1.11.2009

I Love Weird Commercials

If I had Liberally Lean T-shirts, I'd give one to any person who can identify all the folks in the video in order. I tried the Inkernets but it didn't provide quick and reliable answers. I wonder if the guys with their fists raised are the same guys from that famous deviant Olympic pic. And I get chills at seeing Ali. Edit #1: If you don't get chills over Ali, you are under (ugggh) 35. Edit #2: The greatest Half-Asian blogger in the history of ever (Keith over at bagofnothing.com) sent the answer in an email: Narrator: Lil Wayne 1: Serena Williams 2: Tommie Smith ('68 olympics) 3: John Carlos ('68 olympics) 4/5: Kerri Walsh/Misty May-Treanor 6: Candace Parker 7: Dwayne Wade 8: Jessica Mendoza; softball player 9: Derek Jeter 10: Bill Russell 11: Muhammad Ali 12: Chaz Ortiz (young skateboarding dude) 13: JabbaWockeeZ (dance contest competitor)

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

You would get chills from seeing Ali ... Goofy Lawyer

Anonymous said...

I thought the fist raisers were executed?

They should have been if they weren't.

Anonymous said...

Barry is a want-to-be bruther!

Anonymous said...

The first three comments have to have been made by Limbaugh, O'Rielly, Hannity, Savage, and Bortz Republicans. Brainwashed. What a loss.

Anonymous said...

Try gatorade.com, and then click the link for athletes. There are more athletes listed on the web site than in this commercial, but I think anyone could name them this way.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm wrong. Not all athletes in the commercial are listed on the site.

Anonymous said...

The first three commenters were Americans who are tired of division in this country. They see the way this country is going. What a waste.

Anonymous said...

Liberally lean my ass. More like closet conservatism tshirts.

Anonymous said...

Tired of division in this country??? And I suppose you think that division just popped up out of nowhere, unsolicited and uncalled for, in - what - the 1960s... with no predicate whatsoever, hmm?

As a lilly-white American in my mid 50s, I'm totally with Barry on this one.

Anonymous said...

Hey anon 3:33 is this jarhead. Glad to see you are still kissing the closet republican barry's ass.

Anonymous said...

Barry and Jarhead would make a cute couple, but who would be the topper?

Anonymous said...

You're lilly white?

I thought we wanted to be color blind. What does it matter what color you are?

You might as well held your fist in the air while the nation anthem was played.

It's impossible to have equality and "embrace individualism" at the same time.
I'm with the working class on this one.

Anonymous said...

We are fixing to have the greatest half african president in the history of ever.

Anonymous said...

ali, really??? cannibal tyson would have kicked his ass...

Anonymous said...

5:58 barry would be the topper. he has the long hair thing going on.

Anonymous said...

Tyson would have bit his ass.

Anonymous said...

Only thing is that nobody knows what the commercials are about. Except for the letter G.

SpoonerStreet said...

Ok...MEGA chills when Ali went across the screen. How a man could still impose that kind of power on someone is pretty inspiring to me.

Anonymous said...

What G is? I'm pretty sure it has something to do with Gatorade. They're coming out with a new product. That's just what I heard...

chupacabra said...

If you haven't been schooled on the greatness that is Ali you have been failed.

That is precisely why he is great: in 30 years from now shudders will be invoked in people by a video of Tyson not chills in spite of the natural fact he would have destroyed Ali in the ring.