Tuesday, July 1, 2008

PedEgg in the news!!!

See my original PedEgg post.

PedEgg's filthy ruination of human lives and slow march to world conquest continues.

This morning I was partaking of some fine cat photos at icanhascheezburger.com when I heard the-foot-scraping-device-that-must-not-be-named mentioned on CNN. Turns out two of the actors in the commercial (who happen to be married, and also finished second on a season of The Amazing Race) are suing the ad agency responsible for that nightmare of a commercial because they were misled about the usage and how they would be featured in the commercial. They thought it would be an internet-only spot and that it would only show their hands and feet. Production actually used "horror makeup" on their feet to get that "I've been walking on fiery swamp water all day" appearance. So they're worried about how it makes them look and how bad the commercial is. And they only got paid THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS for this disaster. For those not in the know, that is an absolutely awful amount of money to get paid for a national commercial like this.

It was pretty clear from the interaction between the anchor and reporter for the story that the PedEgg was a big joke in the CNN newsroom for a while, and they were really amused at the whole thing.

Amused my ass.

Will you be amused when you wake up on a stormy night and turn the lamp on to dispel your nightmares, only to find the cord's been sanded apart by the teeming mass of foot scrapers surrounding your bed, ready to grind down your very soul?

Didn't think so.

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