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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

And I Wonder Why I Can't Run a Marathon...

Because if I would stop watching the Olympics and get off the couch, maybe I could win a gold medal, too. Even if it was in something silly, like women's air rifle or table tennis. But I'm not and I won't, and let's not get carried away with what-ifs. Instead, watch these commercials and see if some of them don't make you cry. [If you're reading this at work, I'm sorry, but probably you should wait until you get home for the day.]

The Top Ten Reasons You Should Watch the Olympics

10. This commercial, even though the mass of arms and bodies makes me feel uncomfortable in a "Little Mermaid" kind of way:

9. This commercial, which is surprisingly effective on a girl like me who will only ever buy foreign for the rest of my life:

8. This commercial, which kind of makes me wish I was an Aussie:

7. This commercial, even though most Americans won't receive it on their regular broadcasting network. It makes me proud my children will be half-Canadian:

6. This commercial, which makes Poor Kyle laugh every time, because I'm always sitting on the couch going, "Oh! This makes me want to be a better person!":

5. This commercial--another one that simply motivates me to go out and do:

4. This commercial, not only for the eye candy, but also because it's kind of funny:

3. This commercial, which Kayleen already commented on in my last post, and I knew exactly the one she was talking about because I've been known to watch the Olympics for 10 hours at a time, and with that kind of persistence, why shouldn't I know each commercial by name?:

2. This commercial, which makes me glad I'm a Diet Coke girl and not a Diet Pepsi (though if we're getting technical it's actually Diet Dr. Pepper that makes my world go 'round):

1. This commercial--it was the first one I saw during the Olympics, and I'm kind of attached to it. I've never owned a Samsung™, but obviously I should have:

And if you lived in Canada, you could see this one as a bonus. It has nothing to do with the Olympics, but I'm kind of addicted the entire feel of it...

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Blogger Alice said...

Those were FANTASTIC. I feel like a slug. I cried. I thought - "Why are some commercials so evocative and beautiful, while some are just so sucky?"

Thanks for all those!

August 12, 2008 at 9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Camille. Those were great. I would have no idea what any of those were advertising though.

August 12, 2008 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger chelsie said...

I always love big events when they are forced to step up with the comercials!!!

August 12, 2008 at 2:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

those were great. very touching.

August 12, 2008 at 7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Dang it all anyhow. I guess I'd better start watching the Olympics. I think the music is what makes those commercials...

August 12, 2008 at 10:45 PM  
Blogger Lindsey Burnham said...

Better than Super Bowl commercials! And yes, so motivating!

August 14, 2008 at 12:52 AM  

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