Monday, November 28, 2011

Nightmares? Check! Psychotherapy? Check!

I've been holding on to this commercial disaster for a while, and I've been debating for a while whether or not to post it at all. It is -- in all seriousness -- the creepiest, most disturbing, and most graphic commercial I've ever seen. It seriously gave me nightmares after I watched it.

With that kind of build up, it may not be that shocking to you at all. But as you watch it, keep in mind that I had no idea what was coming when I first viewed it... much like the millions of Canadians who first saw it during a nationally-televised Saturday afternoon hockey game. That's right... this nightmare-inducing monstrosity aired during an afternoon broadcast of Canada's national pastime, when thousands -- potentially millions -- of blissfully unsuspecting Canadian children were also watching.

I'm betting family therapists in Canada saw an unexpected spike in business after this disaster aired.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Real or Not? You Tell Me.

Ok, even I can't tell. Is this for real? If not, it's a VERY convincing fake.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Overdressed Video Games

Yes, I always wore a sports coat when I played Super NES too. Didn't everyone?

PS - Bonus points if you noticed that was "Knocked Up" actor Paul Rudd in the starring role. Bet he wishes he could take back those shoulder pads.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Voice Overs Aren't What They Used to Be. (Thankfully)

Yes, compared to today's toys, this toy is incredibly simplistic (and that's putting it nicely). The real issue in this disaster is not the quaintness of the product. It's something that should have been as good in 1979 as it is today. But apparently the standards for getting voice over work in the '70s were not as high as they are today.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Balancing Strips of Cardboard on Their Privates

Wait... uhm... huh? I think the producers' use of the black strip does more to exacerbate the "problem" than the uniforms do.

Heh. Exacerbate.