Thursday, April 21, 2011

Canadian Women's Favourite Pick-up Line

Clever. And funny. Watch the video and find out what is the favourite pick-up line of Canadian women and why it's being re-posted on a political blog.

And they came out with it before this went public.

{Video by ShitHarperDid}

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  1. Thanks for circulating these! I'm definitely passing them on.

    My friends and I made this on Monday:

    If you could help with circulation, that would be great!

  2. Looks like this blog died a year ago? Oh well. Still, here's an idea with a suggestion for a video to consider...

    I feel like an election between Obama and Romney would be quite meaningless--which turns out to be an anti-freedom thing in my worldview. While I continue to feel that President Obama does stand for some good principles, his stands are mostly pretty weak, so it's hard to care much there.

    In contrast, Romney stands for nothing that can be detected with any of my sensors. Perhaps it's a secret Mormon conspiracy to take over the after-world with mass proxy baptisms? While we know nothing about his real beliefs, we do know that Romney is spending a LOT of money to buy the nomination and will presumably spend much more to buy the presidency. We also know he has spent a lot of money in the past on his political campaigns, but insofar as his time as a 'liberal' governor is now a political liability, it certainly appears that he wasted ALL of that money. All that dough invested and NOTHING to show for it? So much for his reputation as a great businessman, eh?

    Seriously, I feel there's no real choice there (because Romney is a meaningless choice), and meaningful (and unconstrained) choice is the essence of the important sense of freedom. For that reason, I conclude it would be quite good if Romney lost the nomination and the neo-GOP candidate (presumably the crazy neo-GOP facade and religious extremist Santorum) offered a REAL choice to the American voters. At least if Santorum won, everyone would know for certain that America is finished. (I still love my country, but it's increasingly like the love for a close relative with a terminal disease. Reagan and Dubya were just minor symptoms, while I think Nixon and Cheney were quite serious...)

    Amusingly enough, I even think I know how to destroy Romney, but I don't know the person who could make it happen. What I 'think I know' is the central theme of a series of anti-Romney commercials. I think they will probably appear later on, but after Romney has the nomination it won't really matter even if they prevent him from winning, since the essential problem in America is now the lack of real choice (and thus the loss of freedom)--the so-called deficit of democracy in America. Maybe you know someone who can create some viral YouTube videos to get rid of Romney now? Before he wins the nomination and renders the election meaningless except as a contest in fund raising...

    I can see these ads as running at various lengths, basically divided in two parts. The first part is essentially posing the question: Are you confused about what Mitt Romney believes? During this part of the video, the top has the question "What does Romney believe?" while it shows paired clips of Romney contradicting himself on various issues. I think it might be best to do this part with a vertical split, freezing the first statement on one side as a visual reminder of each contradiction as it shows Romney's second statement on the other side. There are so many of these self-contradictions that they could run as long as desired, though of course the best pairs should be as diametrically opposed and as close together in time as possible.

    Then it switches to a new theme: What I (the creator of the video) think Romney REALLY believes. In that part, it plays a pastiche video of Romney saying one sentence. I think it should be a Lincoln misquote: "So that government of the corporations, by the lawyers, for the richest 0.1% of Americans, shall rule the earth." The punchline sentence is the only difficult part. You want it to show the cuts so that it is obvious it is not a claim of his actual in-context words, but you also want it to be smooth enough to be clearly audible and to get the message across... Perhaps display the words in a smooth scroll across the bottom as he 'says' them in the video snippets at the top?