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Steven Soderbergh's Extension 765 site: funny, funny, funny

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Post by amuserato on Fri Apr 25 2014, 16:24

In the category of "Been There, Done That. Got the T-shirt...  If you have not had occasion to peruse, Steven Soderbergh's little sideline into etailing, Extension 765, is smart, smartass-y and very funny.  Being an utter devotee of smartass-ery, inside jokage and a fanboi of Soderbegh's from way back, I ordered some T-shirts.  In fact, I ordered enough T-shirts to get the secret NSFW T-shirt... which was great for a laugh, but I don't expect to be wearing it to any family functions any time soon...

The communiques from the site are truly laugh-out-loud hy-larious. The latest details how one can get one's hands on Soderbergh's take on vanity productions of alcohol, Singani 63 (named for the year he was born perhaps?  I haven't looked up the derivation of the name... yet) with great faux(?) ads featuring the slogan, "This &%#! Will #&%! You Up" is all a tasty sandwich of recommendation, truth and funny, funny, funny on sliced bread.
Great stuff.

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Though I have no way of knowing for certain sure, I betcha Mr. Clooney approves.  It is the sort of thing you like, if you like this sort of thing.


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Re: Steven Soderbergh's Extension 765 site: funny, funny, funny

Post by silly girl on Fri Apr 25 2014, 16:38

Very clever....I like the graphics and it is pretty funny. Too bad we can't see the photo/art close up. I noticed the one with GC is already sold. Thanks for the find....

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Post by Katiedot on Fri Apr 25 2014, 17:22

Oh man, I've never been a big fan of his films, but in real life he's funny. Thanks for sharing the link Amuserato, well worth a look-see.

BTW - does anyone think he's slightly joshing George's tequila line with his Singani 63 ("made in Bolivia") ads?

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Post by party animal - not! on Fri Apr 25 2014, 18:14



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Post by Katiedot on Sat Apr 26 2014, 03:17

Excellent link, PAN

"The supply of 250 cases has dwindled. This is partly due to the personal thirst of the singani kingpin, who last year told a reporter, “Putting me in charge of a hard-liquor importing business is like having Clooney running a girls’ dormitory.”"
Hahahahahaha!

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Post by silly girl on Sat Apr 26 2014, 03:25

funny article...so is this for real? It does seem like he is riffing on Casamigoes.....

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Post by Katiedot on Sat Apr 26 2014, 04:28

I really can't tell if it's real or not.

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Post by Nicky80 on Sat Apr 26 2014, 11:29

“There were three things: I could drink it on the rocks. It landed me in a place that felt really good and did so in pretty short order, and I also noticed, the next day, I felt fine.”




Maybe it is just me...but isn't that similar to what George said about his product   Wink 

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Re: Steven Soderbergh's Extension 765 site: funny, funny, funny

Post by amuserato on Sat Apr 26 2014, 12:40

party animal - not! wrote:

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Thanks for the link, PAN. I had not seen the article. So my surmise about the 63 in "Singani 63" noting his birth year is confirmed! Soderbergh and I were born a few weeks apart in the same year so it stuck in my head that he was born in 1963.

Real or not real is kind of Soderbergh's schtick-- very metafictive and a bit assholish, but funny nonetheless. The liquor seems to be available at the Dream Hotel -- my preferred hotel when I am in NYC! Not planning to be up there anytime soon, but if that changes, I will give the stuff a try and report. Take one for the team, yadda yadda.
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Post by it's me on Sat Apr 26 2014, 13:52

but what kind of liquor is it?

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Re: Steven Soderbergh's Extension 765 site: funny, funny, funny

Post by melbert on Sat Apr 26 2014, 14:04

doesn't matter...


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Post by amuserato on Sat Apr 26 2014, 14:19

Ho! Melbert-- just the sort of ironically funny--and slightly offensive- descrip I would expect regarding a Soderbergh product!

It's me-- Singani is a clear brandy distilled from white grapes grown in high altitude in Bolivia.  Here is the official paragraph (wherein I have, parenthetically, added some clarification to wean off some of the hubris):

"Singani (63) is the culmination of a 50-year privately funded project known as the Steven Soderbergh Adventure, the purpose of which is to identify the exceptional in all areas of human endeavor. (singani --no capital "s"), A clear, mixable spirit distilled from the aromatic white Muscat of Alexandria Grape at heights nearing 6,000 ft. Singani 63 was created in the year 1246+284 (around 1530), and is known as the national drink of Bolivia, a moniker that was bestowed with absolutely no interruption in government services."

All reviews are saying singani is a fairly light brandy with floral notes not dissimilar to pisco in Peru... and I loves me a Pisco Sour... so I will have to try it sometime.


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Post by it's me on Sat Apr 26 2014, 16:10

thanks!

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Post by amuserato on Sat Apr 26 2014, 19:25

@ it's me: no problem!

@ melbert: I certainly, certainly did not mean you were offensive. The description - now edited out - came from the author of the article and, as like, Soderbergh himself. As usual, you were kindness itself answering someone's question.
Please forgive me if there was a misunderstanding!

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