The Old Spice towel guy seems to be all the rage these days, and BYU's library has jumped on the bandwagon.
Now, for those of you who don't know, I used to work at the Harold B Lee Library--BYU's library. I was in the periodicals department (it's the room shown in the movie where the guy gets out of the elevator). It was my first experience with working in a library, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Actually, the only reason I thought about getting that job was because my sister was already employed there, and she really liked it. So in all likelihood, I would be in a different profession these days--and a different state--if it weren't for my tendency to try and cash in on a little nepotism. (Not that my sister was in charge of hiring at all, but it helps to have someone put in a good word for you.) (Another side note: this is just another example of something I firmly believe in. There are no coincidences. Too many life-altering things have happened to me because of seemingly inconsequential decisions. If you believe in God and believe in prophecy (which I do), I don't think you can believe in coincidence. But that's a topic for a weightier post. Back to frivolity.)
Anyway, when I heard BYU had done an Old Spice parody video, I was hesitant to watch it, thinking it would be a lame shadow of the clever ads. But there isn't anything lame about it, in my opinion. Full of Win. BYU makes a lot of effort to keep its students involved in the library (as you can tell from the video production values).
What do you think? Am I just biased because I used to work there?