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A hunter shoots a bear
September 3, 2010 7:53 AM   Subscribe

A hunter shoots a bear.
posted by swift (60 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Kind of interesting, but also a blatant advertisement on MetaFilter for a brand of white-out.
posted by KokuRyu at 7:58 AM on September 3, 2010


Good job, marketer. You just tricked me into watching a lame ad.
posted by atrazine at 7:58 AM on September 3, 2010


Well "kisses" was just amazing. From there it was just a short leap to "Error #404, Request not found."
posted by hermitosis at 7:58 AM on September 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


That's pretty clever marketing, though. Is there not a point where an advert becomes interesting because it is something that breaks boundaries? The advert style and execution is worthy of note, rather than just "Oh it's an advert...*dismiss*".
posted by Brockles at 8:00 AM on September 3, 2010


Oh, Pepsi Blue-out!

Did I do it right?


That said, it is a well-done ad.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:01 AM on September 3, 2010


Except this boundary's already been broken.

Subservient Chicken
posted by waitingtoderail at 8:02 AM on September 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


'milks' didn't work, so what's the point?
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 8:07 AM on September 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


A hunter accidentally the whole viral.
posted by ardgedee at 8:08 AM on September 3, 2010


> 'milks' didn't work, so what's the point?

Huh, that's what I said.
posted by nola at 8:12 AM on September 3, 2010


Scribblenauts this ain't!
posted by ReeMonster at 8:15 AM on September 3, 2010


The fact that "fucks" works actually sort of redeems it.
posted by atrazine at 8:16 AM on September 3, 2010 [10 favorites]


Whatever this is, it won't load for me. I'm seeing an iframe from an IP address and something about "alternative content" in the iframe. Is this a new thing with YouTube, serving up stuff in iframes from external sites?
posted by Gator at 8:17 AM on September 3, 2010


Amazingly, "holds up an Error #404 sign with" actually works. They thought of everything!
posted by oulipian at 8:18 AM on September 3, 2010 [4 favorites]


The fact that "fucks" works actually sort of redeems it.

OK, I tried being less vulgate, and kept getting 404. So I typed in your suggestion. It seemed to me to get the actor and acted upon reversed. I would say that despite the Parental Advisory, it was the Bear Fucks a Hunter.
posted by beelzbubba at 8:22 AM on September 3, 2010


Isn't the hunter the same guy who tried to get me to inspect pantyliners yesterday?
posted by thusspakeparanoia at 8:22 AM on September 3, 2010 [3 favorites]


Some day it will be the non-viral FPPs that are the exception.
posted by DU at 8:25 AM on September 3, 2010


So far, these work:

Tipp-Ex
fucks
sings to
kisses
paints
shoots
loves
marries
cooks
has sex
kick
plays football
lifts
farts
posted by zarq at 8:26 AM on September 3, 2010


feeds
eats
posted by zarq at 8:30 AM on September 3, 2010


...
dances
hiphop
...
posted by DanCall at 8:32 AM on September 3, 2010


This blog entry lists 39 different responses, as well as which ones give 404's
posted by zarq at 8:32 AM on September 3, 2010


hugs
posted by ReeMonster at 8:32 AM on September 3, 2010


"wrestles" also works but was disappointing.
posted by pyrex at 8:39 AM on September 3, 2010


OK, I tried being less vulgate, and kept getting 404. So I typed in your suggestion.

"Shags" also works.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:43 AM on September 3, 2010


I typed "laghes at" because I'm really tired and it ate a stuffed bear.

I can this one a win.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:53 AM on September 3, 2010


"is mocked by" works a treat.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:55 AM on September 3, 2010


tickles
plays with
posted by nushustu at 9:00 AM on September 3, 2010


My NoScript prevented the video from loading - it comes from somewhere other than YouTube. Ha! I foiled you, you-think-you-are-so-smart-you-wrap-internet-content-in-pointlessly-complex-ways, Mr. Marketing Man.
posted by Xoebe at 9:03 AM on September 3, 2010


I rather liked "is".
posted by pemberkins at 9:07 AM on September 3, 2010


tickles

And they even did it like that kitten video -- awesome.
posted by inigo2 at 9:11 AM on September 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


i was sad that "saves" wasn't an option, because i knew hunters in north carolina, usa, that would track bears to shoo them away from other, meaner, hunters.
posted by eustatic at 9:11 AM on September 3, 2010


"pwns" works as well.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 9:17 AM on September 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


I typed "sexes up" and there was a bear doing something nasty to a hunter with a big Parental Advisory blocking out the, ahem...action.
posted by winks007 at 9:22 AM on September 3, 2010


You didn't come here to hunt, did you?
posted by mkb at 9:24 AM on September 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


People still use white out?
posted by monospace at 9:30 AM on September 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


People still use white out?

Sure, for official documents that people have already signed (and therefor would be a pain to printout and get signed again), or when you have a document that you need a copy of, but certain information should not be shown with. This was the case where I had the list of job positions and who was filling them in our public notebook, but when I made a copy, I had to whiteout the social security numbers on the copy and then copy again.
posted by Lord Chancellor at 9:55 AM on September 3, 2010


I agree with monospace - I do not think advertising will increase the sales of whiteout - unless they are concentrating their sales in places that are located in 1950 .Typewriter supply ads on the Internet makes me want to say anachronism - but I am fighting the urge .

How about an ad for the backspace key ?
posted by epjr at 9:55 AM on September 3, 2010


"high-fives" is pretty cute.
posted by bewilderbeast at 9:56 AM on September 3, 2010


Sure, for official documents that people have already signed

Wait, so I signed a document and then you use white out to change what I just signed?
posted by monospace at 9:59 AM on September 3, 2010


Hmmm, my post was somewhat disjointed, but the entire point is even in the age of the computer, a good whiteout sees a lot of office use.
posted by Lord Chancellor at 10:00 AM on September 3, 2010


It's Wite-Out, people.
posted by swift at 10:03 AM on September 3, 2010


Wait, so I signed a document and then you use white out to change what I just signed?

Pretty much 100% of my use of liquid correctives has been for fraudulent purposes.
posted by mrgrimm at 10:04 AM on September 3, 2010 [3 favorites]


I know some dads who will be terribly amused by this.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:09 AM on September 3, 2010


'has tea with'
and
'has a beer with'
and
'runs from'
all don't make any sense to me.
'tickles' is the clear winner.
posted by Acari at 10:15 AM on September 3, 2010


I confess that I laughed out loud at "lights the fart of."
posted by Short Attention Sp at 10:17 AM on September 3, 2010


pokes (fucks)
eats
games
draws (paints)
runs
slugs (?)
jumps
posted by armisme at 10:18 AM on September 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


I was disappointed to get 404s for "evangelizes" and "proselytizes". Erases works, though.
posted by norm at 10:24 AM on September 3, 2010


Argh the volume control on the fake youtube video was fake as well and when it autoplayed it blew my head off.
posted by ArmyOfKittens at 10:30 AM on September 3, 2010


I like the updated take on Subservient Chicken, mixed with the out-of-bounds YouTube format, but this is a major grammar fail. It looks for a verb and doesn't care if it's transitive or not, and often completely ignores that the hunter is the actor, not the bear. The fill-in-the-blank construct means you have to resort to awkward "[verb] the [noun] of" phrasing. Sometimes it assumes awkward phrasing where none is necessary (try "watches" to see "watches TV with"). Even simple one-word entries have to be in third-person present tense, which just feels odd for this sort of thing.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 10:35 AM on September 3, 2010


I love stuff like this. Advertising is never going to go away, may as well make it suck less for everyone as much as possible. This is a creative way to sell whiteout.
posted by windbox at 10:36 AM on September 3, 2010


It's Wite-Out, people.

which, iirc, was invented by Mike Nesmith's mom. Of the Monkees. Yep, that Mike Nesmith.

Aha...she invented Liquid Paper! The other Wite meat.
posted by beelzbubba at 10:37 AM on September 3, 2010




um, while I don't think this is "funny" :

1) I thought this post was funny , and the idea of witeout in 2010 funny
2) Next I go to my Google reader - which offered a new "service" called "play"
3) The first picture was this older lady using witeout on a computer screen.

4) Then I thought I should close the loop by posting it here , because it is creepy and I wanted it to be recorded somewhere in case I disappear .

(those calls are coming from inside the house - get out !)
posted by epjr at 10:50 AM on September 3, 2010


http://i1.2photo.ru/medium/m/2/317614.jpg
posted by epjr at 10:56 AM on September 3, 2010


Funny...I still don't know the name of the white-out type product.
posted by nosila at 12:35 PM on September 3, 2010


Greg_Ace [ wishes he had ignored ] the Link in This Post.
posted by Greg_Ace at 1:08 PM on September 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is a great ad. For getting fucked by a bear.
posted by hellbient at 1:14 PM on September 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


tricks
posted by mistersquid at 8:37 PM on September 3, 2010


An edgy and hip ad for white-out... they sure nailed that demographic!
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:43 PM on September 3, 2010


"Undresses" works too.
posted by archagon at 11:20 PM on September 3, 2010


smokes out
drinks with
posted by Marla Singer at 3:01 AM on September 4, 2010


calls (or rings/phones)
posted by Marla Singer at 3:24 AM on September 4, 2010


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