|Herr Matthias |
whoa, he just went all Kelly Olynyk on her
How did this get past focus group?
It's just my theory. Remember when Four Loko was in the news because kids were drinking the (then) caffeinated ones, having like 5 at a time and succumbing to alcohol poisoning (and ostensibly caffeine overdose, which sounds like the worst combination, if if they survived for the hangover the next day, which some of them did not) and they took it off the market temporarily to at least get rid of the caffeine? People were going apeshit for the product that they formally joked about as being "that candy flavored drink that kids love" and while it doesn't say that on the can, the message was there in the news and in actual drinks that make Boones Farm taste downright bitter.
So people bought the shit out of the original formula while they could, and their image slowly changed back to bumwine. Point is, regardless of the number of deaths caused by abusing a legal substance, or the number of alcohol-related sexual assaults, folks probably bought out entire stores' inventories with the slogan while they could, some advertising guy is sitting in his or her office and dollar signs have replaced his or her swastica eyes. Bud Light Didn't mean to! The Cavaliers didn't mean to! Four Loko didn't mean to! Let's show how much we don't like rape/abuse/underage sex crime culture! In the meantime, the immediate issue is forgotten as quickly as a goldfinch remembers its last meal, and people go back to doing/consuming it because it's their favorite cheap buzz or their favorite team. Bill Hicks was right.
|Jet Bin Fever |
Guy has his priorities straight!
|Caminante Nocturno |
This isn't domestic abuse, it's just terrible acting.
It's great that they even included a scene informing the audience that that she learned her lesson.
Also, the thumbnail makes it look like she got the Garbage Day treatment. I'm a little disappointed, but that's probably my fault for dreaming.
This could have been fixed so easily, just some other dance mishap that didn't involve throwing her. (Blaming the mishap on her wasn't a great idea either.)
The original's dumb, but that's pretty much all insurance ads. I can't remember which ad it was, but there was another insurance one that involves some wedding disaster at the alter, and the groom makes eye contact with the flower girl, who looks 15 years old and it says "did you get married this year." Honest mistake I guess.. she's probobly Hannah Montana's age. But I haven't seen it aired since around March Madness. Like I said above, I have a sort of sick theory about young ad makers. Basically, we're surrounded by ads, for the most part, as long as we're not asleep or totally off the grid, so some of the generally funny ones like the Geico "you can skip this ad in.." ads and Fatal Farm's over-the-top Old Spice ads still resonate with us Millennials as "buy this" just like Rowdy Piper with the Sunglasses in They Live. So the only way to actually get us to watch or consume something is to make it so incredibly "how the fuck did this get through and who's responsible etc. etc." my guess is it's a bunch of Alan Smithees.
the half-empty bottle of Jack Daniels on the counter is a nice touch
|Rodents of Unusual Size |
|Binro the Heretic |
Stupid joke, shitty acting, not all that shocking.
Viral marketing that's on the Youtube front page when I'm not logged in, so why does it need t be here?
Yeah, because the cavaliers are doing so shitty this year..
doesnt need to be here if it is all over blogs.
What am I supposed to be buying?
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