Goodbye, to-do list. Hi, rum and cool mist."
LAS VEGAS—Nick Offerman, noted actor and woodworker, is not exactly known as a high-tech pioneer. So, it shouldn't be too surprising that his appearance at CES this week turned out to have a significant plot twist.
Last December, Nick Offerman teamed up with his favorite whiskey brand to create a yule-log video that was just 45 minutes of him sitting next to a crackling fire, sipping Lagavulin and staring at the camera. This year, he's reunited with the brand for something new—sort of.
It remains the most notorious night in advertising history—June 13, 1991. The Clio Awards were scheduled to hand out their radio and print awards. But as Adweek later told the story, "what ensued was less an ad-award show than a tawdry circus, an event so grossly mismanaged that its trajectory from embarrassing to appalling seemed, in retrospect, almost destined—'beyond the beyond-o,' as Ruth Ayres of DDB Needham put it. "The ceremony started late, was hosted largely by the caterer, featured presenters who (when they weren't singing Irish lullabies) tried to guess the agency winners since they had no list, and was aborted when fevered, greedy ad types rushed the stage in a mad grab for Clios they hadn't won." It was quite the shameful scene indeed. But now, at least, Clio can laugh about it. On this 25th anniversary of the 1991 debacle, Clio got Funny Or Die to re-enact that fateful night in an amusing video starring Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman—the latter acting as host of a fictitious show called Unresolved Mysteries.
No single decade in recent memory has a monopoly on style. Or questionable exercise methods. A new video, "The History of Exercise," stars Nick Offerman and Michelle Obama looking back on past—and present—contraptions for working out, as a way to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.
Few performers could make staring into a camera for an extended period of time engaging, let alone feel like a treat. But Nick Offerman's love of Lagavulin whisky has been well documented. And now he's filmed a Yule Log video for his favorite whisky brand, in which he sits in a fine leather chair next to a crackling fire, calmly staring into the camera for 45 minutes and moving only now and then. And it's delightful.
It's easy to give kids healthy, farm-fresh snacks like pizza, taquitos and fish sticks. Just grab them straight from the vine at Nick Offerman's pizza farm.
NBC's Parks and Recreation will soon come to an end, and the writers of the heartwarming, droll comedy have been knocking it out of the ... well, park. The first of last night's two episodes featured Chris Pratt's character Andy Dwyer saying goodbye to his kids' program, Johnny Karate's Super Awesome Musical Explosion Show. By using the bottle episode format, we got a glimpse at what fictional Indiana town Pawnee's advertising might look like.