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Auto Tune, You Make My Heart Sing

Posted in advertising, culture, music with tags , , , on October 1, 2009 by killahfunkadelic

Ah, Billy. I gotta admit I really do miss you. There is a huge void in the quirky salespokesperson advertising world without you.

Here is a catchy auto-tune video as a fun tribute to remember you, I have a feeling you’d like this. Although I’m sure you’re busy up there magically removing spots on angel wings and on heaven’s floors. Bet they got some cool products up there.

If you get a chance also check out the Carl Sagan auto-tune ditty, another fantastic composition from melodysheep. Thanks to Dave Potts for the link.


Billy Mays Meets Untimely End

Posted in advertising, culture with tags , , on June 28, 2009 by killahfunkadelic

Billy Mays

Billy Mays

In a week that has seen surprising announcements of the passing of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson, we now learn of today’s passing of iconic TV advertising pitchman Billy Mays at age 50. Mays was found unresponsive in his home in Tampa, Florida. Reportedly Mays hit his head hard on a plane that suffered a blown tire, and wasn’t feeling well afterwards. Full details are pending.

Mays is best known for his loud and boisterous personality, selling products such as Oxi Clean, Mighty Putty, Hercules Hooks and Kaboom! Mays was just recently picked up by the Discovery Channel as a co-star in the new series Pitchmen.

Available: One Product Pitchman, Ego and Face Bruised

Posted in advertising, culture with tags , , on March 31, 2009 by killahfunkadelic

Vince Schlomi mugshot, as uncovered by The Smoking Gun

Vince Schlomi mugshot, as uncovered by The Smoking Gun

Surprising most in his rapid rise to cultural top-of-mind awareness of late has been the ubiquitous omnipresence of Vince Schlomi, advertising product pitchman for Sham-Wow and the Slap-Chop. Thanks to The Smoking Gun, we now have a guide for what NOT to do when you are the face of a nationally advertised set of consumer products.

According to the police report, Schlomi was arrested on February 7th on a felony battery charge after beating up prostitute Sasha Harris in his South Beach Miami hotel room after she reportedly bit his tongue and would not let go. Harris suffered lacerations and facial fractures. More information, police report and photos can be seen here.

Schlomi,¬†Schlomi, Schlomi. If only you had some miracle super-absorbent towels to mop up this mess you’ve gotten yourself into.