Big Boobs Sell Low Air Fares

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Somehow airline EasyJet has aligned big boobs with low airfares claiming they are both weapons of mass destruction distraction (hey, I was distracted. OK?). While low fares and big breasts are certainly very powerful influencers of behavior, the connection is a bit of a stretch. Of course, as you well know, we're not complaining at all. But what's with the arms going into her boobs? Is that some freaky PhotoShop or some kind of new modeling pose?

by Steve Hall    Nov-11-05    
Topic: Strange



Bank Targets Friends of the Dead

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Sometimes Obituaries can be fun to read, especially if you don't know the person then you can either marvel at or snicker at the individual's life achievements crammed into a 250 word summery. With the recent intentional or unfortunate placement of a State Bank of The Lakes ad with the headline, "Dead End," directly next to the obits, reading about strangers life achievements just got, at least for a day, a bit more amusing.

by Steve Hall    Nov-10-05    
Topic: Newspaper, Strange



Maine Root Beer Saves Corporately Imprisoned Root Beer

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Maine Root Beer has launched a site called Free Range Root Beer which pits itself against the big guys whom Maine Root Beer portrays as large, tasteless entities which add all kinds of filler to their product. The site contains humorous videos including one in which a stealth Free Range Root Beer team attempts to free cans of root beer which have been taken from the wild and placed in a corporate jail cell. There's a history of root beer, an area for kids, a photo contest for people to send in photos of Maine Root Beer placed in strange locations and a section where root beer lovers can express themselves through art therapy. Funny stuff.

by Steve Hall    Nov-10-05    
Topic: Creative Commentary, Online, Strange



PS2 Images Quirky

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We think these PS2 images/ads have been around before but because they are so dynamic, they're worth sharing again. They really do negate the need for words.

by Steve Hall    Nov-10-05    
Topic: Consumer Created, Strange



Family Takes Jeep On Underwater Tour, Guy Gets Stuck in Jeep in Flood

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In yet another confluence of unfortunate events and ill-timed ad campaigns comes this Jeep commercial that shows the vehicle emerging from the ocean after a happy, fun-filled underwater family adventure. Quick cut to KIRO YV news footage of a Jeep getting pulled out of the water after a flood. Oops.

by Steve Hall    Nov- 6-05    
Topic: Strange



McDonald's To Save McRib With Boneless Pigs

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In a last ditch effort to convince people boneless pig meat is a good thing, McDonald's has launched the MicRib Farewell Tour. Apparently, the McRib was popular at one time but the company is considering dropping the product unless people respond to the promotion which consists of a microsite where fans can find out where and when McDonald's is serving McRib, get McRib trivia, write McRib Haikus, submit their own McRib photos, download official McRib t-shirt decals and send phone messages to fellow McRib fanatics. They can also sign the "Save the McRib" petition and explore the BPFAA (the Boneless Pig Farmers Association of America) website, bonelesspigs.org, a fictitious organization that promotes the good will of boneless pigs. Hmm. OK. Why spend all this money if the product is just going to be dumped? Oh wait, silly me, they're not dumping the product, they're renewing demand by making us feel sorry for a bunch of boneless pigs. That's it.

The Wilford Brimley-like videos are pretty funny though.

by Steve Hall    Nov- 2-05    
Topic: Online, Strange, Viral



Diesel Scalps Hair For Jeans

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Of course this might be some sort of new sexual, hair-scalping fetish but how exactly does this sell jeans? Oh wait. this is Diesel. They don't sell jeans. They just make freaky ads.

by Steve Hall    Nov- 1-05    
Topic: Magazine, Strange



New Toothbrush Excites

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We're just not quite sure we, or anyone for that matter, could get this excited about a toothbrush. But, seeing that the device is battery powered, vibrates and the woman is gleefully grabbing it with joyous delight, we could be wrong.

by Steve Hall    Nov- 1-05    
Topic: Magazine, Strange



Mystery Virals Shill Mystery Swedish Food

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Adrants reader John sends in a couple of virals (one, two) that appear to be for Swedish health food maker Risenta. The videos feature a provincially dressed guy spouting his love for his mother country and all things Swedish. In the first video, he finds a Rezento snack and in the second he harasses a woman with the snack telling her she simply has to try it because it's so healthy. Mildly amusing but if these are for an actual food company, they're sort of pointless unless it's a bit more clear what they're actually about. Call us dumb but we like to know what we're being told.

UPDATE: We have been clued in. While we searched and search and searched, Google didn't like our spelling of Risenta so we were at a loss. Commenter Joe pointed us to the right place.

by Steve Hall    Oct-31-05    
Topic: Strange, Viral



Freakish Appendage Horrifies, Sells Shoes

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There's always been something seriously off putting about scenes in which people are tied to a bed for sexual purposes. While some freaks think it's erotic to be completely under the control of another, we think it's just plain stupid to put oneself in such a position of helplessness. That said, the power of sex always outweighs common sense as it does in this ad for U.K footwear and clothing maker Base. The poor guys in this ad thinks he's going to get lucky with the red-lipped, dark-haired, thong-clad hottie as she drops her bra and panties to the floor until he realizes what she puts on. How this sells shoes, we have no idea but it was interesting to watch.

by Steve Hall    Oct-28-05    
Topic: Commercials, Racy, Strange










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