Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Classic Ad Homage Of The Day: Mean Joe

From Adweek.

Grey remakes
Coke's Classic Super Bowl Ad for P&G's Downy

"Procter & Gamble won’t be advertising in the Super Bowl this year, but the event has inspired an homage to a classic big game ad.

Grey’s 'Stinky' for P&G’s Downy Unstopables remakes the 'Mean Joe Greene' Coca-Cola spot that aired during Super Bowl XIV in 1980.

The player remains the same—retired Pittsburgh Steelers star Greene—but the 'kid' is now played by comic actress Amy Sedaris. And rather than air during Sunday’s game, the ad will run during NBC’s pregame show.

Greene, who had declined past opportunities to reprise his role, initially hesitated at participating. But after reading the script (and sensing the reverence of the new version), the gridiron legend signed on.

In a statement, the now 65-year-old Greene said that he 'loved the idea of allowing fans to relive such a classic Super Bowl television moment in a completely new and humorous way.'"

(Full article on Adweek)

Here's the original vid. I always wished Joe had thrown the bottle at him instead. "Hey kid, you forgot your trash."

Here's the new one.

News Of The Day: Colbert's Donors

Sadly, there were no donations from Hugh Drack, Herb Eaverstinx, Dixon Sider or Don Keedix.

Donors To Stephen Colbert Super PAC Include Frumunda Mabalz and Ibin Yerkinoff, Records Show

January 31, 2012--In announcing that his super PAC has raised more than $1 million, Stephen Colbert today filed a report with the Federal Election Commission identifying his donors and the amount of money they gave to “Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow.”

A careful analysis of the FEC report reveals that several Colbert supporters may actually be funneling money to the comedian via aliases. Such as:

Harry Ballsagna, of Gladstone, Oregon, donated $1 on December 17.

Frumunda Mabalz, of Fitchburg, Wisconsin, donated $1 on August 9.

Pat Magroin, of Lakeside, California, made two donations totaling $25.

Ibin Yerkinoff, of Levittown, Pennsylvania, donated $10 on August 19.

Apparently, Heywood Jablome and Phil McCracken are already committeed to the American Crossroads effort.

Mash-Up Of The Day: Don't Hold Back

Can you dig it?

Awesomest Hair Salon Names Of The Day

And you thought "Shear Beauty" was bad.

Where it's every stylist for himself

Does that cost extra?

How long will this take?

Huh? As in, fried?

A classic

Now I'm going to apply some warm lemon conditioner

For men. By men.

For the balding-old-man-in-a-beanie look


Oooh girl, who did that to your hair?

Come get whacked!

Where hair goes to die.


And one awesome name

Friday, January 27, 2012

Weekend Links Of The Day

Happy Friday!

Very cool: new movies, old style posters. (Behance)

12 guys not to date in 2012 (The Frisky)

The 20 worst parents of 2011 will piss you off. (Ranker)

Forgotten colognes and after-shaves of yesteryear (Art Of Manliness)

Turn unwanted gifts from old flames into cold hard cash. (Never Liked It Anyway)

7 reasons you won't survive a high-speed chase with the cops. (AskMen)

Hitchcock movie mystery solved. "In 1961, two years before the debut of one of the freakiest films in history, hoards of disoriented seabirds rammed themselves into the sides of homes in the Monterey Bay area. There seemed to be no explanation for the bizarre event, but Hitchcock is said to have based
The Birds on it." (ABC)



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