Saturday, August 19, 2017
The ad says that cat people really love giving (whatever brand of) cat food to their cats. (We see the person making a dish of cat food, and then they turn into a big cat and start eating it themselves.) “Or sometimes they like to eat it themselves.”
Posted by Greg Medernach at 1:16 PM
I am probably not allowed to make this joke of an ad, but I’m going to anyway, because I think it would make a great ad campaign.
We open on a Jane Austin-style movie scenario, with everyone wearing Victorian outfits and speaking in an upper-class English accent, and a woman is being difficult to her beau, or her best friend, etc. (There would be a campaign of a few scenarios.), and then, when they get mad at her, she apologizes, saying her cramping is bothering her. Then the (female) announcer chimes in, saying: “Period drama? Try Midol!” Then we see the same people in current clothing, and everyone is getting along wonderfully. And the slogan is: “Midol makes your period drama disappear.”
Posted by Greg Medernach at 1:15 PM
It used to be, back in the 1930s through, embarrassingly, the 1950s, and even later (!), that when independent horror movie producers needed a monster, they’d turn to a man in a gorilla suit for their antagonist, or at least his henchprimate, rather than spend any money on anything else. (See: Robot Monster, 1953, and many others!) But in this age of post-Star Wars and CGI effects, sadly the man in a gorilla suit has become an endangered species.
We cannot allow the man in a gorilla suit to die out just because the current movie environment is hostile to such a species! Please give generously to the Men In Gorilla Suits Nature Preserve, where men in gorilla suits will be lovingly cared for in their natural environment: bad horror and sci-fi movie sets, with scantily-clad women constantly running away from them, and an endless craft service buffet.
You can make a difference today. Donate to the Men In Gorilla Suits Nature Preserve.
Posted by Greg Medernach at 12:45 PM
Shut your doors, hide under your beds, from the housebound horror of Avenging Architects!
Disgusted by continually seeing historic homes being demolished and replaced by McMansions, a consortium of the finest architects in Los Angeles has had enough, so they sell their souls to the devil for arcane black magic knowledge to get revenge against anyone who would so desecrate their designs and bulldoze their buildings. (Adding on an addition that doesn’t really work with the house’s predetermined architectural style is punishable only by a short bout with diarrhea or some skin burns or something: their real revenge is saved for those who would commit architectural atrocity!)
Building black magic spells into the foundations of the houses they design and build (Yes, I stole that from Game of Thrones, when Benjen Stark said the ice Wall has magic spells carved into its foundations.), anyone who bulldozes and replaces the homes is cursed, with anyone associated with replacing the houses with McMansions being doubly cursed. And then anyone who lives in the houses afterwards is cursed as well. And the only way to break the curse is to tear down the offending home and replace it with the original design. And when the original design is put back, the black magic curses write themselves into the foundations automatically, amazing the guys who lay the foundation and mix the cement.
(Historic homes being replaced with vulgar McMansions is one of L.A.’s top eyesore and historical issues. So I think it deserves a horror film to warn people against the practice. Don’t you think so?)
Posted by Greg Medernach at 12:32 PM
You’ll shake on the floor with terror when you see Subwoofer: The Horror Movie!
In an apartment somewhere in Los Angeles, a mild-mannered religion professor lives constantly annoyed by the subwoofer of his upstairs (or downstairs, or next door: bass does not discriminate against who it annoys, or who uses it to annoy others!). Driven too far by the bass drivers in his neighbor’s apartment, he carelessly says he’ll do anything, worship anyone, sell his soul if necessary, to make the subwoofer stop. And just then, he’s possessed by a demon who turns him into a Satanist who performs black masses so loud and terrifying, but heard only by the subwoofer-wielding neighbor, that said neighbor must come and confront him. And once the neighbor has done so, the possessed Satanist guy yanks him into the apartment and sacrifices him to Satan, with his soul forever damned to hear booming bass forever and ever as if from a subwoofer through an apartment floor (or ceiling), driving him insane! And as if that’s not bad enough, his de-fleshed and de-brained head (and let’s be honest, ‘his’ head, because most of the people driving their neighbors crazy in apartment buildings are men, especially young men, because young men are inherently selfish and rebellious creatures who don’t know what it’s like to live on the other end of their behavior yet) is filled with black magic spells and sealed into his own subwoofer, which is then donated to a Goodwill to be sold.
A few months later, we see a nice young couple buy our now cursed subwoofer, along with its accompanying sound system, for a great price (it’s a really good one, so they’re stoked, or so they think, for now…!), and they move into an apartment building. And you can probably guess what happens next. Yes, every time they go to bed, the subwoofer turns on and thumps them awake. Also, they keep getting complaints from their neighbors and landlords about their subwoofer when it’s not even on. And everyone who complains about the subwoofer dies in horrifying ways, their soul sent to Satan to join in the subwoofer hell of the original owner, lorded over by a bass-booming Baphomet. And pretty soon, the Satanic subwoofer takes on a life of its own, pumping pernicious pounding in perpetuity, causing all who hear it to be murdered, tortured and damned by a Satanic subsonic sound wave!
How can it be stopped? You’ll have to wait until you see Subwoofer: The Horror Movie!
(Can you tell I just saw Annabelle: Creation? For me, the most frightening part of that very scary movie was imagining my subwoofer-armed neighbors watching this movie at home when I’m trying to sleep or when I have a headache! It’s very bass-heavy jump-scary. And I though Insidious had a way too loud jump scare soundtrack! Yeesh!)
(Can you also tell a neighbor is driving me crazy with a new subwoofer?)
New from Avenge Audio, it’s the Subsonic Ceiling Subwoofer, the ceiling-mounted subwoofer to get revenge against upstairs neighbors who drive you crazy with their subwoofer and make your home an unpleasant place to be!
Here’s how it works: Simply screw mount the unit to the ceiling, turn it on, and watch the magic happen! The Subsonic Ceiling Subwoofer sends an endless series of deeply resonant tones at just the right frequencies to shake and pound your neighbor’s floor and drive them crazy, but you won’t hear a thing (except for your annoying neighbor’s cries of frustration)! And when they ask you to turn it down and promise to stop their subwoofer too, you’ll know it was money well spent! But keep it going anyway, just to get revenge!