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It’s been a month since Idina Menzel’s GEICO commercial reign of terror was unleashed on U.S. television audiences, and she shows no signs of slowing down.

“Tara, Tara
Look at her go
With a fresh cup of joe
Getting down to work early
Following her dreams into taxidermy
I read that wrong
OH YEAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH
TARA!”

I hear her in my nightmares. Her piercing “yeah” fills my waking hours, too. It’s unavoidable. Will the authorities do nothing about it?

Also, in the commercial, the woman she’s singing to says “uh, it’s tax ATTORNEY” but, like, “following her dreams into tax attorney” isn’t English. So what’s going on there?

If you couldn’t tell, I don’t like the commercial much. It’s currently topping the list of “where’s the remote, I need to mute / change this stupid thing” ads. There have been others through the years, but right now, pre-coffee, my brain isn’t coming up with them.

What are some of your most-disliked commercials? Are there any on right now that you particularly enjoy / find funny?