Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Walk Emperor March

Hey, remember what I said yesterday about walking in the springtime?

Vanessa sent me a link to an article: Bored? Lonely? Take a Walk, by Garrison Keillor, he of Lake Wobegon Days fame on America's National Public Radio. Even if you are British, you will know his gently rumbling voice from the Honda ads, yes indeed!


She also sent me this hilariously wicked French Canal+ TV ad:


Anonymous said...

Cool!!! A whole posting with stuff i send you !!!
I got those a while back, I just finally checked them last night--I didn;t feel like working or studying.

Bonne journee. It's pretty today.

ML said...

That's hilarious! Thanks for the laugh! :)

pink jellybaby said...

ooooo i love his voice - just like i love Vin Diesel's!

Beenzzz said...

Priceless! I liked it when they were sliding down the snow on their bellies.

L B said...

Coincidentally, I watched HAPPY FEET last night! I know, not quite the same movie, but pretty close!

Olivia said...

Vanessa - yes, aren't you popular? Il faisait beau aujourd'hui ici, aussi, mais moins chaud que Houston.


ML - Hehe, glad you enjoyed it ;)
There is always room for a laugh.


Pink Jel - Vin Diesel eh? Anyone else on your list of lovely voices?


Beenzzz - they looked like penguins, didn't they? :P


LB - don't you just love Happy Feet? You inspired me to pop out to the library and borrow some DVDs on the way back from the shops. Tut tut tut...

The Moody Minstrel said...

Oh, my God, that's great! Vive le France!

(Hmm...were the Napoleans grinning at each other in that last scene...?)

Lotus Reads said...

Loved this (the French ad), thanks for sharing! Hubby's in the advertising industry so we watch commercials all the time...will have to show him this one, thanks!

Now, on to the Honda ad!

Olivia said...

Minstrel - (Correction: it's la France, not le)

I think the Napoleons looked rather dumbfounded, no smirking going on there!


Lotus - Ah, he will like this one. I am sure you will find the Honda ads on the net somewhere. I don't know if they showed in North America too, but he sang a song with rabbits and a flying diesel engine...among others, which were very quirky.

AmitL said...

Hi,Olivia...nice TV ad..and, nice link.:)

Mikeachim said...

Now, suddenly, even though I've read most of his work, I want to go back and start at the beginning, all over again.
Profound, in two ways: in the way that he's a beautifully perceptive and wise writer and observer.....and in the way that he knows that sometimes, what he's saying doesn't need to have a punchline, or even a 'point'. Some of his writing feels like you're sitting in a field, enjoying the sun, or watching the sea - thoughtlessly and yet completely aware and yet at ease, all at the same time.
He's a born rambler. In every sense.
We need more rambling. In every sense.