Holy cow! It’s another MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• The Chicago Sun-Times published a letter to the editor from a reader responding to an Illinois State Lottery campaign by Energy BBDO:
Advertiser should ask Linus
In Monday’s paper, columnist Lewis Lazare notes that Energy BBDO has created a series of holiday television commercials using the song “Joy to the World” to sell—of all things—lottery tickets! The new lyrics and retro music may be captivating and clever, but are the people at BBDO familiar with the original words to this Christmas hymn? Or do they care?
“Joy to the world, the Lord is come!”
Or is Linus the only one who still understands what Christmas is all about?
Dan McGuire, Bensenville
• Sammy Sosa sought to address his apparent skin lightening during an interview with Univision. Sosa explained, “It’s a bleaching cream that I apply before going to bed. … I use [it] to soften [my skin], but [it] has bleached me some. … I’m not a racist. I live my life happily … I don’t think I look like Michael Jackson.” Um, Sosa was never known for his defensive skills.