There were two things today that reminded me there are just some things only guys can come up with. You just have to love 'em.
One was this video in Advertising Age where Ad Age staffers Jonah Bloom and Ken Wheaton try to destruct an "indestructible" ad promoting the new Stone Cold Steve Austin film.
it was Maxim's claim that the ad couldn't be destroyed that caught our attention. Appearing in "The Tough Issue," which hits newsstands Sept. 20, the ad is supposedly printed on special tough-guy paper and can't be torn or ripped by mere mortals.
Well, here at Adages we weren't about to let such a claim go untested. So Ad Age Editor Jonah Bloom and I pitted manhood and dignity against a magazine ad. The results were entirely predictable.
Predictable or not - it's a great little video of man pitted against paper.
The second example of stuff only guys could come up with comes in the form of a short film called Fast Crapper. It is a film about, well, fast crappers.
An outhouse race takes place in Conconully, Washington every January. People build out-houses, put them on skis and push them down the road in midwinter. One person rides inside and two push. Then buckets are placed over the pushers head. There aren't many rules. Just a toilet seat, paper and somebody on the pot. Anything can happen. Set ready. Set. Go
Now, I'm not sure if the idea for the outhouse races came from a guy or a girl, but I guarantee you, the person who said "Wait! Let's put a bucked over the pusher's head! That'll really be cool!" - I guarantee that was a guy.
So thanks guys for, well, being guys. You rock.