Monday, January 19, 2009

monday filler - metastyle

Lots going on in the GTB corporate offices on the eve of the inauguration. In the absence of time and inclination, we'll just fill space today with Rhymenocerous' direct pitch in sending this gem to me and Teejay:

"We have to put this up as a filler one day. It's the 15 second Prilosec OTC commercial where the woman does the absolutely lamest dance in the history of white people.

She looks like a cross between Elizabeth Banks and Linda Cohn, and she dances like she's a half-drunk W&M co-ed on the Unit M dance floor.

It may not hit you at first, but watch the last 6-9 seconds a few times in a row. The "point to the sky and turn" move is astoundingly painful. I have no idea how the director thought that was the move to capture (unless that guy is married to a former half-drunk W&M co-ed).

One of these days I'll learn how to do the YouTube clip post. Today is not that day."

17 comments:

rob said...

this post is a true team effort - rhymo's idea, teejay's name, my half-assed introduction. just goes to show you that teamwork is fucking overrated.

TJ said...

George Peppard would be very proud of us.

rob said...

if there were ever a post that resembled the a-team lettuce cannon, this one is it.

Mark said...

"Now heartburn, won't keep coming back!"

Uggh. That commercial's been killing me for the last two years. Good work Rhymo.

TJ said...

Mark, have you looked for a clip of that dude walking on the court during Marq/Prov? I think people need to see how bizarre that really was.

zoltan said...

I don't understand how ESPN does such a bad job covering tennis. All the action takes place in a relatively small space, yet they manage to put the cameras in the wrong places.

Rhymenocerous said...

"All the action takes place in a relatively small space, yet they manage to put the cameras in the wrong places."

I have the same problem with Vivid Video.

Mark said...

I know we've discussed how good the Big East is in this space numerous times but I've got to say it again, its ridiculous how deep that conference is this year. Want more proof? Take a look at the Big Monday matchups for the next 6 weeks.

Tonight's Pitt-Cuse game is just another in a long line of fantastic matchups with the Big East.

rob said...

kinda cool having the college kid do play by play. he's gotta be insanely nervous.

TJ said...

I thought the college kid did a pretty good job just then...

TJ said...

In terms of porky college PGs, Levance Fields makes Ganja El Amin look like Kate Moss.

Mark said...

Seriously, how has he not lost any weight in four years in Pitt's strength and conditioning program?

rob said...

the atmosphere at pitt is great. fun crowd.

TJ said...

Road victories in the Big East this year are going to be mighty hard to come by.

TJ said...

Pitt might want to cover Rautins behind the arc.

TJ said...

Once the OK City Durants take Blake Griffin, the Wiz might be OK with Sam Young as a consolation prize.

TJ said...

Fuck. This game is over.