Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Existentialism & Rolled-Up Boogers
As most of those of you who have television have noticed of late, there is a notable new advertising campaign by Lincoln Motor Company. The campaign features Hollywood heartthrob Matthew McConaughey (also a notable Texan) attempting to convey "cool" in a manly detached existentialist sort of way. As effective as the ads are they are also incredibly open to mocking imitation and satirization which is what Saturday Night Live did last weekend using Canadian actor Jim Carrey in the role of McConaughey. There are three faux ads in the final player while the top-most two feature the two real advertisements. The third spoof ad blends a spoof of the long-running All-State Insurance advertising campaign featuring actor Dennis Haysbert. Here we see actor Keenan Thompson of the SNL cast in that role. Enjoy all of it!