Buying Geico Insurance More Fun Than Smashing Watermelons

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Just when you think every last insurance ad concept has been done, The Martin Agency comes up with Happier Than, a humorous campaign that compares the happiness factor of buying insurance from Geico to, well, comedian Gallagher whacking watermelons at a farm stand.

This first spot will begin airing tonight during Letterman. Additional apost will feature Christopher Columbus driving speedboats and Slinky having his way with an escalator

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by Steve Hall    Jul-16-12    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials, Strange



How to Have Sex While Ironing Your Clothes

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International porn legend, Nacho Vidal, has unleashed his secret to stellar performance in bedroom. In a comical mostly-NSFW video, we see the effects of the aphrodisiac/performance enhancement supplement Fortiplus on Vidal as he pleasures woman after woman after woman...all while he seemingly goes about his daily business.

Guess it makes sense that sex simply becomes boring for a porn star after a while and all that matters is whether or not one can maintain an erection. Personally, we enjoy the aphrodisiac-like spontaneity of random sexual encounters.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-10-12    
Topic: Commercials, Racy, Strange, Video



Friskies Plus Takes Cat on Drug Trip

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There's usually two camps when it comes to describing the classic, Alice in Wonderland. Some describe it as a wildly imaginative fairy tale. Others, akin to Jefferson Airplane's take, describe it as the ultimate representation of a full on drug trip.

Of course, this being advertising, most takes veer towards the fairy tale side of things as in this new Friskies Plus commercial from Psyop and Avrett Free Ginsberg.

In the ad, a curious cat passes through a "mysterious doorway" and enters an Alice in Wonderland-like world that's every bit as strange as the world portrayed by Lewis Carroll.

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by Steve Hall    Jul- 6-12    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Dr. Schnoz Takes on LMFAO's Party Rock

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It was funny the first time. It was mildly amusing the second time. It began to grate the third time. The fourth, well, it's like being forced to watch Rebecca Black's Friday over and over again with toothpicks holding your eyelids open.

Yea. It's plastic surgeon extraordinaire Dr. Michael Salzhauer again. This time, as "Booty Doc," he's having fun with LMFAO's Party Rock. This work follows his ribbing of Old Spice, Shades of Grey and Justin Bieber.

As tired as this has become, secretly, we can't wait to see what he'll parody next.

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by Steve Hall    Jul- 3-12    
Topic: Spoofs, Strange, Video



How to Speak Australian, Worst Feminine Protection Ad

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- How to speak Australian.

- Former AKQA GM Nick Constantinou has joined Collective London as CEO.

- New Old Spice Danger Zone work from Wieden + Kennedy doesn't pack the witty punch of the original but it's still humorous none-the-less.

- Possibly the strangest "feminine Protection" ad you will ever see.

- Feeling the need to re-charge his batteries, after a busy year shooting commercial films, Cole Webley began this project as a personal creative outlet. He had been shooting a lot of footage and was in the process of editing it together, and trying to figure out a way to tie it all together, when he showed the footage to AKQA Art Director Chateau Bezerra who was inspired to write the poem that accompanies this footage..

by Steve Hall    Jul- 3-12    
Topic: Agencies, Commercials, Racy, Strange



Erect Nipples in Wet T-Shirt Redeem (OK, Not Really) Bad Ad

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Ad Age Creativity loves it. Buzzfeed (Copyblogger) hates it. We're in the middle somewhere. The premise weakly conveys the product benefit. The lead up is interminably long. The choice of music is questionable. The pay-off is unfunny.

But the spot does contain boobs with full-on erect nipples in a wet t-shirt. So it can't be all that bad, right?

But will it last given our hatred of the nipple?

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by Steve Hall    Jul- 3-12    
Topic: Racy, Strange



Girls Bicker Over Walrus-Like Boyfriend in New Skittles Ad

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This new Skittles work from DDB Chicago further convinces us that if aliens ever do make a pit stop on earth during their interstellar escapades, they'll quickly toss the human race off as a mentally-challenged tribe of misfits in need of a few more millennia of cognitive development to be worthy of our own interstellar wings.

After all, who in their right mind wouldn't think that after watching this commercial in which a couple dumbed-down, Zooey Deschanel-like girls squabble over the identity of their walrus-like boyfriends and whether or not one's looks determine one's inner being. Deep stuff.

Of course, this being advertising - whether or not aliens can recognize the difference - we all get pass to just laugh and appreciate the true oddity of the creative mind behind this work.

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



Vomiting Coffee A Side Effect of Cheap Office Supplies

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Office supply company Leitz has taken an interesting approach to touting its quality office supplies. When the video begins, you're really not quite sure what's going on other than wondering why everyone has giant coffe stains on their shirts. Then, things get a bit more graphic. And crazy. And weird. And strange, And, well, just plain wacky.

Give it a watch. You won't look at an office supply company the same way again.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-27-12    
Topic: Strange



Kevin Nealon Supports Cure For Bulimic Insomnia, Infantile Baldness

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Out to solve every ailment imaginable including trench mouth, lazy ear, infantile baldness, bulimic insomnia, facial tramp stamps and a host of other problems, Saturday Night Live alum Kevin Nealon reveals, after a minute of straight faced hilarity, that, yes, there are a lot of problems out there but there is one we can do something about; homeless pets.

It's a neuter, spay and adoption message from No-Kill Los Angeles and Kevin helpos put things in perspective. Well, sort of. Now we're a bit confused as to where we are going to put our cause group kindness this year. Thanks, Kevin.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-20-12    
Topic: Cause, Strange



Plastic Surgeon Offers Free Botox to Those Who Share Video

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In yet another crazy outing, plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer, who previously spoofed Old Spice work...twice, is out with new work that has some fun with Justin Bieber.

In the new video, Salzhauer remakes Bieber's "Boyfriend" into a raptastic "If I Was Your Surgeon." In the video, which is promises to make any woman look like Barbie or Megan Fox, Salzhauer promises free Botox to anyone who posts his video, gets five shares of retweets and calls to make an appointment. Way to enlist the image conscious to up your social cred, Dr.

Some choice lyrics:

"I don't need triple whoppers but I see that you do."

"Hey girl let me suction you."

"Keep you looking hot girl like a Barbie doll."

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by Steve Hall    Jun-11-12    
Topic: Social, Strange, Video








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