Monday, 11 October 2010

Spicy things

The "Spice Saga" continues...

Anyone who happened to waltz into the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library during Open Day this year would have noticed we had a slide show running facts about the library and Special Collections. This slide show was, shall we say, "rudely interrupted" by a few YouTube clips.

One of them was a spoof of the Old Spice "Smell Like a Man" advertisement, which was created by the good folk at the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. The original advertisement was a particular favourite of the librarians here, and if you haven't seen it you may want to check it out before watching the spoof.

Then we had a clip from Sesame Street that involved Cookie Monster visiting a library:

And finally we had something from the actual Old Spice campaign. For a brief time, the "Old Spice Guy" was replying to tweets, and one of his replies concerned the importance of libraries:

Now it transpires that our combination of Old Spice references and Sesame Street was somewhat prescient. It has just been brought to our attention that Sesame Street has created their own spoof of the original Old Spice viral advertisement:

Now, if only we could find a YouTube clip in which Grover visits the library, we'd come full circle.

Hmmm. Sabroso.

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