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Posts Tagged ‘J.K. Simmons’

Iconic Local Landmark Spurs Insurance Exec to X-Men Action

We love origins stories, both on the big screen and as they relate to major media ad campaigns. So we have to highlight a great little passage in today’s Ad Age article by Andrew Hampp about the newest Farmer’s Insurance TV commercial featuring actor J.K. Simmons.

In this particular “Farmer’s University” spot, the Juno funnyman addresses a classroom that includes X-Men: First Class character Beast. How this all came about should make the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce very proud:

When Paul Patsis, president-enterprise marketing, relocated from Seattle to Farmers’ Los Angeles headquarters in 2009, he wound up in an office with a panoramic view of the Hollywood sign. “We should be embarrassed,” he told his team. “We’re standing in the shadow of the Hollywood sign and haven’t been able to leverage all the things being done three, four miles up the hill.”

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Mad Libs Men and Mad Men Crossover

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Yesterday we posted a spoof of Mad Men called Mad Libs Men, not realizing that (if we were into actors we’d be hot for) hot guy we met trolling WeHo bars Vincent De Paul was in the parody. And apparently he’s also been in the the actual series Mad Men last season.

It’s like when J.K. Simmons did the viral video Jewno and was in the movie Juno. And like anything Adam West has ever done…and arguably Jim Carrey for that matter. Ahem.