Surprised by bear

I simply had to post this; I had no choice. (Of course that’s true of everything!)

The YouTube notes say this:

Check out what happened to this crew on a photoshoot for the EcoBubble washing machine. They were near Manning Park, BC.

This reminds me of an old Spike Jones ditty:

The polar bear sleeps in his little bear skin;
He sleeps very well, I am told.
Last night I slept in my little bare skin,
And I caught one hell of a cold!

h/t: docatheist

24 Comments

  1. gbjames
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    :)

  2. suwise3
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    creativity in advertising. hope it catches on!

  3. Matthew Cobb
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    No you didn’t have to. There’s a reason why I didn’t send you this last week!

    • suwise3
      Posted January 22, 2013 at 11:32 am | Permalink

      He HAD to post it because I HAD to watch it.

  4. NoAstronomer
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    Baby Polar Bear : Mum I have question…
    Mommy Polar Bear : Yes…
    Baby : Am I a real polar bear?
    Mommy : Yes, you’re a real polar bear.
    Baby : Are you sure?
    Mommy : Yes, I’m sure.
    Baby : Really sure?
    Mommy : Look, I’m a polar bear, your father is a polar bear, and you’re a polar bear

    Baby : But …
    Mommy : Enough! Go bother your father.
    Baby : Dad …
    Father : Yes son?
    Baby : Am I a real polar bear?
    Father : Yes, you’re a real polar bear. Why are you asking?
    Baby : Because I’m fucking freezing!

    • gravelinspector
      Posted January 23, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

      Well, if you’re going to bring up biele medvedev (I don’t have Cyrillic or Admin rights on this machine ; it’s an attempt at the Russian for “white bear”, i.e. Ursus maritimus), then I’ll steal a march on something that is bound to be quoted ad nauseam in April :
      Have you got any news of the iceberg?

  5. alice
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    GAH You made me watch an advert?!

  6. DrBrydon
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    I guess they didn’t have any eco dry-cleaners….

    Nice one, Jerry.

  7. abrotherhoodofman
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Polar bears in British Columbia can get quite dirty eating shale gas profiteers.

  8. Posted January 22, 2013 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t see that one coming :-)

  9. marycanada FCD
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    I got sucked in… nice one!

  10. Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    Woolly Darwin on a honey lick!

    If bears transmogrify, I guess we will see polar bears go solar bears any year now.

  11. John Perkins
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    We live just down the road a-piece from Manning Park and I got sucked in until the “bear” started to disrobe – I should have known that even grizzlies hibernate, but I kinda forgot.

  12. Allen
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Reminds me of a salmon commercial

  13. Allen
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Argh! The link youtu.be/BMT-IEOeK50
    An Adam West canned salmon advert.

    • Hempenstein
      Posted January 22, 2013 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

      Agree. This one’s good, but I think the John West one is better – it’s simpler and quicker. But, link didn’t work for me. Here’s another shot at it.

  14. Mel
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    I would have been able to resist posting this.

    • JohnnieCanuck
      Posted January 22, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

      Proof?

      • whyevolutionistrue
        Posted January 22, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

        We don’t have any; just snark.

  15. Linda K
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    I don’t mind the ad — it’s the stupid ditty that bothers me. How does a scientist think it’s cute to perpetuate such a myth? That one “catches a cold” by sleeping naked? What cold virus hides in bedclothes anyway?

    • abrotherhoodofman
      Posted January 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

      Please take two chill pills and call your doctor in the morning.
      ;)

    • Michael Fisher
      Posted January 22, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

      @Linda K HERE’S a short Youtube video of Spike Jones’ rendition of Liebestraum by Liszt including the offensive non-scientific lyric you highlight

      Warning. Close your ears to the additional “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” & “By Jove” sections of the lyrics as they don’t square with our current understanding of reality

  16. Don Bysouth
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 3:34 am | Permalink

    How much can a “Polar Bear”

    • JohnnieCanuck
      Posted February 28, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

      Everything? There are no rules for how much clothing a Polar needs to wear.

      In terms of global warming? Maybe a couple of degrees Centigrade.


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