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(Badass Digest)   Fantasize about a world without commercials before movies? Ben Stiller's Walter Mitty puts them all in the actual film itself   (badassdigest.com) divider line 32
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2013-11-24 05:50:48 PM  
No, not better. ...Plus: Stiller. Or, rather, that's a minus.
 
2013-11-24 05:57:37 PM  
Nothing punctures an audience's suspension of disbelief as quickly and subconsciously as characters holding a can of soda so that the logo is never shown, or even worse drinking a clearly phony soda.

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Of course no one watches that show.
 
2013-11-24 05:59:58 PM  
When Mitty gets home he winds up at an airport Cinnabon


Oh yeah, that reminds me, I've been meaning to complain about Cinnabon to anyone who'd listen after I had one just last week, my first in about a year. They've ruined them. The cinnamon's a cheaper grade than what they used to use and it's almost flavorless. The dough's not quite right. And what used to be that delightful fresh gooiness in the interior has somehow morphed into an unappetizing modified-food-starch slime. They're horrible. Granted, it was never something I bought frequently due to the cost and the lack of nutrition, but I loved them for a special treat once in a while. But now I'll never buy one again.

My wild guess is they farked with the old, good recipe not only to reduce costs per serving up front, but to make a roll seem fresh after sitting on the warming plate for a long time and reduce the number of rolls they have to throw away. Hence the artificial slimy feel that approximates what they used to be.

Anyone else have similar experiences with these, or did I just have one bad roll at the airport?
 
2013-11-24 06:01:57 PM  
Fantasize? Fark, I remember that world.  Sure there was always the movie trivia and ad loop before previews, but I don't count that.  Then one day, there was a single ad that ran before the previews, it was some kind of hair care product IIRC.  I remember thinking to myself that it was probably the beginning of a new, annoying trend.
 
2013-11-24 06:10:27 PM  
An article using the word "longform" as a descriptor for commercial twice in the same paragraph? I miss editors.
 
2013-11-24 06:42:07 PM  
They're taking a dump like this on the classic story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty? I am pissed. I love that story. Honestly production this sounds like something Adam Sandler walked away from.

fusillade762: Nothing punctures an audience's suspension of disbelief as quickly and subconsciously as characters holding a can of soda so that the logo is never shown, or even worse drinking a clearly phony soda.


And it looks completely natural when the logo is conspicuously facing the camera and the focus of attention, right?
 
2013-11-24 06:44:50 PM  

phaseolus: Oh yeah, that reminds me, I've been meaning to complain about Cinnabon to anyone who'd listen after I had one just last week, my first in about a year. They've ruined them. The cinnamon's a cheaper grade than what they used to use and it's almost flavorless. The dough's not quite right. And what used to be that delightful fresh gooiness in the interior has somehow morphed into an unappetizing modified-food-starch slime. They're horrible. Granted, it was never something I bought frequently due to the cost and the lack of nutrition, but I loved them for a special treat once in a while. But now I'll never buy one again.

My wild guess is they farked with the old, good recipe not only to reduce costs per serving up front, but to make a roll seem fresh after sitting on the warming plate for a long time and reduce the number of rolls they have to throw away. Hence the artificial slimy feel that approximates what they used to be.

Anyone else have similar experiences with these, or did I just have one bad roll at the airport?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N1MoKF31mg (NSFW language)
 
2013-11-24 07:14:13 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: They're taking a dump like this on the classic story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty? I am pissed. I love that story. Honestly production this sounds like something Adam Sandler walked away from.

fusillade762: Nothing punctures an audience's suspension of disbelief as quickly and subconsciously as characters holding a can of soda so that the logo is never shown, or even worse drinking a clearly phony soda.

And it looks completely natural when the logo is conspicuously facing the camera and the focus of attention, right?


Did you notice those are all fake?
 
2013-11-24 07:19:07 PM  

fusillade762: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: They're taking a dump like this on the classic story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty? I am pissed. I love that story. Honestly production this sounds like something Adam Sandler walked away from.

fusillade762: Nothing punctures an audience's suspension of disbelief as quickly and subconsciously as characters holding a can of soda so that the logo is never shown, or even worse drinking a clearly phony soda.

And it looks completely natural when the logo is conspicuously facing the camera and the focus of attention, right?

Did you notice those are all fake?


I was more referring to TFA's assertion actually. But no I did not.
 
2013-11-24 07:27:23 PM  
DRTFA, but Ben Stiller needs to DIAF for the abomination he calls Mitty.
Danny Kaye would kick his ass.
 
2013-11-24 07:32:51 PM  
why the hell did they decide to make walter mitty in the 2000's?
 
2013-11-24 07:48:22 PM  
comicbook.com

Chuck
had season-long Subway ads.
 
2013-11-24 07:59:54 PM  
Somewhere, James Thurber's grave is going ta-pocketa, ta-pocketa...
 
2013-11-24 08:03:06 PM  
I'm pretty sure Hawaii 5-0,is a show about the subway bandit.
 
2013-11-24 11:14:12 PM  

fusillade762: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: They're taking a dump like this on the classic story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty? I am pissed. I love that story. Honestly production this sounds like something Adam Sandler walked away from.


I watched the trailer and tried to relate it to the story I know and I can't do it.

Coming next from Hollywood,  a film about a smalltown girl who moves to the big city to chase her dreams:  Tess of the D'Urbervilles.
 
2013-11-24 11:37:39 PM  
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"I'm the Secretary of State. Brought to you by Carls Jr."
 
2013-11-25 12:14:38 AM  
Stopped reading at the point where the writer implied that Papa John's is worse than other nationwide pizza chains.
 
2013-11-25 01:39:38 AM  
Did the author of TFA just find out about product placement?
 
2013-11-25 02:27:49 AM  

stoli n coke: Did the author of TFA just find out about product placement?


The author of TFA makes a very strong point in favor of product placement. But hey, you just enjoy that Ben Stiller movie anyway. No need to think about what this guy wrote.
 
2013-11-25 02:28:39 AM  

stoli n coke: Did the author of TFA just find out about product placement?


I mean, did you READ the article? Or are you just annoyed someone isn't as cynical as you? WTF.

Why did you comment on an article you didn't read?
 
2013-11-25 02:29:57 AM  

UnderwaterAlly: Stopped reading at the point where the writer implied that Papa John's is worse than other nationwide pizza chains.


They are. Pizza Hut and Dominos are far better. Papa Johns had a run with their novelty sauces back in like 1995. Nowadays even Godfather's at the convenience store is better.
 
2013-11-25 02:31:57 AM  
I'm quite annoyed by Farkers who get annoyed by articles on a Monday morning. WTF is wrong with you assholes?

Go buy your damn Walter Mitty tickets then and enjoy your commercial.
 
2013-11-25 02:33:33 AM  
And no, I didn't write the damn article. But listening to you guys gives me a headache. Whaaa this guy doesn't like what I like! Whaa this guy doesn't like Papa Johns! Whaaa!
 
2013-11-25 03:13:10 AM  

Confabulat: UnderwaterAlly: Stopped reading at the point where the writer implied that Papa John's is worse than other nationwide pizza chains.

They are. Pizza Hut and Dominos are far better. Papa Johns had a run with their novelty sauces back in like 1995. Nowadays even Godfather's at the convenience store is better.

 Honestly, Pizza Hut tastes like frozen pizza.  I can buy 7 Tombstones with the toppings I want that would come out of my oven tasting identical to the Pizza Hut pizza that I would have spent the same amount of money on.  Plus I'm not getting charged 5 dollars to drive the 3 minutes from my house to where I have to buy the pizzas at.  But when people order them and offer me some, I can say that even Little Caesar's tastes better than Pizza Hut....and is probably made out of higher quality ingredients than what they use at the Yum! Corporation.
 
2013-11-25 06:09:20 AM  
Ok, you may have a point about Pizza Hut. I was a delivery driver for them for years back in the late 80s and early 90s so I am biased. Man, those were good times, rocking out to Def Leppard in the Aspen.

But I think back then we actually made the dough. Pretty sure it comes in a box now.
 
2013-11-25 07:36:06 AM  

Confabulat: back then we actually made the dough


Ironic, because Pizza Huts in my area never made any dough in the metaphorical sense. Fox's Pizza might be many things, but better than Pizza Hut was one of them. I don't know if this is still the case.
 
2013-11-25 08:36:30 AM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: They're taking a dump like this on the classic story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty? I am pissed. I love that story. Honestly production this sounds like something Adam Sandler walked away from.

fusillade762: Nothing punctures an audience's suspension of disbelief as quickly and subconsciously as characters holding a can of soda so that the logo is never shown, or even worse drinking a clearly phony soda.

And it looks completely natural when the logo is conspicuously facing the camera and the focus of attention, right?


Worked for Leonard part 6, the most honest movie ever made
 
2013-11-25 08:44:03 AM  

fusillade762: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: They're taking a dump like this on the classic story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty? I am pissed. I love that story. Honestly production this sounds like something Adam Sandler walked away from.

fusillade762: Nothing punctures an audience's suspension of disbelief as quickly and subconsciously as characters holding a can of soda so that the logo is never shown, or even worse drinking a clearly phony soda.

And it looks completely natural when the logo is conspicuously facing the camera and the focus of attention, right?

Did you notice those are all fake?


As fake as mad magazine knockoffs. But the color schemes and fonts leave no question to what they are.

I miss"beer" on a white can with black font
 
2013-11-25 08:48:30 AM  
Author forgot the face of his father and pretends that 80s coke logos in 1980s movie are kitschy, nostalgic, and quaint, and not a representative of when they were made. Superman tossing zod into coke logo anyone?
 
2013-11-25 11:23:11 AM  

Fano: Author forgot the face of his father and pretends that 80s coke logos in 1980s movie are kitschy, nostalgic, and quaint, and not a representative of when they were made. Superman tossing zod into coke logo anyone?


They are and they were. I think he was referring to the nostalgia/history of seeing slices of life in an era gone by. Today's movies digitally remove all the ads that aren't paid for, so you'll never see a real Times Square again like in Taxi Driver (that might be for the best in some ways)

It's like if you watch a Beavis & Butthead DVD today, you won't see them snarking on any music videos because everything has to be paid for now. Also why if you watch reruns of WKRP in Cincinatti they won't have Johnny Fever passing out to Pink Floyd anymore, too many rights.

/though we did invent a youtube, wink
 
2013-11-25 11:45:43 AM  

Confabulat: Fano: Author forgot the face of his father and pretends that 80s coke logos in 1980s movie are kitschy, nostalgic, and quaint, and not a representative of when they were made. Superman tossing zod into coke logo anyone?

They are and they were. I think he was referring to the nostalgia/history of seeing slices of life in an era gone by. Today's movies digitally remove all the ads that aren't paid for, so you'll never see a real Times Square again like in Taxi Driver (that might be for the best in some ways)

It's like if you watch a Beavis & Butthead DVD today, you won't see them snarking on any music videos because everything has to be paid for now. Also why if you watch reruns of WKRP in Cincinatti they won't have Johnny Fever passing out to Pink Floyd anymore, too many rights.

/though we did invent a youtube, wink


:(

Same reason Batman the TV series can't be uncut or say Dream On, which I'd love to see now that I'd have a fair chance of recognizing the cuts.

That sucks then. Wait, isn't that like in Wayne's World where the joke doesn't make sense because he ISN'T playing Stairway to Heaven?

I will say I don't mind seeing product placement, nor in the past. It makes things like Demolition Man interesting commentary also. Or other movies where you realize how ubiquitous tobacco ads used to be.
 
2013-11-25 01:01:35 PM  
phaseolus:


Granted, it was never something I bought frequently due to the cost and the lack of nutrition, but I loved them for a special treat once in a while. But now I'll never buy one again.


Lack of nutrition? Almost 900 calories in one cinnabon. More like too much nutrition.
 
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