The best thing I saw at the movie theatre yesterday was an ad during the pre-show.
No offense to the movie.
I really enjoyed Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman. It had great action, an interesting conceit and an ending that I did not see coming.
But this commercial for Windows Phone made me laugh aloud.
Truth is funny.
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You know how when someone falls down the stairs or slips on ice, there is always that one person who stands and laughs at them?
That’s not me.
So why do I find these commercials from Sears to be so incredibly funny?
I have seen this ad more than once, and the ending continues to sneak up on me, eliciting a belly laugh. I love that.
I’m not sure what it says about me, though. Do I have a latent Three Stooges gene heretofore realized?
God, I hope not.
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What did you do today?
I stood outside and pretended to yell and cheer.
It kinda looked like this — I was with a group of people miming mass excitement in a commercial shoot in Brooklyn — but nothing else was remotely the same.
See the blue sky in that photo? We never saw that today.
It was all grey clouds and showers…and often heavy showers. And on this particular shoot, we had nowhere else to go. No comfy, dry holding area for us. So we had to stand around outside, huddled under umbrellas, waiting for the rain to pause to get the shot.
Think about it. We had to stand outside — stand — in the rain for 10 hours.
Acting is so glamorous.
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Can you see me?
A few weeks ago, I was an extra in this White Castle commercial. I know I was. I was there. And I saw the ad for the first time during tonight’s episode of Community.
I recognize the locations, that red convertible, the principal actors. I saw my scenes.
But I’m not there.
It was those poppin’ White Castle heads. They reduced me to a blurry smudge.
What a coincidence — that’s how I feel when I eat White Castles.
Truth in advertising — who’d have thunk it?!
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