Tuesday, March 11, 2008

1000 miles to Graceland

March 11th, Tuesday

5. Spider-Man Cartoon Parody
I must have missed this episode when I was young. Spongebob has nothing on the old spiderman cartoons. I do miss getting up early on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons. It was like Christmas morning every week. Now we have entire channels devoted to only cartoons. Ba-Humbug!

4. Ms. Philippines
I think I maybe writing about beauty pageants for my international marketing class. It is interesting to see how small our world really has become. I had no idea that beauty pageant contestants are as dumb in other countries as they are in the U.S. Maybe we should start outsourcing to other countries. But there could be problems with outsourcing to other countries. Because these pageants are using English, which is not the native language, their quality of stupidity will never be as high as ours.

3. Kidney Philanthropist
Here I go...doing my part for viral marketing. This video is from one of my favorite fake news sources - The Onion. If you are unfamiliar with The Onion, check it out NOW! http://www.theonion.com/content/index
I have loved this site for years (check out the horoscopes too) and now it is my responsibility to spread the buzz.

2. Runnin’ with the Beatles
This is pure Genius! Anything that combines my love of the Beatles with my love of Van Halen's 1984 album has got to be good. But this goes beyond good. Who ever made this spent some real time and effort to combine the two videos, ala Forrest Gump style. The interesting part is that I saw this on the same day that I heard the entire Beatles catalog is being released on iTunes. How's that for an example viral marketing?

1. Zombie Strippers
A few year ago a friend of mine asked what my zombie plan was. I thought it was an interesting question. As we become adults it is wise to plan for emergencies; like fires, or being laid off, or in case the government accidentally release a virus that turns people into Zombies. I thought long and hard about it. I had many different plans. One of them was, obviously, to hold up in a strip club. There are no windows for a zombie to break into, there is plenty of booze and music for entertainment, there are plenty of armed bouncers...and, oh yeah, strippers. But after watching this video I see the error of my ways. Damn.
From a viral marketing point of view it is becoming obvious that movie trailers are benefiting from Internet videos. I don't know of any traditional television channel that would ever show this trailer. But I think the target audience for this type of movie is computer geeks. So all is well.

1 comment:

Pam said...

I like this one from the Onion better.