OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Friday, October 07, 2005 :::

What Were They Thinking?

I liked this Kilgore ad. Personal. Funny. A nice counter-point to the attack ads.

Then, last night, I saw this animated ad two, maybe three times. It's junk. I suggest the next time the Kilgore ad team gets the urge to imitate Terry Gilliam, they do everything humanly possible to suppress it. And if that fails, smash your fingers with a hammer.

Aside from a crude, if limp, Python imitation, it also reminded me of the ill-begotten Martin Agency ad for Quizno's Subs that featured "Spongemonkeys".

Creatives loved it. The client pulled the account.

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 10/07/2005 11 comments


"You know what the fellow said: In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they also produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love -- they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." -- Orson Welles, The Third Man

"The graveyards are full of indespensable men" -- Charles de Gaulle

"Oh, so Mother Nature needs a favor? Well maybe she should have thought of that when she was besetting us with droughts and floods and poison monkeys. Nature started the fight for survival and now she wants to quit because she's losing. Well I say, hard cheese!" -- Montgomery Burns

"Don't pretend that you know me...cause I don't even know myself" -- The Who

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