You had me at sand DeLorean, but the rest of this new Old Spice ad is downright delightful. When their ads stop being hilarious, we'll stop posting them. Also, those are sweet headphones.
First, let me just say that I love Isaiah Mustafa. He's a beautiful man, and his ads were, and still are, fantastic. However, when Tim and Eric get back in the driver's seat for Old Spice advertising, it reaches a whole new level of amazing. These recent ads, which still feature the be-muscled Terry Crews as spokesman, are apparently too powerful to stay in their own commercials. You'll see what I mean. Also, there's something fantastic with a vending machine. Just...just watch them, below the break.
Great Moments in Advertising
It might be more complicated than you think. (via Jezebel.)
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I'm pretty sure Isaiah Mustafa could sell me a box of used diapers. Is he even saying anything? Because all I saw was torso and ice cream. Super Hetero Lady Moment over. (URLesque)
Will we ever get tired of Old Spice Guy parody videos? You might as well ask us if we'll ever get tired of the Old Spice Guy himself. Answer: No. And certainly not when Muppets are involved.
When tales fly thick in the grottoes of tritons, and conches in seaweed cities blow wild tunes learned from the Elder Ones, then great eager vapours flock to heaven laden with carnation, citrus, and cedar. And Great Cthulhu emerges from the shower.
The use and history of "Spoiler Alert" (The Awl)
Lady Gaga kidnaps Commissioner Gordon (The Onion)
Madden ratings czar on how he became Madden ratings czar (SportsGrid)
Dos Equis guy bigger than Old Spice guy? Say it ain't so (FastCompany)
Cat gives birth to dog, says Russia Today (TFT)
"My son is a meme?" (news.com.au)
How to rebuild your attention sp (LifeHacker)
(title image via That Will Buff Out via TDW)
Given the overwhelming Internet response to Old Spice's CGI-free, intricate one-shot commercials starring Isaiah Mustafa, it was probably inevitable that the parodies would come: Fortunately, this one is extremely well-done. The Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University has whipped up an excellent shot-for-shot parody of the Old Spice commercial that started it all. Bonus: It promotes books and learning.
How Old Spice won the Internet (ReadWriteWeb) The ten best Old Spice response videos (Urlesque) Adorable dog thinks he's a wolf (Reddit) The problem with software patents (Big Think) Axe Cop coming to Dark Horse (Comics Alliance) Was our universe born inside a black hole in another universe? (io9) Malformed MIME header (B3ta) (title image via GeekTyrant)
For the past many hours, the Old Spice twitter feed has been incredibly active. Old Spice poster boy and coolest man on the planet Isaiah Mustafa is recording personalized, hilarious response videos to many tweets, YouTube comments, and other methods of Internet speech, some of which aren't even directed at him. For example, if you ask Yahoo Answers how to do something totally manly, he might see it and give you a mention. And these videos aren't some backlog that Old Spice has decided to unleash all of a sudden today. These are happening right now! You want proof? I'll give you proof.