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EDS Keeps Those Doggies Rollin’

These are two of the funniest commercials I’ve seen in a long time.

Priceless line:

“It ain’t an easy job, but when you bring a herd into town, and you ain’t lost a-one of them, ain’t a feeling like it in the world.”

By Marc Librescu

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The Hamilton Collection Redefines Art

The Hamilton Collection

This might be the worst ad ever for the worst product ever.

According to this ad for The Hamilton Collection, today’s hottest new artist is someone named Margaret Le Van. That sound you hear is the sound of thousands of dead artists rolling over in their graves. Rembrandt, Picasso, Michelangelo, Monet, Manet and Cezanne are all spinning so fast that scientists fear the force it’s creating may change the orbit of the Earth and send it on a death spiral into the sun.

In the copy, we find this line: bolded, italicized and underlined to emphasize its importance:

Plus, she features lifelike eyelashes, a trademark of Ms. Le Can’s art!

If only Picasso had thought to include “lifelike eyelashes” in his paintings — he might have become a real artist!

There’s also a line saying this monstrosity is offered “in a hand-numbered limited edition of 95 casting days.” However, it neglects to say how many pieces were created in a casting day. Maybe some factory in China cranked out 11,000 of these babies a day and there are over a million of these eyesores littering the planet. Who knows?

The ad shows a pink ribbon and states that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to help find a cure for breast cancer but it doesn’t specify what portion. It could be 50 percent. It could be .001 percent. We don’t know.

If you’d like to help find a cure for breast cancer, you can make a donation directly to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. You’ll know how much is going to charity and you won’t have to demonstrate your bad taste in art to your friends.

By Marc Librescu

Just For Fun: Macy’s Parade

Just For Fun: Alka Seltzer

These are three commercial spots for Alka Seltzer, featuring silent movie comedian Buster Keaton, circa 1950.

dick_beals_1Speedy Alka Seltzer was voiced by voice actor Dick Beals, who also did the voice for Gumby when the show first aired in 1957. Beals also provided the voice for Davey in Davey and Goliath, kid voices for The Flintstones and The Jetsons (including Mr. Spacely’s son, Arthur) and many others.

Beals disclosed in his autobiography that a glandular problem caused him to not undergo puberty and was responsible for his boyish look.


By Marc Librescu

New Blog: Marc’s Music List

www.marcsmusiclist.com

I started a new blog called, Marc’s Music List. In the blog, I talk about songs that I like. I try to have a version of the song embedded in the post, so people can get a chance to hear it.

Right now, it’s one song per week, but I may increase the frequency of the posts later on.

Happy Christmas

Laguna Beach 2009 Calendar

In addition to being a writer, I’m also a photographer. I actually have a degree in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

I created a calendar of some of my photographs of Laguna Beach to give as a gift to friends and relatives. I liked it so much that I’m offering it for sale to the public. You can click the calendar if you’d like to order a copy.