NSFW: A Hunter Shoots a Bear

by David on September 2, 2010


In case you missed it, today’s viral marketing is courtesy of Tipp-Ex, a German maker of white out. While I am not planning on buying white out to use on my computer screen (apologies to blondes who have suffered though all of those jokes), this is better than Burger King’s Subservient Chicken. While this is interactive, it is not as customized as the Old Spice campaign from earlier this summer.

This is a great little hack. Note that the numbers on the page don’t increase with views. Animal rights activists will be pleased to note that the bear usually wins.

It is still summer vacation so my daughter and had fun finding words to type in. some are hilarious. There are also two or three for words that don’t work. We couldn’t find a comprehensive list anywhere online so we made our own.

Enjoy! Here’s what we found:
moons
shoots
feeds
walks
plays with
farts at (full credit to my daughter for this one!)
pee (yes, again evil genius daughter)
watches TV with
whites out
loves
hugs
showers
shakes
jumps
calls
photographs
dances with
sings to
eats
smokes
rides
fishes with
paints
attacks
high fives
drinks with
tickles
sleeps
moonwalks with
gives birth to
does nothing to

Watch it here. If you find more, please leave them in the comments.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

David September 2, 2010 at 11:12 pm

We had that one for “plays with” which is coming up as something different. You get the same as “soccer” with just about any sport. I’m sure the hunter liked filming that one best.

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Matt Cutts September 3, 2010 at 5:55 am

Another one that works is
soccer

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Goroundfr September 13, 2010 at 6:15 pm

drive

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Divya Mhatre September 3, 2010 at 6:01 am

I loved it… Yeh soccer works too.. awesome

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thedavidlewis September 3, 2010 at 6:14 am

We found the “soccer” click when Violet suggested “plays chess with”. It seems that just about any sport or game brings up that one. We had it down as “plays with” but that looks to be rock, paper, scissors.

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thedavidlewis September 3, 2010 at 6:25 am

There was a comment a few minutes ago pointing to a talk at TED by Barry Schwartz called “The Paradox of Choice” and posing that “A Hunter Shoots a Bear” is an example of “Why More is Less”. The video is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO6XEQIsCoM

I disagree. This is an Easter Egg hunt. I doubt many people will search for all of these and more (or even watch all of the ones listed here). I wouldn't have done so many if it weren't part of today's “summer camp”. This was pure entertainment.

I agree with the “More is Less” concept. I remember in the early 1990's when I had friends from Germany visiting. We went to the supermarket, and they walked up and down the cereal aisle perplexed. “Why do you have so many kinds of cereal to choose from?” Their plates remained empty for a few minutes as they walked back and forth at the salad bar at RJ's restaurant. I remember shortly thereafter my friend Delphine from Belgium marveling at the size of the Sunday LA Times.

While we have too much choice, I don't think that this is an example of it. Some of the clips aren't as strong as others, but we sure had fun finding the best ones and laughed at most of them. If the writing weren't as good as it was for this stunt, then maybe it would have been less.

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peter September 3, 2010 at 6:49 am

and you can even use f**k^^

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Manvesh Sathe September 3, 2010 at 8:38 am

I Like to add “cry with” and “happy with”

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Notvalid September 3, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Strikes.

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Amrlima September 3, 2010 at 1:08 pm

“Mounts” works too

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Dustin September 8, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Here are a few more (a lot of duplicates):
mows with
! (?,2,3,4,6,7,8,9)
poo
growls at
wrestles (1 or 5)
shot by (same as pee)

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thedavidlewis September 12, 2010 at 3:53 am

My daughter just told me to try “is”. I think that is the final clip.

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Guest September 13, 2010 at 6:29 pm

kicks ;-)

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Taolund September 17, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Tipp-Ex

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