Tuesday, May 20, 2008

almost there



Only 18 days to go until the start of the Euro 2008. Am I excited? No. But the press certainly wants me to be. The TV keeps playing ads related to football and the championship, all the supermarkets want me to pile up merchandise, there are innumerous tv and radio shows about the subject. They want to tell me what the players eat for breakfast, what games they play on their playstation, what deodorants they wear...

Enough!

But, in the meantime, there are some ads that are really clever, like this one. A bus that is powered by positive energy.

11 comments:

missalister said...

That’s a really good ad, indeed! And don’t you love a clever ad, period?! I mean, I know one human is trying to devise something so clever it will compel another human to buy something whether or not he or she needs it, and there’s something rather unsettling about that, but in exceptional instances I’m far more attracted to the sheer brilliance that the human mind is capable of!

Anonymous said...

Plus, aparece o lelo a contemplar a paisagem, o que fica sempre bem :)
Vou deixar este anónimo para ver se adivinhas quem é ;)

kimananda said...

Wow, it is close! Reminds me I need to get that tv, and soon (yes, I've insisted we borrow a tv so that I can see the Euro cup...I might then keep it on for the Olympics, haven't decided on that one yet).

And have you guessed who anonymous is? I'm curious now...and I have no idea why, it's certainly not anyone I know.

Niall said...

youtubre is sayiong this video is no longer available...shame. I must say, as an England supporter, my anticipation of the Euro 2008 finals is somewhat lacking in oomph!...I think if I think of englands destiny as regards pushing a bus..it would have no wheels, be uphill and be in the face of an avalanch.

Devil Mood said...

Ms.Alister, yes! I'm one of those people that go: wow! at clever ads. Some ads are pure entertainment, no matter what they're trying to sell.

Anonymous: hmmm Quem será? Viva o lelo! :)

Kim: Oh yes, I've guessed. It was very easy. It's practically the only person that comments in portuguese here from time to time. Oh you should definitely keep the tv for the Olympics, it's always worth watching I find :)

Niall: LOL it's certainly not because of the lack of support. England have the more oomph fans in the world! It's an important absense from the euro...

phish said...

umm. thats just what i needed. some inspiration. fighting with the idea of writing a script and going out and having a go at the ball.

i for one, can't wait for euro to start. television sometimes gives my life meaning.

Dr.John said...

I guess that the Euro 2008 is sort of like our Super Bowl only involving many countries.

Scholiast said...

loved the ad :D

I'm hoping for Greece this year... But I'm not as worked up about it as I would if England had been there!

Niall said...

I've now seen the clip..it's a wonderful little film..very inspiring.

By the way..i'm glad someone found a use for the Portuguese rugby team!...that bus must have been difficult to push up all those mountains;)

Gillian said...

This was so amazingly cute! What a great idea.
I just bought cleats and shinguards...I start my soccer league on Sunday! Oh yes, and I haven't played in about 20 years.
xoxo

Devil Mood said...

Phish: I know that feeling, it has happened to me before. Well, both, in fact: lack of inspiration and tv appreciation.

Dr.John: That's probably it. But with european football instead of american football. :)

Scholiast: Greece again? Don't think it's very likely that they'll win again but they might go far. You should be rooting for Norway, right? I like Sweden ;)

Niall: lol nothing's impossible with positive energy.

Gillian: That's exciting! :) Good luck!