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Dannon gets in on the gross sound effect trend…

Here is the latest from Dannon for their ‘Light and Fit’ line

Much like a previous commercial I discussed, this commercial makes terrific use of disgusting sounds to completely turn off the viewer.

With access to a pretty much unlimited supply of sound effects, one has to wonder why Dannon would use that particular slurping sound for their ad….or, for that matter, any slurping sound. Using the more simple sound of the collapsing plastic under the suction would have made the point and spared me the nausea.

Why have gross outs, pain (see the numerous crotch impacts abound in ads today) and overall cruelty become so prevalent in ads as of late?

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Worst Trailer I Have Seen In A While…Giving the product away?

Here is the trailer for the new Beyonce Movie: Obsessed

I particularly like how the trailer not only gives away every twist and angle of the film, but also the ending. At 2:30, it is unusually long for a trailer and seems more like an actual summary of the film rather than just a teaser or thesis statement of sorts. The whole approach was very familiar.

Also, I think it may have been more interesting to see Beyonce in the stalker role…more of a departure. The woman has sung in EVERY one of her previous films…make her a psycho stalker, not a victim wife. BOO!

I do kind of like the poster…sort of..

What is the significance of the black SSE? Is it a play on the interracial nature of the extramarital affair? Is it a random effect by a designer? Is it to show the rift between the two groups...seperated by color, connected by letters... What do you think?

What is the significance of the black SSE? Is it a play on the interracial nature of the extramarital affair? Is it a random effect by a designer? Is it to show the rift between the two groups...seperated by color, connected by letters... What do you think?

Just to reiterate the obvious: A trailer is supposed to entice you to see the film, not give you reason to avoid it. Regardless, it should be hitting HBO in a couple of months, perhaps I’ll check it out then…or, perhaps not.

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Wow, what a Sham

Vince Offer.

You gettin' this, camera guy?

You gettin' this, camera guy?

I thought that was his real name. I really did.

Vince Shlomi

You gettin this, camra guy? v2.0

You gettin this, camera guy? v2.0

The greatest TV pitchman of my time (a point that is certainly up for debate) was arrested the other day for punching a prostitute after she bit down on his tongue and wouldn’t let go (allegedly, of course). No charges were filed in the case.

Questions that came to mind when I heard this story:
Why didn’t I realize Vince Offer was too perfect to be his real name?
Who kisses a prostitute?
Will the Sham-Wow suffer for this? ( I saw the things in PetSmart the other day)

For those who havent seen it…Vince’s latest work…

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Sesame Street Silliness

I love me some Ricky, or ‘Gerv’, as Sean puts it.

Sean

Sean

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Comcast, Juno

Have to say, I do not like the new Comcast commercials with the Juno ripoff style. At all.

Comcast Commercial:

First, it’s over a year too late in the making. It feels like one of those Meet The Spartans movies in commercial form. Have these creatives been watching Juno on HBO as much as me? Seems so. Great movie, btw.

Second, the delivery of the song is so lacking in originality that it not only apes Juno, it immediately brings to mind a FreeCreditReport.com commercial. Strike Two!

Here’s where I seriously consider calling the copycat police while I ring you up with strike three..

The title of this campaign is ‘Dream Big.’

Is anything about this campaign original?

Is anything about this campaign original?

That’s also one of the most popular quotes from the movie:
Bren: When you move out I’m getting two Weimaraners!
Juno MacGuff: WHOA DREAM BIG!

Heck, it has even inspired this novelty shirt:

I wonder how many of these shirts sold...

I wonder how many of these shirts sold...

What might have been interesting a year ago is just lazy and boring today.

Some, do like it. I can’t
get past the stench of the retread. Did Diablo Cody get handed a duffel bag when I wasn’t looking?

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Zazzle, Spreadshirt and CafePress

the Zazzle store is up. So is the Spreadshirt one. CafePress took down a couple of my designs and the method of getting them back up is just plain tedious and pathetically archaic in its methodology. But, thanks to their idiocy, I have spread my items out further. I made a sale on Zazzle within 24 hours..so..thats good.

Changes abound to both stores.

In the meantime, Spring Break is over and I didnt go anywhere. I did, however, beat Fran at Scrabble about 25 times (she beat me maybe 5 or 6).

btw

Someone please talk me out of getting a second dachshund!

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