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



Hasidic Jews Sing Village People's YMCA For HDTV Service

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Here's something you don't see everyday. To support the launch of its new HDTV service, Israel's YES TV network with help from McCann Digital gathered together an army of Hasidic Jews to perfom the Village People's YMCA in the street. Perhaps it's just it's weirdness but we like it a lot.

by Steve Hall    Dec- 4-07    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Strange



Washington Monument Sports A Condom. Just Wait. It'll Happen

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Just when you think every last bit of space has been commandeered by ads, another pops up. We know someday someone's going to offer to paint our house for free in exchange for placing a giant logo on the front of our house. And Kevin Dugan, in an article on his blog posits we may soon see the Washington Monument sheathed in a Durex condom, ads embedded in one's bodies so they appear on x-rays, ads painted in the bowl of a toilet (this one's a no brainer), ads on baby scales and ads on headstones in graveyards.

Think it won't happen? Did you ever think you'd see ads on the paper that covers the exam table in a doctor's office or on the front of snow plows?

by Steve Hall    Dec- 4-07    
Topic: Guerilla, Strange, Trends and Culture



Serial Killer Threats Win Best Viral at BIMA

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Remember that one time we thought a serial killer was out to get us, but the threat turned out to be a customizable online promotion for Showtime's Dexter?

That promotion just won Best use of Viral Marketing at the BIMAs this year. Put together by Ralph & Co., London, it generated 300,000 unique Dexter emails and over 750,000 pageviews.

See the UK campaign, Ice Truck, or the US campaign, Slice of Life TV.

Gotta love a viral campaign that makes your friends feel like they're the targets of an unhinged, virtually un-catchable sociopath. We know it gave us a happy rise.

by Angela Natividad    Dec- 3-07    
Topic: Industry Events, Online, Promotions, Strange, Viral










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