I think I’m dropping Old Spice

Why?  Well, look (WARNING: mentally disturbing images ahead):

I foresee lots of people getting no sleep tonight.  Or checking underneath the cushions, because God only knows what else could be hiding under there.

I know it’s kind of silly to be abandoning a brand on the whims of one commercial, but I think that’s what I’ll be doing for a while.  And by a while, I mean a few years.

Kind of sad, especially in light of how awesome Old Spice’s commercials used to be.  And by awesome, I mean of course, Bruce Campbell.

Clearly Old Spice’s current marketing team no longer have it.

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11 Responses to I think I’m dropping Old Spice

  1. Carnivore January 5, 2014 at 10:00 PM #

    That first commercial is pretty bad. Is it supposed to sell to men or to their mothers?

    Unfortunately, it’s not made anymore (original bottles going for $30 and up on ebay) but young gentlemen such as yourself need Hai Karate. And yes, every bottle DID come with instructions on self defense…… ;)

    • Frank Swift January 5, 2014 at 10:05 PM #

      I already know Karate. And three other Japanese words.

  2. Maeve January 6, 2014 at 11:42 AM #

    May I recommend Kenneth Cole’s “Black” – the aftershave (I don’t actually understand the concept of “cologne for men”).

    • Frank Swift January 6, 2014 at 2:08 PM #

      I’ve heard of Kenneth Cole but never gave them a try for some reason. Agree about cologne, never could see the appeal or why simple after shave wouldn’t be enough (especially since I shave like, 5 times a day).

    • DarthW January 15, 2014 at 9:30 PM #

      I have some Kenneth Cole. I like it. I think I used to have some type of Old Spice deodorant, and it raised painful bumps in my armpits. I may not be man enough for Old Spice, hence the rash..

    • Maeve January 16, 2014 at 10:35 AM #

      This is how much I love the smell of stuff (er, how dorky I am) – first discovered it by accident at Kohl’s or something and then liked it so much I bought a bottle (yes – I bought a bottle of aftershave and it’s not cheap!) and I cut up index cards into strips and put some of the aftershave on the cards and stash them in my handbags. Sad, I know.

  3. Ashli January 6, 2014 at 3:41 PM #

    Just wtf. My soul is disturbed. Was it really necessary for you to share the horror?

    • Frank Swift January 6, 2014 at 6:57 PM #

      It would be selfish of me not to share the creepy with all my fine readers.

  4. Winter January 10, 2014 at 11:10 PM #

    That was surprisingly creepy…when the “janitor” turns around and it’s Stalker Mom? I predict nightmares, dead ahead.

    • Frank Swift January 11, 2014 at 11:49 AM #

      They also had to pick the ugliest, creepiest looking moms to sing in the commercial too, as if all moms looked this way. I’m surprised I hadn’t seen a bigger outcry against the stereotype depicted here.

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