Barbie Gets The Big One

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We're quite sure Mattel wouldn't approve of this but hey, even plastic dolls need to have fun sometimes.

by Steve Hall    Nov- 3-05    
Topic: Spoofs



Hart+Larson Offers Kate Moss Job, Gets Haircut

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After wooing Neil French with a job offer, Hart+Larson, milking the buzz train, is now after Kate Moss promising her a chance to "take off her Choos and lie back, relax and think." She's also promised Hart+Larson will "play Twister together and then head outside to drink Coke on the stoop." There's also a video, called 14 and Wow, which, we're quite sure, has some inner meaning but, currently, it escapes us. Lastly, Hart+Larson asks Kate, and everyone else, to contact the agency at womendocokesodoweexiletheonceidealized@hartlarsson. Fun

by Steve Hall    Nov- 2-05    
Topic: Agencies, Online, Spoofs, Viral



iPod Begets iSmell

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This ad, another entrant in the long line of Apple parodies, introduces iSmell, a new fragrance containing a "hint of apples and a whiff of Cupertino elitism." It's, as the headline says, "A new fragrance for the iPod generation."

by Steve Hall    Nov- 2-05    
Topic: Spoofs



Dockers Says No to Metrosexuals, Sell Clothes

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According to Whois, his site may have been around since Summer but if it has been, we missed it. So there's our disclaimer for all your freaks who think nothing less than two seconds old should find its way to these pages. Anyway, Levi's Dockers division has launched Say No To Metro and goes to great lengths to spoof the whole metrosexual thing all while selling Dockers. The site is set up like one of those affliction sites with areas such as "Are You At Risk?", Awareness" and "Prescriptions." Prescriptions, of course, being Dockers clothing designed to cure all Metrosexual ills.

There's a reflex text in which images such as burger versus phoofy sandwiches and beer versus cosmopolitan choices are presented. There's a "Stop the Plucker" test in which the amount of eyebrow plucking determines ones level of Metrosexual-ness. And there's a "Guy-cologist" area in which a hottie nurse offers a host of exams. Even if the site was launched this past summer, wasn't the whole metrosexual thing over like a year ago?

by Steve Hall    Oct-30-05    
Topic: Online, Spoofs



Crispin Gets Spoofed Again

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As they were before, out hot friends in Miami, Crispin Porter + Bogusky have been given a little spoof treatment again, this time riffing on the agency's work for Captain Morgan and that campaign's Wake Up With The King" ad. Funny enough.

by Steve Hall    Oct-24-05    
Topic: Agencies, Spoofs



Absolut Spoof Bottles Crooked Politicians

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Rick Bruner points us to an amusing, politically-charged Absolut ad which bottles up a bunch of politicians claiming they are "pulling a Martha Stewart, or conspiring to subvert election laws, or ripping off their kids' school board, or outing a CIA agent, or practicing cronyism turned deadly, or hiring a bagman who in turn hires Mafia hit men, or lying to get us into an unjust war that kills tens of thousands," and names them "Absolut Corruption."

The site that created the spoof, 2 Political Junkies, promises posters and T-shirts will be forthcoming. Unfortunately, it's a safe bet Absolut lawyers will be forthcoming as well.

by Steve Hall    Oct-24-05    
Topic: Spoofs



Jib Jab Launches Big Box Mart

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The first of a series of five videos, which will have ads sold in them trough a deal with MSN, Jib Jab has created Big Box Mart, a short that skewers big box retailers poking fun at merchandise created with cheap labor oversees, stores full of crap no one needs, Americans losing manufacturing jobs and the kicker: the same company that eliminated those jobs is scooping up the unemployed it displaced to work for low wages in its own big box stores.

Other videos will be created and sponsored by brands which will be place ads within the video as well as be features, perhaps no always positively, in the video. Jib Jab Co-Founder says it's all in good fun. "If you have a sense of humor about your own brand, and poke a little fun at it, then people appreciate that. It's a more honest approach, maybe." Yes, maybe.

by Steve Hall    Oct-14-05    
Topic: Brands, Online, Product Placement, Spoofs



Boy Excitedly Strokes GameBoy

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Given the posters on the wall and those little motion marks next to this boy's arms, it's quite clear he's enjoying himself. Hey, wait a minute. You think he's.....oh you disgusting pervert! What is that dirty mind of yours thinking? We can't believe the disgusting thoughts in our midst. Of course he's just stroking the keys on his new GameBoy, you silly fools.

by Steve Hall    Oct- 2-05    
Topic: Spoofs



President Bush: Lord of War

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We've seen this image of a billboard at Mission and Duboce in San Fransisco floating around for w few days so we figured we' share it. It's a billboard for the Nicholas Cage movie Lord of Ward bur the image has been covered over with a picture of President Bush yielding a cute, little political statement for us all to laugh at.

by Steve Hall    Sep-26-05    
Topic: Outdoor, Spoofs



Pepsi Australia Spoofs Own Campaign

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Spoofing its own Pepsi Max Heaps Rich campaign, Pepsi Australia has launched a viral advertising campaign called Heaps Poor Pepsi Min which, over the past three weeks, has been viewed by 160,000 people. The site features a spoof of Pepsi's currently running promotional television spot along with purposefully bad prizes and a game that lets visitors determine how boring they are. Some nice insiderishness here.

by Steve Hall    Sep-26-05    
Topic: Online, Spoofs, Viral










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