Matthew McConaughey and the Lincoln MKZ: Existential Crisis

I watched. I listened. I laughed (out loud). And I was strangely mesmerized, as I suspect you may be, too. This parodix remix and transformation of director Nicolas Winding Refn’s McConaughified commercial for the Lincoln MKZ, courtesy of Auralnauts, amplifies the ad campaign’s channeling of McConaughey’s True Detective-inspired chain of dark, stream-of-consciousness ramblings to surreal proportions. And it’s pretty perfect.

How did I get here? Why did I order this water? There’s perfectly good water falling from the sky. What if this is the End of Days? I bet I can move this glass with my mind.

 

About Matt Cardin

Teeming Brain founder and editor Matt Cardin is the author of DARK AWAKENINGS, DIVINATIONS OF THE DEEP, A COURSE IN DEMONIC CREATIVITY: A WRITER'S GUIDE TO THE INNER GENIUS, and the forthcoming TO ROUSE LEVIATHAN. He is also the editor of BORN TO FEAR: INTERVIEWS WITH THOMAS LIGOTTI and the academic encyclopedias MUMMIES AROUND THE WORLD, GHOSTS, SPIRITS, AND PSYCHICS: THE PARANORMAL FROM ALCHEMY TO ZOMBIES, and HORROR LITERATURE THROUGH HISTORY.

Posted on February 12, 2015, in Arts & Entertainment, Religion & Philosophy and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Brilliant.

    I don’t think anyone could have imagined existential monologues delivered in a heavy Texas drawl before True Detective. Though there is precedent – The Thin Red Line, with metaphysical ruminations in all sorts of accents.

    MM has discovered a unique new talent. He should narrate some appropriate audiobooks – Ligotti, Cioran, this sort of thing.

    • What an interesting suggestion. It’s striking, isn’t it, how a powerful performance like McConaughey’s in that series can alter perceptions and open up new possibilities. If he’s not available then maybe an audiobook publisher could get the voice actor from this parody video, whose McConaughey impression is uncannily good.

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