YouTube's Goofy Boi Pimps Pretzelmaker's Four Buck Hook Up


As you all know, we occasionally really love things most people don't. This might be one of those things. We just can't get enough of this work from 16 year old Goofy Boi who hooked up with Pretzelmake for, ahem, the Four Buck Hook Up, a music video that plays like an actual music video more than it does a commercial for the pretzel chain.

We're a sucker for derivatively simple, Owl City-like sing-a-long style songs...even though we never sing along. And anyway, who doesn't like a great young love story? Even if it comes in the form of a commercial?

In September, a Pretzelmaker executive found Goofy Boi's work online and worked with him to create this ideo to support a current promotion. Goofy Boi recorded the song in October and shot the video at a local mall the first week of November.

Give it a watch. And be nice to the guy.

by Steve Hall    Nov-30-09    
Topic: Brands, Consumer Created, Good, Social, Video

Memorex Foists Pre-Movie Sing-A-Long Upon Moviegoers


So if a pre-movie sing-a-long ad came on while you were waiting for your movie to start, would you participate? Memorex thinks so and has created one for the holiday season. Check it out here. Created by Olson, there's all kinds of other elements of the campaign which you can also view on the page.

by Steve Hall    Nov-30-09    
Topic: Video

Bop-It Dances, AdVerve Rants, Elf Flashmobs, Milkquarious Jams


- Like to play piano? Like the musician Adam Ben Exra? Obsessed with YouTube? Then this Instrumentube thing is for you.

- Like to dance? Like the game Bop-It? Obsessed with...oh wait...we just wrote that. Anyway, check out the new "viral" for the game.

Be sure to check out the latest BeanCast with Angela Natividad, Joe Jaffe, Kelly Edison and Ian Schafer. The ad gurus discuss Black Friday, Wal-Mart, pay-per-tweet and crowdsourcing.

- Also, the latest AdVerve podcast with Angela Natividad and Bill Green is out. Give it a listen here.

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by Steve Hall    Nov-30-09    
Topic: Video

Yet Another Viagra Spoof


When a four hour erection isn't long enough, there's Stifficade. Not only does Stifficade make men ready for action for 36 hours, it makes women magically change from house frau to house hottie in a matter of seconds.

Give it a try. You'll hate it.

by Steve Hall    Nov-30-09    
Topic: Spoofs

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Thank God Idiocy Still Reigns Supreme (Or We'd Have Nothing to Write About)


Oh please. Seriously? It's one thing to groove to a song while driving. But to film it as if it's the coolest thing in the world is just an indication of your inanely idiotic stupidity. Rather, the idiocy of the ad agency that came up with this crap for What UR Missing, some kind of car audio retailer.

And a website with horizontal navigation??? And a store locator that doesn't work? And a contact email URL that's parked? And the most ridiculously fake YouTube video description ever written? And in case the creator's realize how stupid this is, we'll share the description with you here:

"Check it out, we were cruisin around the other day and we were sitting at a stop light when all these people in their cars were dancing to a song by of Montreal called Suffer for Fashion ( It was wild; almost like we were in the Twilight Zone! My buddy grabbed his camcorder so we could shoot it because no one would have believed it if we told them. It was crazy. You gotta see this."


by Steve Hall    Nov-30-09    
Topic: Video, Worst

Your Little Girl Will be Safe in Bed With That Gun


At the risk of igniting yet another firestorm over gun control, is it worth pointing to an Iver Johnson Revolvers ad that ran in 1913 which claimed its guns will "shoot straight and kill" while at the same time claiming 'accidental discharge impossible"? Of course it is. What better way to get your brain working on a Post-Thanksgiving Monday?

So this ad, which shows a little girl in bed holding a gun has a quote which reads, "Papa says it won't hurt us." By today's standard's the ad would be freakishly out of place. However - and please don't lump us in the pro-gun category becasue we are clearly not - properly cared for and stored guns don't kill people. Carelessly and foolishly handled guns do.

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by Steve Hall    Nov-30-09    
Topic: Opinion, Strange

Have Some ass With Your Coffee This Post-Thanksgiving Monday


Here's some ridiculousness for a Monday morning after a long and overstuffed Thanksgiving. If you think you've put on a few pounds after eating turkey for four days, you might appreciate the rotundness of the slapping asses in this "commercial" for Orangina. Though there;s no nudity, many might consider this NSFW. You decide.

And if shaking asses weren't enough to jolt you back to reality this Monday morning, check out these asses wearing glasses in a campaign for Glassing Sunglasses. ANd no, we have no idea what the intended concept of these ads are either. Other than, as AdFreak points out, the literal interpretation people who wear sunglasses as a fashion accessory are sometimes categorized as pompous, self-centered asses. Though why a sunglasses brand would take this route is a bit questionable.

By the way, welcome back to work. We hope you had a wonderful break and don't think we're too much of an ass for shoving ass in your face as you sip your morning java. Oh wait, we are a giant collection of asses here at Adrants so yea, we so totally wanted to ass face you today!

by Steve Hall    Nov-30-09    
Topic: Racy, Strange, Video

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