Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Dominoes

I am still as busy as before, in fact even more so now as I spent most of the weekend feeling very poorly and so didn't achieve as much as I needed to. All this means very little time left for fun stuff like blogging and I am in danger of becoming dull I think due to this work/play imbalance.

So, just a minute post from me then: It's a bit like minute steak, it doesn't take long to do. The clip below is of another advert that is currently running here in the UK that I think is very clever (though I prefer the bunnies in the post below). It is apparently the most expensive Guinness advert made to date and was directed by Nicolai Fuglsig of the Sony Bravia 'Balls' fame. The advert was shot on location in a remote side village called Iruya, in the Salta region of northern Argentina, with a population of around 1,000 people and is a celebration of community spirit set around a huge scale domino toppling project which included toppling: 6,000 dominoes, 10,000 books, 400 tyres, 75 mirrors, 50 fridges, 45 wardrobes and 6 cars.

Enjoy and I will hopefully find a moment to visit each of you soon.

18 comments:

R. Sherman said...

I saw this and wanted to link to it, but I lost the embed code, somehow. Thanks for posting it again. I loved it.

Cheers.

craziequeen said...

As they say - good things come to those that wait......

We can wait for you, honey....

But I still worry about you working too hard. :-(

cq

kenju said...

What a great ad! Whatever would they have done if it hadn't all worked? LOL

Don't work too hard, Bob-kat, we miss you.

Mar said...

Venga, venga Loved it! although I don't drink beer, lol.
Thought of you yesterday as Spanish television showed the Sony bunnies commercial! I was actually not watching but I heard The Stones and went over :)
Take care of yourself!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I have always loved the "domino" effect thingy...this is so very clever and inventive! I enjoyed it very very much!

Thanks sooooo very much for taking the time to come by and visit, especially given how terribly busy you are, AND, that you didn't feel well, too...
It was a very exciting and special time...And for our little show to end up on Broadway---The Pinacle---Well, we were all terribly terribly excited. And because it started in this little 40 seat workshop, we were all very very close, before we ever got to New York...So, the "Phanton Sign Painters" was an outgrowth of that....As Betty said on the tape...Broadway was up in arms are our Homemade Signs---(NO ONE KNEW WHO DID THIS, By the way) We came down to Shubert Alley at 3 or 4 in the morning...) Those spaces in Shurbert Alley cost a FORTUNE...!LOL! Of course they got painted out right away---BUT, we came back, with smaller ones....They finally gave up painting them out....! "Comraderie" is the perfect word for what we had and what we felt, and that still exists today....!

gautami tripathy said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Bobkat. Thanks for posting this. I loved it.

Michele sent me here to have a dekko!

Jerry in Tampa said...

FABULOUS! INCREDIBLE! I'll play again and again and share with many - THANKS!!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Michele sent me and I will be back!

Jerry in Tampa

kenju said...

Bob-kat, I hope you are feeling better, and not working too hard! Michele sent me back this time.

Queen of Light and Joy said...

This video is GREAT! There's "something" about domino's that I find exciting. And this one was done extremely creatively.

Sarch said...

How in the world do you find these things?! That was a blast to watch! I love when you post vids.

Happy Thanksgiving my friend from your friend across the pond :)

gautami tripathy said...

Don't work too hard. Stop to smell the roses!

Michele sent me back here to give you a hug!

Mr. Althouse said...

Hey BK!

Very cool vid. I wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving from the States! It's actually nice to have a little time to stop by and say hi to my friends. Soon it's back to the grind... I have a paper on Aquinas due soon.

Mike

Sara said...

Hello, Michele sent me to say that I enjoyed that video It was so fun!!!!

Have a good week-end...

Catherine said...

I tend not to watch You-tube clips but I enjoyed that one - I'm glad Michele sent me over to see it

craziequeen said...

Hi honey, Michele sent me to see you this morning and find out how you are getting on...

Blogging is good, but I so should get on with my chores...

cq

Smiler said...

That's really cool but I also still prefer the bunnies. Michele sent me but I was going to come anyway.

David said...

that is totally crazy, Like me.

Shephard said...

Okay... that was fun.
~S :)