Annals of Icelandic overspending, Kaupthinking edition

August 25, 2009

Baruch at Ultimi Barbarorum has uncovered this astonishing old ad for the now-highly-defunct Kaupthing bank:

Baruch has all the smart questions. I’ll just ask the stupid one: Did Kaupthing really pay for rights not only to U2’s Where the Streets Have No Name and lots of news-footage B-roll, but also to film clips from Lawrence of Arabia, The Matrix, The Incredibles, The Beach, and the music video for Fatboy Slim’s Weapon of Choice? (And does this mean that Peter O’Toole shares a first-degree connection with Leonardo di Caprio for the purposes of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon?)


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