Now this is twisted. And it falls right into that category we've seen so many times before. Racy ads that try to get you not to have racy thoughts but are, in a sense, racy themselves. We saw it in an ad that put big boobs on 12 years old girls, a tactic which was supposed to inform pervs that if they look at an underage girl as something more than what she is, that's a really bad thing.
Now we have What Would Your Mother Do underwear emblazoned with statements like, "zip it," "dream on," "not tonight" and, of course, "what wold your mother do. The goal is to, well, keep guys out of a girl's pants.
But it's a little weird that the brand hypes the line by saying on its website, "Boy shorts are hot right now. Slide into the right pair (we swear you won't find any better!), and good goddess, you're good to go."
Good to go. Hmm. Just what sort of message are they delivering here. Even creepier is the promotional video which entails a photo shoot during which a guy just leers at a girl the entire time like he can't wait to scream "I don't give a shit what your mom would do but I know what I want to do right now, baby!"
To support the expansion of its campaign to international markets, Skittles is out with three new commercials which are equally as whacked as recent domestic work for the brand. The new spots, created by TBWA\Ciat\Day New York will air in Western, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia.
The work is said to "have the look and feel of the current U.S. campaign, but at the same time it will rewind the clock to earlier, more elemental Skittles work."
And with man pigeons, small men in small closets and a bunch of wackos freaking out over a Skittle-spewing rainbow, we'd say the campaign is equally as whacked as any we've yet seen from the brand.
We love to praise great advertising but, admittedly, we find far more glee in trashing the crap this industry so often vomits up. Take this ad for Fujitsu which attempts to inform its been the king of the tablet PC since 1989. With bad dialog, poor dubbing and a concept that likens the purchase of a tablet PC to black market human trafficking, this commercial is so bad (good?) it inspired one commenter to write, "I don't just like the Fujitsu tablet... I love it, I want to marry it, to felch it, to reach around it from behind and tug gently on it"
Probably not the fetishistic freak show Fujitsu was going for.
Ha! This is so funny. And so stupid. But those are two qualities that, in our opinion, make for a great ad. And, in case you can't figure it out by the end of this Buzzman-created video when the announcer informs you, yes, this little piece of crazy is, indeed, an ad for BIC razors.
Human curling. Now that's even better than Bikini Bowling.
With its racy content and prolific use of curse words, this video, called Deal Maker, from private equity software maker Deal Market may not be on YouTube for long so watch it now. Because it's funny. Really funny. Using the bust-into-a rap-concept, Deal Market presents us with Mr. Deal Maker who decides to skip out on his date in favor of closing a deal at 3AM in the morning. Which is probably a good thing because the date looks like it'd be really boring. The rap is far more amusing.
It's cheesy. Really cheesy but we like it a lot. We're told, "The first of its kind, DealMarket is a one stop shop where buyers, sellers and advisors can get a completely unfiltered view of the global private equity market. Access to investment opportunities cost nothing and sellers/advisors can post deals for the price of a cappuccino a day."
Some racy shit from a private equity company. Aw, shit, we swore. Sorry about that.
OK so what would you do if you woke your kid up in the morning and they were a total stranger? You'd freak, right? Especially if they weren't a kid but were wearing your kids clothes. And especially if they were some of the, shall we say, ugliest people you'd ever seen.
Which is is exactly what happens in these two commercial PSAs from Energy BBDO for The Partnership at DrugFree.org. Of course the message here is that a teenager's mood, personality and appearance can drastically change when they take drugs. Which, of course, is what Energy BBDO is attempting to convey here.
So maybe it's a bit more relateable than a couple of eggs being dropped into a frying pan but we just can't get past the freaskishness of the actors in this PSA to even begin to absorb the don't do drugs message here. But, perhaps, that's just us. Ugly people frighten us.
You've seen them. Those videos that obsess over the unboxing of products as if they were the second coming of Jesus holding hands with Justin Bieber. In this video from Cool Gear Reviews, the packaging, not the product inside, is drooled over as hilariously soothing music plays.
If you've ever watched unboxing videos, we guarantee you will laugh at this one and, no doubt, agree with the video's conclusion that unboxing videos, as a category, are "exceedingly useless."
Quite possiblely (or not) a holdover from April Fool's day, a man has place nothing (literally) for sale on eBay and the current bid for scooping up that nothing is $500,600. At this time, there are 51 bids so far for this spectacular collection of nothing.
This is not the first time nothing has been placed for sale on eBay. There are plenty of examples. Of course, most these bids are pulled and it is likely this one will as well.
OK. So you're sitting on a bench in the park. just enjoying your paper. Wait, what? Nobody reads the paper anymore. But we didn't create this video and that's not what we're interested in. Anyway. So you're reading your paper and some hot chick in workout clothing decides to give you the look and then do a few stretches right in front of you.
At that point, you're thankful to the Gods of Chance and figure your day has been made. But the fun isn't over yet. The hottie decides to switch the song that's she's listening to to one that's akin to a song you might hear in a night club - full of bass and deep enough to make things shake. And that's when you get the full on boobalicious pay off.
Give it a watch
As far as we can tell, this is not an April Fool's joke. And why would it be? This craziness is nothing new and has been around forever. Besides, we found out about it yesterday. WHatare we talking about? Bosom Max. Yes, Bosom Max. What is Bosom Max? It's some stupid vibrating device a woman can strap to her chest that is supposed to make her boobs bigger.
Sound like a great gift to give to someone as a joke today. We'll have to do a follow up story in a week or so to see if Bosom Max saw an uptick in sales. Check out the ad on the website.