Archive for August, 2008

Duping TheDirty.com

Posted in Uncategorized on August 29, 2008 by cleanbox

The people behind CleanBox Entertainment consider the hoax to be the most advanced form of social manipulation. We’re also in the promotions business. So, naturally, we got thinking about how we could combine our two passions.

Enter thedirty.com, a website that points a spotlight on the gold diggers, ballers, and posers that make up club life, from the hotspots of LA to the watering holes of the Jersey shore. Despite poor writing and extremely repetitive subject matter, the website enjoys an absurd level of popularity among fraternity rejects nationwide.

We recognized in this audience of red bull, vodka, and ecstasy ingesters the perfect demographic to capture with “The Promoter”. One of The Dirty’s main targets is the typical, talks-big-but-is-really-in-way-over-his-head, club promoter. So, since that’s pretty much what our show is about, we thought it would be a great avenue for some guerrilla marketing.

We threw up this meatball for The Dirty to tee off on, expecting a shitstorm of trash talk to erupt on Coy, and our show’s YouTube page views to break through the 100k mark. Unfortunately, since it was evidently apparent to the The Dirty’s moderators that CleanBox is a legitimate company with a real product, the post was buried in the Newport Beach section and the link to our show was cut out, ending our attempt at free publicity.

We wrote a few more emails from fake haters, with links to the show, but they edited the link each and every time. So, I’m embarrassed to say that we failed to hoax the idiots who run the one website that best typifies the decline of the American intellect.

We’re taking these hard learned lessons, and going back to the drawing board to come up with new, bolder, more effective hoaxes. Stay tuned…

Profile in 944 Magazine

Posted in Uncategorized on August 28, 2008 by cleanbox

Check out the profile of CleanBox founder, Sequoia Slentz, in this month’s issue of 944 magazine.

Although the world CleanBox inhabits is a far cry from the glossy photo spreads of beautiful people getting their rocks off that fill the mag’s pages, the recognition is still appreciated. Even though we despise the types of people who are into the magazine: the Armani and cologne wearing set, the bitchy, fake-titted chicks who won’t give us the time of day, we are ready and willing to accept all publicity.

Plus, Sequoia and I got some free tequila at the photo shoot. Nothing beats a semi-solid excuse to drink hard liquor at noon.

The room was full of good looking girls with laptop computers trying to look professional, but coming across more like cold and aloof. FYI, 944 is run by ice queens.

So, buy the magazine if you feel compelled to read the profile, but for those of you too financially poor (and emotionally rich) to buy a magazine devoted to shallow, wannabe celebrities, here is a brief synopsis: Sequoia booked local bands in Laguna Beach, met Bob Levy of the Killers of Comedy, created a reality show, sold reality show to HowardTV, show airs in November, end of story.

CleanBox on the Idiot Box

Posted in Killers of Comedy on August 26, 2008 by cleanbox

We’re kicking off our new blog with the exciting announcement that the CleanBox produced, unscripted series, The Promoter, has been picked up by HowardTV. Starting November 1, six episodes of the show (renamed The Killers of Comedy – On The Road) will air exclusively on the cable channel home of the King of All Media, Howard Stern.

Check out the first two episodes on YouTube, while you still can. And get HowardTV by November or you’ll miss live footage of Beetlejuice getting a tattoo, the Iron Sheik going berserk and getting tossed from the comedy tour, and much much more.