Kate Upton Proves Commercials Warrant Teasers Now
Today in viral videos: Kate Upton's Super Bowl commercial "leaks," animal reactions to the Beyoncé lip-sync controversy, Manti Te'o gets an eHarmony profile, and more.
We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today:
Kate Upton is one of the many delightful, attractive young women who will be featured in a Super Bowl commercial this year. And in this day and age, when TV ads are just part of a whole "360 campaign" with hashtags and whatnot, that means a teaser — like, you know, what Hollywood usually does for a summer blockbuster when they don't want to give you a full-on trailer. Here's what Mercedes-Benz came up with:
This dog was told about the Beyoncé lip-sync controversy. This cat has the right idea:
We all saw this coming — a Manti Te'o dating-site satire. Har har. But the best part of Funny or Die's eHarmony spoof are the weird (and perhaps unintentional) allusions to Clint Eastwood's RNC speech:
And finally, winter is a cruel mistress. It is absolutely freezing in the Northeast today, and we are tired of wearing long underwear. In honor of our frustrations and our cold snap, we present to you Winter vs. People — a cruel reminder that we will never win this eternal war: