Toastvertising Rears its Crunchy and Delightful Head

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Unless the Virgin Mary toast phenomenon counts, we don't see much of a future in toastvertising.

(A moment of emotional wrestling: We once had a Hello Kitty toaster that burned a Hello Kitty-shaped head onto our bread. That was actually pretty awesome.)

Anywho, Martijn at Fresh Creation's got the meat on toastvertising, as well as the making-of video for the Book of Spam/toast ad linked above.

by Angela Natividad    Dec-18-07    
Topic: Packaging, Strange, Video



Publicis Macedonia, Vision Firm Show Love For Same Stock Photo

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We've had fun over the years enjoying the pitfalls of stock photography and the seeming inability of those using it to, when warranted, sign for exclusive use. So it is with great pleasure we bring you yet another stock photography goof courtesy of Publicis Macedonia...or BlueStepStudio which had a hand in developing the Publicis site...or Ultralase, the laser eye treatment company that used the same photo.

Yesterday, we were tipped to the striking resemblance (um, identical match) of a model used in an Ultralase ad found on an AOL UK page and another used as the background image of the Publicis Macedonia homepage. Yup, there she is. Looming large, peering out from behind a frame created by her fingers akin to a film director framing a shot.

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by Steve Hall    Dec-18-07    
Topic: Agencies, Bad, Online, Opinion, Strange



iRobot Provides Mom Time For Mid-Afternoon Bestiality Quickie

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This iRobot vacuum commercial is about a month old but upon viewing, courtesy of Texan in Hippieland, we felt the need to ponder iRobot's apparent fixation with bestiality. Oh sure, the pigs in this ad are supposed to represent the dirty kids running throughout the house and the donkey is supposed to be the woman's ass of a husband. But, as TIH points out, showing the pigs run up the stairs where the iRobot vacuum clearly can't follow is not exactly the best illustration of product benefit.

And, the donkey in the bed at the end of the commercial who the site refers to as her "best friend?" What exactly is the message here? A clean house makes time for an afternoon bestiality quickie? Oh yes, it's all a big metaphor for family life and the put upon mom who has to deal with a house full of dirty animals but that ending is just really weird.

Are we over analyzing?

by Steve Hall    Dec-18-07    
Topic: Bad, Commercials, Strange



Hal Riney Shits on Adrants For the Holidays

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This is too funny. Our friends over at Hal Riney like us so much they sent us some holiday cheer in the form of a nice, warm, well presented...uh...pile of shit delivered by a squatting Caganer which translates from Catalan to English as "pooper."

Yes, that's right, Hall Riney took a dump on Adrants. Which, after years and years of our shitting on the ad industry, is probably the most appropriate gift we'll ever receive. We humbly accept the warm holiday gift and wish Hal Riney and the entire ad industry a warm, well presented holiday greeting of their own.

by Steve Hall    Dec-13-07    
Topic: Agencies, Good, Strange



Fur-Wearing Olsens Get 'Hairy Kate and Ashley' Lashing

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Back in the day there were these two cute little girls named Ashley an Kate Olsen. They stole the hearts of Americans for years with their oh-so-huggable antics on Full House. All was well in America.

Then, they turned 18 and all hell broke loose. All the Olsen Twins legal clocks struck 18 making it OK for every guy to "enjoy" the twins without moral repercussions. All their movies started to suck. They became fashion-clueless potato sack wearers. And...OMG...they wore fur!!!

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by Steve Hall    Dec-11-07    
Topic: Celebrity, Online, Strange



If You Can't Shit Roses, At Least Shit Glitter

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Here's a decadent delight. Adrants reader Candace pointed us to this story about the Gold Pill. Created by Tobias Wong and Ju$t Another Rich Kid, the pills increase your self worth and literally make your excrement sparkle -- all for just $425.

If you've got the money to burn and your self-worth to protect (with FLECKS OF GOLD IN PILL FORM!), you may as well wash it down with some Bling H2O. The Tang Dynasty -- or at least P. Diddy -- probably did worse.

by Angela Natividad    Dec-11-07    
Topic: Packaging, Strange



Racy Ads Are Best Viewed Privately

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FishNChimps tells the hilarious story of how he dozed off on the train with the pages of his GQ magazine open to an ad for John White footwear which falls squarely into the category of "great to look at but not in a public place." Mid-doze, he awoke with a start that seemingly caught the attention of a woman reading the Evening Standard who did her best to politely conceal her chuckle behind the paper after seeing FishNChimps' embarrassment over having been caught with a lingerie-clad booty and a pendulous set of cleavage resting on his lap.

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by Steve Hall    Dec-11-07    
Topic: Magazine, Racy, Strange



Big Breasted Lingerie-Clad Girl Bounces For Chocolate

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This commercial for a Japanese candy is more than a year old but it is so ridiculous we just have to share it with you. It's a pretty well known fact men (well, the straight ones at least) across the globe find it very pleasing to look at a pretty woman with big breasts wearing nothing but sexy underwear and a tiny bra. Even more so if the lady decides to jump up and down while bouncing uncontrollably in that tiny bra. Some countries are just more open than others when it comes to allowing that activity to be publicly displayed.

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by Steve Hall    Dec- 6-07    
Topic: Commercials, Racy, Strange



Giant Ass Pisses in Beijing to Create Environmental Awareness

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This campaign for the Chinese Greenfamily Youth Association of Environment Protection brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "squat and squirt." Created by Beijing-based Guangdong Advertising, this campaign calls attention to the plight of our polluted planet. Or, alternatively, Chinese people piss in public and they should stop that nasty habit. Whatever. Ass always gets noticed. Even if it is a completely un-bootyliciois, asexual one such as the one in this ad.

by Steve Hall    Dec- 5-07    
Topic: Good, Outdoor, Racy, Strange



Kentucky Offers Jelly-Free, Unbridled Adventure

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Perhaps pushing the interpretation a bit too far or perhaps not, Steve Wright, on the Brand Canada Blog, thinks Kentucky's adventure version of its new "Unbridled Spirit" logo connotes a certain type of adventure likely far from what was originally intended. Though it's safe to say a state whose abbreviation is KY has become quite used to this sort of analysis or is so oblivious to it it doesn't care.

by Steve Hall    Dec- 5-07    
Topic: Strange








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