Got Oil – It Lives!
Arianna Huffington got such a great response to Got Oil idea that she hopes to run them as actual ads on TV! Ads like the following…
The ad cuts to different people in their SUVs: “I gassed 40,000 Kurds,” “I helped hijack an airplane,” “I helped blow up a nightclub,” and then in unison: “We did it all by driving to work in our SUVs.”
From her email newsletter
We’ve had an overwhelming response to the suggestion in my last column that we mount a citizen’s ad campaign aimed at getting people to stop driving SUVs and other gas-guzzling vehicles — and jolting our leaders into taking action.
It’s been a busy — and productive — last few days. Lawrence Bender, producer of “Pulp Fiction” and “Good Will Hunting”, and director Scott Burns, co-creator of the “Got Milk?” ad campaign, have agreed to donate their services to make these ads a reality through A Band Apart, Lawrence’s production company. And to get these ads on the air we are opening a fund for the sole purpose of creating these commercials.
Contribution fund. Checks payable to:
SUV Ad Fund/A Band Apart
7966 Beverly Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90048
To make a contribution online using PayPal, visit either www.salon.com or www.ariannaonline.com on Monday.
This would truly be a wondrous thing to see on TV. Let’s all make it happen.