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August 16, 2010

Commercially Acclaimed Vol#9 - K-Swiss Tubes Featuring Kenny Powers

TV commercials are a part of our everyday lives as TV viewers. Even though Tivo and DVR have allowed us to "skip through" the commercials, the advertising companies a still trying to peak our interests by coming up with creative commercials. To me, great commercials are an art form and are under appreciated by a society that is always trying to speed through things. Think about it... how many times did you see a great commercial that made you laugh hysterically or want to go out and purchase the advertised product??? And how many times has the best part of the Super Bowl been the commercials during a blow out game??? Whether you want to admit it or not, commercials are cool as shit... and here are some of my favorites.

I am a big fan of Danny McBride, and have been since I saw The Foot Fist Way (hysteical!!!). That movie made me realize that I was looking at a future star of the comedic industry. He furthered my high opinion of him with his HBO show Eastbound and Down, the story of disgraced former MLB pitcher Kenny Powers returning to his childhood hometown to become a gym teacher. The show is hysterical and one of the highlights of the upcoming Fall 2010 TV seasons for me (the show starts back up in Sept). In order to push Kenny Powers back into the public, McBride has teamed up with footwear company K Swiss and some real athletes to endorse their new shoes, Tubes, which are specifically engineered for training. Powers taunts and belittles these professional atheletes with nonsensical comments that only anger them into training harder... but to no suprise, Kenny still makes them feel like failures. Check these commercials out, and big up to K Swiss for thinking outside the box for this Kenny Powers/ Real athelete mashups. Enjoy!

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Leg Press w/ Jeremy Shockey (NFL Tight End)

Speed Rope w/ Urijah Faber (Mixed Martial Arts Fighter)

40 Yard Dash w/ Patrick Willis (NFL Linebacker)

K Swiss Signs Kenny Powers As Spokesman (Funny or Die Skit, uneditted)

Kenny "Mother-Fucking" Powers.... what bitch!!!!!

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