A dramatic surprise on a quiet square

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I came across this video on YouTube and really liked it!
It’s a video about big red push button on a quiet square in Belgium. The sign above the button had the text “Push to add drama”.

Whenever someone pushed the button, drama was added onto the scene. What type of drama? I suggest you watch the video 🙂

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Yet another Old Spice spoof

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In case you missed it, you probably haven’t been online for the last few months, but the Old Spice Guy ‘The Man Your Man Could Smell Like’ campaign is one of the most successful online viral campaigns to date.

With great success comes multiple parodies. That’s exactly what happened with the Old Spice campaign. After the campaign became such a success the parodies kept popping up.

One of the first parodies I saw was a failed one by Cisco. Since that one, many more have popped up. Since I keep seeing more and more of the Old Spice related videos pop-up I decide to share the two latest ones with you.

Sesame Street: Smell Like a Monster
Grover takes on the role of old Spice Guy in this funny spoof. ‘ I’m on a horse… cow…

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Viral Twitter Movie Trailer

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It’s Viral Friday! Mostly because it’s Friday and I decided to write about a viral video I came across recently 🙂

A video of the “Twitter Movie Trailer” has gone viral lately. The trailer tells the story of Twitter co-founders Jack Dorsey, Ev Williams and Biz Stone.

The video is actually a parody of the upcoming Facebook movie. After the movie was announced many parodies popped up and this one is definitely one of my favorites.

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Viral campaign for ‘The Last Exorcism’ hits Chatroulette

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There’s a pretty girl hanging around on Chatroulette at the moment scaring people. The girl is part of a campaign to promote the latest horror movie ‘The Last Exorcism’.

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For those of you that don’t know, Chatroulette is a website that pairs random strangers from around the world together for webcam-based conversations (source: Wikipedia).

Meeting people on Chatroulette can be fun, but when you meet this girl, it might not be so much fun anymore. I’ve seen the videos and I wasn’t really scared by the girl, but I loved the flabbergasted reactions of the people she was chatting with.

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Why Cisco’s Old Spice copycat campaign failed

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Cisco tried to cash in on the viral succes the Old Spice Guy campaign had lately. Instead of using a hot guy they used dorky Ted from Accounting.

According to Doug Webster of the Cisco Service Provider Marketing Team, they were so ‘so impressed with Old Spice’s social media project’ they thought it would be a great way to show the ‘awesome power ‘ of one of their routers. I like the sarcasm in the video, but still the entire campaign just didn’t do it for me.

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Old Spice Guy – Best social media campaign to date

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If you haven’t seen ‘him’ yet, I suggest you do so now. Old Spice guy was the man to see around on the internet lately. He certainly made me go tjongolongo!

The Old Spice Man is a social media marketing campaign created for Old Spice by ad agency Wieden + Kennedy and stars actor Isaiah Mustafa.

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A long staircase or a slide, which would you choose?

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Commuters in a Berlin subway had a choice between a staircase or a slide.

This is another fun project by the inspiring people of funtheory.com. After the Worlds Deepest Bin, the Piano Staircase and the Bottle Bank Arcade Machine they have made commuting more fun.

They have put up a huge red slide next to the escalators of the Alexanderplatz station.
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A tjongolongo moment

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This week I’ll be posting two of my tjongolongo posts again. As I said in my previous post about my new website I will be changing around things content wise, which means, more serious posts, but I will not be stopping with my tjongolongo posts.

I have even created a separate page for some of the videos that I come across that make me go tjongolongo?!

For the last two weeks I had a video on there about a kid dancing to low.

Now I’ve got a video about the US army boys in Afghanistan doing a remake of Lady Gaga’s Telephone song. Their remake made me go tjongolongo?!

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