"I'm not anybody's judge; I don't know what motivates people to do what they do. But I have a lot of admiration for anybody who can start with absolutely nothing and make a little something out of it." -Wilford Brimley
I've got a lot of respect for the creativity that goes on over the internet, ever since the original Winnie-the-Pooh and Spirit of Christmas videos I saw way back in the 1990s. But unlike the corporatized Harlem Shake, there's a classic from more than seven years ago that keeps spawning new videos: Wilford Brimley's commercials!
As I've told you before, I remember these commercials from back from my Price-Is-Right-watching days, where I would learn about various fiber products, adjustable beds, mobility-enhancing scooters, nicotine patches and gums, cholesterol medications, denture creams, and of course, diabetes testing supplies.
While diabetes is no laughing matter, the original Liberty Medical campaign -- coupled with Brimley's unique pronunciation of diabetes -- made for this goldmine back in January of 2006, with a little creativity.
But what's made this my favorite is the sheer number of excellent, quality videos that have continued in the same vein as the original. A few years ago, I showed you the -- embarrassingly catchy -- diabetes dance mix, which was my favorite at the time.
loved it - thanks Ethan
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I have it from good sources in the entertainment industry that Walter Brimley is the nastiest SOB to work with of all time. It's fitting that he should be the brunt of so much humorous spin offs at his expense.