Juxtaposin’: Celebrity Spokeswomen

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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Recovering liberal arts major. Unrepentant movie nut. Aspiring boozehound.
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5 Responses to Juxtaposin’: Celebrity Spokeswomen

  1. Mutatis mutandis.

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  2. agnostic says:

    Is the terrible echo-y sound on that second one some kind of fad in advertising, or is it there to reassure the sassy black lady viewers that the company doesn’t waste on luxuries and passes that 5 cents in savings along to you?

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    • Fabrizio del Wrongo says:

      I think it’s a stylistic thing meant to convey that WePay is as authentic and non-corporate as your standard Youtube poster.

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  3. The second ad is simply intolerable, in the usual ways, and makes the Manolo, who has been at the DMV recently, worry about the WePay customer service standards.

    However, the first ad is actually worse, because it drops us directly into the bottom of the unheimlichkeit uncanny valley, where the late Audrey Hepburn not only is alive, but is being tricked into being abducted by the sinisterly handsome Turkish man with the cheek and chin implants.

    Although, on the second viewing, the Manolo has now decided that the Turkish man will probably be found dead in the morning, his corpse drained of blood, while the spectre-like Audrey Hepburn-esque apparition searches for the next victim.

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