recently there has been adverts with arnie saying "when can you start" on an advert that promotes california even with vanessa williams is in it,
fair enough right!? but i have never ever seen a continent promote itself this way.
does anyone have a clue???
First, I'm a bit surprised you're from the UK based on your English (unless from Ireland).
Second, I think you're referring to an advertising campaign to promote and attract California's tourism industry.
Third, California is not a 'continent' but one of the 50 United States, although sometimes I wish it wasn't.
yep uk but what the hell does when can you start mean lol, if i was to go america it would be florida or new york lol
Uh, I think the gist
behind that commercial is that its the job of everyone in California to have fun so "when can you start?" In other words: come have fun in
California. Man, with all the clever British humor you guys turn out, you can't figure that one out?
yes i know i messed up with the continent, i just couldn't think of the word state at that moment.
what i am trying to get to the bottom of is why he says "when can you start", I mean how could anyone pack up bags and start over in california
without a job etc, I do not understand the gain from it, what is there to do in california???
dude im not a dude, and LA and Hollywood isn't that much interest to brits trust me. we have ibiza for sun rather than paying the odds to "live it
up" in california
most famous brits come back from california because they cant stand the excited american attitude towards us brits (no offence to u USA'ers) but
thats what most famous people have said etc
‘When can you start?’ – it was as though he was talking directly to us.
David Beckham has recently recorded a new commercial to encourage tourists to come to California. I’m not a huge fan of the Beckhams, even though
they only live up the road and have sons; you’d think we’d be great friends. But really, of all the wonderful things there are to see and do in
California, I just don’t see why David Beckham should be the one to encourage you!
Come and see the amazing beaches, the national parks, the great cities, enjoy the weather. You should come, come to California. Maybe even go and
see Beckham play football for his remaining time at LA Galaxy (although be warned, apparently the fans are shouting horrible things at him because of
his desire to move somewhere else).
But if you can, come and find a Hank Moody to hang out with, not a David Beckham. You’ll have far more fun!
Okay my fellow Briton, let's analyses what occurs in this advert.
Cut to Stewie Griffon's swinger party music. A sun bathing blind nymph peers to the camera and says:
"People think life in California is one big vacation. But it's really a lot of work".
"We have board meetings"(x3) recalled to us by the epitome of National Socialist Germany - circa 1940, 'cept the last guy - he's PC, people
on skateboards, snowboards and surfboards.
Some cyclist reminds us, with an angry smile, that "We're always playing catch up" as he burns his last reserves and wishes how he hadn't
posted under the alias cyclotouriste on The Thorn Tree.
"We're really just a bunch of pencil pushers" Said by a guy who's falsifying his golf scorecard (and possible a nod to Predator).
"We work with some real characters" said by an animatronic witch at Disneyland with all the well known toons strolling about.
Mr + Misses Tubbs call back to the camera that "We're always working weekends" as they heave their enormous bodies into Universal Studios to
munch on some massive turkey drumsticks.
Some stoners agree on the sentiment that "We burn the midnight oil" whilst sat like a troupe of hippies around a beach camp fire.
"Hey, it's a dirty job" told by some lass getting a colonic by-product rub.
El Wino de Maximus says "But someone's got to do it"
Rob Lowe, seemingly pondering his favourite adult film turns to the camera and then hits out with "So if California seems like your kind of
Some old gin chugging bint then says "We've got one question"
Cue Arnie: "When can you start?"
Feel free to watch it here:
It may be a baffling advert to you but to everyone else it's blatantly obvious it's a job/sales pitch advert for, about to be bankrupt,
Cally-forn-ya, here's it comes yeah! (dee doodle doo dee doo, dee doodle doo dee doo - Next week on the OC).
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