Barcode Brothers ftw.
Yes...yes...this compels me to want to buy tissues somehow...
So a mini horned Oompa Loompa was brought into the ad campaign for Kleenex how?
the mini "oompla loompa" seems to be a character "borrowed" from Urusei Yatsura manga. I cannot figure out how it is related though.
it's not, it's an oni---a traditional japanese ogre. if you saw it in an anime or whatever, then it was based on that and not the other way around. and if that ad wasn't creepy, then i don't know what is.
"Island song" by Björk anyone?
the song is from a band called Opus 3 - a 90's hit.
Actually, the original song was released in the early 80s as a straight up a cappella by English folk duo Jane And Barton.And yes, the kid is supposed to be an akaoni no ko (something like "red demon child') taken from Japanese folklore.I linked to this on my blog Showa OK! Thanks for posting!
this fucking commercial
this song backwards is sampled in "halcyon and on", the mortal kombat soundtrack
Jane its a fine day 1983Opus 3 a fine day 1992Miss Jane a fine dayA.T.B a fine day
If I were to attempt to analyze this commercial, I think it's as simple as a commercial of a woman playing with a baby and a tissue box, but instead of using a normal child they used a very notable Japanese icon, the baby child of the aka oni (red demon, as many people noted).I personally find artistic creativity in this commercial but I can also see how it's FTW for most people. The oni in the first clip does in deed look like an oompa loompa with a horn LOL.
Oompa Loompa doompadee dooI've got another puzzle for youOompa Loompa doompadah deeIf you are wise you'll listen to meWhat do you get from a glut of TV?A pain in the neck and an IQ of threeWhy don't you try simply reading a book?Or could you just not bear to look?You'll get noYou'll get noYou'll get noYou'll get noYou'll get no commercialsOompa Loompa Doompadee DahIf you're not greedy you will go farYou will live in happiness tooLike the OompaOompa Loompa doompadee do
The people in this commercial supposedly died shortly after filming.
It probably has some hidden meaning that we don't get. And it looks like the movie is played backwards... Sooo, when you play it the right way it's something like:"Buy these f-ing tissues or this red-demon-oni kid right here will come and eat you."
what chu guys talking bout' that's a chia pet if Id ever seen one.
james holden did a nice version of it back in 2002...nice summer day listening...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrO8ooR5LKs
one of my favorite songs ever now haunts me...
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