Scenery In Car Commercial Changes Right Before Your Eyes, But You Don't Notice it

March 5, 2015

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This is a commercial for the Skoda Fabia in which they argue the car is so attention stealing that you won't notice the scenery changing. Obviously, the fact you don't notice the scenery changing has nothing to do with the car, and everything to do with the constant cuts in the video, and using movement to focus your attention in different areas. Still, I always think it's weird when car companies try to advertise boring ass cars like they're actually amazing looking. Don't focus on the looks -- focus on the gas mileage or airbags or electric windows. I feel like I'm being lied to. Because I can't imagine a single person that would look at the Skoda Fabia and think, "Damn, hopefully I don't see one of those on the road because I might get so distracted I crash!" I guarantee you could time-travel somebody here from the 1700's who's never even seen a car before and even they wouldn't take a second look.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to lilco, who agrees if you can't trust a car company to not lie to your face about how a car looks, how can you really be sure if it has airbags where it says airbags?

  • shashi

    Soo mom jeans are also 'truly attention stealing!' https://youtu.be/vJG698U2Mvo

  • Chaz Gomez

    What I noticed all the time was the annoying blank screens that kept popping up almost every time they changed the scene...

  • The_Wretched

    Standard psychology - it's also why when you're in the matrix, there's a glitch when they show up.

  • Funk Oswald

    How much are you fucking nerds getting paid to blog about car commercials? The way you pig-dogs suck the automotive industries turgid exhaust pipe makes me sick!

  • Bling Nye

    Ohhh... so that's how America went from a Democratic Republic to an Oligarchy.

  • WronglyRabbit

    Look up the Iron Law of Oligarchy, that's how it happened.

  • Bling Nye

    ...and here I was just making a joke about things changing by incremental degrees so that the gradual erosion goes unnoticed as it's happening day to day, yet the differences between where it started and how it ends up are quite noticeably different...

  • WronglyRabbit

    Good on you.

  • Ninjattitude

    But how can I earn 9000 a month from home? I hope someone in the comments can help me.

  • JJtoob

    Damn 19 minutes and nothing, is this the power of reverse psychology?

  • David

    Took 5 hours

  • MorningPanda

    The blackouts made this really hard to watch. I saw a show do this over a 30 second span and slowly faded things in or away, and faded to the new colors. It was a lot more effective then the hard black cuts. Specially when they first changed the bright green to such a lower contrast.

  • Asperflux

    That was crazy.

    Long last the robots!

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