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December 16, 2012 5:49 PM   Subscribe

Why does my juice taste of Zogs sex wax? If you've ever wondered what the balls from the Sony Bravia ad were like in real-life, then this is probably close. Some berries may have been hurt in this production.

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posted by arcticseal (14 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
I don't do it often, but pretty much every time I hear that wuss-rock cover of the Knife's Heartbeats in the Sony ad, I throw up a little inside my mouth.
posted by Nomyte at 5:54 PM on December 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


So when I working in LA, I was supporting RedBull's in house video editing team. These were guys whose full time job it was to edit and create all these amazing videos that they made.

Fun group of guys to work with, I got a ton of free RedBull out of it. And I am infinitely jealous of my friend who got hired away to be their full time support person and then because one of their traveling photographers whose job was to document these things as well.

And yes, they literally have a license to print money because they are selling sugar water with fancy flavor for $3-5 a pop, so this is what they do with it, to keep their brand image alive.
posted by mrzarquon at 6:09 PM on December 16, 2012 [4 favorites]


Nice.
posted by ColdChef at 6:18 PM on December 16, 2012


It's been a little while since a FPP's made me go "eww" more than once. Good show I guess.
posted by item at 6:38 PM on December 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Surf wax doesn't really taste like anything. Sure, it *smells* like coconut or root beer, but it tastes just like, well, wax.
posted by tylerkaraszewski at 6:56 PM on December 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


I really feel they need to punch up the Extreme! factor by 33%.
Make it totally off the hook.

I had no idea the popular energy drink linked here even claimed any association with cranberries.
Or anything natural, other than a major constituent of bile that can be found in the large intestine.
Mmmm. Red Bull.
posted by Mezentian at 6:57 PM on December 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Seems like an odd idea. I guess I am left scratching my head wondering why this was done. I suppose I can see an "artistic" side of this to some degree, however I think it could have been done as easily with natural algae or sea foam growths.

Also, could you make the FPP title more cryptic?
posted by AndrewKemendo at 7:24 PM on December 16, 2012


I guess I am left scratching my head wondering why this was done.

I'll take a wild guess: New flavour?
posted by Sys Rq at 7:45 PM on December 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


And yes, they literally have a license to print money because they are selling sugar water with fancy flavor for $3-5 a pop, so this is what they do with it, to keep their brand image alive.

It sure seems like Dietrich Mateschitz loves doing it, too.

From videos like this up to films like the Art of Flight, to even crazier things like buying a Bell TAH-1F Cobra because the chief pilot wanted one and buying the ailing Jaguar Formula One team, hiring the best designer ever, and winning three championships in a row.

It may be silly, but I love the "here, take this money and spend it doing awesome shit" attitude. Red Bull Gives You Wings indeed.

</consumer whoring>
posted by frijole at 7:48 PM on December 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also, could you make the FPP title more cryptic?

I would have made the title :Ocean Bog Spray" but the box in the form doesn't allow it.
posted by arcticseal at 8:17 PM on December 16, 2012


In case anybody else was curious, the sign that appears at around 6:40 (maybe a lid from an old crate?) says

Wisconsin
Cranberries
ΒΌ U.S. Standard Cranberry Barrel
Manitowish Waters

Deciphering that led me to Cranberries: The National Cranberry Magazine (other formats, more issues and cranberry-related documents)
posted by XMLicious at 9:51 PM on December 16, 2012 [4 favorites]


Didn't that wakeskater's mama tell him not to play with my food?
posted by Cranberry at 11:10 PM on December 16, 2012


I really feel they need to punch up the Extreme! factor by 33%

Here you go.
posted by azuresunday at 12:01 AM on December 17, 2012


Adittedly this relies on anpotentially obscure ad campaign for Pepsi Max but....

Here you go.
Already clicked it.
Clicked it yesterday
Will click it tomorrow.
posted by Mezentian at 4:21 AM on December 17, 2012


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