Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Winnebago Zen

Attention -- the link above leads to a video clip which is NSFW due to language; if you've got headphones, it's fine.

Many of you have probably already seen this; it's not new. I myself came across it today for the first time -- outtakes of a Winnebago promotional video shoot starring a balding salesperson who loses his shit. The video clip is 4+ minutes long, and at first it struck me as a one-trick pony; I chuckled for the first 30 seconds or so before it started to get old, then I started to just dislike the guy in the film. Rather than stop the video, however, I watched it in its entirity. Somewhere after the third minute or so, I had a strange zen-like epiphany.

I'm not sure how to express this without just encouraging you to watch this video, paying particular attention to / focusing on the vehicles themselves as you watch. Something about this guy and the raging commentary paired with shot after shot of recreational vehicles... transcendent. Gloriously American.

Poetic:

"It ain't worth it. Not this shit... it ain't fuckin' worth it."