Around the Web

Watch: This hilarious spoof takes apart nostalgic advertisements used to sell all kinds of products

When you want to feel nostalgic about feeling nostalgic.


“Do you feel feelings? Tired of feeling nostalgic? Want to feel nostalgic about feeling nostalgic? The All New Deja Vu is just what you need!” says the description of Brainfart Productions’s “advertisement” for New Deja Vu.

The hilarious video (above) is an absurdist jibe at the new wave of advertisements that capitalise on feelings of nostalgia to sell products. Taking digs at consumerism – “Are you so heavily immersed in consumerist society that you will buy any advertised product?” – and “meta” filmmakers, the video has all the trappings of the self-aware videos that are being produced by everyone from multinational FMCG companies to sketch comedy groups. From extended uncomfortable silences to infinite loops, the video has it all.

“This is avant’s not like we’re selling a real product,” the video concludes.

The group previously made an equally hilarious spoof on advertisements for sanitary pads, called “Manitary Pads” that you can watch below.

We welcome your comments at
Sponsored Content BY 

A phone so stunning that it deserves its own photoshoot

Presenting the Moto X4, crafted to perfection.

Precision-crafted glass and metal design, an anodised aluminium frame, easy to hold and featuring beautiful contours, the Moto X4 is crafted to perfection indeed.

With the distinctive placement of the rear cameras, this phone makes a great subject for a photographic series.

Gaurav Sawn Photography
Gaurav Sawn Photography

The light reveals the fluidity of its body; curves that fit perfectly in the contours of a palm.

Gaurav Sawn Photography
Gaurav Sawn Photography

Reclining on a bed of satin, the glass-encased phone blends into the folds of the luxurious fabric.

The slimness, seamlessness and solidity of the phone make for a great profile shot.

A stunning design which is IP68 rated water-resistant too, it is as beautiful as it is strong.

We partnered with photographer Gaurav Sawn to create this series. Says Gaurav, “The glass sandwich design looks extremely good and the reflections on the back panel make the phone stand out. This is a phone that is best used without a case. The curved corners were also very comfortable to hold. All in all, really enjoyed shooting this phone!”

While this phone is elegant and crafted to perfection, it is also extremely tough, being protected from scratches with Corning® Gorilla® Glass that stretches all the way around.

You don’t need to sacrifice of performance either. It’s packed with a 2.2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 630 processor and comes with a TurboPower™ Charger which means hours of power in minutes!

For the music lover, this phone is a boon. With simultaneous connectivity of up to four Bluetooth® audio devices at the same time, you can build your own stereo system without worrying about cables.

The dual rear cameras – a 12MP that lets you focus faster and get great results even on dark, cloudy days, and an 8 MP camera, with wide angle lens makes your most ambitious photos look all the more impressive.

To get your hands on the Moto X4, and experience perfection, click here.

This article was produced by the Scroll marketing team on behalf of Motorola and not by the Scroll editorial team.