I Can't Read!


So I'm in the car with, er, "Dave" when he turns to me and asks, "If I were to say to you 'I can't read!', would that mean anything to you?" My face lights up as I retort, in an anguished yet enthusiastic voice, "Only one thing smells like bacon, and that's bacon! What's that say? I don't know-- I can't read!"

I'm quoting, of course, from one of the most inspired commercials of all time, for Beggin' Strips dog treats, wherein the camera careens around the house from the viewpoint of a manic dog desperately searching for the origin of a bacony smell. It seems Dave had tried to describe this commercial to his girlfriend, but you might as well describe Michaelangelo's David to a blind man. Until one basks in its glory firsthand, it's just a giant naked guy with a sling.

And therein lies the problem. I searched the web, font of all things pirated from television, and came up empty. The best I could find was this sound clip which lacks soul. The full commercial captures the existential angst of the hungry dog driven to the brink of madness by a tantalizing aroma from an unknown source. It makes me chuckle just thinking about it. Be the dog.

I want that commercial.

Surely someone out there can come to the rescue?


Did you find it? I've been looking everywhere, and the only beggin' strips files I've found have been small parts in audio. I've GOT to find that video!!

I'm looking for the beggin strips audio, I don't really need the video, the audio will fit my purpose fine. Just e-mail me if you still have it, or know where you can get it.


youTube to the rescue, if you still care

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