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It's Hard Out Here for a (Ta)Hoe: The smartypants over at GM are running a contest to "make your own" commercial for the gas-guzzling Tahoe SUV. People are giving them just what they deserve. These are likely to be yanked sooooooon, so get 'em while they're hot!
posted by MaxVonCretin (190 comments total)

 
Excellent.
posted by loquax at 8:34 AM on March 31, 2006


Uhh, I'm pretty sure this isn't what the marketing "genius" had in mind.

Funny and sad at the same time. Great find!
posted by fenriq at 8:36 AM on March 31, 2006


Wow. Whoever handles Chevy's marketing better brace him/herself for one heluva'n ass-kicking when the suits see this. Haha. Guerrilla marketing at its best.
posted by tgrundke at 8:37 AM on March 31, 2006


Can these be captured off the site and republished elsewhere so that more can see them after the suits asplode?
posted by fenriq at 8:39 AM on March 31, 2006


nice post...

I'm with fenriq... someone needs to host these off-site somewhere because I can guarantee they won't be there for long...

I'd do it, but I'm not geek enough...
posted by WhipSmart at 8:44 AM on March 31, 2006


I honestly laughed out loud. Thank you!!!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:44 AM on March 31, 2006


Who were the ad wizards who came up with this?!
posted by horsewithnoname at 8:45 AM on March 31, 2006


Chevy Tahoe: It takes a V8 engine to hoist yourself by your own petard this thoroughly.
posted by blueshammer at 8:46 AM on March 31, 2006


The blog linked to in the post make mentions that some people are saving them to YouTube.
posted by 517 at 8:46 AM on March 31, 2006


<nelson>
Ha-ha!
</nelson>
posted by GuyZero at 8:47 AM on March 31, 2006


A couple of other bloggers are collecting these here and here.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 8:48 AM on March 31, 2006


omg PEAK OIL lol
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:52 AM on March 31, 2006


That's awesome.
posted by justkevin at 8:54 AM on March 31, 2006


absolutely perfect.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 8:59 AM on March 31, 2006


Please dear God let this get some press coverage....
posted by UMDirector at 9:02 AM on March 31, 2006


I wish there was a way to vote them up.

It would surely be cool for one of these to win a prize from GM...
posted by qvantamon at 9:05 AM on March 31, 2006


You forgot the gay ad!
posted by Seamus at 9:07 AM on March 31, 2006


Those are great. I was going to post one from Daily Kos yesterday, but I didn't think it was quite good enough for a FPP.
posted by empath at 9:08 AM on March 31, 2006


Seamus: LOL at the gay ad!
posted by qvantamon at 9:09 AM on March 31, 2006


How could they not see this coming? Had they never used the internet before?
posted by Roger Dodger at 9:14 AM on March 31, 2006


Beautiful. Added years to my life, and aided my digestion to boot.
posted by CynicalKnight at 9:15 AM on March 31, 2006


That gay ad was freaking hilarious. Humor always gets me more motivated than dire "YOU WILL ALL DIE PEAK OIL SUV ASSHOLE" type stuff.
posted by WolfDaddy at 9:17 AM on March 31, 2006


The Gay ad got me laughing out loud. These are totally making my day!
posted by fenriq at 9:19 AM on March 31, 2006


Wonderful. Some genius in Marketing at Chevy just lost their job.
posted by Decani at 9:22 AM on March 31, 2006


Here's a DKos diary with a ton of great ads inside:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/3/30/163517/994

DKos being DKos, it's probably easy to guess whether you'll like them before clicking on the link. But, if you're inclined to like this sort of thing and the political views you'll find on DKos, this diary is a goldmine.

Someone also put some together in downloadable formats/youtube/GM aint gonna yank it down. There's a link to it somewhere in that diary.

I was rolling on the floor when I found this last night.
posted by MjrMjr at 9:23 AM on March 31, 2006


My Quickie
posted by spock at 9:23 AM on March 31, 2006


That's the funniest thing I've seen all week. Thanks!
posted by graventy at 9:25 AM on March 31, 2006


omygawd i love the internet!
posted by tarantula at 9:26 AM on March 31, 2006


So what do you think their ratio of bogus to sincere entries is?

Anyway, here's my submission. Hope I win!
posted by justkevin at 9:27 AM on March 31, 2006


This is really great. Like super great.

peakoil
posted by thirteenkiller at 9:29 AM on March 31, 2006


Brilliant. Just Fucking Brilliant.
posted by Dantien at 9:31 AM on March 31, 2006


Oooooh. Here is mine!
posted by subaruwrx at 9:34 AM on March 31, 2006


Hmm..I've just spent about a half an hour watching these... does that count as a successful campaign?
posted by graventy at 9:38 AM on March 31, 2006


I submitted, and then prompty lost my submission. I simply pasted the text of a Nigerian spam into my ad.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:41 AM on March 31, 2006


OMG LOL! America's fuck you to the world, that's great subaruwrx.
posted by stinkycheese at 9:43 AM on March 31, 2006


Remember when the White House set up a site that allowed users to create their own Bush/Cheney election signs? Same kinda deal here.
posted by wsg at 9:44 AM on March 31, 2006


This just totally made my day! Thank you MaxVonCretin.
posted by cog_nate at 9:45 AM on March 31, 2006


How could they not see this coming? Had they never used the internet before?

As graventy alludes to above, I suspect the "suits" knew exactly what was going to happen. MeFi and websites the world over have been duped into a massive viral marketing campaign. Those who view and create the subversive ads weren't going to buy a Tahoe anyway. Meanwhile, the massive surge of publicity gets the word out to people who actually are in the target market.

Now then, how about a nice tall glass of Pepsi Blue?
posted by aladfar at 9:48 AM on March 31, 2006


Fantastic. Thanks, Max.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:49 AM on March 31, 2006


I agree with aladfar - they knew full well this would happen and designed the contest accordingly. It doesn't look like you can access people's entries without knowing the URL (so the only people who see the "subversive" entries know what they're getting), plus there's the big disclaimer at the top of the player window.

Sometimes Metafilter sucks.
posted by cillit bang at 9:50 AM on March 31, 2006


I don't think the marketing idea is bad at all. Now I know more about a Tahoe than I did before. It's not a profitable marketing strategy, sure, but that's because the product sucks and the ads are honest. Unfortunately, I expect this will later be used as an excuse to make advertising more dishonest.
posted by scottreynen at 9:51 AM on March 31, 2006


Sometimes Metafilter sucks.

And sometimes it doesn't. Suck it, haters.
posted by NationalKato at 9:52 AM on March 31, 2006


This is not the kind of publicity they want, I can all but gaurantee you that.
posted by fenriq at 9:52 AM on March 31, 2006


As graventy alludes to above, I suspect the "suits" knew exactly what was going to happen. MeFi and websites the world over have been duped into a massive viral marketing campaign. Those who view and create the subversive ads weren't going to buy a Tahoe anyway. Meanwhile, the massive surge of publicity gets the word out to people who actually are in the target market.

Oh, SNAP!
posted by briank at 9:54 AM on March 31, 2006


All publicity is good publicity, in a sense. Many people purchased "A Million Little Pieces" after the author was outed as a liar. Two appearances on Oprah (even if one of them is you getting your ass handed to you) will do that.
posted by aladfar at 9:54 AM on March 31, 2006


I liked the "Peak Oil" one - it started a bit weak (trying to make a point about walking, when really it should have just concentrated on oil consumption), but the last line hits right.

"Peak Oil is here. Maybe you should walk."

It's not funny, but it's effective. Good copy.
posted by jb at 9:55 AM on March 31, 2006


Mine.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 9:56 AM on March 31, 2006


Dang, this is fun
posted by spock at 10:04 AM on March 31, 2006


It's not a profitable marketing strategy, sure, but that's because the product sucks and the ads are honest.

Aside from fuel economy, on what are you basing your opinion that "the product sucks"? It's actually received very positive reviews, and sales have exceeded expectations.
posted by pardonyou? at 10:07 AM on March 31, 2006


My submission.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 10:13 AM on March 31, 2006


People are saying it sucks, pardonyou, because it's a product without a purpose. There's nothing this vehicle does that couldn't be done better by something else, and for the vast majority of drivers, that something else is also better for the environment and cheaper to run.
posted by Dipsomaniac at 10:13 AM on March 31, 2006


Here's mine. (Joined Metafilter just to post this...) I can't believe that Chevy would be stupid enough to try something like this, especially after the controversy following the whole Bush/Cheney political sign brouhaha. Meh - gave me some entertainment on a friday morning.
posted by JerseyBear at 10:20 AM on March 31, 2006


The saying 'any publicity is good publicity' is really only applicable if your brand/name recognition is below a certain point in the general population. The idea is that even if you get bad press, if only 40% of the people knew about you before, and 80% hear about you through some bad press, thats 40% more that know about you now. Chances are, a portion of those are going to forget the press but remember the brand. If everyone already has heard of you, bad press is just bad press since everyone already knows about you. Most of Chevy's market has heard of the Tahoe. Reiterating that its a gaz guzzling hunk of over-compensating garbage is not going to help any, viral marketing scheme or no.
posted by crunchywelch at 10:24 AM on March 31, 2006


Reiterating that its a gaz guzzling hunk of over-compensating garbage is not going to help any, viral marketing scheme or no.

I'm assuming there's a chunk of people who are making sincere and/or funny ones (that don't contain any political stuff) who the competition is really aimed at. The entries that have ended up here are the inevitable side effects of running such a competition, and they've done their best to insulate against it.
posted by cillit bang at 10:35 AM on March 31, 2006


I used to work for the interactive department (may it rest in peace) of the ad agency that handles the GM account in Canada. We wanted to do something very similar to this a number of times with different product launches (usually Pontiac stuff, because of their market focus).

You have no idea of how hard it is to get something like this past the brand managers. They are extremely conservative, because they only hold the position for a few years (GM runs its management like the British military run their officer corps; you get moved from division to division until you reach your Peter Principle end), and they desperately don't want to screw up.

Kudos to Campbell Ewald (the ad agency is the registrant of the domain, which is unusual, GM has a policy of owning everything with their name on it) for getting this through. I'm sure the other agencies in different markets want to know how they did it ;)
posted by lowlife at 10:35 AM on March 31, 2006


and when I say "handles the GM account in Canada" I should be more specific: "handles the domestic brands GM account in Canada (except Quebec)."
posted by lowlife at 10:37 AM on March 31, 2006


ok... I had to jump on the bandwagon

here's my contribution
posted by WhipSmart at 10:37 AM on March 31, 2006


Awesome. I hope none of you guys are disappeared. But still awesome.
posted by bardic at 10:38 AM on March 31, 2006


WhipSmart, my Uncle Gus was in the Navy, and he sure does enjoy a good guzzling. I think you just made a sale! ;)
posted by robocop is bleeding at 10:42 AM on March 31, 2006


Oh god, I think I actually pulled a muscle laughing so hard at robocop is bleeding's entry.

I applaud you.
posted by slimepuppy at 10:42 AM on March 31, 2006


Sure, I'll put one together. Why not?
posted by pdb at 10:49 AM on March 31, 2006


Smug Alert LOL!!one!11!!
posted by gyc at 10:49 AM on March 31, 2006


Based on lowlife's comment and the fact that such a blue-chip brand would do something like this (it's almost as if they were trying to get people to joke around on it), shows the current desperation of the GM management. I'm glad I don't own any stock.
posted by geoff. at 10:50 AM on March 31, 2006


Here's mine. (Joined Metafilter just to post this...)

Now, see? Some good did come of this.
posted by 327.ca at 10:54 AM on March 31, 2006


Mine. (They don't all have to be environmental...)
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:02 AM on March 31, 2006


Okay, this one may be a little 'soft', compared to some of the other entrants, but it does suggest a viable alternative for GM: Introducing...
posted by wendell at 11:04 AM on March 31, 2006


I thought I'd give it a shot.
posted by purephase at 11:10 AM on March 31, 2006


for what it's worth.. mine
posted by analogue at 11:12 AM on March 31, 2006


I'm surprised nobody had done this yet.
posted by wendell at 11:15 AM on March 31, 2006


wendell... that made me laugh...

I would think that would be even worse than if, somehow, snakes were to be on a.. oh, let's say... a plane...
posted by WhipSmart at 11:18 AM on March 31, 2006


analogue, that was funny.
posted by purephase at 11:18 AM on March 31, 2006


Get that motherfuckin' snake out of my motherfuckin' SUV!!!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:19 AM on March 31, 2006


Sorry
posted by Bighappyfunhouse at 11:20 AM on March 31, 2006


I want to play, too. Here's mine.
posted by jefbla at 11:20 AM on March 31, 2006


Here's my angle.
posted by Staggering Jack at 11:20 AM on March 31, 2006


I don't think this is a viral marketing campaign by Chevrolet. I really don't think the company would voluntarily allow people to make such derisive and vitriolic ads just to get on Metafilter. So let's just enjoy this beautiful moment.
posted by mokey at 11:23 AM on March 31, 2006


If it's not too late...
posted by scrump at 11:23 AM on March 31, 2006


A popular stereotype...
posted by wendell at 11:28 AM on March 31, 2006


analogue, I loled.
posted by subaruwrx at 11:35 AM on March 31, 2006


Here's another.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:39 AM on March 31, 2006


Inspired by aladfar's comment: My commercial.
posted by Shoeburyness at 11:42 AM on March 31, 2006


One more
posted by Bighappyfunhouse at 11:47 AM on March 31, 2006


Now I'm just getting silly.
posted by wendell at 11:51 AM on March 31, 2006


robocop... I just noticed that typo...

damn...
posted by WhipSmart at 11:51 AM on March 31, 2006


All publicity is good publicity, in a sense.

Yes and all things in moderation, including moderation. All publicity is NOT good publicity. Would you say that all the attention being focused on, say, Barry Bonds has been good for his career (not trying to start a war here, just making a point).

And yes, I am a professional publicist.
posted by fenriq at 11:52 AM on March 31, 2006


Oh my goodness, teh gay one made me laugh out loud at work. So incredibly great.

You know, you would think (since this tool lets you enter text, right?) that the text of each-and-every-ad-posted would be send to an email box somewhere, and someone would be paid $8 an hour to sit there and click "approve" or "disapprove". Seriously.
posted by davejay at 11:54 AM on March 31, 2006


Here's a couple.
posted by blixco at 11:57 AM on March 31, 2006


One more from me.
posted by jefbla at 11:59 AM on March 31, 2006


ok, since you liked my first one so much, i went ahead and made another. last one. promise!
posted by analogue at 12:00 PM on March 31, 2006


That second one rocks, blixco.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 12:00 PM on March 31, 2006


Okay I'll play.
posted by WolfDaddy at 12:04 PM on March 31, 2006


jebla: much to my chagrin, yours was teh winnar
posted by analogue at 12:05 PM on March 31, 2006


Okay, here's mine.
posted by mokey at 12:10 PM on March 31, 2006


Web 2.0 at its finest!
posted by Thorzdad at 12:14 PM on March 31, 2006


Now, I kinda feel a bit dirty.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 12:14 PM on March 31, 2006


Now I'm just being bitter.
posted by scrump at 12:24 PM on March 31, 2006


Same tired crap (my try)
posted by chibikeandy at 12:25 PM on March 31, 2006


Just one more. It's keeping me from driving. That's good, right?
posted by WolfDaddy at 12:28 PM on March 31, 2006


for what it's worth.. mine
posted by analogue at 11:12 AM PST on March 31 [!]


Ahahaha, that was the funniest so far.

The ones that make me laugh the most arn't the overly environmental ones. And those are the ones that are going to be passed around the most.
posted by delmoi at 12:29 PM on March 31, 2006


All publicity is good publicity, in a sense.

Indeed.

It's amazing to see how willing folks are to join in a viral marketing scheme just to be cool.
posted by HTuttle at 12:32 PM on March 31, 2006


Am I cool now, HTuttle?!? Am I?!?! Huh?!?!

(seriously, it's just some fun. remember that? chill out.)
posted by NationalKato at 12:33 PM on March 31, 2006


Analogue, If I were Chevy I'd buy yours and put it on TV. Nice one.
posted by QuietDesperation at 12:35 PM on March 31, 2006


Last one from me.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:37 PM on March 31, 2006


Whoa. It's a veritable party in here!

Here's mine.
posted by MaxVonCretin at 12:44 PM on March 31, 2006


here's mine by the way.
posted by delmoi at 12:47 PM on March 31, 2006


It's amazing to see how willing folks are to join in a viral marketing scheme just to be cool.

HTuttle, if you want us pay attention to anything you say, then you need to put in the form of a Chevy Tahoe commercial. Thx.
posted by jefbla at 12:47 PM on March 31, 2006


The irony is, GM and Chevy are part of a group of car manufacturers that are actually making an effort to be kinder to the environment.

The Tahoe is one of their line of FlexFuel vehicles (they've been out a couple of years now,) that accept E85 ethanol -- a hybrid fuel made of 85% corn-based ethanol and 15% gasoline. FlexFuel vehicles can run on E85 ethanol, gasoline or any blend of both. GM's been running a campaign called "Live Green Go Yellow" which would probably be more successful if it had a little more publicity.

Chevy has said that the 2007 Tahoe gets better gas mileage and produces less air pollution than its predecessors although I'm not aware of any independent tests. Of course, it's still light-years ahead of the Hummerâ„¢. :)
posted by zarq at 12:49 PM on March 31, 2006


It's amazing to see how willing folks are to join in a viral marketing scheme just to be cool.
Wow, can you see the whole town from up there, or what?

I'm cooler than HTuttle. I am! I am! I am!
posted by scrump at 12:51 PM on March 31, 2006


It's amazing to see how willing folks are to join in a viral marketing scheme just to be cool.

That's nothing, I once contracted syphillis on a dare.
posted by sonofsamiam at 12:53 PM on March 31, 2006


I wanted to do one that mimiced the opening of The Shining, but I don't 1) remember enough of the opening and 2) want to get soo-ed.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 12:54 PM on March 31, 2006


I vote for justkevins.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 12:55 PM on March 31, 2006


Here's one that I made. Not nearly as good as blixco's, but hey, what can you do?
posted by Driusan at 12:59 PM on March 31, 2006


jefbla: HTuttle, if you want us pay attention to anything you say, then you need to put in the form of a Chevy Tahoe commercial. Thx.
Allow me to help translate.
posted by scrump at 12:59 PM on March 31, 2006


helarious scrump:
posted by delmoi at 1:02 PM on March 31, 2006


I'm LOLing at most of these. Almost all of them are Totally helarious.
posted by delmoi at 1:03 PM on March 31, 2006


I think delmoi won.
posted by dougunderscorenelso at 1:11 PM on March 31, 2006


The entries that have ended up here are the inevitable side effects of running such a competition, and they've done their best to insulate against it. - cillit bang

I dunno, they could have put them into some sort of approval queue so that they didn't instantly put up H&R Block commercials.
posted by raedyn at 1:14 PM on March 31, 2006


my favorites include

scrump,
MaxVonCretin,
I.R. Florence Henderson,
Analogue(again),
Jefbla,
wendell,
shoeburyness,
Staggering Jack,
Bighappyfunhouse,
Wendell,
analuge (the classic),

Etc.
posted by delmoi at 1:18 PM on March 31, 2006


This makes me very happy.
posted by mildred-pitt at 1:19 PM on March 31, 2006


*rejoices at all this goodness to explore*

ok, I can't do funny much, but here's my own quickie, and my own very pet peeve on the topic
posted by funambulist at 1:20 PM on March 31, 2006


Riffing on analogue's original brilliant idea: a second commercial in the "analogue" series.
posted by scrump at 1:26 PM on March 31, 2006


Last one from me.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:37 PM PST on March 31 [!]

teh wins.
posted by ninjew at 1:29 PM on March 31, 2006


*sigh*

That should be:

Riffing on analogue's original brilliant idea: a second commercial in the "analogue" series.
posted by scrump at 1:29 PM on March 31, 2006


d'oh messed up the link url. still the same tired crap
posted by chibikeandy at 1:36 PM on March 31, 2006


Ok, so I figured I'd play too
posted by ninjew at 1:42 PM on March 31, 2006


ninjew: this one's for you
posted by analogue at 1:50 PM on March 31, 2006


Heh, fark linked directly to this thread.
posted by delmoi at 1:51 PM on March 31, 2006


Help.
Me.

I.
Can't.
Stop.
posted by wendell at 2:03 PM on March 31, 2006


Piling on.
posted by ninjew at 2:14 PM on March 31, 2006


Thread 19
posted by cortex at 2:18 PM on March 31, 2006


Call this one Meta.
posted by wendell at 2:20 PM on March 31, 2006


Why, yes, I would like to beat a dead horse.
posted by box at 2:25 PM on March 31, 2006


Going back to the old, Apple II school.
posted by sonofsamiam at 2:28 PM on March 31, 2006


OK, I'm in.
posted by Galvatron at 2:31 PM on March 31, 2006


With apologies to cortex. I just remember lyrics better if there's visuals to go with them. Honest.

(sonofsamiam: hee hee)
posted by WolfDaddy at 2:37 PM on March 31, 2006


Ha!
posted by cortex at 2:41 PM on March 31, 2006


Galvatron++
posted by sonofsamiam at 2:42 PM on March 31, 2006


Ridicule. It's not just for car companies anymore.
posted by wendell at 2:55 PM on March 31, 2006


Ouch.
posted by raedyn at 3:01 PM on March 31, 2006


Just for the record, I think up above delmoi listed shoeburyness's ad as mine. Here's my take on it again.
posted by Staggering Jack at 3:04 PM on March 31, 2006


No, I don't think I'm feeling quite well. Why do you ask?
posted by Cironian at 3:07 PM on March 31, 2006


Mine's kind of odd.
Did anyone else think this track sounded like Har Mar Superstar?
posted by chococat at 3:18 PM on March 31, 2006


meta-obvious...
posted by funambulist at 3:21 PM on March 31, 2006


Crikey. There's another one of these. For Mastercard. if anyone cares...
posted by Decani at 3:22 PM on March 31, 2006


Since all the cool people are doing it.
posted by Dipsomaniac at 3:26 PM on March 31, 2006


Just for the record, I think up above delmoi listed shoeburyness's ad as mine. Here's my take on it again.

No, that one isn't mine-- not sure whose it is. The one under my name isn't mine either. Mine was more sunflowery and eco-smuggity.

Funambulist's was hysterical.
Chococat, that Har Mar guy looks to me like Davis Thewlis got chubby and got Ron Jeremy's haircut. Weirdness.
posted by Shoeburyness at 3:46 PM on March 31, 2006


Actually, I think it's kindof funny that everyone here assumes this isn't exactly what they had in mind. Hey, you are all talking about their product, aren't you?

Here's my contribution...

http://www.chevyapprentice.com/view.php?country=us&uniqueid=b2766c20-125f-1029-98eb-0013724ff5a7
posted by muppetboy at 3:47 PM on March 31, 2006



posted by muppetboy at 3:47 PM on March 31, 2006


Sorry, here's the link...
posted by muppetboy at 3:48 PM on March 31, 2006


Wendell wins
posted by haikuku at 3:51 PM on March 31, 2006


I have been compiling a list of these over here at Peak Oil.com but I hadn't made enough comments to post to the main page of metafilter - new it wouldn't be too long before it got on here though. How long before the site gets DDOSed, dya reckon?
posted by wildilocks at 4:08 PM on March 31, 2006 [1 favorite]


Those were great, wendell. And everyone else too.
posted by jb at 4:22 PM on March 31, 2006


Sniff..sniff..thank you Me-Fi I have missed you all so much. 1st post in a while and I lay down el senor stinka.

Todays Gold Ass award goes to me........me!

posted by Mr Bluesky at 4:27 PM on March 31, 2006


On a slightly different tangent: UNF UNF UNF
posted by chrominance at 4:40 PM on March 31, 2006


Sonofsamiam's is awesome.
posted by uni verse at 4:55 PM on March 31, 2006


I felt like I really needed to be agressive and direct. I want my ad to speak to people. I want people to get up out of their chairs and go to their nearest Chevy dealer and buy not one, but 2 Tahoes right this now, dammit! Click here.
posted by jefbla at 5:07 PM on March 31, 2006


No, Mr Bluesky, you are only runner-up for the Gold Ass award since I took your mistake and made it a commercial-length "haw haw".

But nothing I've contributed to this viral pile-on is more stoopid than this one.
posted by wendell at 5:12 PM on March 31, 2006


One more thing that's wrong with the way Chevy's doing it.
posted by wendell at 5:19 PM on March 31, 2006


No one said anything about my first one, so I made another one.
posted by purephase at 5:28 PM on March 31, 2006


I have nothing better to do.
REALLY. I have nothing better to do...
posted by wendell at 5:28 PM on March 31, 2006


Oh what the hell
posted by saraswati at 5:53 PM on March 31, 2006


OK. Had to try it. I was disappointed that it wouldn't let me post the entire two and a half hours that I created. Maybe on the DVD.
posted by Occams Hammer at 6:11 PM on March 31, 2006


It's amazing to see how willing folks are to join in a viral marketing scheme just to be cool.

It's amazing how predictably HTuttle tries to troll this site.

Why you so upset at people having fun HTuttle? You upset because you didn't get a chance to beat your wife today?
posted by I Love Tacos at 6:30 PM on March 31, 2006


One More. Seriously, I can stop anytime I want. Seriously.
posted by Occams Hammer at 6:36 PM on March 31, 2006


mine.
posted by quonsar at 7:22 PM on March 31, 2006


Hmmm, not quite sure this worked right.
posted by brain_drain at 8:05 PM on March 31, 2006


Wait, now I got it.
posted by brain_drain at 8:09 PM on March 31, 2006


Much fun
posted by y6y6y6 at 8:36 PM on March 31, 2006


After laughing for 20 minutes now, I can indeed say this is, by far, The Best Of The Web.
posted by SirOmega at 9:45 PM on March 31, 2006


I want to buy a Tahoe.
posted by insomnus at 10:22 PM on March 31, 2006


Honey, wheres my fuking Ta-Ho keys?
posted by Mr Bluesky at 10:50 PM on March 31, 2006


There is a Me-Fi God..and today I pay for all my snarky comments..sigh..good night cruel world!
posted by Mr Bluesky at 10:51 PM on March 31, 2006


Dang. My first one got yanked. Must be a filter on 'fuck'
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:45 AM on April 1, 2006


Die, humans!
posted by Fortyseven at 7:08 AM on April 1, 2006


Here's my theologically-themed paean to the Market God of American consumer/automobile culture.
posted by Buck Eschaton at 7:14 AM on April 1, 2006


Nice, Fortyseven. How'd you manage to get shortened clips on the "DIE! DIE! DIE!" part?
posted by Galvatron at 9:39 AM on April 1, 2006


Fourtseven's is worth the click, even if you seen a bunch of these.
posted by Mid at 10:21 AM on April 1, 2006


Momentarily I was feeling sorry the poor office grub Chevy would make watch all of the entries in order to judge them for the contest - then I read the Official rules and realized they can easily toss out whichever entries they want thanks to the wording. Of course, the theory is that someone is still going to have to watch them to tell which ones to toss out...
posted by batgrlHG at 10:46 AM on April 1, 2006


Darn it. I missed out.

:(
posted by troutfishing at 11:05 AM on April 1, 2006


Thanks, guys. :D

The shorter bits were the original length of that particular clip. Or at least that's how it seemed when I linked them together.

I bet it's almost worth the effort to try and extract the clips from the flash (probably .flv files) and doing something up in Vegas...hmm.
posted by Fortyseven at 12:17 PM on April 1, 2006


I didn't realize how damn funny some of you are.

And wendell, you need to start a humor site.
posted by Bugbread at 7:53 PM on April 1, 2006


Been there. Done that. Burned out.
posted by wendell at 8:41 PM on April 1, 2006


wendell : "Been there. Done that. Burned out."

I was about to say "Too bad", but your last update was...2 days ago? "Been there, done that." = "There now, doing that"
posted by Bugbread at 9:05 PM on April 1, 2006


Compared to my intended volume of humor content, the current output at wendellwit.com may be considered a sign of kidney failure, but thanks for the acknowledgement (and the excuse for another blatant plug).
and, I just updated two minutes after your comment on a totally unrelated subject...
posted by wendell at 9:16 PM on April 1, 2006


On the whole, I think wendell wins the ..uh.. prize.
posted by deborah at 8:31 PM on April 3, 2006


I just got a message on youtube from someone at ABC Nightline regarding an ad I uploaded - they're doing a piece on it tonight.
posted by thedaniel at 3:10 PM on April 4, 2006


!
posted by cortex at 3:12 PM on April 4, 2006


link?
posted by raedyn at 3:22 PM on April 4, 2006


The Nightline spot was short but metasweet.

Metafilter: 108 hours ahead of the rest of the world.
posted by HyperBlue at 9:06 PM on April 4, 2006


Winners announced Thursday in The Boardroom! Surely one of ours will be among them.
posted by brain_drain at 6:12 PM on April 25, 2006


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