An odd juxtaposition of character…


UnPimp Mah Ride, Yo!

I’ve been giggling at the new Volkswagen “UnPimp my Ride” commercials. I thought their recent GTI Fast” commercials were kind of creepy and offputting. The “UnPimp” series is also offputting but also funny. That’s an interesting ad company that VW is using these days.

Here’s an example of one on YouTube:

Normally I’m pretty good at making connections like these, but someone just pointed out to me that the funky, fast-talking German engineer in the UnPimp my Ride commercials is actually Peter Stormare, the hulking blonde Swedish actor known for playing (mostly) bad guys. He was the quiet guy who fed Steve Buscemi into a chipper shredder at the end of FARGO, remember?

That just seems odd to me…

Clearly, I’m not watching enough television.

RELATED: all of the UnPimp commercials so far, back to back

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4 responses to “An odd juxtaposition of character…

  1. Hey, Walt, good to see your CW update. On your favorite artists, did you ever know Steve Palatka back in Alexandria at the Little Soldier? He did Napoleonic paintings, but no one there ever was willing to buy. I saw that he got some into slick magazines, but have not heard of him for years. Any ideas?
    Also, as far as artistes, how about that New Wave dilletante who created the magnum opus, A Fist Full of Magnums? Certainly he should be on your list!

  2. He did Napoleonic paintings, but no one there ever was willing to buy. I saw that he got some into slick magazines, but have not heard of him for years. Any ideas?

    He was last spotted illustrating for NAPOLEON magazine, Todd Fisher’s failed effort. I know the name– only have a vague recollection of the guy. He sent me some art for a NOVAG program cover years ago (gratis) but I lost touch with hime afterward.

    how about that New Wave dilletante who created the magnum opus, A Fist Full of Magnums?

    Okay. let me guess: is this Dennis? If so, good to stumble into you again!

  3. sos.mo.gov, business services, ucc research, document 20050124752K pp 1-5.

  4. I’m alive and well, still painting and have a spot on MSN groups called Napoleomic ( the “m” was a typo I never fixed ) uniform plates. I’ve also do some art work for First Empire.

    Steve