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June 22, 2011 9:05 AM   Subscribe

Rob Zombie directs Torture. (YouTube) Background. (Via)
posted by zarq (20 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Excellent! But I'm still not using that product, whatever it was. I might go see the movie though....
posted by Redhush at 9:09 AM on June 22, 2011


Wow, if this is actually really real, it's freakin' awesome! If you're gonna sell out, do it with a sense of humor...
posted by ReeMonster at 9:09 AM on June 22, 2011


Now is my opportunity to assert that I greatly enjoyed Zombie's Halloween II. Hell, I generally enjoy Rob Zombie in general. For some reason he gets a lot of hate on the internet.
posted by Sticherbeast at 9:10 AM on June 22, 2011


The best horror always has some comedy in it. This is no different.
posted by V4V at 9:10 AM on June 22, 2011


The thing I like about this commercial is that the creators seem to realize that not all people who do laundry are minivan driving Soccer Moms who obsess about grass stains. It's nice to see an advertisement break out of the norm.
posted by TooFewShoes at 9:12 AM on June 22, 2011 [5 favorites]


In before Bill Hicks rant!
posted by Mister_A at 9:22 AM on June 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


This reminds me of that episode of Who's the Boss where Tony was taking night classes and enrolled in Angela's advertising course. There was a class assignment to make a television commercial for laundry detergent. Tony's commercial featured female mud wrestlers. Angela gave him a failing grade. She gave him the same reason that TooFewShoes mentions above, which was, basically, know your audience. Then Mona said something dirty.

It's possible I dreamed this.
posted by eyeballkid at 9:25 AM on June 22, 2011 [4 favorites]


He missed a great opportunity to feature waterboarding as the rinse cycle.
posted by orme at 9:26 AM on June 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


Will washing my suit of human skin make it shrink? It took me a long time to find the right combination of appendages...
posted by nathancaswell at 9:27 AM on June 22, 2011


moral decay, rinse and blather.
what I like in the woolite tagline.
posted by clavdivs at 9:30 AM on June 22, 2011


I'm not sure the continuing cultural mainstreaming of torture is a Good Thing.
posted by Trurl at 9:31 AM on June 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


I love you Internet.
posted by eyeballkid at 9:33 AM on June 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


Captain Spaulding could be the TV pitch-man for the 21st century.

I don't care if it's stock trading, insurance, sham-wows, or some little bratty kid's must-have toy, that character can sell it.

Let's get some good dystopia tv ads, and live up to the promises made by 70's and 80's dystopian future moves. Sure, it's not that bad now, but it's always wise to be prepared.
posted by chambers at 9:35 AM on June 22, 2011


I'm not sure the continuing cultural mainstreaming of clothing torture is a Good Thing.

FTFY

posted by Purposeful Grimace at 9:36 AM on June 22, 2011


It rubs the pretreater on its stains or else it gets the hose again.
posted by SomeTrickPony at 9:40 AM on June 22, 2011 [12 favorites]


Speaking of torture -- check out the comma in the Era ad noted in the NYT article: "Era makes grass stains, stain themselves."
posted by factory123 at 10:10 AM on June 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


My Rick-roll receptors won't stop firing.
posted by herbplarfegan at 10:16 AM on June 22, 2011


Okay that was nicely done but the voiceover at the end had me literally fall out of my chair laughing hysterically. Bravo, bravo, Rob.
posted by cavalier at 10:40 AM on June 22, 2011


Yeah, the whispered "Save them" at the end made me giggle.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 3:35 PM on June 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


I liked it, but I'm not their audience. I don't buy no fancy soaps!
posted by joelf at 10:51 AM on June 23, 2011


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