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Date: 2006-02-25 10:23
Subject: Make Friends With Your Fast
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I like these little evil bulbasaur 'Fast' ads on TV.

I especially like the one where the girlfriend is complaing that having the windows down is ruining her hair,
and the guy likes the windows down to feel the speed. I so identify with that.
These little limited edition things are going for like $300 bucks on Ebay.
I had a thought to maybe buy a Bulbasaur, paint it black, and try to sell it, but apparently I've been beaten to the punch.
Somebody has a prototype out already on Ebay.

"Make friends with your fast. Developed as a personal prototype during phase one of project fast. Created from personal data collected from markets in nyc and abroad. This is your chance to own a piece of premature GTI history. Includes extra tail. Don't miss this one! Very Very rare, it will go fast, just like you."

CP+B's 'Fast' Times at Volkswagen
February 14, 2006
By Jim Lovel
"But leave it to Crispin Porter + Bogusky to actually come up with a 'fast' creature -- at least one as channeled through the testosterone-infused cranium of a guy between, say 18 and 49. Yesterday at the Playboy headquarters (of course), Alex Bogusky and Kerri Martin, director of brand innovation for Volkswagen of America, unveiled the gremlin, a demonic looking black resin icon, sort of a Mr. Potato Head for the hot rod set. It's the spirit (and satanic-sounding voice) of CP+B's new ad campaign for VW's GTI, which debuted this week during the Olympics. In the ads, the critter urges young male drivers to indulge their pedal-to-the-metal urges with the tagline, "Make Friends with your Fast," girlfriends and cops be damned. It's a little creepy but, as they gently pointed out, I'm not the target demo." Offical site - http://www.vwfeatures.com/

Article - http://www.adweek.com/aw/creative/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001996720
Ebay Original $300 buck one - http://cgi.ebay.com/2007-Volkswagen-GTI-Fast-Canadian-Edition_W0QQitemZ7221797798QQcategoryZ10781QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Ebay Knockoff - http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8041381376
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Isobel de Bohun
User: belle_vivre
Date: 2006-02-26 05:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
see, youre my friend cause you know what a bulbasaur is, even though we are both (chronologically) adults.

And i bet you can sound like a bulbasaur almost as well as I can...
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User: mcclintock
Date: 2006-02-26 05:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I prefer going 'Pika PIKA!' just to annoy folks sometimes. I don't think I'm gruff enough to do the bulb-ster justice.
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Isobel de Bohun
User: belle_vivre
Date: 2006-02-26 17:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I maintain that I discovered Pokemon before they were a big deal, back when it was a random cartoon that came on at 6:00 AM...

I'm good at voices- I can do bulbasaur, pikachu, jigglypuff, charmander...

i also do many many others, but, there are the ones from THAT show I can do... I often wonder if i shouldnt beome a voice actor...
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