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(YouTube) Video Coolest commercial ever made: The Honda "cog" ad   ( youtube.com) divider line
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2006-09-24 02:22:27 PM  
That is one of the most creative and enjoyable ads I've ever seen, period.
 
2006-09-24 02:33:49 PM  
Honda.
 
2006-09-24 02:35:49 PM  
The ad have been around for awhile now.
 
2006-09-24 02:36:24 PM  
has*
 
2006-09-24 02:49:14 PM  
this was hot, 4 years ago
 
2006-09-24 02:51:09 PM  
 
2006-09-24 02:51:11 PM  
weirder


http://youtube.com/watch?v=bckpvdsH8gk
 
2006-09-24 02:53:44 PM  
The Office Linebacker begs to differ.
 
2006-09-24 02:54:16 PM  
A real old Pete and Repete are in a boat. Link goes to it's last repeat in Dec 2003

Just out of sheer curiousity -- how do you remember what day a repeat was nearly 3 years ago?
 
2006-09-24 02:54:18 PM  
I don't care what anybody says, that ad is faked. Watch the tires roll uphill, there's not nearly enough momentum for them to roll the way they do.
 
2006-09-24 02:55:02 PM  
The tires are (supposedly) weighted.
 
2006-09-24 02:55:47 PM  
I don't care what anybody says, that ad is faked. Watch the tires roll uphill, there's not nearly enough momentum for them to roll the way they do.

If I remember correctly, they're heavily weighted inside, top and center. It's all legit.
 
2006-09-24 02:55:57 PM  
aphexcoil3

Google under Fark's website for "Honda". ~5 seconds.
 
2006-09-24 02:56:10 PM  
Honda Marketing Dept:

Go to fark.com and post a repeat. That'll drive up sales!
 
2006-09-24 02:57:25 PM  
This ad totally made me want to run out and buy cogs.
 
2006-09-24 02:58:13 PM  
Apparently the only fake part of the setup was the rolling muffler. The set wasn't long enough so they had to merge two runs together ending/start with the muffler.
 
2006-09-24 02:58:16 PM  
Rube Goldberg would be very proud!
 
2006-09-24 02:58:38 PM  
crazyhair, that's one of the coolest things I've ever seen!
 
2006-09-24 02:59:09 PM  
I don't care what anybody says, that ad is faked. Watch the tires roll uphill, there's not nearly enough momentum for them to roll the way they do.

If I remember correctly, they're heavily weighted inside, top and center. It's all legit.

If they were heavily weighted to one side you couldnt drive on them, they would shake your car apart.
 
2006-09-24 03:00:46 PM  
It's easier going here aphexcoil3, just change the choice to "all" and search farks past.
 
2006-09-24 03:01:07 PM  
DilldoBaggins: If they were heavily weighted to one side you couldnt drive on them, they would shake your car apart.


NO, dumbass...weighted FOR THE COMMERCIAL...not on your farking CAR.
 
2006-09-24 03:01:24 PM  
Also, even better ad, from the same agency: Air Jordan XXI
 
2006-09-24 03:01:34 PM  
Rube Goldberg device done with car parts - pretty cool

Terry Tate, Office Linebacker - priceless (and I'm not even a football fan)

/That's a long distance call, Doug!
//You kill da joe, you make some 'mo!
 
2006-09-24 03:02:06 PM  
DilldoBaggins: If they were heavily weighted to one side you couldnt drive on them, they would shake your car apart.

That's not particularly relevant to the commercial. By legit he means that the Rube Goldberg Machine actually worked, not that they were normal tires.
 
2006-09-24 03:03:16 PM  
If they were heavily weighted to one side you couldnt drive on them, they would shake your car apart.

I agree that that the commercial is faked. I mean w/ all those parts spread everywhere like that there's no way you could drive that 'car'.

:)
 
2006-09-24 03:05:26 PM  
 
2006-09-24 03:07:51 PM  
DilldoBaggins

did any of those parts look like they form a functioning car on their own? I believe they may have modified some items for effect.
 
2006-09-24 03:08:02 PM  
Never seen this before. Fun Goldberg machine, if a bit long.

I still the think the best commercial ever is Apple's 1984 commercial. Coke's singing hippies are a close second. Both are united by the fact that they were almost never shown.
 
F42
2006-09-24 03:10:59 PM  
CGI

it's not a real series of events. Sorry to burst your buble (or did you really think wheels rolled UP inclines?)
 
2006-09-24 03:14:42 PM  
This is about as current as a chick driving a Delorean with shoulder pads (the chick not the car has the pads.)
 
2006-09-24 03:14:43 PM  
DilldoBaggins: I don't care what anybody says, that ad is faked.

Even though you don't care, junior, this summarizes the story behind the advertisement for the most part.
Snopes.com(pops)
 
2006-09-24 03:15:13 PM  
Not a fake. Snopes gives the seal of approval to Honda's Cog ad.
 
2006-09-24 03:15:48 PM  
And just moments late, I see.
 
2006-09-24 03:18:43 PM  
F42: it's not a real series of events. Sorry to burst your buble (or did you really think wheels rolled UP inclines?)

When the tires are weighted inside, yeah, they can.
 
2006-09-24 03:19:52 PM  
superchump: I think another reason that they split it in half was to actually get the thing to work. The chance of every step going off perfectly is pretty slim, so by splitting it up they doubled their odds of getting it right. Still didn't work on the first try, though.
 
2006-09-24 03:20:48 PM  
Rapper's Delight was by far the best part of that commercial.
 
RCL
2006-09-24 03:20:52 PM  
2006-09-24 03:01:07 PM Highroller48 [TotalFark]

DilldoBaggins: If they were heavily weighted to one side you couldnt drive on them, they would shake your car apart.


NO, dumbass...weighted FOR THE COMMERCIAL...not on your farking CAR.


Well, dumbass, that would make the commercial less amazing since the pieces they are using are NOT actual car parts. Little quick with the insults this afternoon, eh?
 
2006-09-24 03:22:07 PM  
And that's what I get for posting without refreshing.
 
2006-09-24 03:23:47 PM  
RCL: What if the tires were weighted with parts from the car? Would that work for you?
 
2006-09-24 03:24:41 PM  
Old, and it's not nearly as cool as the "Katamari Damacy" ad for Travelers Insurace that's on TV now. I still wish I could find that commercial online...

Can anyone with better research skills help me out?
 
2006-09-24 03:25:34 PM  
RCL: Little quick with the insults this afternoon, eh?


Yeah, a bit...kid kept me up so my patience is probably a bit thin...but meh...whatcha gonna do? I'll get over it, I guess.
 
2006-09-24 03:26:23 PM  
this be what we have lookin' forward to on the internets - links to recycled and tired content?

oh, you gotta see the dancing baby!

snopes - serving the unimaginative.
 
2006-09-24 03:26:44 PM  
[image from tonystrading.co.uk too old to be available]
"Impressed"
 
2006-09-24 03:26:48 PM  
F42
it's not a real series of events. Sorry to burst your buble (or did you really think wheels rolled UP inclines?)

Yep, this is fake along with these so-called planes people speak of (or do you really think these heavy hunks of metal can soar in midair?)
 
2006-09-24 03:26:55 PM  
 
2006-09-24 03:28:25 PM  
I quite like the Guinness adverts they show on UK TV at the moment, with the 3 men travelling backwards through their evolution to become little slug-things drinking from a pool.

I'm sure they wouldn't show it on US TV though (actually, do they even sell Guinness in the USA?), your country goes nuts over any mention of evolution.
 
2006-09-24 03:32:16 PM  
So they added some weights in the tire? Big deal
 
2006-09-24 03:32:33 PM  
Then F42 did his homework and retracted his statement.

"The less declared one makes his statements, the less likely he is to look foolish in retrospect."

/Bonus points if you can name the movie.
//One hint. Bruce Willis
 
2006-09-24 03:33:50 PM  
Abelian Groupie

I live in the USA. Whats this Guinness you speak of?
 
2006-09-24 03:34:24 PM  
I thought the old Nissan/Van Halen commercial with Gi Joe and Barbie in the convertible was the absolutely coolest commercial ever shown.

/sorry Mr. Tate
 
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