Sometimes you see something that affects you so pervasively that you simply feel you have to share it. Well, that's not one of those times, because I really cannot
share it, realizing as I do that my experience is so strong that I could never convey in human language how great it is. So I just invite you to experience the commercial for yourself, and I hope you feel as much joy, fear and bliss as I did.
WARNING: it will blow your mindhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7e_igiPIUI
Ok, first you're just enjoying the commercial for the beautiful scenery, elaborate setting and for the assured determination of the protagonist sitting in the boat. But then,Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The mustache comes off
You're a little shocked, but you go "ok, they sell those fake mustaches everywhere, no big deal
" and you continue watching. But then everything is ready for the Moment to enter your consciousness.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Yes, the skin under the fake mustache comes off too.
At that point, your life is divided into your life before that Moment, and after that Moment.
If there was a book detailing the most significant historical events in the world, that Moment would definitely be included.
But none of this would work so brilliantly unless it was done -- with skill, with charisma, with a performance worth a new Academy Award -- by the Old Spice Guy. When people ask me about Old Spice Guy, my first reply is always that I don't think he's just an entertaining, charming man, but a magician and a sage. And my only complaint with the Old Spice Guy and his ads is his name. It sounds so derisive. If you saw him walk on water, or if you saw him heal millions of people, would you still consider him deserving only of such a diminutive moniker as "Old Spice Guy?" I think not. So how is it any different when he is healing humanity through those ads?
For anyone interested (i.e. for anyone who still has an open mind) I recommend the Old Spice Guy Semi-official Fan Society, at www.oldspiceguyisaprophet.com/join