Little Mermaid Gets Boob Job in Plastic Surgery Ad

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Falling squarely in the semi-blasphemous category is this ad for Venezuelan plastic surgery center Clinica Dempere which shows what happens to our favorite Disney characters undergo the knife.

In the ads, Evil Witch, the Frog Prince and Little Mermaid (Ariel) become transformed. Evil Witch gets major facial reconstruction and becomes a hottie, Frog Prince has a total body transformation and becomes a debonair hunk. And Little Mermaid has her tail removed, her boobs enlarged and her face transformed into, well, a train wreck as compared to Ariel's original beautilicious innocence.

We're all for bigger boobs in certain circumstances (especially in the case of this dancer whose boobs kept spilling out of both the top and the bottom of her much too small top) but not when it comes to the overblown efforts of some who feel turning a human into a freak is worth getting paid for.

The least they could have done was make Ariel look pretty.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-17-12    
Topic: Strange



Most Awesome Used Car Ad Ever Created

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Thanks to George Parker who, by the way, should be handed the keys to a BDA (look it up) so he can shove his hand up its ass and give it an enema to rid it of decades of pent up shite, has pointed us to one of the greatest used car ads ever written. Yes, the ad is four months old. Don't shoot us. It's still funny.

Found by Mashable on Craigslist, the headline "Jesus Tap-Dancing Christ" leads to some of the wittiest copywriting we have seen in a long time. Touting the fact the car, a 1995 teal Pontiac Grand Am, has tires!, doors!, seats! and a steering wheel!, the car is billed as the vehicle that gave Pontiac a collective aneurysm because of its visually masterful design.

Complete with OMG!-worthy images, the ad is said to be one of three things (tall, dark and drives a fucking teal Grand Am") every woman wants in a guy. It's true, right ladies?

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by Steve Hall    Aug-16-12    
Topic: Strange



Axe Gets Creepy With UpSkirt Cam

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If the internet is to be believed, the Japanese have a well-known predilection for certain kinds fetishistic thinking and behavior. Whether it's a penchant for knee socks or face farting (seriously), the Japanese take the definition of fetish to new levels.

So it is without surprise that a brand marketing to the Japanese would leverage a fetish or two. With its Axe Dry Hot Angle, which allows one to visit a site and get a low angle view of a few hot Japanese women, the brand has its bases covered.

During a press event, low angle cameras captured plenty of upskirt (and knee high stocking) action. A companion website allows visitors to use their webcam to do the same. We couldn't get our camera to do anything at all. Which is all well and good. We're perverted enough on our own. We don't need any help.

But AdVerve got it to work.

by Steve Hall    Aug- 9-12    
Topic: Strange



TBWA Creates Ethereal Epic For Nissan Patrol

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We're not usually a fan of epic grandeur in commercials but we have to admit, we really like this TBWA\G1 and TBWA\Moscow-created work for the Nissan Patrol. The slow moving, quietly moody spot opens on a Nissan Patrol winding its way through the woods as seemingly forest-dwelling onlookers watch the vehicle's movements. As it, and the groom within, finally make their arrival at what appears to be a wedding held on the edge of a cliff, the ethereal spot becomes grounded in reality.

Directed by multimedia artist Bruno Aveillan, the spot is scored to the music of Bonobo

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by Steve Hall    Aug- 8-12    
Topic: Agencies, Brands, Commercials, Strange



Ray-Ban Aims For Viral Success With Found Footage And Giant Bug

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Found footage? Yawn. Paranormal Activity-like surprises? Yawn. Fear Factor-like scares? Yawn. Blair Witch Project-like adventure? Yawn.

Yes! It's another "viral" video. And we know it's viral because the production company told us so. Yup. it comes to us from Raconteur for Luxottica Group, otherwise known as Ray-Ban. Directed by William Campbell and Wil Johnson of Gentleman Scholar, the video tells the story of a couple who enters and old, rundown home (naturally) and stumbles upon a giant cocoon.

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by Steve Hall    Aug- 8-12    
Topic: Strange, Video, Viral



Just Saw Your Parents Having Sex? Eat Some Rugu

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This one is funny. Brilliant funny, actually. And so simple. And so relatable. While all of us may not have entered our parents bedroom while they were having sex, we've all had our encounters with various forms of embarrassment from time to time.

This new commercial for Ragu captures that awkward embarrassment a quirky way and runs with it. All to sell some pasta sauce.

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by Steve Hall    Aug- 8-12    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



The Most Twisted Ice Cream Ad You Will Ever See

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In what is, without doubt, the strangest ice cream commercial you will ever see, Philadelphia-based Little Baby's Ice Cream introduces an entirely new way to enjoy its super premium, 16 percent butter fat ice cream.

With all the creepiness of a pedophile, an announcer intones the wonders of "eating baby's ice cream" the as a man (woman?) scoops ice cream off his (her?) head.

Seriously twisted stuff but with all the proper ingredients to become a viral success.

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by Steve Hall    Aug- 2-12    
Topic: Strange



NFL Thursday Night Football Gets Quirky

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Just as we've all settled in for the Olympics, the NFL has decided its time to tout its Thursday Night Football and NFL.com Fantasy Football with new work from David & Goliath. The campaign, entitled Serious Fun, is just that.

In one spot, Mountain, a jolly fellow asks, "Do you like winning? How about fun and high fives? Are you into those? No talk to me about man hugs." Somehow it all leads to football, Thursday night football beginning in September.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-31-12    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials, Strange



Applebee's Inflatable Dolls Hide Lunch Breaks From Bosses

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Following it's ironic effort to make it hip to eat at Applebee's, the brand is out with a less ironic but questionably practical approach to encouraging more people to lunch at their restaurants. Believing that every cube-caged worker in America deserves to get out of the office for lunch, the brand has launched a line of Lunch Decoy inflatable dolls workers can place in their cube to trick their bosses into thinking they are working through lunch.

The dolls are available for $6.99 and come in both genders and a variety of ethnicities. The effort aims to call attention to the chain's Pick 'N Pair lunch menu. We're not sure the Crispin Porter + Bogusky-created tactic will be as foolproof as the brand would like it to be but it's sure to get a few laughs from the bosses who still possess a sense of humor.

by Steve Hall    Jul-26-12    
Topic: Guerilla, Specialty, Strange



Cute Girl Gets Explosive Silk Milk Facial

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Out since March of 2011, this Silk Soy ad is enjoying a bit of a rebirth. The moody, softly shot spot features a cute, smiling girl as questions appear on screen. She (and viewers) are asked "Are you worried?", "About your health?", "About the earth?"and "Do you need change?" She is then given...

A giant facial.

That's right. A giant facial.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-23-12    
Topic: Strange








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