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Debbie Harry hawking Sara Lee French bread in 1980s TV commercial
07.03.2014
06:20 am

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Advertising
Punk

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Debbie Harry
commercial


 
I’ve been waiting forever to find high quality video of this commercial! I set a Google alert for it, because it is my absolute favorite punk rock non sequitur, and it’s just too absurd to be viewed with inferior video. It was just uploaded by what appears to be a Harvard square gay bar called Videodrome Discothèque—perhaps a nod to Debbie’s performance in Cronenberg’s Videodrome? Not for the last time am I thanking a gay bar for its contribution to the world!

Before you get all huffy, I post Debbie Harry selling French bread not to mock or disdain her, but to show our faithful readers what an insanely sexy person she is. She freaking unsheathes a loaf of Sara Lee bread and with a series of advantageous close-ups (she absolutely works the camera), she somehow actually convinces me I want to buy Sara Lee French bread! A product which I know to be crummy! Such is the power of Debbie Harry! 

Her foray into domestic product endorsement reminds me of my favorite Debbie Harry quote:

“I could be a housewife… I guess I’ve vacuumed a couple of times.”

A woman after my own heart.
 

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Inception Memorex: VHS tape commercial from 1982
08.02.2011
11:12 am

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Amusing

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commercial
VHS
Inception
Memorex


 
Is it live, or is it Memorex? We must dig deeper.
 

 
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Inception Orange

(via IHC)

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Breathtaking 90 second TV commercial
07.26.2011
10:34 pm

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Advertorial
Movies

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Guinness
commercial
Jonathan Glazer


 
This Guinness commercial is a decade old but I just discovered it. I don’t think it ever aired on television outside of the United Kingdom. It may be new to some of you as well.

It’s brilliantly directed by Jonathan Glazer who has also done outstanding videos for Nick Cave, Radiohead and Massive Attack. His feature length film Birth is a hugely underrated film released in 2004. Fans of Stanley Kubrick should view it immediately.

Film footage of surfers riding waves in Waimei Bay in Hawaii were digitally combined, using the blue screen effect, with footage of specially trained Lippizaner stallions jumping over hurdles in large pools of water. The images together create magic.
 

 

 

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The Fuego This Time: The Rise of Colombia’s Bomba Estereo & Worldwide Tropical Bass

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Bogota duo Bomba Estereo started out in 2005 comprised of multi-instrumentalist/producer Simón Mejía and singer Liliana Saumet. As the infectious “nu-cumbia” sound started making waves around that time, groups like B.E. have become its young, largely educated face. They’ve become a full band that’s currently on worldwide tour.

As shown by clip #2, the tropical bass scenes currently burgeoning throughout West African and Latin America (along with their European diasporas) are not going unnoticed by global marketing agencies.
 

 

 

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Trippy 60s Watch Commercial
04.12.2010
10:12 pm

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Art
History
Music

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commercial
60s
Longines
watches

 
I dig this.

Posted by Tara McGinley | Leave a comment