Get Off Your Lazy, Game-Playing Ass and Get Outside!

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Perhaps in a nod to rampant obesity. Perhaps in response to the growing atrophy of the human brain. Perhaps in response to the fact it's not very easy to drink a beer while you're in the middle of a video game, Moosehead would like us to get off our collective asses, head outside, and drink a few beers with friends.

Your outer self is calling. From St. John in Toronto.

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by Steve Hall    May-20-10    
Topic: Commercials



Revo Energy Drink Will Hit You With One Shot

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Here's some work out of the Ukraine for Revo Energy Drink. It's semi-NSFW (brief cartoon boobs) but other than that it's some nice CGI-less stop motion work from Kiev-based PROVID. During the one minute video we're taken through an energy drink-fueled day until the final message is delivered: one shot, one hit. Simple.

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by Steve Hall    May-18-10    
Topic: Commercials, Good



Perlorian Brothers Bring Trademark WTF-ness to 1-800-Contacts

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OK this has Perlorian Brothers written all over it but WTF? And then there's this. Eyes. Passion. Oddity. Retro weirdness. Yea, it's the Perlorian Brothers alright. Oh and then there's The Martin Agency's involvement too.

by Steve Hall    May-18-10    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials, Strange



Spanking Fetish Determines Sneaker Brands For Footlocker

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We actually laughed. We never laugh at commercials. It takes a lot to make our jaded ass laugh. After all, there's so much appallingly awful advertising out there. So it was with joyful delectation we chuckled at this SapientNitro-created Footlocker commercial the agency created for the European market.

Speaking of ass, we see a couple enter an apartment and head for the bed in what appears to be a concerted effort to...get some ass. Though, as it turns out, the two engage in a different kind of ass play. The spanking kind. And the funny part? The guy getting spanked can name the brand (and year) of the sneaker with which he's being hit.

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by Steve Hall    May-13-10    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Strange



Animals Lose to Humans in CGI Soccer Match

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Man versus animal. It's an age-old battle. And man usually wins. That's no different in this M&C Saatchi-created commercial for Australian telecom company Optus which pits an Italian football (soccer) team against a team of rhinos, cheetahs, ostriches, elephants and others.

Apparently, it's a secret match because we see a kid run through the woods and scale a fence to video the game. The effects are well done with nicely executed close calls and animal magic.

We just wish the animals won.

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by Steve Hall    May-13-10    
Topic: Commercials, Good



Color Chips Find Home in Sherwin-Williams Commercial

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You know all those paint sample chips you see in Home Depot, Lowes and all over your house if you're in the middle of a painting project? McKinney found a use for them and made a commercial for Sherwin-Willims entirely out of color chips. The results are here. And they aren't bad.

by Steve Hall    May-12-10    
Topic: Commercials



Axe Brings Male Fantasy to Life: Fold Out Sofa Hotties

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Because as soon as you stop thinking about football you start thinking about women again. It's true. Axe says so.

Really.

It's that simple.

And we're not even going to get into the whole women as on-demand play things thing.

Because they are.

In the fantasy-addled minds of most men.

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by Steve Hall    May-11-10    
Topic: Brands, Commercials, Racy, Strange



AMP Energy Drink Turns Office Into Crazed Insane Asylum

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I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream. Oh...sorry. Actually, no one's screaming in this Proximity-created commercial for AMP Energy. Well, maybe they are. It's just that we can't hear them as they run through the office in slow motion like crazed zombies as an ice cream wielding robot dispenses the frozen stuff as if its lost bladder control.

The office workers, who clearly need something to spice up their Monday morning, engage in some kind of ritualistic group foodgasm while the stunned boss wonders who the hell he's employed.

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by Steve Hall    May-11-10    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Strange



Porn Network Promises Bad Acting Delivered by Big Breasted Bimbos

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OK, so there's no redeeming value to these ads for Canadian adult entertainment network Amour apart from reveling in the irony of actresses doing a good job acting poorly. Created by Cossette, we see a trio of bimbettes doing their best work. Which is to say, really bad acting. Which, of course, is what good porn is all about. Which, as we all know, people don't watch for the acting. Which, as it turns out, is why this is such a great campaign.

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by Steve Hall    May-11-10    
Topic: Bad, Cable, Commercials, Good



LG Puts McGruber Into Iron Man 2

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This is funny and stupid all at the same time. Funny because it's always fun to watch people act like idiots in a crisis situation. Stupid because in this day and age of mobile connectivity, people would actually engage in this sort of idiocy during a crisis.

But funny and stupid go hand in hand here because we're talking about a commercial. And if there's one thing commercials do well it's making people look stupid so the rest of us can laugh at them.

Somewhere in this idiotic hilarity is a promotion for the LG Ally and Iron Man 2.

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by Steve Hall    May- 9-10    
Topic: Commercials, Strange










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