From Charlie Jane Anders at io9, “Olivia Wilde’s desperate plea from the year 2050“:
This dystopian ad, from MoveOn.org, is simultaneously creepy and hilarious — if you watch it over at MoveOn’s site, and you’re willing to give them your Facebook info, the ad is personalized to you in particular. Which does lead to some pretty hilarious moments later on, where your picture pops up in some hilarious places. But overall, the blend of satire and hectoring is sort of hypnotic and awesome. My favorite bit is when Sarah Palin declares “Superwar” against Norway.
I lasted about a minute and a half. I didn’t find it very funny or convincing. To each her own, I guess.
That’s too fucking cool. It’s got sort of a Robocop vibe to it.
It’s ingenious and amusing, but I don’t know whether anyone but Matoko-chan would take it seriously. It doesn’t tie in enough to current reality and the big issues.
@morzer: Now that is a glowing recommendation if I ever heard one.
(EDIT: Because Michael Bivins was just on my TV)
Umm…okay…I don’t get it. Especially the intellectual digression near the end which throws one of her earlier stated premises out the window. I hate plot holes like that.
Have you encountered Mad Princess Tokie, sometime government agent, now a member of Hacker Nation sailing on a giant city of ships towards New Crobuzon?
Suck It Up!
I like it, but I think we need some serious fear mongering.
@asiangrrlMN: I thought it was pretty bad. Except for the Olivia Wilde part, which of course made it the most awesome thing I’ve seen on tv tonight.
But I thought “Thirteen” died of Huntington’s in 2021?
No, House realized it was an incredibly rare ingrown toenail syndrome and saved her with a pair of clippers and a month of kinky threesomes.
Oh damn, revealed the bloody plot again!
Appropos of nothing… am having a reading of my play. If you’re in Seattle the first weekend of November, drop by and take a gander.
(Um. It’s kinda obvious which one’s me….)
Its a Twelve Monkeys spoof.
Ha! How did it know to pick the most hilarious pictures possible?
Bullshit. It was lupus.
It’s never lupus.
Except that once.
I don’t care what you naysayers say. I loved that ad. Loved it.
Dr. Schaden Freude
Is Norway the country Palin can see from the back of her house?
Hee-hee-hee. I liked it. I thought it was cute.
@Suck It Up!:
Can you fear monger smart people?
Me three. Last half a lot better’n first half tho.
@gwangung: Cool! Congrats! BTW, you didn’t by any chance go to Franklin, did you?
Way better than that smirking sinophobic anti-Keynesian ad that ran last week.
Instead of my picture, it says “Jump F*ckers”. I really need to update my Facebook pic.
@gwangung: That’s soooo cool! Yutsano should go see you!
@Martin: Heh. She is quite easy on the eyes.
Snarki, child of Loki
So wait, they sent the Terminator back from the future to destroy California? Mission Accomplished!
Yeah, I agree with some: they should have just cut the last 30 seconds or so, just go to static. More powerful that way.
I’m reminded of the 1984/Apple anti-Hillary ad. Will it have an affect? Beats me. Maybe someday an archaeologist will dig these up from the ruins of the USA and wonder just WTF was going on.
@Radon Chong: I know — it only seemed to pull from my animal pictures. I’m easily amused.
The naming technique (corporations as last name) is right out of the great novel Jennifer Government. It is something people need to read as a Galtian dystopia of sorts.
Sure you can. Exactly the way they did it: “President Palin.”
No. I lied. It was actually acute viral rhinopharyngitis.
I have a habit of occasionally replacing my normal FB profile pic with one of a recently deceased hero: Mary Travers, Ted K, Liam Clancy. Unfortunately this means that they wind up in your folder of profile pics, and when a app like this pulls them out, well, you get Liam Clancy on the newspaper but with one’s own name….
Still, Olivia said I’m much cuter than my pictures. Sigh.
ok, mildly entertaining. But more disturbing than anything. Bottom line… I’m going to vote, but it has absolutely nothing to do with this commercial.