Tippex’s interactive youtube ad has a lot of people talking. It’s a “choose your own adventure” ad with a lot of possibilities.
For those who haven’t seen the ad:
It seems like a video of a hunter who shoots a bear. But the hunter decides he doesn’t want to shoot the bear. He reaches out of the video’s frame and grabs a large Tippex white out dispenser from the ads on the side of the page, and he whites out the title of the video. He asks you, the viewer, to rewrite the story by typing in an action. And you can type in a lot of different stuff.
This viral ad campaign from Tippex has a lot of geeks scraping their brains for strange phrases to type in.
I wanted to let you know that “A hunter drinks wine with a bear” does work. It leads to a video of the hunter and bear drunkenly stumbling around and peeing in the woods. There’s also an offcolor comment about the size of the bear’s junk. Weird, and funny.
The wine/drunk option:
Well, the people who find this post through Google are going to be exceptionally disappointed, but I promise it isn’t false advertising.
I recently noticed that the youtube video of me drinking dirt had been featured on a tumblr account called Women & Wine. Innocently enough, I went to the site to see exactly how the video had been presented. I would not remain so innocent.
My dirt-drinking video has somewhat hilariously earned a place on this tumblr account devoted to naked girls and wine. I’ve heard google and other search engines can be pretty harsh if you start linking to naughty neighborhoods, so I’m going to abstain from linking. But you can find it by typing in “womenandwine . tumblr . com” without the spaces and my specific video can be accessed at “bit.ly / wineporn” sans spaces. Before checking it out, allow me to remind you that the abuse of pornography can be dangerous for your health. And don’t even try to operate heavy machinery while under the influence of pornography.
I’m sure my parents will be proud to discover that I’ve finally made the big time and broken into wine-themed Internet pornography. It’s been a long time coming given my embarassing knowledge of all things naked and vinous.
It’s spring and it’s wonderfully hot. We went from one of the coldest winters to one of the hottest Springs. And in brief, it feels like Summer at O’Vineyards.
And now we’re starting to get our dearest vacationers so it feels even more like Summer. The other day, Anthony Swift from Wine Pleasures came through with a group of Norwegian wine women. These wine ladies had just visited Carcassonne’s castle ramparts in the morning where I met the group and led them back to the vineyard just a few kilometers away.
I like all the tour groups we get, but Wine Pleasures was a special pleasure because Anthony is as obsessed with the Internet as I am (maybe more?). So the group doesn’t get shy around cameras. And we get to share the tasting with you.
We did a live stream that you can still access here:
What you don’t get to see in the stream is the delicious schmorgesborg that my mom prepared for the luncheon after the wine tasting. The photos don’t do it justice. But if you follow the blog or visit us with any frequency, you know that my mom is a cooking machine.
Domaine O’Vineyards, located in the North Arrondissement of Carcassonne, is just minutes from the Carcassonne train station, the Medieval City, and the Carcassonne Airport.
GPS coordinates: 43.259622, 2.340387
Wine, Dine, Relax at our Boutique Vineyard
Unique thing to do in Carcassonne
Wine Cellar. Winery Visits. Wine Tasting.
Wine & Food Pairing
North Arrondissement of Carcassonne
885 Avenue de la Montagne Noire
11620 Villemoustaussou, France
Tel: +33(0) 630 189 910
Best by GPS.
Follow the signs to Mazamet/ Villemoustaussou using the D118. At the end of the last straight part of D118, you will come to a roundabout with the Dyneff gas station.
Take the exit towards Pennautier. Continue 500m to a small roundabout and go straight over.
Look out for the second road on your right, Avenue des Cévennes which curves up hill (about 1km) to Avenue de la Montagne Noire on the left.
At the last juction, bear left. the road sign “Ave de la Montagne Noire” (confusing as it seems to show a right turn)
After another 500m you will see our red brick color building in the middle of the vines.