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Friday Ad Ripoff: LCD Soundsystem vs. T.G.I. Fridays

Before we start yelling slurs at T.G.I. Fridays for being evil, can we first congratulate them on a stellar deal? An entree plus an appetizer or dessert for just $10? That’s recession pricing at its best.

Anyhow, as Pitchfork points out, the background song on the 2-for-$10 spot is a dead-ringer for a bad version of LCD Soundsystem’s 2005 breakout hit, “Daft Punk is Playing at My House,” right down to the tinny vocals and cowbell solo. Observe:

Well, even if you disagree, you now have an excuse to have a little private dance party at your desk on a Friday afternoon. Fun fact: During Lollapalooza 2007, I saw LCD Soundsystem play a frenetic set on a stage about 150 yards a way from where the day’s headliners, Daft Punk, were playing. As frontman James Murphy was performing this song, singing “you’ve got to set them up,” you could actually look across the field and watch the stage techs set up for Daft Punk’s light spectacle of a show. It was totally surreal.

So, how do you guys think we should punish T.G.I. Friday’s for what appears to be a lame ripoff or a modern dance classic? If you suggest we go there and take part in the 2 for $10 deal, I agree. That’ll show them.

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StubHub Aims to Please Both Guys and Gals Come Summer

In spite of its recent riff-raff with LCD Soundsystem, StubHub still wants to please concertgoers and sports fans alike.  In its latest round of ads, the ticket-seller depicts one group as nacho/hot-dog devouring baseball junkies while the other seems to adore 80′s hair metal.

San Francisco-based agency Duncan/Channon is capitalizing on the ticket sales bonanza that comes with the summer season by launching a multi-pronged effort that includes broadcast as well as OOH, print and wild postings with, ugh, yes, QR codes (sorry, just burnt out from these after SXSWi). Check out the second spot as well as print and “wild” images after the jump. The question we have, though, is will StubHub ever make nice with James Murphy again?

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