Viral organ donor commercial featuring the world's biggest jerkface has Tampa Bay connections (w/video)

TAMPA BAY TIMES | Justine Griffin


 TAMPA — Organ donation is no joke.

Jason Woody gets that. He is chairman of Donate Life America and CEO of Tampa's Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research. It's his job to persuade people to become organ donors. And like everybody else, DLA is having trouble reaching millennials.

So his agency decided to try something a little different. Something edgy. Something funny. Something profane.

The result is a 2-minute, 47-second video featuring the world's biggest, um, jerk. (The video uses another word that nearly rhymes with tadpole.)

The jerk is Coleman F. Sweeney, played by actor Thomas Jane (who starred in the movie The Punisher, which was filmed in Tampa).

In the new video, he throws a stranger's wet laundry out of a dryer at the laundromat to avoid paying for his own load. Along the way, he pockets a pair of lace panties. He honks and hollers incessantly at an elderly woman with a walker and a nurse's aide crossing the street in front of him. He shoots his neighbor's dog with a paintball gun. He opens the door to trick-or-treaters wearing only a Speedo and holding a bottle of tequila (and he takes their candy). Continue reading

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