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99% of my TV shows and movies come directly from the internet so I don’t tend to watch commercial advertisements much anymore. This weekend we were watching a movie on AMC. I’m sure that I’ve suffered through more ads in that short span of time than I have all year. It was rough.
But one of the ones that really made me sit up and take notice was something called Oscar Mayer’s P3 Portable Protein Pack! Unfortunately, while I may have noticed the ad, I really didn’t pay very close attention to anything other than the name. I fully intended to sit down and write a blog post about pink slime (which they do not use in McDonalds Chicken McNuggets, despite internet rumours to the contrary) with jokes like “It’s the stuff they scraped off the floor that they weren’t allowed to put in their hotdogs!”. I envisioned it in some sort of plastic tube like toothpaste where you just pushed from the bottom and bit off a chunk. Now doesn’t that sound appetizing?
Unfortunately for me, 30 seconds worth of “research” proved that theory wrong. The portable protein pack may be the worst marketing name in history (Remember when Apple announced the iPad and people made fun of it sounding like a feminine hygiene product?) but it’s not pink slime. In fact, it’s a selection of cheese, nuts, and processed meat. Protein! Go figure.
I’m not sure that this product is something that I’d be interested in, but hey… I never thought that I’d be buying Lunchables for my kids either. (I’ve since stopped doing that because it’s stupid, but there was a time that the convenience outweighed my reasoning).[polldaddy poll=8156666]
I can’t stand the fact that I have to watch ads when I go to see a movie in the theatre! I pay $9.99 just to see the movie, another $13.49 for some overly-salted popcorn, medium watered-down Coke, and a bag of Skittles… and I STILL have to sit through commercials before the show starts!? And it’s never just one or two… no, Iron Man 2 showed five advertisements before it started! Five of them! Granted, the last one was that adorable Telus hippopotamus who swam around and smiled, while reminding everyone to turn off their cellphones. I don’t mind him at all. In fact, I see that he has his very own Facebook page, with way more friends than I will ever hope to have. I’m so jealous of the Telus Hippo.
But I digress…
The commercials at these movies are generally ones that have appeared on TV before, which only bothers me even more! Why not come up with something special?
Well, I don’t know where they got this advertisement for Old Spice, but it’s hilarious! I’m sure that this has probably been on TV, but I just haven’t seen it, since most of my TV viewing is done online nowadays. I was quite literally laughing out loud, as were many other people in the theatre. I talked about it afterward with my buddy who was there to watch the movie with me. He loved it too. “I wonder how many ‘takes’ it took to get that right?” , he thought. I have no idea, but it’s so smooth… makes me want to run out and buy some Old Spice!
Oh, I see that it was uploaded to YouTube 4 months ago, so it’s not new. But that’s ok… if you’ve seen it before, well, enjoy it again!
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