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Collossal Space Bear Squeezing Earth's Juice
March 20, 2012 12:49 PM   Subscribe

A group of students made a series of over-the-top ads for Vytautas, a Lithuanian brand of mineral water. Here, finally, is an English version, so you know what you've been missing. What you have been missing includes space bears.
posted by XQUZYPHYR (33 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
This reminds me of the time my kids got deported to Kenya, except, you know, for serious.
posted by Western Infidels at 12:54 PM on March 20, 2012


OK. OK, mostly that was brilliant. But what the hell is that at 1:20? Seriously, what is that? I'm gonna go so far as to put a trigger warning out there. Seriously, 1:20-1:23: trigger warning.
posted by gurple at 12:58 PM on March 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


Lithuanian mineral water's a hell of a drug.
posted by PlusDistance at 12:59 PM on March 20, 2012


Powerthrist from 2007
posted by The Whelk at 1:01 PM on March 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


ah beaten to it.
posted by The Whelk at 1:02 PM on March 20, 2012


and apparently powerthrist is a real drink now?
posted by The Whelk at 1:04 PM on March 20, 2012


i want a banana-fighter jet milkshake
posted by elizardbits at 1:07 PM on March 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


Didn't brawndo already jump 400 of these sharks into a tank of jet sharks?
posted by SharkParty at 1:23 PM on March 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


Wait...this isn't real? My Lithuanian ancestors didn't get strong from Earth's Juice? DAMMIT.
posted by RakDaddy at 1:26 PM on March 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


Ah, nevermind. Water's real, ad's not official.

BUT IT SHOULD BE.
posted by RakDaddy at 1:27 PM on March 20, 2012


The idea that one would do something like this, something ridiculous and over the top and fun, is something I can totally get down with. Doing it as free advertising for a brand of mineral water is something that I find totally unfathomable.

Can anybody explain the motivation there? Are we just looking at straight-up parody here? Or are we maybe seeing genuine "brand identification" happening, and this ad is for serious despite being simultaneously ridiculous? Or does this exist in some nether-zone of ambiguous sincerity that I am just too square to understand?
posted by Scientist at 1:34 PM on March 20, 2012


(not 100% SFW. there are nearly-bare asses and bra'ed boobs.)
posted by Geckwoistmeinauto at 1:37 PM on March 20, 2012


That said, it was pretty great. I'm going with "parody" because that is the option that allows me to retain my sanity.
posted by Scientist at 1:50 PM on March 20, 2012


It's not serious but it's not parody. It's a group of kids making a silly video about something they like. It's basically the Chuck Norris jokes of mineral water.
posted by Jon_Evil at 1:57 PM on March 20, 2012


They did it for the lulz, people. It's just that simple.
posted by oddman at 1:58 PM on March 20, 2012


Man, I don't hear about my ancestral homeland very often on the blue, but when I do it's usually for badass shit like this.
posted by sideshow at 1:59 PM on March 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


A group of male students made a series of over-the-top ads for Vytautas

Just in case there was any uncertainty about that.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:05 PM on March 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


A group of male students made a series of over-the-top ads for Vytautas

Just in case there was any uncertainty about that.


DON'T CHOOSE CHEESE
CHOOSE BOOBS
WITH EARTH JUICE
EARTH BOOBS
..THAT ARE ALSO JETS
HANG ON I'VE FORGOTTEN WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT




OH YEAH
WATERRRRRR
posted by curious nu at 2:57 PM on March 20, 2012


So Strongbad was Lithuanian?
posted by benito.strauss at 3:27 PM on March 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


It's got electrolytes! What your body craves.
posted by Chuffy at 3:29 PM on March 20, 2012


Did you know that if you press the space bear on your keyboard, it makes the webpage you're looking at scroll down a page?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 3:45 PM on March 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


Finally, a low calorie substitute for Tuscan Whole Milk!
posted by Ber at 3:50 PM on March 20, 2012


Rarely does it happen that a generation is able to witness, before their very own eyes, the emergence of the very pinnacle of an art form. Ladies and gentlemen, we have just experienced the apex of our life's aspirations. Dear mefites, it it feels great to know that you are here with me at this very moment, so that we can all together take off our hats and gaze upon the very culmination, the distillaton of Internet Culture itself.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 4:33 PM on March 20, 2012


OK. OK, mostly that was brilliant. But what the hell is that at 1:20? Seriously, what is that? I'm gonna go so far as to put a trigger warning out there. Seriously, 1:20-1:23: trigger warning.
posted by gurple


And that's where I closed the video.
posted by lazaruslong at 4:41 PM on March 20, 2012


So that was amusing riiiight up untill the unecessary Rape joke, and sexisim. Then it ceased to be even mildy musing.
posted by Faintdreams at 4:49 PM on March 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


Seconding gurple's request for a trigger warning and Western Infidel's sense of déjà vu.

That said, I would now like a taste of Icelandic CUIsine.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 5:26 PM on March 20, 2012


my money is at 1:27; but yeah, no need for the rape joke and sexism. bottled water is not sexy anyways.
posted by captainsohler at 7:29 PM on March 20, 2012


Watching Internet Joke Things, It's interesting to see the evolution of a humor sensibility. I mean evolution quite specifically, in these memes and videos and macros, you see lots of variation in a popular formula, and then the popular variations and styles come together, the unpopular ones die off, and as they increase in popularity they're able to reach more people and then attract more talent and money and effort and merge with other popular forms until you have a set, distinct thing. It reminds me a lot of reading about and watching early film, you get to see the grammar of style and form being hammered out and refined and at a fairly quick pace so the early stuff is still in recent memory.

So what I'm saying is the Internet is the drosophila of culture.
posted by The Whelk at 8:21 PM on March 20, 2012


A MESSAGE TO ALL TALENTLESS MORONS WHO ARE ABOUT TO RIP THIS AND RE-UPLOAD IT TO THEIR OWN CHANNELS

CALL IT KARMA, CALL IT GOD'S WILL BUT SOMETHING BAD MIGHT HAPPEN TO TOU IF YOU DO THIS. LIKE ONE DAY YOU MIGHT BE GOING DOWN THE STREEY MINDING YOUR OWN MEANINGLESS BUSSINESS, THINKING ABOUT GOALS YOU'LL NEVER ACHIEVE AND THEN SUNNDELY BAM! - CRAZY RUNAWAY POLICE HORSE KICKS YOUR HIP-HOP CAP OF YOUR HEAD AND STARTS SEXUALLY HARASSING YOU. BUT THEN YOU WAKE UP AND YOU ARE LIKE "OH GREAT, IT WAS JUST A DREAM". THEN SUDDENLY A VOICE - "DID YOU HAVE A BAD DREAM, HONEY?" YOU TURN YOUR HEAD AND THERE'S THE SAME HORSE. IT WASN'T REALLY A DREAM - IT WAS A FLASHBACK, BUT KINDA LIKE A DREAM. NOW YOU ARE MARRIED THAT THAT HORSE. CRAZY RUNAWAY HORSE IS YOUR HUSBAND! AND HE DOESN'T EVEN LOVE YOU. OR LET YOU RIDE HIM.
HE RIDES YOU.
IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN...

THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU RIP THE VIDEO AND RE-UPLOAD IT.
posted by PueExMachina at 8:48 PM on March 20, 2012


And don't throw me into that briar patch, Br'er Fox!
posted by gurple at 9:27 PM on March 20, 2012


Good to see what people from the ancestral homeland are doing nowadays.
posted by rednikki at 10:18 PM on March 20, 2012


This was pretty funny, but the last thing the Earth would really want is for people to wrap plastic around water (and the last thing poor people need is to pay money for that).
posted by DU at 5:17 AM on March 21, 2012


Too much, too fast, and it sounded like a rip of Cheech Marin. So I missed most of it, because my stomach was bouncing around like I was in a pickup truck going down some back road in the Texas hill country. And by that I mean, I was too busy laughing to notice most of it. Something just tickled the 10-year-old in me.
posted by Goofyy at 12:44 PM on March 21, 2012


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