Category:
Video

Star Wars and Taylor Wines

This 1978 marketing video starts off as a homage to Star Wars and then bizarrely segues into wine sales. Around 5 minutes in, the C-3PO character starts disco dancing.

Posted By: Alex - Fri May 08, 2015 - Comments (7)
Category: Video, 1970s

My human time

Man sits in front of the camera for 24 hours. The result is 3 videos, each 8 hours long. Every minute his computer chimes, and he says what time it is. He claims this is the "most boring video ever." He's possibly correct.

I suppose that if you managed to sync the time in the video with the time in real life, you could have the video running continuously and use it as a speaking clock. Or you could just ignore the video, like the rest of the world.






Posted By: Alex - Fri Apr 17, 2015 - Comments (9)
Category: Boredom, Video

Women’s Arm Wrestling

MMMrrrrraaaaagggghhhh!

Posted By: Alex - Sun Apr 12, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Sports, Video

Dogs demolishing a chair

This video comes with no explanation (and no sound). The action really starts around 2 minutes in, and I fast forwarded through much of it. But I'm curious to know, why exactly do these dogs so desperately want to destroy that chair?

Posted By: Alex - Mon Mar 30, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Video, Dogs

Lady is a tramp

Posted By: Alex - Sun Mar 29, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Music, Video

Fresh Meat

Ad agency Mother New York has posted this recruitment video to let people know about its desire for "fresh meat" (new interns) in its office. Apply here.


via Ad Week

Posted By: Alex - Thu Mar 26, 2015 - Comments (9)
Category: Jobs and Occupations, Video

Cameras In Rentals Hertz Business

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Hertz has installed cameras that are able to view the interior of the vehicle in a portion of its fleet and many customers are upset. The company claims the cameras have never been used but they put out a commercial showing how handy the device could be in case of an accident. A representative for the company claims that was a 'mock up'. A mock up? In advertising, really? That kind of behavior; advertising a feature that is not available OR stating the cameras had never been used when they had been, because only one of those statements can be true, makes one wonder if camera use would be disclosed in the future. The book 1984 wasn't even close, there won't be just one big brother watching.

Posted By: patty - Mon Mar 16, 2015 - Comments (9)
Category: Business, Advertising, Video, Can’t Possibly Be True, More Things To Worry About, Cars

Wendys, the Musical

A few months back I posted about McDonalds, the Musical. In a similar vein, here's Wendy's, the musical employee training video.

Posted By: Alex - Sun Oct 12, 2014 - Comments (3)
Category: Restaurants, Video

Manhog

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I have no explanation for this micro-video. It might be the work of this fellow. But whatever the source, whatever the intention, it sure is weird.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Mar 23, 2014 - Comments (5)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Video, Surrealism

Tarantula

Body artist Emma Fay transforms a person into a tarantula. More info at the Leicester Mercury.

Posted By: Alex - Sat Mar 22, 2014 - Comments (3)
Category: Video

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