Saturday, April 07, 2007

in the words of bob fife “lame” and “crappy” ads…the story behind the “price is right” and “money” ads

to say the least it has been an interesting week in the political blogging and youtube world.

so here is the story of the “price is right” and “money” ads.

over the weekend i got word cherniak was looking for liberal ads. most of the time i don’t take jason seriously, nor do i agree with his opinions or analysis of day to day issues. however, i did think he was onto something with the youtube vids. so... i sat in my underpants, with my laptop, on my bed drinking beer and made two ads on windows movie maker. nothing special…

anyways…

i was quite shocked the day after i posted the “price is right” and “money” ads on youtube that they appeared on canada am and in a feature piece that was printed on the front page of the globe and mail.

that morning my roommate and i almost laughed ourselves stupid watching the canada am clip, over and over again on the ctv website. honestly, i didn’t think more then 10 people would watch either of these things or take them seriously because they are “crappy” and ”lame”.

the above being said i felt that someone should make an ad that was saying what everyone should be hearing – harper is using tax payer money to bribe one sect of society (middle class families) into electing him a majority— it is so blatant that im surprised other canadians aren’t outraged.

as for bob fife… well he is right a lot of these ads that are out there are lame. however, i wish fife would do research before he opens his mouth. this is not the first time i have heard him gaff. just for the record… i was not instructed nor hired/paid by the party to create ads. if i was i probably would have put a little more effort into them.

in closing this week has been an example of the power of the internet. in less then a day these two videos got people talking, they got the media talking and they got bloggers talking. i think its important that we continue to make these ads regardless of the overall quality. remember this is canada and as long as we have the right to the freedom of expression and speech we should exercise that right.

thats the story … and if you have no idea what im talking about you can watch the ads here and here... enjoy and keep on youtubing...

6 Comments:

At 8:03 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched the ads and, as a Tory supporter, I have to say that they didn't really bother me. I sincerely doubt that they will have much effect. What are they accusing Harper of? ... spending taxpayers money ... ooooh, scary!

 
At 10:18 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not bad, considering Harper spent millions for his pathetic ads. For professionals, Harper's ad were really bad.

Anon. 8:03 sounds really childish don't you think?

 
At 10:27 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should write your story to Bob Fife - make him responsible for his usual bad reporting.

I find it odd that no one is talking about Fife's anger about Harper and the RCMP issue. He was on a roll with that and yet everyone is talking about the ads.

 
At 12:15 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"i sat in my underpants, with my laptop, on my bed drinking beer and made two ads on windows movie maker. nothing special…"

You forgot to mention the popcorn...

 
At 6:19 PM , Blogger Prairie Kid said...

The Apprentice spent millions on royalties to the rights for the song "Money". And you didn't.

Interesting?

 
At 10:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Prairie Kid, The Apprentice paid to have the ad hosted on television in the hopes of the ad getting them a financial payoff by viewers tuning into the show. His didn't.

 

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