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July 21, 2007 7:31 PM   Subscribe

WTF[triple youtube links with more goopy goodness in the related videos section]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts (42 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
The reason these are crappy ads is because, while you remember the brand, you have no desire to actually consume the product.
posted by Pastabagel at 7:37 PM on July 21, 2007


Huh? So Elmo, Beavis and Butthead pulled a train on Barney the Purple Fucking Dinosaur, and this is the unholy lovechild?
posted by FelliniBlank at 7:40 PM on July 21, 2007 [2 favorites]


The vibrant, viscous, dripping, dayglo orange fluid doesn't fill you with curiosity? Weird.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 7:40 PM on July 21, 2007


What the ever-living fuck was that supposed to be about?
posted by empath at 7:41 PM on July 21, 2007


I believe these are ads for Canadian convenience store, Mac's new frosty beverage product.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 7:43 PM on July 21, 2007


Ads for Mac's are proof that Canadia does more drugs than the US and possibly the world.
posted by blixco at 7:43 PM on July 21, 2007


The vibrant, viscous, dripping, dayglo orange fluid doesn't fill you with curiosity? Weird.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 10:40 PM on July 21


It looked like the girls were drinking Mr. Tree's urine, so no, not so much.

For the uninitiated, WTF is some stupid drink at a Canadian convenience store, judging by the youtube comments.
posted by Pastabagel at 7:44 PM on July 21, 2007


Okay, so these are television ads? I'm surprised, I thought they were lame virals.
posted by delmoi at 7:45 PM on July 21, 2007


Those are on regular television there?
posted by empath at 7:45 PM on July 21, 2007


These are indeed tv commercials here in Canadia. I suppose this is a Pepsi Blue post, but the youtube links are pretty awesome in their own weird way.
posted by KokuRyu at 7:53 PM on July 21, 2007


Awesome. Frosters aren't new, they've always been the Mac's equivalent of Slurpees. This summer they've adopted ad ad campaign that uses a lot of 'net acronyms. They're using STFU to stand for "Suck The Froster Up".
posted by chudmonkey at 8:02 PM on July 21, 2007


I'm guessing WTF is supposed to mean "Want The Froster" now.
posted by chudmonkey at 8:04 PM on July 21, 2007


Mac's Convenience Stores
posted by blue_beetle at 8:05 PM on July 21, 2007


Man, that is great advertising. I wish America had beverages made out of puppet blood.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 8:09 PM on July 21, 2007 [3 favorites]


Awesome ads. Though the cat with the beret was a way better mascot.
posted by Alex404 at 8:09 PM on July 21, 2007


Oh, in the name of all that is holy, is this another of those totally freakifying Mac's Convenience Store ads? A palomino posted a bunch of those elsewhere, and, I mean, yeah, props for being light-years more creative than any conceivable American commercials [cough, damning with faint praise], but I'm not sure I'll ever be able to ingest orange juice, orange pop, orange sherbet or so much as a a fucking creamsicle again without experiencing a screaming PTSD flashback.

The robot one especially [shudder]
posted by FelliniBlank at 8:11 PM on July 21, 2007


They're working. I saw the ads here, and went and got a Froster.
posted by chudmonkey at 8:13 PM on July 21, 2007


The aforementioned robot, eeeeew.
posted by FelliniBlank at 8:14 PM on July 21, 2007


I don't think they are on television, the logo in the lower left is outside of the safe title area so it would not be visible on most screens. There virals from the ad agency bos in Toronto, there's more too.
posted by phirleh at 8:16 PM on July 21, 2007


Watched the second one, and then the third. Impression: trying way too hard. The fun thing is then moving on to the first link and expecting more puppets. Hmm.

Man, I miss frosters/slurpees. For about 2 solid months, I'd see a 7-eleven or Circle K in Japan and say "hey, maybe this one has slurpees." Nope.

Thanks for this, Cat Pie. I've been trying to remember that "now you've got the shivers" step by step for quite a while now.
posted by dreamsign at 8:19 PM on July 21, 2007


On 2nd watching, I missed the orange puppet screaming "WHY? WHY?!" the first time around, so it gets a few extra points from me.
posted by dreamsign at 8:22 PM on July 21, 2007


I missed the robot one. That sealed the deal. First chance I get, I'm heading north, and I'm going to make sweet love to Canada. I'll even sleep in the orange spot.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 8:25 PM on July 21, 2007


Cleanser.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:33 PM on July 21, 2007 [3 favorites]


It is now my life dream to suck the frosty orange lifeblood from the trunk of a stuffed elaphantoid.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 8:42 PM on July 21, 2007 [1 favorite]


Yep, it's a web-only ad campaign...
posted by wendell at 8:43 PM on July 21, 2007


"Nighty-night, Tickles" - ROFL. That's going to haunt my dreams. But are you supposed to laugh in nightmares?
posted by katillathehun at 8:48 PM on July 21, 2007


Shouldn't that "W" be noted as not safe for work????
posted by The Deej at 8:48 PM on July 21, 2007


So these "frosters" are robot ejaculate, hm? That's one hell of an ad campaign, that's for sure.
posted by puke & cry at 9:28 PM on July 21, 2007


I have to say that if I were back in Canada, I'd certainly buy one of these to try it and if I at all liked it, I'd get it again.

I'm a sucker for crazy creativity.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 10:06 PM on July 21, 2007


dreamsign: Man, I miss frosters/slurpees. For about 2 solid months, I'd see a 7-eleven or Circle K in Japan and say "hey, maybe this one has slurpees." Nope.

Hear you. A couple of places in the town I lived had Sofrozen, which was a nice treat on a hot day, but there are only a couple of flavors (Melon??? That flavor alone deserves a WTF) and the cups are rather small. And Sofrozen is rarely sold at convenience stores in Japan, which is rather inconvenient on a 105 degree day.

I toyed with leasing a Sofrozen machine to put in the little school we ran, for the students (and for me). But my wife nixed the idea.
posted by KokuRyu at 10:10 PM on July 21, 2007


WHAT.
THE.
FROSTER.
MAC'S?
posted by dhartung at 10:16 PM on July 21, 2007


I think I just learned from the youtube comments that Canadian convenience stores are sometimes known as couche-tards?
posted by peep at 10:31 PM on July 21, 2007


"couche-tard" = "night owl". The general word you're looking for is dépanneur. Couche-tard is a chain of convenience stores in Quebec.
posted by dreamsign at 11:18 PM on July 21, 2007 [1 favorite]


why does every clip involve violent death?
posted by lightweight at 12:01 AM on July 22, 2007


Oh, and the parent company owns Mac's. hence the owl.
posted by dreamsign at 12:02 AM on July 22, 2007


only a little death in the robot clip, lightweight.
posted by dreamsign at 12:02 AM on July 22, 2007 [2 favorites]


Wow, there's a lot of them. Definitely worth checking out the page that phirleh linked to. This so far is my favorite.
posted by dreamsign at 12:19 AM on July 22, 2007


The second reminds me off that short movie, Rejected.

Now I'm even more confused dreamsign! It is chicken juice? Juice to be drunk with chicken? Fat man love butter?
posted by oxford blue at 2:23 AM on July 22, 2007


I thought this effort from NZ wasn't bad
posted by mattoxic at 5:42 AM on July 22, 2007


I've learned to say "hello" in Aramhaic, Ga and Serbo-croatian thanks to the lovely folks who work at my Mac's (17th and 17th SW, Calgary). Bananas are 98 cents EACH though.
posted by ethnomethodologist at 11:02 AM on July 22, 2007


I have never wanted a slushie less in my life.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:56 PM on July 22, 2007


God, I think I'm on a chicken-man-a-day habit.

Can someone drive me while I go through withdrawal?
posted by dreamsign at 6:19 AM on July 23, 2007


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