More often than not, man's attempts to clone itself through robotics has lead to the creation of unsettling, and downright creepy, automatons. So kudos to the folks at Old Spice, or at least its ad agency, for finding a way to hilariously embrace the Uncanny Valley through a series of commercials starring its newest…
I thought that the classic Old Spice "I'm on a horse" commercial was entirely made with green screens and video compositing. I was so wrong. This video shows that, for the most part, it was made with clever use of movable backdrops and camera work on a beach, in one single take.
Just from glancing at Twitter, the old adage that the "kids are our future" becomes pretty bleak, pretty fast. Thankfully, 11-year-old Quinn Sheeran has arrived to restore your faith in humanity with his brilliantly epic Rocky-theme-playing deodorant—all engineered by the kid himself.
Thanks Old Spice. You've provided countless thirty second chunks of entertainment with your recent commercials. And now a website dedicated to blowing things the hell up just to give us hard working web surfers a little bit of stress relief.
The Old Spice Guy's got a pretty good life, doesn't he? Smells great, makes us laugh, really good posture. But those amazing space-shifting commercials he stars in don't just happen by magic. Here's a behind the scenes look at how a go from a mountain to underwater to your fondest dreams, all in a single take. [Old…
What were the ten most-watched YouTube videos of 2010? If I had my way it would just be the Bed Intruder song on repeat. But! Here's how it actually played out.
Sleeping in R'lyeh under the sea for millennia is no excuse for smelling like mackerel and elements that don't exist in our star system. Allow the ever-debonair Cthulhu to shill you some shower goop that will leave you smelling Shoggoth-fresh.
You could argue that the Old Spice Guy's adventure in instant response was lightning in a bottle, that you'd be crazy to try to replicate it. But I've got faith that if anyone's up to the challenge, it's Conan O'Brien.
Isaiah Mustafa, the shirtless Old Spice guy, answers our question: "will anything surpass the loofah as the predominant body wash-applying technology?" And he does it in such a way that it doesn't even matter what his answer is. [YouTube]
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