Thursday, December 4, 2008

Media Watch: LARP Edition

"Should have gone to FreeCreditReport.com
And found out that those bankers were a bunch of ticking bombs.
We could have checked their credit and found out their loans won't work
But now we have to bail out a bunch of freakin' jerks."

- The Capitol Steps, "Free Credit", on the Wall Street bailout

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Last week, I saw the movie "Role Models," which features live-action role-playing as a critical plot element. Although, like all movies, the movie takes some artistic license (for example, a melee-only battle in which each participant had only one life would certainly not last anywhere close to the whole day, and no LARP that I know of allows you to kick a defenseless opponent in the chest) it was still a fun movie to watch.

Also, here are two LARP-related commercials:

This commercial for Old Spice deodorant featuring Brian Urlacher.

This commercial for FreeCreditReport.com which does not feature LARPs, but does feature a renaissance faire, which I imagine is close enough.

CONSUMER ALERT: FreeCreditReport.com's service is not as free as they say it is. They sign you up for a 30-day trial of a $14.99/month credit monitoring service, and if you fail to opt out by the end of the 30 day period they start charging you. The site annualcreditreport.com allows you to get your credit reports for free with no hidden charges or other shenanigans.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

ha ha! Love the Capitol Steps.

OJ got sentenced to life in prison and no one seems to care. I take it as a good sign that we are moving away from Celebrity culture or at least solving some of our race issues.