The latest in Translation's long-running ad series for US insurer State Farm is actually pretty freaky (in a good way of course). This series has evolved somewhat from the days when NBA star Chris Paul had a supposed twin brother who grew up to be a State Farm insurance agent; one just as good with an "assist" as Paul on the court. The twin has left the series, replaced by fellow NBA hero James Harden, and the agent is now portrayed by actor Oscar Nunez. Judging by previous ads in the series, Nunez actually rooms with these guys, offering everyday insurance advice and assistance. Like you'd actually want such a thing every day. But this time there's another "twin" in town, and it's rather more disturbing than the real Oscar Nunez.
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337317 October, 2018
There’s an old saying in Hollywood:
Never work with kids or animals.
Luckily, I’ve had nothing but incredible and professional experiences with all the child actors I have worked with over the years (read #Hallmark ), but THIS was the first time working with a real GOAT!! (see what I did there? ;) Working, playing and laughing with the “Greatest Of All Time”, @aaronrodgers12 was a dream job.
I was fortunate to land an incredibly fun character role on a commercial campaign you may see playing now.
Working with the legendary NFL quarterback was an absolute treat.
Aaron was funny, generous, collaborative, a relaxed on-camera pro and I’m so happy to report a real comedy nerd like me (we bonded on lots of classic comedy to establish rapport). A shorthand quickly developed and his wry, dry wit was a perfect counterpoint to my very “extra” sports agent character.
Hope you enjoy the loads of fun content we created that you should see on all media platforms.
Also, enjoy the post-helmet, “Kramer” hair after shooting in a 3 piece suit in 100 degree heat!
"Hey, buddies! Some of you have already figured out where I am, but if you still don't know, then you can find a big clue if you look closely! 👀 And then you can ask your hooman for a treat! 😉" - Sinatra
"The Omni Coliseum once stood on that same spot. The Omni, as it was often called, was an indoor arena that opened in 1972, with a construction cost of $102 million in today's dollars, and was demolished in 1997.
Why? Because it was built with Cor-Ten weathering steel, which is a steel alloy that eliminates the need for painting, and it forms a rust-like appearance that seals itself and ensures the solid steel structure can last for decades. However, the designers failed to consider the city's humid climate. That meant the Cor-Ten steel never stopped rusting, and that prompted the structure to corrode and deteriorate. It got to a point where gaping holes formed in the walls and the owners had to install chain link fences to keep people from crawling and climbing through the holes to see the games without paying their ticket.
Alright, let's go inside, little buddy." - Comrade (the human)
This is how my 2018 started. A sold out concert at #StateFarm arena. With my group #Xscape & my whole family was there! 2018 has been good to me & Im looking forward to an even better year for 2019. Everybody be safe tonight & I love you! Happy NYE! 😘❤️ 📸: @hauseofglam
59,3794891 January, 2019
WHEN YOUR PRODUCER CAN FLIP ANY SAMPLE (StateFarm beat www.cranklucas.com)
It's been one thing after another, after another, after another...for weeks.
Today, I feel like I'm finally on the other side of chaos, and for reasons that others might find inconvenient.
After a water pipe explosion near my house, a plumber was sent to my property to deal with the sand that flooded all our fixtures (sinks, toilets...everything). Long story short, the plumber screwed up big time, and now my house is unlivable, while repairs are being made.
Today, I walked into my @statefarm
agent's office, to make a claim.
An hour later, I was all checked into a beautiful hotel room...complete with a kitchen.
Not just a kitchen, but a dishwasher.
Not just a dishwasher, but complimentary breakfast every morning, and complimentary dinner every night.
And a 24hr gym.
And laundry service.
Annnnnd, the water here makes my hair super fluffy, and I may never leave.
I haven't relaxed so deeply in a long time, and I am SO grateful to be able to call this place home for the next two weeks. *If you do not have renter's insurance, I EMPLORE you...get some. I would be sleeping in my car right now, without it.