Posts Tagged: advertising

Soap Is the Devil

According to this Dove commercial, soap is your skin's worst enemy. But that's just the beginning.  

Soap is stripping your skin of its essential nutrients.

Soap is drying you out.

Soap is making you scaly.

Soap is rubbing off your outermost epidermis layer.

Soap is irritating your innermost epidermis layer.

Soap is eliminating all your dewy beauty.

Soap is bringing out your wrinkles.

Soap is giving you a rash.

Soap is scratching you like sandpaper.

Soap is scratching you like a cat.

Soap is scratching you like your younger sister.

Soap is turning you into a hag.

Soap isn’t returning your texts.

Soap is leaving the AC on [...]


The Actual Couple Seem Sweet and Funny

Where slim women and professional men meet and exchange protein strands.


Always Allow Popups

Artist Jonathan McIntosh made a more realistic OR totally silly — depending on your dream vision of the future — version of the Google glasses promo video that came out yesterday. What a living nightmare! Luckily, you could just take the glasses off… if they let you! [via]


Pete Townshend Doesn't Care About Your Memories

…and it's great. Pete Townshend gives the best interviews ever.

Yesterday that awful Subaru ad that uses "If I Should Fall From Grace With God" by the Pogues was on, which, Jesus, Shane MacGowan does not drive a Subaru, guys. Shane MacGowan wakes up in a ditch, spits one of his last three teeth in Subaru's general direction, and then he spends the rest of the day rocking. He should probably seek treatment.

What does that have to do with Pete Townshend? Well, a few years back, Pete Townshend was getting whined at by people like me who hate hearing boss songs in lame car commercials, and he [...]


Future Questions in Women's Advertising

"Want younger looking eyes?" asks a new Olay commercial for Regenerist Eye Serum. Wait, can eyes actually look old? According to Olay, they can. Some other questions sure to pop up in women's advertising soon:

Are your lips immature? Are your nail beds feeling anxious about work? Are your wrists finicky eaters? Is your hair rude? Do your knee caps look like they could use a vacation? Are your breasts avid readers? Are your fingers confused? Do your earlobes want to get into college early? Does your belly button feel lonely? Are your knuckles always ten minutes late? Is your right shoulder tone deaf? Is your arm hair moving [...]


Actually Political Political Ads

Spend the rest of your afternoon watching this glorious collection of presidential campaign ads from 1952-2008. Not a one is to be missed, but if you go for darker themes, 1964 & 1968 are particularly painful. "Children should have lots of Vitamin A and calcium, but they shouldn't have any Strontium-90 or Caesium-137. These things come from atomic bombs and they're radioactive. They can make you die." — this spoken by a breathy female over the moving image of a little girl licking an ice cream cone. Also, Jackie Kennedy delivers one in Spanish. Eat your hearts out, 2012 campaign managers.

Oh, and we can talk about [...]


Tell Us What You Really Think, Kayak

"Mostly, I just thought the show sucked." —Kayak just issued a press release explaining why they pulled ads from All American Muslim and it's pretty much the best reason.


Appity Rap, Rappity App

80 Bites is an app, or a diet, err I mean not a diet, but like a… plan? Who cares? Point is, if you're gonna continue promoting your products with raps, lame American companies, this just set the bar a lot higher.


Writer's Block

The moral of this ad for being born a Coppola fancy clothing is when you are all out of good ideas, go get drunk at a party and then try to get hit in the head with a champagne bottle. That will shake things up! (The Coppolas do not make actual champagne so you're on your own with that one.) Unrelated… or is it? Yes, it is: here's a 22-minute rap that is pretty great for at least the first five of those, which might say something about how long songs should be.


Titles of Best-Selling Books Had the Publishing Industry Decided to Do Product Placement

All the Kikkoman's Men

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Sbarro's

Running With Sizzler's

What We Talk About When We Talk About Mountain Dew: Code Red

Tender Is the Tasti D Lite

The World According to AARP

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Mayer

The Grapes of Welch