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'Times' Weekender ads taken down a notch

Michael Showalter wrote and directed this amusing parody of those grating, forced-casual, pretentious Weekender commercials for The New York Times. And he got some semi-famous buddies to take part, including Paul Rudd and Michael Ian Black. At the end, the spot advertises 92YTribeca, the new downtown arts venue run by the 92nd Street Y. Via Adverganza.

—Posted by Tim Nudd

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