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Wrangler Ponders the Nature of Being

Wrangler-the preferred jean of Brett Favre, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and most of the country-is now the preferred jean of existential contemplation. At...

Wrangler-the preferred jean of Brett Favre, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and most of the country-is now the preferred jean of existential contemplation. At least, that's what its new ad campaign suggests. How did this thing get a green light? Why is the narrator French? Why does it recall the sort of short that would screen during an episode of Mike Myers's "Sprockets" skits from Saturday Night Live? Maybe you can enlighten us. Video after the jump.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaIWReETm-A On second thought, wasn't it Camus who wrote that "All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning?"Via Gawker.
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