Not Easily Impressed – No. 1

WARNING – This post has extensive gear-head information and may cause some readers to become sleepy. Do not attempt this stunt at home.

Being a gear-head, it took me awhile to figure out the recording capabilities of “the box” supplied by our phone, internet and television provider (it is quite amazing how much stuff can go through two wires). Now that I have figured out how “the box” works, I can now watch NASCAR in half the time by skipping all the commercials.

I am not a consumer, so it takes a lot for a commercial to impress me. As a matter of fact, I do not remember the last time a television commercial convinced me to go out and buy a specific item (if it did it was most likely automotive or tool related). There have been a few print ads that have had success. With that said, this commercial by Volvo Trucks is very impressive. If you have ever backed up a car in a straight line you know it is challenging. Backing up a truck and trailer in a straight line takes skill. Backing up two trucks with trailers, and a guy standing on the mirrors, is simply amazing!

Explaining the stunt…observe Jean-Claude Van Damme’s facial expressions…

If you are curious about the music: Only Time by Enya

5 thoughts on “Not Easily Impressed – No. 1

  1. Van Damme / Volvo – I ‘ll take them both, any day.
    Very cool commercial.
    I may not go out and buy a product after watching or hearing a spot, but I love watching commercials and listening to jingles. I used to make them for a living back in the day. It’s the creativity that gets me.

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  2. I will take Van Damme any day. This is a cool commercial. I may not necessarily go out and buy a product after viewing or hearing a spot, but I am love watching them. It’s the creativity that gets me. I guess I am a little biased, I used to make them for a living back in the day.

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