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Coachella Flops, Ad Agencies Top Best Internship List

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- Someone says this video of a drunk dude attempting to get his flip flops on is a branded viral video. We think it's just a video of a drunk dude attempting get his flip flops on.

- Out of the top ten "best internship" companies, two are agencies: Mullen and Crispin Porter + Bogusky. See the list at InternshipKing.

- CandyStand is out with a new game for Trident Gum. It's all about gm stacking.

- Oink Ink has announced Call or Entries for its 13th Annual Dead Radio Contest which honors the best radio ads which were never produced. Get details here.

- "You have to see these awesome football skills. They will blow you away." Hey, we're just passing along the seeder's message.

- Who knew buying a lottery ticket could be so much fun? In Washington, it seems, a lot.

- Here's a really, really lame spoof of the Old Spice I'm on a Horse commercial.

by Steve Hall    Apr-28-10    
Topic: Agencies, Strange, Viral



If You Want to Live in Alabama, You Had Better Learn English

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Well here's a political commercial the politically correct won't like. Of course, since we're not at all politically correct around here, we love this new ad for Tim James who's running for Governor in Alabama...where, as James makes very clear, English is the spoken language.

James wants the state's driver's license exams to be administered only in English. Currently, the test is given in 12 languages and James claims that's just too costly. If elected, he'd give the test only in English.

The best (most contentious to some) line in the ad? "This is Alabama. We speak English. If you want to live here, learn it."

This is not going to get this man elected. Oh wait. Yes it will. This is Alabama. We're rednecks. If you want to live here, ditch your ethnic ways and become an American like the rest of us.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-28-10    
Topic: Bad, Good, Opinion, Political



Puke-Worthy Music Wins Girl, Sickens Puppy Dogged Suitor

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There's one at every party. Some slacker/hipster dude who uses his "musical skills" to cock-block his way into the pants of the party's sweetheart...much to the chagrin of the guy who really should get the girl. The clean shaven one. The one without unkempt hair and goofy glasses. The one without the cheesy pick up moves. The one who has actual musical taste. Or at least the kind of musical taste French music magazine Trax touts.

Witness the pain our cock-blocked one must endure as his girl is wooed by this hipsteresque horror and his brand of emo lust.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-28-10    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Strange



College Students Strip For 'Epic Sexy Charitable' Axe Undie Run

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Holy Hot Humanity! Hot college students across the nation will, once again, strip off their clothing and donate it to charity in a ten school competition that promises to, well...be much less hot than it's portrayed in this promotional video.

No, women won't be running around campuses with thongs on. No, women won't be tearing off their shirts to display their bras. No, guys won't be running around in their boxers. No, a girl with "Kelly" written across her underwear won't be riding around on a chariot.

More likely, what we will see are fully dressed college students with kitchen trash bags full of extra clothing walking slowly across campus to place them in Axe drop boxes.

Yea, we know. Ads are always more exciting than the reality they depict.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-28-10    
Topic: Cause, Promotions, Racy, Video



79 is the New 69

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He's 79 and she was born in 79. Hey, what's wrong with that? A man can date a younger woman can't he? It's a free country. Why should there be limits on that sort of thing. Besides, what man wouldn't want to be with a younger woman if he could?

Wait, what were we talking about? Certainly not the Neanderthal nature of man and their inability to appreciate anything but a barely legal, bootylicious piece of ass in a thong bikini with nothing smaller than a set of 34DDDs.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-27-10    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Cheese Monster Gets Ripped to Shreds

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We don't know what's stranger in this new commercial from BBDO Toronto for Parmalat Canada. The fact the kids tear apart a cheese monster as if it were a visitor getting skinned on V or the fact the whole thing is a cheesy (oops) version of a Godzilla flick. Either way it's a weird spot. But maybe that's the point. It definitely catches attention.

by Steve Hall    Apr-27-10    
Topic: Strange



Netherlands Schooled in Art of Assisting in Violent Situations

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Apparently, there's a lot of violence against public service Employees in the Netherlands. So much so, they needed an ad campaign to call attention to it and to illustrate the inactivity of onlookers in violent situations.

Created by Amsterdam-based N=5, an interactive billboard was created that showed a green screen film scene of violence which was then coupled with live shots of the people looking at the billboard. The net results out passersby in the middle of a violent situation. Once the scene played out on the billboard, four tips where then provided to educate onlookers how to assist public service employees if they witness a violent situation.

Here's a video showing how it was created and how it was received.

by Steve Hall    Apr-27-10    
Topic: Good, Outdoor, Video



Butterfingers Likes Big Butts As Much As Burger King Likes Square Butts

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Couldn't get enough of Crispin Porter + Bogusky's creepy I Like Square Butts? Worry not. You can get it all over again courtesy of Butterfingers and its Butterfinger Defense League. Yup. It's yet another "reimagination" of the classic Sir Mix-A-Lot big butt anthem.

This time, we get Erik Estrada, Lou Ferrigno and Charisma Carpenter doinf what they do best; playing the typecast roles we've all become familiar with. Estrada does his Chips thing. Ferrigno does his hulk thing and Carpenter does her sexy cheerleader thing.

Do over or not. It's kinda funny. And besides, the three of them need the work. And it's way easier to copy another brand's work than it is to create something new. All good all around.

by Steve Hall    Apr-26-10    
Topic: Brands, Commercials, Creative Commentary, Strange



Chainsaw Retrieves Nails From Cow's Stomach

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We're not sure how much PETA cares about cows or if the bovines have their own cause group to attend to their cud chewing ways but we're sure someone out there will find this Heimat (Germany)-created, Stink-produced commercial for Hornbach Home Improvement Superstores.

Of course, any cow that decides to eat nails has got what's coming to it.

by Steve Hall    Apr-26-10    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



GoDaddy Gives us More to Ogle

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More GoDaddy (one, two). Not much to say. Bimbo. Bikini. Breasts. Objectification. Wandering camera.

Oh wait. Those aren't GoDaddy commercials. OK, well, they sort of are. They're submitted videos that are part of the brand's video contest.

No need to watch them all though. We've watched a few and collected the best screen shots for your enjoyment here, here (hot), here (hotter), here (bootylicious), here (delicious), here (tantalizing), here (for the pleated plaid skirt lover) and here (for the boob lover).

by Steve Hall    Apr-26-10    
Topic: Brands, Consumer Created, Racy, Video



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