Thursday, January 11, 2007

I Like Box...Just Not Box in a Box

I have had countless emails thrown my way (not to mention a post the other day) asking my if I had seen the "Box in a Box" video. And to answer your question: Yes, I've seen Box in a Box.

And, I guess I just didn't like it that much. The chick in the video just annoys me. It is a combination of her constant movement (she's trying to dance, but its just awkward) and trying too hard to be funny. Don't get me wrong, I love how she is trying to popularize the use of the word "Box". Trust me, I've been pushing that for years, even here on this blog (see here and a video here), but overall, I just was ok on it. It's nothing special.

If you haven't seen it, I'll include a link for you (below). In the meantime, I'll allow Keith Olbermann to give you the X's and O's. The best part of KO's commentary is that he has a quote from Justin Timberlake at the end. Justin says "He doesn't know how he feels about (the parody)." KO agrees and so do I. It's not awful but its just not great.

Wait - who's Keith Olbermann? Well, he's on MSNBC now (I don't watch his show), but he used to be on SportsCenter. I couldn't find a clip, but I did find this funny SportsCenter commercial. It features Dan Patrick and KO. Pretty funny...

...but not as funny as this clip from Anchorman. It's basically the exact same idea, except that Will Ferrell took this idea and perfected it. It is funny everytime you watch it. And always good to yell at your friends or your wife.

Which brings me back to Box in a Box. It's just not that funny. She is successful in using someone else's genious idea, but she doesn't really add anything to it. If anything it's worse. And now, if I meet this "bunny," I am going to punch her in the ovary. Straight shot.

Yes, there are some parts where you will laugh, but to me it's kind of like the WNBA (watch this if you haven't!). There are occasional moments where you may be impressed, but for the most part, its just awkward.

Anyway, here's Box in a Box. You can decide for yourself what you think of it. If you decide to go, notice that the person that provided the video is named "boxsinger." That may be the best part.

1 comment:

Texas Katie said...

Sweet. A shoutout in the blog !

I didn't love the song, but I applaud her for taking the time to create a song, choreograph(ehhh), and film a the Box in a Box video.

Apparenrly there's a Titties in a Box video, but I've yet to see it. I'm going to go with it's NSFW...