Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Russian tourism video is a pleasant surprise.


(via)
It's a nice, simple to way show a lot of country quickly, and entertainingly. I watched it a second time, and liked it even more. The guy's a bit annoying to me, but then, as many of you know, most people are annoying to me.
Ad agency: Bureau Working Title, Moscow.
Previous tourism ads: North Dakota (terrible) • Switzerland (insane) • and Las Vegas (headline: Are You A Douchebag?).

8 Comments:

Anonymous -1-T-M- said...

"Now it's your turn to 'TOUCH' Russia???"

NOTED BY THEIR ABSENCE @ 1:05 mark.

Standing in a Moscow Metro carriage for the first time, the young Gabonese man was thrown forward when the train started with a jolt and he grabbed a pole to keep his balance, brushing the Russian man's hand.

Without a word, the Russian withdrew his hand, produced a handkerchief and proceeded to wipe it demonstratively in front of the other passengers.

Living with race hate in Russia

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/4737468.stm

12:04 PM  
Blogger Mitchell said...

[M]ost people are annoying to me . . .

Same here. But over the years I've managed to work it down to two types: (1) those who won't give me what I want; and (2) those who want what I don't want to give.

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Nicholas-Sean said...

"most people are annoying to me" - haha you kill me!

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So they showed an ice hockey rink, and you peed a little with excitement in your Ralph Lauren briefs. ok.

4:30 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

I go commando. But, you're right about my feelings for Russian hockey. I was, maybe, the only person in America rooting for the Soviet team against the USA "Miracle on Ice" flash-in the-panners at Lake Placid.

4:40 PM  
Anonymous mrjohn said...

Aren't these videos comprising of a series of short clips joined by a fairly broad theme getting a bit dull?

More depth please, Russian bathhouses for example have fascinating stories to tell, it isn't just getting slapped with a twig in a hot room.

This does not make me want to visit Russia, it just tells me somebody went around some famous sites with a camera, then added royalty free music.

9:35 PM  
Blogger Marko said...

He didn't touch some of the things.

10:57 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

You have very good taste, mrjohn, I'd hate to have to please you with an idea.

4:14 AM  

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