Taco Bell, Avatars, and the Decline of Western Civilization


When Nero looked out over the ruins of Rome, he must have seen something like the TV Me! promotion from Taco Bell. The Bell, creators of the Fourthmeal and purveyors of food for the stoned, has an open casting call for customers to appear in its co-branded spots during the MTV Video Music Awards. Before you go get your hair done, however, the casting call is for 3D avatars created using Gizmoz 3D, an animated avatar system that can slap your face onto a stationary body and make you look like you’ve got the dropsy.

All you have to do is visit Gizmoz, create your avatar, record an audition, and send it in. Then cry yourself to sleep, knowing that your soul is now part of the void.