January 6, 2014

Remind me to keep myself and everyone I love far, far away from Old Spice body spray

Quietly and relentlessly and increasingly perverse and creepy. A real achievement in the sewer that forms most of today's "advertisements."

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 6, 2014 2:55 PM
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That last bottle of Old Spice is going right into the sh.t can! I mean what the f..k? Made me want to puke

Posted by: Alex at January 6, 2014 12:12 PM

Sorry, I've been using Old Spice for fifty years. To me its what shaving lotion smells like.

But honestly, I think it was Dennis Miller who said it definitely years ago,"The last guy to get laid while using Old Spice was John Wayne."

Posted by: John at January 6, 2014 1:55 PM

Holy crap! The Dork Commercial has metastasized into the Creep Commercial.

Posted by: Mike Anderson at January 6, 2014 2:05 PM

I am glad I no longer watch TV.

Posted by: Leslie at January 6, 2014 2:16 PM

Well they got the attention they desired, but be careful what you wish for. As for me, I have used the Old Spice stick deodorant for about 40 years now and my dad before me so I guess there will be no change now, but still that commercial......?

Posted by: tripletap at January 6, 2014 3:14 PM

I guess they were trying to "take the next step" after that popular campaign with the black guy ("look at me. I'm on a horse.") in evolving scenarios.

Yeah. One step over the cliff.
THEN AGAIN: maybe it DOES resonate with male tweens who, it seems, are their target market.

Posted by: Kauf Buch at January 6, 2014 3:56 PM

What kind of fresh hell will be released with the Mannkinder decide to mix Axe with Olde Spice?

Posted by: Jewel at January 6, 2014 4:57 PM

I dunno. Posted this on my FB page yesterday after seeing it during the game, and got largely the same "yuck!" reaction. Personally, I thought it was a really funny poke at mothers' ambivalence about their adolescing sons--

Posted by: Al Johnson at January 6, 2014 5:18 PM

Like tripletap, my dad used Old Spice, and other than a few years early on when I was on a Brut and or English Leather fling, I have been a non-stop Old Spice user too. My wife gets me a bottle of after shave every Christmas. I noticed a decline in the product over the last 10 years or so, the bottles became smaller (inflation) and then the ships got much smaller. I see in the stores they now have assorted *flavors* of the stuff trying to attract the beta's I suppose. I'll stick to the classics thank you just the same.

The commercial? It was made for people that watch TEEVEE.

Posted by: ghostsniper at January 6, 2014 5:38 PM

Creed Vetiver works a trick with the birds.

Posted by: Kinch at January 6, 2014 6:07 PM

You got that right about Creed, Kinch.

Posted by: vanderleun at January 6, 2014 8:21 PM

For years I made *unscented aftershave lotion for my husband, then finally Nivea started marketing an unscented formula. He can't stand all that scented stuff.

*pure grain alcohol, witch hazel, distilled water, and glycerine.

Posted by: DHH at January 6, 2014 8:25 PM

Speaking of achievement in the sewers of advertising. Liquid Plumber.

Posted by: John Venlet at January 7, 2014 6:41 AM

All my nightmares about Mom invading every free space in my life.

Finally repressed after 30 years.

Now, back to the couch!

"I could never get rid of her, Doc. She was always there with those moist eyes and that threadbare Kleenex, asking me to come home early because 'You know your mother worries about you when you're not home.'"

So, I doused her in Old Spice and tossed her a lit Zippo.

Posted by: Perfesser Plum at January 7, 2014 6:53 AM

Had to put a mental condom on after watching that commercial. I have used Old Spice for 40 plus years and i like a couple of the new ones. And i will keep using it until i see pajama boy doing a commercial for them and them i guess i will have to resort to some of the dumpster juice that some of the young ones call deodorant.

Posted by: Kelvin at January 7, 2014 10:39 AM

I can't believe they replaced the Old Spice Guy for this crap

Posted by: Fausta at January 7, 2014 2:13 PM