Avis Invents Retractables Skis For Stealth Ad


As a skier I'd love a product like this. Skis that retract into the ski boot so you don't have to carry them around at the end of the day. Check out this video in which a guy demonstrates his invention, SkiBrogues, fashionable leather-clad ski boots under which skis retract.

The video directs viewers to a website on which more details about the product can be seen. But in the right hand column of the site is a big ad for Hertz touting its weekly rental rates for those planning ski trips.

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by Steve Hall    Jan-11-13    
Topic: Spoofs, Strange

Crowdtap Slaps the Crap Out of Social Media Idiots


In a hilarious speed dating-themed video created by Crowdtap, a company that promises to create real relationships, a parade of social media idiots representing how insanely stupid the space has become are taken to task.

Watch the video. We guarantee you've heard at least one individual or one company spew a litany or jargon akin to the silliness this video presents.

Please, can we stop the bullshit?

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by Steve Hall    Dec- 5-12    
Topic: Social, Spoofs, Video

Buyral Promises Your Video Will Go Viral


With a humorous look at the not-so-untrue underbelly of what makes a video go viral, john st. gives us Buyral, a service that guarantees your video will go viral. OK, so not really but it guarantees a few laughs and gets a nod for a nice agency self promo.

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by Steve Hall    Nov- 2-12    
Topic: Agencies, Spoofs, Video, Viral

eXelate's Dollar-Data-Club Does DollarShaveClub


Remember thew Dollar Shave Club? If not, have look. Know what we;re talking about now? Good. Now have a look at eXelate's Dollar Data CLub, a nifty knock off that touts the company big data solutions for online advertisers. It's witty enough and pokes fun at all the usual suspects.

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by Steve Hall    Oct- 3-12    
Topic: Spoofs

Kylie Minogue Bares Ass Cleavage For Insurance Ad Spoof


Kylie Minogue, she of Agent Provocateur mechanical bull fame, is baring her ass cheeks in a...hmm...cheeky ad spoof for a fictitious body insurance company. The ad was created by British artist Katerina Jebb as part of a parody endorsement exhibit she crafted.

Stupidly, embedding has been disabled so here's the link.

by Steve Hall    Sep-27-12    
Topic: Celebrity, Racy, Spoofs

iPhone 5 'Rubberband' Feature Expands Screen to iPad Size


As we get closer and closer to the September 12 launch of the iPhone 5 and fanboy fanaticism runs amok, the rumors regarding the new phone's features have reached fever pitch. Aatma Studios, which routinely releases predictions for yet to be released Apple products is out with very Jerry Bruckheimer-ish movie trailer-style video that celebrates some of the expected (and only dreamed for) features everyone hopes to see on September 12.

This one is worth watching full screen with the volume turned way up.

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by Steve Hall    Sep- 6-12    
Topic: Spoofs, Video

Parody PSA Introduces New 'Legitimate Rape' Drug


On the heels of the Todd Akin legitimate rape ad gaffe, a parody from Laura Napoli and Joel Silberman has taken YouTube and, well, the entire internet, by storm. The hilarious 1:30 lambastes the notion of legitimate rape in a brilliantly tongue and cheek fashion. The video's producers have also launched a Facebook page.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-30-12    
Topic: Spoofs

Mentos Parody Has Fun With AMC's Breaking Bad


From our current favorite TV show, Breaking Bad, comes this Mentos parody that has fun with the scene in which Walter buys new cars for himself and his son, Walter Jr.

The scene, of course, lends itself perfectly the oddity of previous Mentos work.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-27-12    
Topic: Spoofs

BlackBerry's 'Be Bold' Parodied With OldBerry's 'Be Old'


Australian Designer Chris Morgan, who thought Blackberry's recent "Be Bold" repositioning was hilarious, decided to take things a bit further. Morgan has created OldBerry and given it the tagline, "Be Old."

Throughout the site, he's taken Blackberry messaging and twisted it on its head telling company to "Don't Just Think. Retire" and "Wake Up Later."

Funny stuff. And, perhaps, foretelling of what is likely to actually happen to the Blackberry brand.

by Steve Hall    Aug- 9-12    
Topic: Spoofs

Puke In My Mouth Hotties Apologize For Party Rocking


The Puke in My Mouth hotties are back with a spoof of LMFAO's Sorry for Party Rocking. This time they're promoting jewelry site boticca.com. The video stars the pair posing as two fashionistas sporting Boticca's international accessories, poking fun at "fashion clones" and shopping through a number of fashion and style blogs.

Yup. We could watch these ladies do anything.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-20-12    
Topic: Celebrity, Racy, Spoofs, Strange

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