Saving the planet

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There has been a deluge of spoofs on the highly viral and successful Heineken Walk-In-Fridge commercial. One of the funnier ones I’ve seen is the Walking Fridge spoof and all the parody videos share two things in common…Heineken and The Scream (TM).

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No, not the painting by Edvard Munch.

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It’s the outrageous expression of joy red blooded males manifest by ecstatic screaming. I can’t remember how many spoofs I’ve seen, but if I had RM 1 for every time I’ve seen a parody of the video, I’ll probably be a Datuk by now. Datuk Evil. ;)

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I decided to make my very own spoof video, and enlisted the help of the Kamen over lunch at Chili’s one fine Saturday afternoon at MidValley. The script was scribbled on a piece of paper (kindly furnished by the waitress) and we discussed it over drinks (the final scene is actually in Chili’s – a test run of sorts).

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I tucked the script (the technical term for this is “piece of paper with my scribbles”) into my front pocket for safekeeping and we proceeded to purchase several bottles of Heineken before getting my car. Thus armed, we drove outside MidValley coz I wanted the mall as the backdrop – Dr, I mean Datuk Evil’s lair of operations, where nefarious activities and ridiculously low demands of ransom in lieu of totally annihilation are conducted.

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I parked in front of The Gardens, hoping that we’ll have time to film the entire take without mall security shooing us away. I didn’t have a nifty red button to open up a trapdoor to send unwelcome mall cops into the fiery depths of my basement so it’s a good thing that we wrapped everything up with no unwanted attention. ;)

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Except for this dude who was washing the windows of The Garden’s office block…he actually offered to let me go up on his contraption for filming and I would have agreed if not for this:

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I was parked in front of a no parking sign and would have to beat a hasty retreat if asked.

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It was really fun, Kamen came dressed to the nines coz she just came from a law debate so I cast her as a combination of Number 2 and Frau Farbissina. We actually took turns filming each other, passing the digicam back and forth for each scene and I must say that the end result turned out surprisingly well.

Check it out for yourself:

Heineken: RM 7:49 x 4
Bottle opener: RM 10.40
Saving the planet: PRICELESS

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Heineken – SERVING SAVING THE PLANET

It’s surprising how good ideas come in little scraps of paper. :)

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26 thoughts on “Saving the planet

  1. OH MY GOD.
    i was wondering why so many people came from ur blog to mine, so the minute i checked i saw this hahaha
    court session la… not law debate :P
    all my chau tut pictures hahaha XD

  2. Eh, i thought i saw ram_beat’s comment here earlier? HB, you censoring comments?!? Never thought you’d do that, you know, with the perceived level of your openness. But hell, this IS your blog, no? So do whatever you see fit, including deleting comments that perhaps, sometimes, maybe, bring the snob in you back down to earth. Been a long time reader (going back to the days of veritas), but you’re increasingly “wtf, that wasn’t even funny” nowadays :( I know, I know, IT’S YOUR BLOG.

  3. Eh, i thought i saw ram_beat’s comment here earlier? HB, you censoring comments?!? Never thought you’d do that, you know, with the perceived level of your openness. But hell, this IS your blog, no? So do whatever you see fit, including deleting comments that perhaps, sometimes, maybe, bring the snob in you back down to earth. Been a long time reader (going back to the days of veritas), but you’re increasingly “wtf, that wasn’t even funny” nowadays :( I know, I know, IT’S YOUR BLOG.

  4. Eh, i thought i saw ram_beat’s comment here earlier? HB, you censoring comments?!? Never thought you’d do that, you know, with the perceived level of your openness. But hell, this IS your blog, no? So do whatever you see fit, including deleting comments that perhaps, sometimes, maybe, bring the snob in you back down to earth. Been a long time reader (going back to the days of veritas), but you’re increasingly “wtf, that wasn’t even funny” nowadays :( I know, I know, IT’S YOUR BLOG.

  5. streether: It’s not coz of that mate, it’s coz of the “cheap fuck for a cheap slut” comment.
    I don’t believe in censorship either, but I DO delete certain comments like this annoying troll (not ram_beat, someone else) who keeps talking shit about my dad. Blanket delete based on IP address after that.
    I am open but there is a difference between freedom and anarchy. ;)
    Cheers for reading! :)

  6. BTW, ram_beat is a nice enough bloke and we do talk through email…about Why It Had To Be Done (TM) and simply enough it just like the Nirvana song – About a Girl. ;)

  7. HB, do you read your news online or buy a newpaper? Most busineses advertise online instead of newspapers now. I bring my own shopping bags when do grocery shopping now too.

  8. chefmel: Heh! I was doing a parody of a parody of a parody. ;)
    Cheers! :)
    Michael (Mike): I’ve always read news online…I don’t have a newspaper subscription nowdays. :)

  9. Shirley Snow: Heh! I wish. My attempts are amateurish at best. It was only filmed with two people (taking turns holding the digicam) thus the rapid scene switches.
    eiling: Eh, I can eat pretty fast too. This is not fast drinking though – I used to be able to down one in about 2.5 seconds – the amount of time it takes for the amber fluid to flow from the bottle. ;)

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