The other day Greenpeace came out with this spoof of the Volkswagen "the force / little Darth Vader" superbowl ad, and as usual youtube a.k.a temporary storage for films, has removed the spot(s). (they've been done with the super in all european languages). Nothing can stop the forces of good however, and VW darkside has simply replaced their youtube embeds with Vimeo embeds (hang on, doesn't that break Vimeos TOS? It's advertising....)
Update Turns out the video was suspended due to a copyright infringement notice from Lucas Films, the maker of Star Wars, which just makes me want to slap my forehead, so here I go. *slap* Ow!


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    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    Can I slap your forehead too?

    Jul 08, 2011
  • Dabitch's picture

    Did you wake up this morning really bored with living?

    Jul 08, 2011
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    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

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    Oct 20, 2011

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