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



Accolo Recruits U.S. Supreme Court Justice

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With A United States Supreme Court Justice slot open, the government can use all the help it can get filling the slot. Recruitment firm Accolo, the company behind the wildly popular Spicy Paris spoof, has placed a job listing on its site for the open position and has posted some initial interview questions for candidates to answer while applying. Questions, which cover the gamut of political ideology, range from asking where applicants would find justification for the right to privacy (My bathroom, Warren Burger's imagination, The Bill of Rights, My credit card company's database) to past experience with the federal legal system (Bailiff, Litigant, Juror, Judge, Attorney, Convicted felon) to which sitting judge the applicants beliefs align (Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, William Rehnquist, Stephen Breyer, Judge Judy).

The job description and application can be forwarded to a friend which should certainly give Bush a bit more choice than he'd other wise have pulling from his inner, old boy network.

by Steve Hall    Sep-13-05    
Topic: Spoofs, Viral



Spoof Ad Claims Hummer Powered by Blood

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Flickr user Dave Ward has created a second spoof Hummer ad, this time, referencing the notion that blood shed in Iraq is only to support America's oil requirements. Needless to say, GM won't like this.

Here's a less political yet far more on-target spoof from Tian.

by Steve Hall    Sep-12-05    
Topic: Spoofs








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