April 10, 2006

Deadly Scarecrows

We took the kids to see Ice Age 2 this weekend. (The opossums were funny. They reminded me of Merry and Pippin from LOTR.) There was a movie commercial for a drink called Vault.

It… was… hysterical.

This guy has a piece of crap scarecrow that wasn’t doing its job. He takes a drink of Vault, and while standing in this corn field he hears voices that he should build a better scarecrow. And he does.

He builds this scarecrow that breathes fire, shoots missles, you name it. Crows are being zapped, deer, bunnies… everything that could eat his crop, fries.

And then he says something like “Why stop there?” and he decides to go for the Hippies that are encroaching on his land.

And… my boys… thought this was A RIOT. My two eldest looked at me and laughed and said, “He’s going after hippies!” and it was a loud belly laugh.

I have to admit, the commercial was funny, but their reaction was really frickin’ funny.

Posted by Boudicca at April 10, 2006 09:09 PM | TrackBack

That was one of the superbowl commercials. One of the few ones that actually was entertaining.

damn hippies!

Posted by: Contagion at April 10, 2006 09:19 PM

I laughed well at that too.

I've found myself openly saying bad things about Liberals lately. I never used to do that.
And considering I don't know wtf *I* am, it's kinda scary.

Posted by: _Jon at April 10, 2006 09:48 PM

That's what I get for not watching the Super Bowl. That is a GREAT commercial!

Posted by: Bou at April 10, 2006 10:04 PM

Reminds me of my favorite conversation from Futurama.

Farnsworth: "Hey! Unless this is a nude love-in... get the hell off my property!"
Free Waterfall Junior: "You can't own property, man!"
Farnsworth: "Yes I can! But that's because I'm not a penniless hippie."
Leela: "What do you people want?"
Free Waterfall Junior: "We're with Mankind for Ethical Animal Treatment. Popplers are little creatures. You got to stop harvesting them for food!"
Bender: "Or what?"
Free Waterfall Junior: "Or we'll boycott Fishy Joe's!"
Leela: "You're vegetarians. Who cares what you do?"
Free Waterfall Junior (indignantly): "Shut up!"
Leela: "Animals eat other animals. It's nature."
Free Waterfall Junior: "No it isn't! We taught a lion to eat tofu!"
Lion: *cough* *wheeze* *cough*

Posted by: MikeTheLibrarian at April 10, 2006 11:00 PM

Link to soundclip. About halfway down. Just search for penniless hippie.


Posted by: MikeTheLibrarian at April 10, 2006 11:02 PM

For another anti-hippie ad, try this:


Posted by: DixieDarlin' at April 11, 2006 09:54 PM

Great to see you're raising the boys with the proper
anti-hippie attitude :)

Posted by: Graumagus at April 12, 2006 11:45 AM