Wednesday, October 3, 2012



Does your boss ever ask you to do something really REALLY annoying?

My boss was in a snit after discovering that his favorite travel size deodorant had been discontinued. Who did he turn to during this crisis? Lucky me. My task was to SCOUR THE EARTH and find more Right Guard Sport 3 oz Travel Size Aerosols for him, stat. HUGE EYE ROLL. I went to college for this?!??!?!?!?!?!?!??!?

Needless to say, I was unable to find said product ANYWHERE. 

So I ended up buying him a sample platter of deodorants to try out (see above). I am pretty sure he will huff and puff when I give him the bad news that I couldn't find his preferred deodorant.  GET OVER IT.  If this is the biggest problem in your day, consider yourself lucky.

But, I have to admit that the task was ALMOST made worthwhile when I discovered that there is a deodorant called SWAGGER. It made me cackle, particularly after I found these ads for it.

old-spice swagger


old spice swagger




the late phoenix said...

i need to get my life swagger back...

nothing beats the original Old Spice guy, that black dude with the smooth voice, i'm straight and i think he's hot

Tey VJ said...

that's LL?? ow wow! heard the verdict from your boss yet? I'm sure it will be another fun read =))

Dancing Branflake said...

Hahahahahaha! I remember when this happened and you were like "Oh he did not!!!"

PS... bald men are hot. End of story.

sporkgasm said...

I absolutely detest the smell of Old Spice but I may need to get this to put in my guest bathroom. So funny.

Lorena said...

Is ths it ?

Claire Kiefer said...

How on earth is it your job to find your boss's deodorant? BTW that is one of my least favorite words on the planet.

Thankfully, my boss is amazing and would never ask such a thing.

When I hear the word "swagger," only one thing comes to mind: JAX TELLER.

besswess said...

You have got to be freakin kidding me! I cannot believe he actually asked you to do is. This wasn't a joke? Would I even do that for a boyfriend? I think not! Gross!

Mandy_Fish said...

I wish I worked on the Old Spice account. I totally got swagger.


Trissta said...

Yes. My favorite ad campaign like ever. Still in love with the old spice man on a horse. Seriously seriously smart.

And swagger? Hell yeah. I'd wear that shit for sure.

Much Love,

You're Lucky I Don't Have a Gun... said...

Lol- I've never seen those ads before, but I love them. Especially the young/ old versions.

A friend of mine posted on her blog recently about this deodorant that's supposed to be super great. They sell it at Sephora. I don't know if the scents are manly/ womanly, but it might be worth checking out.

girlunwinding said...

Unfortunately having a husband AND 3 sons I am all to familiar with this particular dilemma. One of my sons had a fondness for Old Spice's, wait for it, SHOW TIME, deodorant and when that went walk about we were in a tail spin to find a "new favorite flavor". In my household the men are not only picky about the smell but also the texture. They don't want the gel, it stays sticky in the pit to long, and they don't like the chalky white because it gets on their shirt when they dress backwards so the one with the holes in the top of the dispenser that lets out the deodorant in little spirals (much like the 80's play dough toy barber shop) is the top choice. Here. Yeah. I know more than you on this subject. Sadly. Help me.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Old Spice has the BEST commercials! Seriously, the marketing agency that created the line of new ads deserves some award for embracing the cheesiness!

p.s. I've seen LA to Tahiti deals a few times - perhaps that is in your future?! Travelzoo is another good resource and i'll add that to the post as well.

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Holy crap those ads are hilarious!

cerebral e said...

Love LL Cool J's "before"

Kristine said...

I can't believe your boss made you do this but I love that you created a whole line up of deodorants for him. I hope he feels a wee bit of shame. At least it led you to these great ads!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Your boss - he needs Lynx and Swagger on top of each other!!

Daniela said...

Lol ur boss sucks .

Kathryn said...

On the upside, your boss trusts and likes you enough to share such an odd request from you. On the downside, your boss trusts and likes you enough to share such an odd request from you.

Although I have had some certifiable (and not in a good way) boss's in my day, thankfully, none have ever asked me to search the far corners of the world for their discontinued deodorant.

I loved your solution to the dilemma to try to sell him on alternate choices as it sells your ability to not just give him what he asks for, but instead lead him to what he needs which is an undervalued commodity.

While crap like this for sure is a waste of a college degree, keeping your boss happy is the number #1 ingredient to staying employed even during a tough economy and for that you get an A+.

Emily said...

Oh my gosh, your boss sounds like a pain in the ass. What a load of trouble you went to to get him his IDEAL deodorant. I hope he's happy with one of those billions of choices! The Old Spice adds are clever, and hilarious.

May the force be with you.

melifaif said...

This made my day. So swagger-like. Hopefully your stanky boss liked it. ha!