Ladies, We Have the Perfect Valentine's Day Gift For Your Man

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Ladies, stumped for ideas on what to get your man for Valentine's Day? Yea, yea, yea. We know it's really your day and us guys are supposed to shower you with flowers, chocolates, dinner and the best sex you've had all year but the man in your life deserves something too, right?

Well, if you're feeling so inclined, check out Kirin's Beer Bro-Quet, a bouquet of, yes, beer. Created by Y&R Singapore for Kirin Mini Beer, this lovely bouquet will ceetainly put your man in good spirits and, perhaps, actually give you the best sex you've had all year rather than just phoning it in.

by Steve Hall    Feb-13-12    
Topic: Agencies, Brands, Online, Specialty, Strange



Kia Gives Us Motley Crew, Rhino Riding, Bikini Babes, Giant Sandwich

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Well, what can we say about the Kia Super Bowl spot? It's one of the more WTF-inducing commercials we've seen in a while but, hey, it's a dream sequence! Yes, a dream sequence. After a sandman sprinkles a little pixie dust on a sleeping woman and sets her off on a quaint fairy tale, the guy next to her gets a little too much pixie dust sprinkled on him and all of a sudden there's Adriana Lima and an entire stadium full of bikini-clad fans professing their love for him as he drives buy.

Oh and let's not over look Motley Crew, rhino bullriding, Chuck Liddell and a giant submarine sandwich lumberjack competition.

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by Steve Hall    Feb- 2-12    
Topic: Strange, Super Bowl 2012



Toyota Invents Baby That Doesn't Poop

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Toyota is out with an extended version of its Saatchi & Saatchi LA-created commercial for the Super Bowl. Called Reinvention, the ad takes a look at what things might be like if Toyota didn't stop reinventing after it reinvented the Camry.

From a reinvented couch made of bikini-clad hotties or male Chippendale types to a baby that doesn't poop and can time travel to a blender that plays Lionel Richie to curtains...made of pizza, the world would be a very different place if cars weren't the only thing Toyota reinvented.

Witty stuff. We like.

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by Steve Hall    Jan-30-12    
Topic: Agencies, Brands, Commercials, Strange, Super Bowl 2012



Chris Pratt Helps Sell Kinect Star Wars

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To build buzz before the launch of Kinect Star Wars, Xbox is out with a new AKQA-created video, Dual, which stars Chris Pratt, best known for starring in the TV series "Parks and Recreation" and the movie "Moneyball. " In the video, Pratt steps in for Obi-wan Kenobi during his epic battle with Darth Vader but there's a twist at the end. And it isn't a pretty one. Or an all that exciting one for that matter.

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by Steve Hall    Jan-26-12    
Topic: Strange, Video



Cars.com 'Confidence Appendage' Helps Man Buy Car

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This is good for a laugh, albeit it a strange one. Cars.com is out with its DDB Chicago-created Super Bowl ad and it's all about confidence. Confidence in the form of...a singing head that comes out of a guy's back while he's deciding whether or not to buy a car. This one will cause people to put down the Doritos and cheese wiz at least for thirty seconds.

The ad will include a promotion to tag the commercial using Shazam which will trigger the donation of $1 to one of seven charities. Charities can be seletcted following the game on the Cars.com Facebook page through Feb. 13.

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by Steve Hall    Jan-26-12    
Topic: Strange, Super Bowl 2012



Swedish Banker Strips to Tout Transparency

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In an effort to portray themselves as a fine upstanding financial institution with no secrets to hide, Swedish bank Ikano proves it's bankers will always make sure you know what you're getting. Of course, you might not want what you get once this particular banker takes his clothes off but all bankers can't be hot super model types. Or can they?

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by Steve Hall    Jan-23-12    
Topic: Strange



Guitar: A Banjo For Douchebags

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This is probably not the way you want to imaging yourself coming up with your next tagline but New York comedian Kevin Froleiks is certainly having fun with it. Hopefully none of his taglines will ever see the light of day. Except, of course, for the douchebag one.

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by Steve Hall    Jan-20-12    
Topic: Strange, Video



Jolly Ranchers: For People Who Talk to Turtles

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Hmm. Not quite sure whether or not this Jolly Rancher commercial featuring a talking turtle who flies and has ray gun eyes is a veiled reference to the fact Jolly Ranchers are like hallucinatory drugs but Olivier Agnostini who created the spot just may have been on drugs when he dreamt up the concept.

Part of a PopTent crowdsourcing effort, Agnostini commented on the choice of turtle saying, "This could not just be any turtle. I had to give the turtle some sort of power. And since the turtle was limited in terms of mobility (turtles aren't very good at karate) I figured lasers would be an easy and funny defense mechanism. And who doesn't love lasers?"

OK then.

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by Steve Hall    Jan-17-12    
Topic: Strange



Does Flying Sushi Make You Want to Eat?

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OK this is just weird. A Richmond-based restaurant chain called Sticky Rice with help from RVA TV and Bark Marketing launched a plate of sushi into space. Well, more accurately, not space just really high up in the air. When you watch the video illustrating how this was done, it's one of the most unappetizing things you're likely to see. It appears all manner of nails and glue were used to make sure the sushi stayed on the plate while in flight. Hey, it's fun to send food into space but we prefer our food without nails and glue on it.

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by Steve Hall    Jan-16-12    
Topic: Strange



Warning: Sexy Santa Video Not What It Appears

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Good God, this is disturbing! If you haven't already seen it, we won't give away the ending but be warned, it isn't pretty. Social media company Denizen created this Santa-themed holiday video for gaming company Destructoid. The video has already been viewed 1.75 millions times across several platforms and has been shared on Facebook 83,000 times.

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by Steve Hall    Dec-21-11    
Topic: Agencies, Strange, Video, Viral










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