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Aflac for Affleck: The Duck Picks Argo for Best Picture

Aflac The 85th Academy Awards ceremony airs Sunday night, and all eyes will be on actor/director/Bahstun accent promoter Ben Affleck as his international drama Argo vies for Best Picture (and he tries to get revenge on the Academy for failing to nominate him in the Best Director category).

We have a feeling that Ben is a little tired of strangers approaching him and yelling “Affleck!” in a poor imitation of a certain feathered insurance spokesman. Too bad–we’ve just received word from our sources on the inside that the Aflac duck (sadly no longer voiced by Gilbert Gottfried) has planned a “soup to nuts social media campaign” to promote his “phonetically favorite filmmaker” on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #Aflac4Affleck.

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Aflac Auditions Turn a Bad Joke Into Good Publicity

Steve Curcio during his audition. Photo: Marcus Yam for The New York Times

Aflac’s search for a new spokes-duck has gotten the insurance company some great publicity after what started as a PR problem.

You’ll remember, Gilbert Gottfried, the previous voice of the Aflac duck, was swiftly dismissed after making tasteless jokes online in the wake of the Japan quake and tsunami. That left a job opening, and led Aflac to open up the opportunity to anyone with a dream and an annoying voice.

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