Canada Will Take Care of Your Infantile, Lazy Husband

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Adrants reader Roy Coffman sent us this "commercial" for a service many married women would love to have at their disposal when their lazy husbands (after all, all husbands are lazy in today's current emasculated culture, right?) just become too much to deal with. Just as you might drop the kids off at day care, this new service promises women a headache-free day.

by Steve Hall    Aug-15-06    
Topic: Strange



Itching Boogers Grace Billboard

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Sometimes you have to wonder what goes through the mind of a copywriter when they come up with this stuff.

by Steve Hall    Aug-15-06    
Topic: Outdoor, Strange



Boy Baby Borrows Car, Meets Girl baby, Goes Surfing

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Hmm. In New Zealand, they call a Hyundai a hyoonday. Interesting. Anyway. Brent found this ha-yoon-day commercial in which two babies hook up and drive to beach and surf. It's just weird enough to be good. Well, at least we think so. You watch it and let us know.

by Steve Hall    Aug-10-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Strange



9/11-Like UK Bomb Plot Thwarted, 9/11 Oliver Stone Movie Promoted

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While we don't know for certain if this ad was served using contextual technology, Animal's Bucky Turco informs us of an odd ad placement for the upcoming Oliver Stone movie, World Trade Center. It appeared smack in the middle of a Yahoo story about the thwarting of a major UK aircraft bomb plot. Not to belittle the freakishly horrific nightmare this could have become, we still feel it's our duty to point out contextual fuckery at its finest.

by Steve Hall    Aug-10-06    
Topic: Bad, Online, Strange



Time Warped Bank Thinks Flash Mob Stunt Is Cutting Edge

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Perhaps there really is some sort of cultural brick wall between New York City and Canada or at least between Montreal's National Bank marketing team and the rest of the entire world. In a laughably out of touch press release, the bank claims it is "once again on the cutting edge of advertising with a colourful new event: a flash mob, used to promote the Bank's role as the presenting sponsor of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament." Colorful new event? Hello? Flash Mobs came and went three years ago, my Canadian friends. It's 2006 this year, not 2003. If calling a three year old trendlet cutting edge weren't bad enough, the bank isn't even conducting a flash mob. All it's doing is unleashing 40 young women dressed in tennis apparel who will roam the streets of Montreal during rush hour August 9 passing out tickets to a tennis match at the Rogers Cup August 12 to 20. Idiots. That's not a flash mob. That's street marketing.

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by Steve Hall    Aug- 9-06    
Topic: Guerilla, Strange, Worst



Explosive Pinkness Now Primary Method of Selling Bubble Gum

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Apparently in acknowledgment that every method to sell bubble gum has been done to death, Toronto-based agency Youthography chose to go with a decidedly different approach for its client Bubblicious. Celebrating the gum's pinkness, the spot gets a bit orgasmic with the stuff in that odd. nonsequitor sort of way. Print accompanies.

by Steve Hall    Aug- 8-06    
Topic: Campaigns, Good, Magazine, Strange, Television



Basketball is For Dicks

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We'd venture to say the University of Nevada, Las Vegas might want to consider some sort of re-branding as this image of USA Basketball versus Puerto Rico Indicates.

by Steve Hall    Aug- 4-06    
Topic: Strange



Wool Keeps Your Ass Warm

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Likely a spoof or a sick twisted joke by a local farmer, this billboard reverses the whole men and sheep thing, adds a pig and calls it good by all the tagline, "Keeping You Ass Warm Since 1856." Hilarious. And really dumb.

by Steve Hall    Aug- 3-06    
Topic: Outdoor, Strange



Agency.com Video Gets Brokeback Mountain-Style Fist Bump

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It just doesn't stop. No matter what we do, the Agency.com fist bump fest just will not leave the building. Not to mention those Brokeback Mountain Parodies Here's yet another spoof of the agency's Subway Pitch Video called Douchebag Mountain that mashes up Brokeback with the boys from Agency.com. We don't know what all this will accomplish for Agency.com or what harm will befall them but we do know this whole thing is officially a viral. We also know people in this insecure industry love to one up themselves by beating the shit out of their competition whenever the opportunity presents itself.

by Steve Hall    Aug- 3-06    
Topic: Agencies, Online, Spoofs, Strange, Video, Viral



Smirnoff Gets Preppy In Long Form Video

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Here's a long form music video ad of sorts for Smirnoff that, if you ever lived any part of the preppy life, you will find very funny. A crew of prepped out New England wigger rappers delivers the whole Cape Cod, Pearl necklace, south wing veranda, Top Siders, alligator pants, sweater over the shoulder, collar up thing in full Preppy Handbook style.

by Steve Hall    Aug- 3-06    
Topic: Good, Strange, Video








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