So wannabe models have America's Next Top Model. What do wannabe porn stars have? They have America's Next Hot Pot Porn Star. Twelve aspiring sexpots spent the summer in an LA mansion competing with each other to see who could lap dance the best, kiss the best, orgasm the best, have sex the best and generally cause a dramatic uplift for their male sex partners.
Three of the girls were in New York late last week promoting the show which is airing on cable pay per view. One of the contestants, Audrey Bitoni, who was recently interviewed on CNBC and, of course, has the biggest breasts, was intriguingly matter-of-fact when discussing her reasons for choosing a career in porn noting she'd be watching CNBC all the time for advice on how to spend the $10,000 if she were to win.
Everyone loves cool Facebook applications, right? Especially Naughty Gifts because who really doesn't like sharing naughtiness with their friends? Well, Going.com, the company behind Naughty Gifts is porting its little application to meat space in the form of Naughty Parties at which naughtiness will be the central theme.
Natasha Chatilo and Adam Gries are the brains behind Naughty Gifts and wants to tap the avalanche of non-teens joining Facebook. So if you're inclined to take your naughtiness physical, the parties are coming to a city near you: Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston.
We would never have guessed the ending for this racy German spot for Sensodyne, brought to our attention by CMM News. If P. Diddy's Unforgivable ended this way, we would have loved and not (completely!) hated it.
Key takeaway: Don't mess with somebody who's got sensitive teeth.
We're kind of crazy about this campaign for Asko by SMFB. If you have no idea what Asko is, that's cool, we didn't either. Apparently it's a brand for washing machines, and now it's the only washing machine we want.
The creative uses the playfulness and grit of claymation to tie our everyday self-delusion to the domestic cuddle-factor associated with doing your laundry. Fantastic balancing act.
Note the modern hunter-gatherer at left, braving the wild with his flannel "suit of masculinity." Check out the long-legged jeans-sporting chick as she towers over all, as much in her imagination as in the real world. Observe how proper washing can add self-esteem to otherwise self-deprecating shirts.
And consider how Asko protects guardian teddy bears! We are hugging ourselves at the very thought.
Rumor has it that our favourite soul-snatcher, Google - in tangent with a few other telecoms - plans to slide a proprietary broadband cable under the Pacific.
A Google representative points out that more infrastructure for the internet is better for users overall.
Fucking fantastic. Google: transmitting data across an ocean near you.
We really only noticed this ad because we were busy looking for something critical to the happiness of all mankind -- an ice cream parlor open at midnight -- when these undead faces practically leaped off the page.
Then we thought, Oh right, Halloween is coming.
Does commercial preparation for this holiday always have to involve ugly costuming? It would be nice to witness more of the tranquil, pretty sadness of Corpse Bride get-ups, for example.
Look, they even have zesty variations.
Three months ago, we reported Virgin Mobile catching some heat for using images from Flickr in an Australian ad campaign. Today, the media is all aflutter over the story because the family of one of the people featured in the campaign is suing Virgin Mobile for causing their daughter grief and humiliation.
The person featured in the ad is a girl of 16. The headline of the ad reads, "Dump Your Pen Friend" and the copy reads, "Free Text Virgin to Virgin." You read whatever you want into that one.
...that is, if Allstate is any authority on their musical palates.
And with the help of Rolling Stone, apparently it is.
The campaign is to promote motorcycle insurance. A lot of Allstate's biker insurers are bikers themselves. Neato. Then again, you probably wouldn't buy car insurance from a guy on a bicycle.
- Tom Ford and Vulva fixate on a particular female body part and introduce a new advertising trend: Vaginads.
- Not that you frequent a laundromat all that often but if you do, you just might be assaulted by washing machines bearing gigantic advertising posters.
- We stir debate as to whether or not Mazda, which does still make cars, can still create good commercials.
- What's a week without an appearance by our favorite hottie, Obama Girl? This time she's hooked up with Giuliani Girl to support the troops on behalf of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Association.
- Look! Look! Look! Now you can blow an ad banner and make a website freeze!
You'd probably feel like an ass if you were tracking all kinds of data about the mountain-moving power of social networks without actually doing anything about it. And because it's in just that position, Nielsen is finally jumping aboard the buzz train.
The company has just sent us a beta invitation to Hey! Nielsen, a very late attempt to lavish in the data that MySpace and Facebook are swimming in.
We're still kind of tooling around with it. For obvious (er, metric-oriented) reasons, members are invited to air their views about movies, music, TV shows, online destinations and celebrity personalities.
And here's the Hey! Nielsen value-add: unlike with "other" social networks, the viewpoints of Hey! Nielsen's valued members may be "shared directly with key decision makers in the entertainment industry."
"We have every intention of making sure Hey! Nielsen members are heard," stated the company in an email to us.
The site opens to the public this 24th. Here's to hoping people will fall in love with it and participate obsessively, so marketers won't have to pay MySpace for stats that Nielsen will have to turn into palatable data anyway. We'll totally ignore the fact that MySpace has a head start comprised of years, and millions on millions on millions of users.