Oct 30, 2008

Risky Business

I'm sure you've seen the new commercial for Guitar Hero World Tour by now. If you haven't, here...take a look:



It stars Alex Rodriguez (Madonna was hot back in the 80's), Tony Hawk (so was Skate-TV), Michael Phelps (is there a less charismatic pitchman than him?) and Kobe Bryant channeling Tom Cruise (without the tighty-whities, thank you very much) lip-syncing to Bob Seger.

Besides the fact that it turns into Clay Aiken's fantasy there at the end with all of them rolling around in their undies and button-downed Oxford shirts, did anyone else notice something funny about this ad? Hmmm?

Why do they have Tony Hawk wearing a helmet? A-Rod doesn't have a baseball bat or glove. Michael Phelps isn't wearing a swim cap and goggles. And Kobe isn't dressed as a rapist. Ahem.

But the makers of this commercial decide to put Tony Hawk in a helmet just so the audience knows that he is a skateboarder. I dunno. He's fairly popular. Did they think audiences weren't going to recognize him? So they go ahead and make him look like one of those retards who run around the playground hurting themselves. So much so that their parents make them wear a helmet at all times.

Way to go, Corky!

ELECTION STUFF: You absolutely have to go here and read all about Victoria Jackson's opinions on Barack Obama and the upcoming election. You may remember her from SNL or that X-Files episode she was in or from her stand-up in the 80's/90's. On the front page of her website she says that she doesn't want a political label. That's good. Because her arguments against Obama have nothing to do with politics and everything to do with religion. She goes as far as to claim that Obama "bears traits that resemble the anti- Christ and I'm scared to death that un- educated people will ignorantly vote him into office." Looks like she is still doing stand-up comedy to me! - Earl

20 comments:

hello haha narf said...

i thought they made him wear a helmet because he rode in on a skateboard and these days kids need a helmet to walk down the fucking street. probably afraid of a lawsuit if he was on a board without a helmet...

B.E. Earl said...

Becky - yeah, I know. But none of the other guys needed their "tools of the trade". Besides, I just like making retard jokes. Reason #1 why I am going to hell. Or why I ain't having any kids of my own. ;)

RW said...

There's a reason Victoria Jackson is largely forgotten.

"Barack Obama is a communist."

Did I just step into a time machine? W.T.F?

B.E. Earl said...

RW - Yeah, she just keeps bringing the comedy!

Slyde said...

i swear, i think you really WANT me to write "i cant see this video here at work" on every one of your posts....

i have not seen this commercial yet, but TIVO years ago attached it self to my life and i have not watched a commercial in about 9 years now...

Dr Zibbs said...

I was too distracted by how stupid Phelps looks when he's holding the guitar up. I'd hate to see the cuts that were trashed.

teeni said...

Oops. Funny thing is I knew about Tony Hawk from the Dogtown series but I probably wouldn't have recognized him. And to be honest, the helmet didn't/wouldn't have helped. LOL. The all look pretty gay in that ad though.

Bruce said...

I haven't seen the Guitar Hero advertisement (don't watch enough of the right TV I suppose) and I can't see the video on the web (damn blocking software), but I could see the Victoria Jackson Page.

Criminy, now I am really scared. I never thought the bitch was too bright, but it appears she has been totally brain-washed. Isn't this the same female that made the movie "Casual Sex"...and now she is Christian?

I won't be sleeping well the next few night, pondering how many of these loonies are out there....and that they might actually vote.

girlydigs said...

LMAO!! Your comment at the end about retards made my coffee come out of my nose! thanks :P


Girly

The Math Ninja said...

It helped having him in the helmet for me... I honestly wasn't sure who it was at first. I though maybe Lance Armstrong...then a buddy of mine informed me that I was wrong and that it was that skater-guy, Tony Hawk.

Faiqa said...

Victoria Jackson was never really that funny. Until now.

Heff said...

Victoria Jackson should be remembered for her blonde hair, and somewhat ample chesthams. Nothing more.

B.E. Earl said...

Slyde - Maybe you should do your blogging at home and not on the company's dime. Just sayin'.

Zibbs - Phelps may be a nice guy in real life, but he is just incredibly boring and lifeless on TV.

Teeni - Not that there is anything wrong with that! ;)

Bruce - Amazing how some people can take their faith and turn it into something incredible stupid. Stick with Hey-zoos, Victoria. He would have been more accepting of others.

Girly - Then I say "mission accomplished!"

Math Ninja - OK, maybe he isn't as recognizable as I thought. I just like a good retard joke, I guess. :)

Victoria - Now she is hilarious!

Heff - There you go. Agreed!

ajooja said...

What a nut job! It's unbelievable people like that exist.

Water Logged Canine said...

Wassup Earl?

Have you all seen the director's cut of this commercial yet? It's exactly the same, with the exception that at the end they all suck each other's dicks! Fiesta de limón!

I said it.

Holly Hall said...

Ya no, just as I am starting to feel like a real blogger and not some chick typing, I am being pulled away from the blogs I like.

Like yours.

I miss commenting.

that's all.

Well no, it's not.

Your blog is like a far away cousin that I got this whole idea from. Well, you and some other choice bloggers.

But, I miss commenting so that is what I am doing today, on your blog.

Go tighty whities!

Michelle J said...

Yes, what Holly said!!

Also, your blog is sort of like my long lost sister or something like that!!!

So, i need some pumpkin beer to go with my pumpkin icecream. I'm just saying!!

What up yo???

B.E. Earl said...

ajooja - and she is given a voice by the RNC. She is part of their campaign ad against Al Franken in Minnesota.

Holly/Michelle - It's all good. Comment when you want, and I'll do the same. That's how I roll. :)

Mr. Poopie said...

Sometimes professional athletes just need to say NO to more than just drugs.

elizabeth said...

LOL! I've never seen that!