Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Everybody blinks except Mulcair
The NDP's English ad is out. It contains the script that the media got their hands on earlier, where the winner, whomever it is, talks about being a Cabinet minister *ahem*
The interesting thing, so I find, is that just about everyone in the ad blinks. The camera even zooms in on the girl on the bicycle when she blinks. Jogger guy blinks twice if I'm counting right. Even Olivia blinks. In fact in this commercial Mulcair is on screen for a longer stretch than in the French ad.
Now you might not have noticed this upon first watching, but your brain did. People have already commented that the French ad was oddly "creepy" but they can't put their finger on it. Your brain can - it's creepy when you see someone staring at you and not blinking.