Not to stray too far away from the topic, but let this be your reminder that in a world of new media, advertisers simply can't control their brand like they used to. It's not just that opponents can take your content and reverse it, although that's obviously a problem. It's that they can take your content, reverse it, and spread it until it's much more popular than the original production.
Anyway, we've embedded the original spot below followed by two of the spoofs. The middle video highlights Italy's civil unrest, while the last one hones in on Berlusconi's personal scandals. Let's also go ahead and slap a mild content warning on both, on account of mild violence and a couple of gratuitous thong shots.
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