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The best use of Frisbees in commercials

December 17, 2009 5 comments

This post is part of the Best Ultimate Frisbee websites project

Sex sells.

In fact, sex sells so well that it will make grown men want to buy women’s underwear.

Sports stars sell.

Jordan has sold everything from cotton to Big Macs, because we trust him. Tiger woods used to be among the most trusted, but not so much anymore.

Even Geckos can sell.

And he’ll tell you why. I wonder, does he have a name? Or is he just the Geico Gecko?

All those are tried and true tactics in the advertising industry that will make the average consumer go out and buy what they’re selling. But what about us smarter Frisbee playing folks who are immune to the subliminal messaging powers of commercials?

Well obviously, they have to use Frisbee to sell to us. Considering that there are approximately 4.5 million people who played Ultimate last year, that is quite a decent market to target. But the product they are promoting aren’t always in sync with what Ultimate represents.

Snickers

If anything Ultimate players are concerned with their health. Our regular diet consists of bagels, apples, bananas, and peanut butter. We’ll have an energy bar or two on occasion, but a Snickers bar??? We still do like chocolate but this ad is just way off. I have never had the urge to eat a snickers while playing Ultimate. Except for on Halloween.

Pepsi

Snickers was bad, but Pepsi ain’t much better. Carbonated high fructose beverages during an Ultimate game? At least it’s only the spectators who are drinking it.

If anyone tried a behind the head catch during a game, they are either the stud, or they never played again. EVER.

Cellphones

I guess everyone uses cellphones so why not Frisbee players. This is probably the best made commercial. The message of connecting throughout the city is well executed.

Jeep

This one has a pretty cool idea. Ultimate players love hiking and the outdoors, so tossing on the mountains fits the target.

However, the last guy makes a ridiculously easy drop. It would have been nice to see him make a layout bid for it. And also the commercial is about gas guzzling Jeeps, not very high on the shopping list of Ultimate players.

Nike

This one gets close. It’s Nike, it’s about sportswear and equipment, and we love good sportswear and equipment.

The commercial is well made with a decent sound track. But what is it promoting? Freestyle Frisbee? So I went to Nikefreestyle.com hoping to see some more Frisbee stuff and what do I find? Nothing…

Beer

Now we’re talking!

Miller lite

Michelob Ultra

Yea it’s only light beer but hey, can’t really complain about beer. I say these two are the clear finalists.

Michelob Ultra takes the title due to:

1. It’s about Ultimate

2. The illegal self macking and the gratuitous layout

3. The hot girl who can score on you, or with you… whichever.

Comon guys, I’m sure those of us in the marketing and advertising industry can come out with something much better than those. You know any other good commercials out there? Let us know in the comments please!

For more commercials, check out Wham-o, and the story of the Frisbee

This post is part of the Best Ultimate Frisbee websites project

Best stop motion videos part I – Patrick Boivin

December 10, 2009 1 comment

Maybe you’ve seen the movie Fantastic Mr. Fox. If not, here’s the preview

I haven’t seen it myself, but that’s cause I’ve been spending most of my time finding great videos for this post, so there.

10 bizarre uses for Post-it notes

Fantastic Mr. Fox shows off some of the latest technologies and techniques of stop motion animation, an art form/film technique that started in 1898 in The Humpty Dumpty Circus created by Albert E. Smith and J. Stuart Blackton.

Stop motion animation also saw heavy use in George Lucas’ Star Wars Trilogy. The Tauntauns and AT-AT walkers were all animated using this technique. Other more recent notable movies include The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, and Coraline, all directed by Henry Selick. I saw Coraline on the plan on my way back from Manila. It was good, but creeped me out a bit.

Enough with the history lesson, let’s get to the videos!

The best super slow motion videos

Today’s videos showcase the amazing skills of Patrick Boivin. I found his channel on Youtube and it became an instant favorite. I won’t show you all his videos, I’ll just show you my favorites. You should check out his channel for more great stuff.

Black Ox Skateboard

This was the first video of his that I watched

Iron Man vs. Bruce Lee

Just who is under that suit of armor?

Michael Jackson vs. Mr. Bean

The moonwalk!

Bumble Bee beats Optimus Prime

I love the audio dubbing!

Evolution of Dance – Optimus Prime

The parody of the world famous video

Jazz, with a general problem

How does he do it?! Is it dark magic? Luckily he demonstrates his techniques in this handy video.

The making of Jazz with a general problem

Bonus clip:

Youtube Street Fighter

Choose your character, and then fight! Stop motion style!

Did you enjoy those videos? Which one was your favorite?

I hope you’re excited for the next series of stop motion videos!

10 minutes in a crazy Japanese game show II

December 5, 2009 Leave a comment

These clips are also from Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai Ya Arahende!! A ridiculous game show on Japanese TV which features “Batsu” games where contestants are subjected to painful and cruel punishment for the enjoyment of the audience. Thank you Japan!

10 minutes in a crazy Japanese game show I

Eating marshmallows with a rubber band pulling your face

The Chinko machine (The penis machine)

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