Cacti

David C. Taylor stddct at pip.shsu.edu
Sun Nov 12 14:55:35 EST 1995


You have way too much time on your hands :-(.


On Fri, 10 Nov 1995 raiar at inlink.com wrote:

> bronsonm at nbnet.nb.ca (Michael Bronson) wrote:
> 
> >Re: tv commercial with a runaway football player pounding through the desert 
> >into and over two cacti.
> >Can anyone help me find the e-mail address for Budweiser? I would like to ask 
> >them why they have to destroy cacti to promote football and beer?
> >Not so amusing a commercial in today's environmentally enlightened society!
> >Mike
> 
> Hi Mike
> 
> I would take a closer look at the commercial and verify that the cacti
> are in-fact REAL and also that what you are viewing is not a computer
> generated animation.
> 
> I have a friend who is a set-designer and make-up artist in the
> commercial advertising industry.  He just completed a commercial about
> drunk drivers.  The car crashes into a tree, complete with bark
> pealing away from the tree and sap dripping onto the bumper.
> As realistic as it appeared, the tree was fake as was the underlayers
> including the sap.
> The scene was made to appear as if it was taken by a person with a
> video camera as the accident actually happened, down to the little
> numbers in the display.
> I can assure you this was a re-enactment, done on a stage set.
> 
> FWIW:  How many lifeforms do you kill each time you mow your grass?
> 
> Gary
> 
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