As we sit here, stranded and lonely, on a miserably cold and rainy day in a Doubletree hotel in Tampa, we'll take any form of excitement and warmth we can get. So when we saw this Valentine's Day sexting thing from Red Tettmer, we jumped at the chance for human interaction. Sadly, Red Tettmer doesn't care how stranded and lonely we are. Our texts to the nimble-fingered Red tettmer hottie went unanswered. What's a person stuck in a hotel room to do?
In a witty jab at "smell like a lady" mens' fragrances, Old Spice whips out a full on man's man to tell us what real men are all about. Sadly, ladies, your man isn't this man and he can't give all the wondrous things the man in this commercial can. Unless, of course, your man uses Old Spice. And sits on a horse. On a beach. With diamonds. And tickets to "that thing you love."
This commercial is funnier than any Super Bowl commercial in recent history. It pokes fun at the competition without being too negative. It acknowledges the fact Old Spice is far from one of those fancy schmancy fragrances you can buy for $100 per ounce. And it celebrates the fact all men need not smell like a Metrosexual a please their women
It's not like a spoof of the Google's Parisian ad which ran during the Super Bowl is any surprise. It's how funny it is that surprises. Another gem from Landline TV. See how easy it is to conduct a kidnapping and demand the sale of a company as ransom.
In a different kind of Movement, Chevrolet will send eight teams on a road trip to Austin for SXSW. Departing from San Diego, Detroit, Lansing, Chicago, Atlanta, South Florida, North Carolina and New York in early March, the teams will be given a series of clues to various destinations along the way and be asked to participate in several challenges (50 per team in all some of which will be "crowd sourced") such as using OnStar to assist someone along the way, stop at an animal shelter and give a dog a walk, grab a pen from a Chevrolet dealership, stuff the trunk of the vehicle full of balloons, meet up with a Twitter follower and give them a ride in the vehicle, sing in a public place and more.
Drivers and their teams will blog their adventures on a Posterous blog. GM is clear to point out speed to Austin is not part of the challenge. Winners will be determined challenge performance and the level of audience engagement they engender along the way.
Every year we talk about the Super Bowl. Mostly for its entertainment value as compared to the blood, sweat and tears of the play-off season. As far as football itself goes I'm a fan of two teams: the Patriots (don't get me started on their 09-10 season) and whatever team is making Peyton Manning cry. This year's Super Bowl was good for that.
While the game sometimes offers up some action, each year we gather 'round the onion dip mostly to watch and talk about the ads. This year was no different. In terms of the ads, we had a few of the usual stand bys: Celebrity Sightings, Babes in Bikinis, and Stupid Human Tricks (category renamed from the former: Guys Doing Stupid Shit). All were present and accounted for in this year's game too. In this wrap up report, here's the good, the bad and the ugly.