Optimum makes me happy honey
’cause I’m savin’ lots of money.
Let’s all get the triple play.
That’s the last line of the latest Optimum Triple Play commercial inundating the airwaves. I think it’s pure genius. Not just this commercial, but the one before it, which starts out:
Optimum Triple Play,
is in the house.
At which point the house is blown up by pirates’ canon fire. If you’re on the east coast, you’ve probably seen one or both of these commercials. Especially the second one I quoted. I was eventually able to track down the company that was responsible for making these ads for Optimum (which is a subsidiary [I think] of Cablevision).
Now before I go any further, let me make clear that I am in no way affiliated with Cablevision or GlobalWorks. In fact, I receive Time Warner Cable service.
Before I get into showing you the commercials, you have to see the opening page for GlobalWorks. I’d suggest you use headphones, but speakers turned up will do just as well.
In preparing to present Louise Log 6, I discovered that each segment has an informational blurb. The blurbs are pretty interesting in themselves because they show how the project has progressed thus far. So here are the logs with their informational blurbs.
Louise Log 1 (01:22)
This is the first in a series. CHRISTINE COOK stars as Louise.
Louise Log 2 (01:32)
The second in a series starring CHRISTINE COOK and written/directed by Anne Flournoy. It takes place at the farmer’s market at Union Square in New York City.
Louise Log 3 (01:26)
This is the third in a series starring CHRISTINE COOK as a self-styled efficiency expert.
Louise Log 4 (02:00)
The fourth in a series starring CHRISTINE COOK and featuring JIM FOURATT as her former professor from art school.
Louise Log 5 (04:16)
This is the fifth in a comedy series starring CHRISTINE COOK and introducing CATHERINE SIRACUSA, TALULAH MEI BARNI, and AIDAN BROGAN. Special thanks to JAYNE HAYNES. To see all five episodes, go to http://www.youtube.com/user/anneflournoy
Louise Log 6 (05:48)
This is the SIXTH episode in a comedy series about a New York City wife/mother/artist who has low self-esteem, a high-maintenance husband, substance problems, and an overactive inner voice. Starring CHRISTINE COOK, introducing KENNETH B. GOLDBERG and featuring AIDAN BROGAN and TALULAH MEI BARNI. Distributed by Tubemogul.
I’ll be presenting number 6 on Sunday, but if you can’t wait, you can find it here.
I was feeling a little sad that this would be the last of the logs for now, since when this series started there were five Louise Logs. My recent foray into YouTube, however, has revealed Anne Flournoy has presented us with another one. So, here is this week’s (and not final) Louise journey.
Today is my birthday. Today I am (place your favorite decade marker here). Yes, it has been a wonderful 39 years, now that I’m 40. HAH!!! If only. I passed 40 a while ago. Why are people so reticent about telling their age? I used to think it was only vanity, but now I’m convinced it has more to do with how people will view/treat us. Just as I assume a 20 something is inexperienced/shallow, so a 20 something probably sees me as old and doddering. I’ll give them the old, but not the doddering. 🙂
God knows I’ve been through alot this past couple of years medically, but I made it through. And I probably would not have been able to do that, if I hadn’t been clean and dry for 29 years. There’s a great deal to be said for making decisions with a sober mind.
So, I’m posting this at the time and on the day of my birth. Happy birthday. 8) And to you too, if it’s your birthday.
I got this link in my email the other day. For lack of anything better to do, I followed the instructions. Turns out I’m something like 62% Dixie even though I was raised in NYC. Kinda interesting and fun. Try it.