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Friday, May 27, 2005

Not Subtle and Not Funny

I had a bad sciatica attack this week so I remembered the TV ad I'd like to submit to the makers of Aleve. My idea for Arroz Con Pollo Pops didn't fly but this one will work.

It's based on the 1975 Al Pacino film Dog Day Afternoon, in which Al robs a bank to get money for his boyfriend's sex change operation. It's a true story too. You can't make this stuff up. I mean, you could, but why would you want to, especially since it's true.

The commercial opens with Al, as Sonny Wortzik, screaming not "Attica! Attica! Attica!" but "Sciatica! Sciatica! Sciatica!". Then an actor made up like Huggy Bear is blue-screened into the crowd and he screams "Give the brother some relief!" The crowd concurs. Next an arm extends from the left holding a bottle of Aleve and two tablets are dropped in to the hand of what's supposed to be Al Pacino. He yells "Ooh-Rah!" Then they show a scene of Al looking rested and he says "Oh, that's the stuff! Let's go home." The crowd cheers, a lot. THE END.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Ish said...

Utlimately, the Attica Rebellion is about us

Yeah, if "Us" is a bunch of stone psychopaths. I'm old, OLD I tell ya, and I remember the Attica rebellion. Remember reading a report of the police watching the cons burn a guy's eyes out with an oxyacetylene torch because he was supposed to be a snitch - they couldn't get to him to save him. People don't do stuff like that because of "overcrowding, cruel gaurds, blah blah blah". Just more liberal clap-trap.
I didn't read the whole thing but some of the deaths were due to inmates getting high on the drugs they got when they broke into the infirmary - and miss-calculating the dosages.

All the anarchists should have to take a course on what happens when the fiends are set free and there are no police or government to protect the weak.

Good luck with the back.

6:44 AM

 
Blogger Eric said...

Great commercial, provided someone still gets popped in the head at the end

6:28 AM

 

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