Viral Wedding Announcement Videos

February 14, 2010 by  
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Since today is Valentine’s Day, I thought I would share something creative I recently saw about weddings.

I have no idea who Jeff and Erin are, but this couple made an outstanding “movie trailer” to share as a “save the date” reminder for their friends and family. This video sets the bar high for any video version of a wedding invitation reminder.

Since Jeff and Erin’s video was so impressive, I searched YouTube to see if I could find any other “save the date” videos. Even though nothing compared to Jeff and Erin, I did come across several videos that were enjoyable to watch.

I also have no idea who Ben and Becca are, but they made a short video several years ago to announce their wedding; their invitation made me laugh, so I decided to share it.

Robert and Lindsay, another couple I found on YouTube, created two movie trailer wedding invitation videos.

Finally, Cory and Stephanie hired a professional film studio based in Canada to create their wedding invitation video. The production value is obviously high, but it seems to lack something special the others have.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

Watch Jeff and Erin’s epic wedding trailer:

Watch Ben and Becca’s wedding invitation:

Watch Robert and Lindsay’s wedding movie trailer:

Watch Robert and Lindsay’s other wedding trailer:

Watch Cory and Stephanie’s professional wedding invitation:

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2010 Super Bowl Commercials

February 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Funny, My Blog, Television

One of the best parts of the Super Bowl is watching the commercials. With the high cost to air a commercial during the big game, most advertisers want to make a commercial that will make an impact and be remembered.

For me, the best commercial this year was by CBS for their “Late Show With David Letterman” promo. The surprise twist at the end with Jay Leno sitting on the same couch as David Letterman and Oprah Winfrey made me laugh out loud, especially knowing about the bitter feud between the two hosts. I read a very interesting article about “The Late Show” commercial was secretly filmed, and discusses how David Letterman also wanted Conan O’Brien to appear in the ad.

Some of my other favorite commercials this year were by Kia (with the toys partying to a catchy song by The Heavy), Hyundai (with the un-retired Brett Farve winning MVP in ten years), and E*TRADE (the baby talking to his girlfriend as she questions what he has been up to).

I have to give an honorable mention to FLO TV for their commercial that included many historical television clips set to Will.i.am’s remix of “My Generation” by The Who.

Watch “The Late Show With David Letterman” commercial:

Watch the Kia Sorento commercial:

Watch the Hyundai Sonata commercial with Brett Farve:

Watch the E*TRADE commercial with the talking baby and his girlfriend:

Watch the FLO TV commercial:

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Who Dat With A Super Bowl Ring?

February 8, 2010 by  
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Drew Brees during Super Bowl XLIVLast night, Drew Brees led the New Orleans Saints to a championship by defeating the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV. Even though Brees put on an MVP performance, there was one major reason the Saints won: they wanted it more.

While most teams are conservative in the Super Bowl, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton was aggressive and took chances. Even though the play was unsuccessful, the Saints tried for a touchdown on fourth down. In a gutsy move at the beginning of the second half, the Saints tried for and won an onside kick. The Saints wanted to win and were willing to do whatever it took.

Even though I didn’t win in the Super Bowl squares game, I was very happy to see the city of New Orleans win their first championship in a very exciting game.

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New Football End Zone Dances

February 6, 2010 by  
Filed under Funny, My Blog, Sports, Television

Tomorrow is the day of the Super Bowl. It has been a long time since I have been this excited to watch the big game.

To prepare for the big event, I thought I would share a funny video. Several months ago, Chad Ocho Cinco was on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” Jimmy Fallon took the opportunity to show the outspoken wide receiver from the Cincinnati Bengals several end zone celebrations he invented.

Watch Jimmy Fallon’s end zone dances:

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Super Bowl Squares

February 4, 2010 by  
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I was recently asked if I wanted to participate in a Super Bowl squares game. For those unfamiliar with the game, it is pretty simple. Participants select one or more empty squares on a grid, for a price. When all 100 squares are taken, numbers are randomly assigned to represent the last digit of the score. The winning square at the end of each quarter wins a portion of the pot.

Here is an interesting article discussing the odds of winning and the most popular numbers based on prior history.

For those interested, below is the grid for the game I am playing this year. I blocked out the names of the other participants.

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