Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Why I'm Switching to Old Spice

My cell phone alarm is a total dick. It never says to itself, "Wow, Luke looks really comfortable today. You know what? I'll give him a few extra minutes of sleep. What harm could it do?"

Instead, it sends me brain waves that wake me up 10 minutes before the alarm is set to go off. When that happens, I just lay in bed and hate my life until it goes off. Waking up a few minutes before your alarm is not pleasant.

Obviously, I'm not a morning person. Whenever I wake up for work I have a serious battle with myself for 10 or 15 seconds about whether or not I'm quitting my job so I can get more sleep. And I LOVE my job. I'm just trying to explain what mornings are like for me, so you can appreciate the miracle performed by this commercial.

This ad snapped me out of my zombie-like state and actually made me crack up just 15 minutes after I got out of bed. I laughed harder at this than I did during any Super Bowl ad. I even rewound the DVR and watched it a second time. This is a miraculous feat, and I shall reward Old Spice by switching back to their body wash. As Old Spice itself says on the YouTube video description, "We're not saying this body wash will make your man smell into a romantic millionaire jet fighter pilot, but we are insinuating it. "

Sold. Despite the puzzling use of the word 'into,' a thousand times sold.

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Thanks to @wottenhoff for introducing me to a couple great sites yesterday. Just click on the images to transport yourself to the respective web sites. Happy Hump Day.


  1. I watched it 3 times - very funny. "Look at your man. Now look at me. Back to your man. Now, back to me."


  2. "I'm on a horse" > "I'm on a boat"

  3. If only my man could smell like the man your man can smell like... (sigh)

  4. I switched to Old Spice...and then the Axe Bodywash girls showed up and keyed my car. Then washed it.

    Thanks a lot, Old Spice.

  5. I want to lick that guy. But this has nothing to do with your alarm clock.

  6. I kind of want to lick him too. His accent is some kind of British/American hybrid. I'm going to learn it.

    If The Jess told me she cheated on me with this guy, I think I'd give her a high five.