Thursday, June 5, 2008
A few weeks ago I posted a list of some of Real Men of Genius spots done by Bud Light. Here are a few of my favorite radio ads from that series.
Mr. Really Stinky Breath Breather Outer
Mr. Really Bad Toupee Wearer (this one's for you, Terpsichore)
Mr. 80 SPF Sunblock Wearer
Mr. Footlong Hot Dog Inventor
Mr. Way Too Much Cologne Wearer
Mr. Restroom Toilet Paper Refiller
I like it.
The Internet may have restored music videos to cultural relevance, but up till now, it’s mostly been about elaborate indie dance routines and mustachioed ’70s rockers. With “Roller Coaster,” though, a one-minute TV ad for the Zürich Chamber Orchestra, the agency Euro RSCG Zürich has produced a perfectly splendid video short that brilliantly combines classical music and animation.
The sheet-music staff for the last minute of the fourth movement of Beethoven student Ferdinand Ries’s Second Symphony — those five lines on which the clef signs and notes and rests sit — becomes a roller coaster. As the music builds steam, so does the coaster-cam P.O.V. pick up speed, taking hair-pin turns and swooping down vertiginous drops. The little film manages to make a very familiar piece of the classical repertoire seem exciting and new again.
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The price is wrong, bitch
I guess someone saw Joe Dirt after all
And a few from my own collection...
Chachi doing his Al Jolson routine
"Yeah, you... shook me allll niiight long!"