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Konsti


Konsti

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Location: vineyards, Vienna, Austria

Total posts: 785
Posted:ok
there i was, all nicely cuddled up in my bed. Its 4 in the morning and i really should sleep but that documentary on first world war submarines is just too interesting to miss (yes im a history geek). so eventually the commercials come on and i start zapping. so i get to this channel that seems to play infomercials all day and all night long. So they have the newest of the new contraptions that will make you loose weight by sitting around on your arse all day eating cake and watching telly. It was called the sauna belt, i think. And what do i see? A slim, good lookin woman standing there, wearing that sauna belt (why on earth does SHE need it?), spinning a steady 2-beat weave with lit firechains.
im serious. it was really bizzare. she had that huge fake smile plastered all over her face. I think she was looking for the facial expression for loosing weight but failed miserably..........

why on earth would they put poi into an infomercial? Is that what slim people do? why do informercials exist? why do people believe that you can loose weight by wearing a belt that will heat them up and give them a rash?

people are strange

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NOn


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Location: ffidrac

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Posted:umm that does indeed sound like the most bizarre object to be associated with poi.... the ad-man must've been having a funny day....

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......... i don't get it, i just don't get it, how in hell does heating up your waist help you lose weight? water yes, i get that, but....... maybe having a hot belly puts you off eating?... *needs utterly baffled looking smiley*


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duballstar
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

duballstar

slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay

Total posts: 2216
Posted:has anyone seen that new Golf GTI advert with the liquid dancing fred astaire? as adeverts go it's pretty damn cool. cool anyone know who they got to do it?

It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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Borath


Borath

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Location: Cheltenham, England

Total posts: 64
Posted:Don't know who did it but I sure want to shake their hand! One of the best adverts I've seen in a long time. Always makes me grin,.

I can't be evil; I'm wearing pink.

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Pasta of Muppets
Location: in the interwebs...

Total posts: 2719
Posted:I think the GTI ad is CGI on motion capture. Some of the movements are a bit patchy...

By the way, the next show I'm doing is Singin in the Rain!!


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myco
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

myco


Location: melbourne, victoria, australia

Total posts: 2084
Posted:tv gives me the sh!ts, ads give me the sh!ts, fake plastic smiles give me the sh!ts, i've lost quite a bit of weight since reading this thread. biggrin

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Wonder Monkey
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Wonder Monkey

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Location: Chelmsford, Essex

Total posts: 121
Posted:ubblol biggrin ubblol biggrin ubblol biggrin

The Citroen C4 advert rocks my kasbah.

Transformers are the coolest bounce

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:the new nike advert - that girl eek


cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Posted:Im not a fan of the nike advert as I dont think she is that good.

Hell yeah, she's miles better than I am, but Im sure I have seen many other breakdancers/ liquidizers who would put her to shame. Which seems a bit wierd that Nike would go for second best... confused

Oh the Golf advert is pure genius.. I saw it yesterday for the first time, and my jaw dropped. My housemate thought it was for GAP first of all. eek ubblove


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Glåss
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Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 2523
Posted:the singing in the rain is here, i don't see CGI
http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-video/Media/video/2005/01/27/golfgti.mov
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CGI Honda car ad, I have, good quality
I can mail it to people who are desperate, but its online in lots of places so dig around first

Nike anyone know where its online?


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Dr_Molly


Dr_Molly

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Location: Away from home

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Posted:Written by: SKY NEWS

"One of the most famous classic Hollywood movie scenes has been given a very modern twist. With the help of some clever computer effects, Gene Kelly's memorable dance sequence in Singin' In The Rain has been updated so that the star now appears to be Breakdancin' In The Rain.

And it's all thanks to a car advert for the new Volkswagen Golf GTi. Having received permission from the Gene Kelly Foundation, the makers of the advert set about transforming the original scene.

For the backdrop to remain the same replica streets were built, and the ad makers used break dancers and body poppers to create the moves and follow the same route Kelly takes in the 1952 film.

Kelly's face was then superimposed and a new remixed soundtrack by dance music duo Mint Royale was added.

A Volkswagen spokeswoman said: "The idea behind the commercial is all about the fact that the new Golf GTI is the original Mk I, but updated for 2005. The latest Golf is seen as a classic and iconic car and we really wanted to show that in a very unusual and memorable way."



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nearly_all_gone
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nearly_all_gone

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Location: Southampton

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Posted:Written by: coleman

the new nike advert - that girl eek


cole. x



Not a fan of girls who could probably lift me over there head, spin me around and chuck me over the horizon, popeye style


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duballstar
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

duballstar

slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay

Total posts: 2216
Posted:i like the nike one... an when it came on we all had a good laugh about how such a thing might appeal to nike's huge 'sportswear enthusiat' market... ubblol

It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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Havokist
BRONZE Member since Dec 2004

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Location: Manchester

Total posts: 2530
Posted:a guy in america got a few million off Citroen, for the main fact that his car didn't get up and start dancing tongue ubblol

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Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams;
We are the movers and shakers of the world for ever, it seems.

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:Written by: Glss


the singing in the rain is here, i don't see CGI

http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-video/Media/video/2005/01/27/golfgti.mov
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drew - my random find for today is:



that the guy they used for motion capture for the golf advert was none other than... elsewhere smile



the link my peoples



who knew?





cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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Pigeon_Wigeon
BRONZE Member since Dec 2004

Pigeon_Wigeon

Say what?
Location: Surrey/Portsmouth

Total posts: 4760
Posted:I love that Citroen advert more than anything!! I so wish my car would dance *pokes Rufus* dance my pretty dance...nope...maybe I should buy a Citroen.... hmmm! The nike girl scares me somewhat... but the singing in the rain is quality!! And beats Linda Barker and her stupid stupid stupid adverts... GRRRR!!!

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Sakura_Moon


Sakura_Moon

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Location: Wonderland igloo, Vic, Austral...

Total posts: 1803
Posted:I KNOW WHY THEY PUT POI ON THAT INFOMERCIAL!
heheheh i'm smart. People who dont firetwirl are intrigued by it - it looks sexy.
Sticking this chick with poi on an infomercial will look sexy to them and show them jsut how sexy they can be if they buy their cheezy product...its liek say "look at thye life you can have if you buy our expensive, overrated product"
And i'm done....off to my ab swing...


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Loving you from the deepest part of my loins.


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