Thursday, Dec. 09, 2010

Bridgestone: Bachelor Party

Yes, this ad for Bridgestone tires is a total rip-off of the movie The Hangover, with a whale instead of a tiger. But the copycat works, because angry mammals in a backseat, particularly those with a blowhole, are funny. It's also nice to see an advertisement that actually sells the product. The final, rubber-burning spinout, which hurls the whale through the back of the vehicle safely into the sea, is a clever bit of last-second physics. Does the ad persuade you to trust the traction of Bridgestone tires? No. But at least it gives you a reason to chuckle.