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Video: Conan Has Something To Help You Erase The Memory Of Listening To That New U2 Album

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If you were among the ones who felt less than enthused about Apple dropping (er...forcing upon us) a free copy of U2's newest album, Songs of Innocence, in your iTunes, Conan O'Brien has offered a solution. In a hilarious sketch from his Thursday night show, he imagined a fake Apple product that would help folks erase the painful memory of ever having to listen to the album to being with.

In the video, fake Apple marketing exec, Marcus Pratt, explains the problem with giving away the album: "Apparently, in today's youth, giving away a free album from one of the best bands of all time is like going to their house and taking a gigantic crap on their doorstep."

The commercial has Apple creating an app that helps people delete the album from computers; however, that doesn't seem to be enough. One person says, "I deleted the new U2 album, but I still remember hearing it, you know, so it's almost like I still have it."

And that's where the eRase U2 service comes into play, in the same vein as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It may not be a real thing, but we could sure use that service.