Santeria — the clean version.

I laughed out loud at the new Nintendo commercial, showing a bunch of freshly scrubbed kids sitting under a sunny tree and strumming along to — of all things — “Santeria” by Sublime. The kids are all smiles as they sing, “I don’t practice Santeria, I aint got no crystal ball, I had a million dollars,” etc. Then the kids skip directly to the chorus — conveniently eliminating the lines about popping a cap in Sancho and slapping her down. Hmmm. Is Nintendo advocating that the youth of America perform “the clean version” of every pop song in public from now on? I’m looking forward to Nintendo commercials featuring the squeaky-clean versions of songs by the Sex Pistols, NWA and Cannibal Corpse.

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