Thursday, January 06, 2005

The Rubberband Man

The Rubberband Man is a hilarious marketing device which OfficeMax has so cleverly come up with. The commercials feature this black guy with a huge afro handing out office supplies to people while The Spinners' "Rubberband Man" is played in the background. The latest commercial has the guy handing out office suppies to Santa and his liitle Elfs as they prepare for Christmas. During this, a crowd of Christmas caroling children are singing the backup chorus of "The Rubberband Man." This is one of the funniest things ever.


Lawnmower said...

Anybody else think those Earthlink commercials are hilarious? You know, the one where the guy has the globe floating around his head, and the other dude is scared of having one if he switches to Earthlink, and the dude says "This is just a marketing device to remind people of Earthlink." Honesty in advertising, that's what we need.

CCJM said...

Yeah, Lawnmower. I always thought that Earthlink commercial was pretty funny too - a nice little jab at all those insane marketing devices which companies use. Perhaps not quite as funny at the Rubberband man, but certainly a good commercial.