Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Found Squirrels: HP Printer Squirrel

Today is a special day for HP; you know why? Because today HP is getting free advertising on this, my very special squirrel blog.

What did HP do to deserve this honor? Well, friends, HP decided to use my favorite rodent in their most recent advertising campaign. Behold!

This was in the New York Times yesterday, and to be honest I didn't even read the copy, just shrieked with excitement, which caused Brandon to come running because last time I shrieked it was because I sliced open my thumb with the apple cutter and it took almost 12 hours to stop bleeding. But I digress.

I love this squirrel. He's got a great shape with a cute little white belly and a big nose and and a perfectly curled tail. He's BLUE, which is a seemingly crazy choice but it really works here. I mean, this squirrel is using an HP printer, he's clearly cutting edge in many ways. I love the happy little way in which he lifts his legs to dance/walk, and how he's staring lovingly into my eyes. And the best part is really the stack of papers with color pictures of acorns. Genius, I tell you! There are days when advertising just works!

So, loyal squirrel blog readers, I beg you, if you're in the market for a new printer (or laptop, I hear they make decent ones), please consider HP. Companies need to be rewarded for using rodents in their advertising like this, and if we start small now maybe the whole world will be using squirrels in their ads in the next few years. One can dream.

I'm also hoping for a kickback from HP.

Because I clearly have a huge fan base.


  1. This is your fan base speaking. Come back!

  2. I know, I need to! I even have some posts all planned out!

    Thanks for the kick in the butt, though.

  3. When Collin saw this picture he said "WHOA!! That is a COOL squirrel isn't it! It is so cool that he is balancing all those what are those nuts, yeah they are nuts!" I guess he likes the rat with a bushy tail too! :)