After watching “Rejected”, I came away from it thinking that it was meant to criticize the media and society’s subjection to and acceptance of consumer culture that seems to penetrate every aspect of life. I found a clip on YouTube called “I am a Banana”, that takes a clip from the original “Rejected” video and tweaks it a bit. The clip shows the banana repeatedly saying “I am a Banana” and bothering Super Mario, who grows increasingly irritated and eventually shoots the banana. This rendition of “Rejected” and the original make me think that the message being sent is that the media infiltrates our lives to an excessive extent, whether we want them to or not, and that they endlessly promote products and services. The use of Super Mario as being so fed up with the banana that he kills it could represent the idea of society versus the media, and the media’s overbearing presence in our world. The banana constantly saying “I am a Banana” and even the original’s clip of a man with a giant spoon saying “My spoon is too big” seems to demonstrate something rather obvious to everyone, that does not need to be said. In my opinion, these videos critique the media and how they are constantly sending messages to us, to the point where we are blinded by their power. The videos may be saying that we should realize their extremely obvious influence on our lives and make it a point to change this cycle.