Public Masturbation Not Always What It Seems

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What would you do if you were strolling through the park and saw a guy stroking himself? Before you answer, watch this ad from Marc Jacobs and ask yourself if you really want to be so quick to judge the behavior of others.

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by Steve Hall    Nov-13-12    
Topic: Strange



Paul Ryan Reads Fifty Shades of Grey

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No, No, No, Not that Paul Ryan. The Paul Ryan who's President of Wooshi, a video production company. Check out Ryan as he reads a passage from Fifty Shades of Grey that's all about pumping and thrusting and swelling and humping and groaning and stretching and filling.

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by Steve Hall    Nov- 5-12    
Topic: Strange



PETA Says Veggies Give You A Big Cucumber

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In an ad that caused on one YouTube commenter to wonder whether or not "PETA is secretly run by the American beef industry as part of a conspiracy to scare people away from vegetarianism," we are graced with a collective of delicious (or scary depending upon your viewpoint) vegetables dangling as if epic manhood ripe with veggie-fueled stamina which cause a chorus of women to sing, "Give it. I want it. I take it. I got it."

This is, perhaps the funniest and, at the same time, most horrifying work we have ever seen from PETA.

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by Steve Hall    Nov- 5-12    
Topic: Cause, Racy, Strange



Babies Take A Dump, Make Funny Faces, Sell Diapers

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It's like the new cat video. OK, perhaps not but everyone likes a cute baby video, right? How about a montage of babies making "poopy face"? Oh yes. To sell its store brand diapers, ALDI of Australia has enlisted some professional poopers and filmed them in action. At weddings. On airplanes. At sporting events. At photo shoots.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-31-12    
Topic: Strange



H&M Continues Hoity Toity Highbrow Histrionics

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Continuing its foray in to the surreal world of mystique, intrigue, noir and the just plain ridiculously highbrow, H&M is out with another branded film starring models Heidi Mount and Matt Clunan who bring a hipsteresque noirism to the dropped glove scenario which, for no apparent reason, ends with Mount naked on a couch.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-29-12    
Topic: Brands, Strange, Video



Dish Internet Access Worthy of Parade

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Two new spots from Barton F Graf 9000 feature the agency's trademark quirk and wit. The spots, Candy and Parade tout Dish Network's high speed internet for remote locations. In each ad, we have an overjoyed resident handing out candy and having his own parade in celebration of high speed internet access.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-25-12    
Topic: Strange



Coffee Brand Aims to Cure Loneliness in Sweden

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What do transsexuals, bird-aficionados and those looking for the Great Lake monster in Sweden have in common? They are among the less lonely which, for Sweden, is, apparently, a very good thing since the country is considered to be the loneliest country in the world. In addition, research notes membership in groups that fall into these and other subject areas is dwindling.

Lofbergs, a Swedish coffer brand, hopes to do something about that and has launched a new ad campaign to highlight these groups and tout membership. Oh and to not so slyly imply coffee can be a great social lubricant.

The campaign, the largest ever for the brand, was created by Volontaire / Philip Ahlqwist.

by Steve Hall    Oct-11-12    
Topic: Strange



This Koozie Sucks

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This isn't just a silly ad for a fake product. No, it's a silly ad for a real product. The product's called This Koozie Sucks and, yes, it's a koozie that sucks. Literally. To just about anything. Check out the ad in which females pretend to be bimbos and guys take showers together. Courtesy of @ideasbychuck

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by Steve Hall    Oct- 9-12    
Topic: Strange



JWT Tests, Sun-Maid Spoofed, Fathers Emasculated

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- Pretty girls (and guys) test new JWT Amsterdam website.

- Here's an interesting Sun-Maid spoof.

- Tribal DDB created a site for VW to which people can link their Facebook profile and end up with a customized, personalized story.

- Yet another commercial that portrays fathers as irresponsible blithering idiot.

- Not an ad but worth the 14 minutes you will need to watch this short called Plurality which deals with privacy, surveillance...and time travel.

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by Steve Hall    Oct- 3-12    
Topic: Agencies, Cause, Commercials, Strange, Video



Litter Genie Gives Cats Sixties-Style Drug Trip

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This week, Litter Genie launched a new TV spot, created by Grey Advertising, featuring the tongue-in-cheek talking Litter Genie cat who advises the new Litter Genie to "keep doing its business, because you know he's going to be doing his."

In addition to the TV spot, Litter Genie and JWT New York will also be launching a website called Cat Snaps on the Cheezburger Network, which will offer a photo-sharing contest that allows users to upload photos of their cats and indulge in dressing them up in outfits inspired by three musical genres - R&B, psychedelic and heavy metal - transforming any cat into a rock star that's worth sharing. When anyone creates a Cat Snap of a cat, it can be shared automatically on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. The first 100 people to enter will each receive a free Litter Genie and refill, and the most voted on image will win a professional cat photo shoot.

Cat Snaps will also showcase a series of three digital videos by JWT New York of musical performances by cats in R&B, psychedelic and heavy metal themes.

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by Steve Hall    Oct- 3-12    
Topic: Commercials, Strange










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