The guy from the Old Spice commercials sent me a personal video message
Hey, don’t hate me just because the guy who stars in those hilarious “Look at your man” Old Spice commercials, Isaiah Mustafa, made me a special personalized video message. Not every girl can be so lucky.
A few weeks ago, I posted about the latest round of Old Spice commercials. The series has been a hit; the original commercial has so far garnered nearly 13 million views on YouTube. Apparently, someone at Old Spice saw the post that I wrote, and the savvy folks at Old Spice HQ created the video you see here, in which Mustafa name checks me and quotes from my post.
While I assure you there is nothing (well, almost nothing) quite so pleasurable as having a half-naked former NFL player-turned-slobber-worthy actor say your name while wearing a towel as the camera pans slowly (so! very! slowly!) across his finely sculpted abs (suck it, The Situation!), I was not the only one upon whom Mustafa squirted his affections.
The effort is part of a clever new campaign — as of this writing, about 20 or so other blogs and sites that mentioned the commercials got similar treatment. I think this means that my relationship to Mustafa is non-monogamous. Sigh.
In any case, if this customized commercialism is the latest thing in viral video sensations, please don’t let this be the end.