This Guitar Hero ad touches me in the bathing suit area of my mind. Yikes.

I’m going to give Tony Hawk a free pass because he just seems like a fun-loving goofball dad these days, and he’s spent all his life building an empire based on “being pretty chill.” And clearly Michael Phelps has no shame. As long as the craft services table is stocked with pancakes, he’ll do anything. It’s pretty bad for A-Rod, but not any more embarrassing than the rumor that he’s taken up Kaballah in order to please Madonna. That leaves Kobe Bryant. He should clearly be the most embarrassed by this. Although he didn’t seem particularly embarrassed by those rape charges, either. And at what point is the world going to remember that “home alone romp” aside, Risky Business was actually a weird, vaguely sinister film about a high school student who dabbles in prostitution? OK, clearly it’s all of us who should be the most embarrassed.

Comments (9)
  1. Yes Gabe, we should all be embarrassed at this. I couldn’t even finish watching this.

    Oh, is it wrong that when I think of Risky Business I think of sex on the subway?

    • If this ad featured a recreation of the sex on the subway scene from Risky Business starring Tony Hawk, Michael Phelps, A-Rod, and Kobe Bryant, this would have been a very different post.

  2. Hil  |   Posted on Oct 27th, 2008 -1

    Woooow. Maybe it’s just my bad eyesight, but I could have sworn from the screengrab that the person playing drums was actually a mannequin they rolled in on a skateboard. Sorry, Tony Hawk.

  3. a real hero like hiro from heros  |   Posted on Oct 27th, 2008 0

    this is definitely my halloween costume

  4. matt  |   Posted on Oct 27th, 2008 0

    gabe, i can tell you don’t watch a lot of sports.

  5. Dear Michael Phelps,
    When you are out in public and there happens to be a camera recording your actions, just swim. No talking about anything other than how you swam and no acting that wouldn’t immediately result in your body progressing through the water.

  6. Joe  |   Posted on Oct 27th, 2008 0

    Worst part?

    That song isn’t even in Guitar Hero World Tour.

  7. aw crap am i the only person who thought this was actually totally cute?

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