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Wednesday, February 18, 2004

 

They used to love the moon, now it's the subs




If there was a ever a webmaster that deserved a series of lucrative advertising contracts, it's the mind behind Rather Good. If you've never been, the website contains a series of strange Flash animated shorts. Jerky pictures of cats on pool tables rock out Electric Six's "Gay Bar." Two characters called the Spongmonkeys sing acoustic ballads expressing their love for the moon. The site offers something like 30 different games and shorts. I'd rate Rather Good on a scale somewhere between "hoot" and "hottenanny."

Back in January, the rockin' cats began appearing in promos for VH1. Now the Spongmonkeys have become the official mascots for Quiznos Subs. Eat your butter filled heart out, Jared.

How will the average viewer is reacting to crazy mutant monsters screaming about sandwiches during commercial breaks? I imagine they'll fly off their couches, clutch their heads and scream "Oh, dear God. What the hell are those things?!! Make 'em stop!" The Spongmonkeys could be the most ill-advised ad campaign in many a year. For obvious reasons, I hope they enjoy more longevity than even the Energizer Bunny.

To view the ads, click here.

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