Show Notes 11/25/16

Title: Pitch Month: Celebrity Deaths 2016/ Japan WTF Advertising

Run Time: 22 min 42 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Oktober, Nabbit, Major Monocle



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Topic: Pitch Month: Celebrity Deaths of 2016 and WTF Japan Advertising


Due to his large Meat Paws, Major Monocle pulls two topics out. So the panel begins discussing Topic #1: Celebrity Deaths of 2016


Nabbit brings up the Celebrity Death Rule of Three’s and Major Monocle extols the value of Betty White still being alive.


The panel goes through the list and its like reliving the trauma all over again. They discuss how some of them were probably not too surprising, while others were a shock from out of nowhere.


The panel talks about the media saturation that happens whenever one of these major celebrities dies. Which prompts Major Monocle to bring up a nightmare scenario of when someone who is basically a media empire dies (i.e. What will happen if Kim Kardashian ever dies).


Oktober laments the death of Prince Be from PM Dawn because of a personal connection.


The panel moves onto The Advertising Arms Race: Weirdness Edition between the U.S. and Japan. Nabbit brings up the Arnold Schwarzenegger power drink ads.


Oktober talks about the old days, before the Internet (a shock to Major Monocle’s understanding of the world) when celebrities did ads in other countries all the time, but unless you lived there you wouldn’t see them.


Examples presented include This Ad (Japan) versus This Ad (U.S.)


Nabbit posits that the need for ads to go viral (due to people skipping commercials) has lead to this escalation of weirdness…leading to things like the Squatty Potty….And This Skittles Ad.


Nabbit is still searching for a reason for these KIA ads. Luke goes into the way back and pulls out this Volkswagen ad and (this one too) as examples that this has been going on for a while.

Game: “Drink It” Or “Sink It” Challenge: Masquerade til Morning


Major Monocle was not a fan of this one, mainly because he doesn’t like champagne….he does say that once he got more into it he started to not mind so much. Nabbit, well his tongue was just broken. Oktober looooooooved it and is ready for Luke to start mixing pitchers of it. The recipe is posted on the main page. Tell us what you think in the comments.






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