Las Vegas tourism ad stars killer chinchillas

Chinchillas armed with rifles and explosives—it's everyone's darkest nightmare. (It's a recurring dream of mine, anyway.) R&R Partners brings the furry furies to violent life in this new spot for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. The chinchilla that "goes for the throat" reminds me a bit of the killer rabbit in Monty Python & the Holy Grail. Overall, however, these little devils have a better arsenal. The mayhem provides a a bored office worker with his unlikely excuse for needing a long weekend in Vegas. He's just commemorate a gory cultural holiday. "Every year my people celebrate the victory over the revolt," he explains to his boss. In my dreams, I'm the one with the hairy jowls and whiskers wielding the guns. Viva la revolución!

—Posted by David Gianatasio