylan car commercial would have been much better if it ended with a bare knuckle brawl with Clint Eastwood.— Garon Cockrell (@MyNameIsGaron) February 3, 2014
Bob Dylan + One of the worst Super Bowl's in history =
Peyton Manning is getting shut out and Bob Dylan just told me to buy a car. This is the worst night of my life.— Zhubin Parang (@zhubinparang) February 3, 2014
Rough night. May leftover chicken wings give you comfort this dark morning.
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