Friday, August 01, 2008

Friday I'm in Love...

...with Harry Egipt. Egipt was a filmmaker who made a number of commercials for Estonian television during the Soviet era. He was pure genius.

In this ad for Pinguin ice cream, for example, he captures all the wholesome goodness of ice cream. Yum!

Extruded meat, hot Estonian girls, terrified chickens, and boiling lard, backed by horror film music and an echoing chant of the product's name. I'm hungry.

Cleanser, car wax, paint, lipstick -- hey, they're all chemicals, right? It's comforting to know that they all come from the same place.

I'm beginning to sense a theme running through his work. But it wasn't all about sex.

OK, maybe I spoke a little too soon. But Estonia certainly seems like it would be a nice place to visit.

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