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Posts Tagged ‘Gavin McIness’

Rooster NY Teases New ‘How to Do Everything in the World’ Series for Vans

Rooster NY has teamed up with Vans for a new series called “How to Do Everything in the World,” starring Gavin McIness, of baby-fighting fame.

The series marks the third straight season Rooster has teamed up with Vans for their “Off The Wall” programs, a common sense match considering the agency/production company’s skateboarding proclivities. “With all the life hacks and listicles available on the web, we wanted to make sure that the really, really, really important things people need to know didn’t slip through the cracks,” says Arzi Rachman. The new series promises to teach viewers how to “fight, drink fly, and more.” And if Gavin McIness’ involvement is any indication, we can probably expect it to be pretty funny. Check out the trailer for yourself above, and keep your eyes peeled for the new series starting on April 23rd at the Off The Wall site.

 

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Gavin McInnes Explains Why Old Punks Make Good Dads

Gavin McInnessGavin McIness, the Rooster creative director who last November taught us all how to fight a baby, wrote an article explaining ten reasons why old punks make great dads, and it’s pretty convincing.

Among McIness’ arguments are that old punks are used to having roommates who puke on them, don’t mind looking like shit, are never embarrassed, understand insane ideas, and are better able to explain to their kids why drugs are bad: “Pot makes movies funny, but it kills your ambition. One Molly pill makes music better, but you’ll bad-trip when you get older. Adderall is just speed, and we saw what that did to Lemmy. Cocaine won’t kill you, but it will turn you into a paranoid douche. Oh, and don’t pour hard liquor up your ass. It will give you alcohol poisoning.”

McIness also mentions how “slamdancing prepares you for being attacked” by your kids, “skinheads are giant babies,” and the cacophony your children cook up banging on garbage cans and pans doesn’t sound all that different from, say, The Dead Kennedys’ “Government Flu.” He also shares the hilarious and disgusting story of when his infant daughter’s nose kept running so he “sucked out about a pound of snot before spitting it into the sink,” only to find out later that “the Swiss had invented a handy rubber tube” for that purpose. Head on over to Taki’s Magazine for the rest of “10 Reasons Old Punks Make Great Dads.”

Rooster Tackles Sexual Harassment in Latest Original Video

We’ve got a goofy Friday video here from the  folks over at New York agency Rooster, certainly no strangers to silliness.

In the latest Rooster original, Michael Luciano and Philip Matarese engage in some investigative journalism to explore the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. Matarese goes undercover as a woman (unconvincingly) to see firsthand what sexual harassment in the workplace is like. But Matarese and Luciano are disappointed to find that their co-workers mostly just ignore Matarese. They spend most of the 3:19 video hoping in vain for any sign of sexual harassment. The surprise is that Matarese enjoys playing the part of a woman a little more than expected. In the end, Luciano finds a very flimsy excuse to call out an employee for sexual harassment, and Matarese makes an important decision. As you can surmise, this is a lot of off-the-wall silliness from Rooser, but it suffers from one thing: a lack of chief Gavin McInness. McInness, now perhaps most famous for teaching us all how to fight a baby, was the key to the success of previous Rooster Originals, and the Rooster crowd has a hard time getting any laughs without him. Hopefully he makes a return in the next installment.