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March 20, 2009 12:45 PM   Subscribe

Do Your Own Adventure with Sue Teller: Customizing Your Kicks & Making Mash-Ups. [Warning: Extremely Obvious Product Placement.]

A bit elderly-say-the-darndest-things with viral ad written all over it, but I still chuckled.

"I'm going to do a little design that I came up with when I was in the bathroom."
posted by defenestration (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
"meh"
posted by Catblack at 1:30 PM on March 20, 2009


No. See, if these were actual tutorials (e.g., if Sue Teller had actually explained how to do anything, or had actually even done anything) then this would have made my day, corporate sponsor or no.

But they clearly aren't, and she's just some actor, which makes the whole thing exploitive, in a "Hah! Just imagine if some [elderly woman / developmentally disabled man / foreigner] spoke like a hip white youth! That would be hilarious!" sort of way.
posted by Squid Voltaire at 1:38 PM on March 20, 2009


Squid Voltaire: "See, if these were actual tutorials (e.g., if Sue Teller had actually explained how to do anything, or had actually even done anything) then this would have made my day, corporate sponsor or no."

Agreed. Though, with that said, I still think there's some funny in there. I also don't find it to be particularly exploitative; she seems to get the overall joke, in my opinion, and part of what I liked about the whole thing is her dedication to shtick.
posted by defenestration at 1:43 PM on March 20, 2009


to the shtick
posted by defenestration at 1:47 PM on March 20, 2009


Kids, don't use a wood burning tool on anything that is going to give off ethyl methyl badshit. Or go ahead and wear a respirator.

Keep in mind that even natural materials are often dyed with something that can make the stupid stay.
posted by poe at 2:38 PM on March 20, 2009


which makes the whole thing exploitive

Also known as "acting"
posted by dhammond at 3:23 PM on March 20, 2009


She's super cute and she's rockin' the dry humor. I could watch classy charming grandmas like her do just about anything and smile. Nice spots.
posted by scrowdid at 3:13 AM on March 21, 2009


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