Rockstar + Anti-Rockstar = Urinary Explosion

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Reminiscent - in a small way - of A Clockwork Orange comes this work from Young & Rubicam and Hungry Man Films for VH1. In the 1:45 video we see the ying and the yang of the rock world. Rockstar. And Anti-rockstar. Highlife. And lowlife. Cleavage-bearing hot chicks with huge boobs. And fully-dressed hotel staff with no boobs at all. First class. And economy class. Matter. And Anti-Matter.

And we all know what happens when matter meets anti-matter. Except, of course, when it's a really strange commercial for VH1 which makes a not so subtle (intentional? unintentional?) jab at it's aging audiences' bladder control issues. Young

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by Steve Hall    Jul-13-10    
Topic: Strange



Cleavage Alert! Do Not Watch if Easily Distracted!

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There's nothing like cleavage to distract from a message. Well, that along with a MacGyver wannabe and a foreign language to cause one to wonder what the hell is going on in this Volkswagen commercial. Something needs fixing and MacGyver is there to do it...or screw it up totally. That or it's also a Home Depot commercial. Anyway...that's for pointing us to this, AdFreak.

by Steve Hall    Jul- 7-10    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Kitty-Powered Persuasiveness Sells Ice Cream

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Awww. There's always room for kitties in advertising, right? LA's Lake Street Creamery knows this and they are unapologetically leveraging that cuddly goodness.

Oh my cuteness!

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by Steve Hall    Jun-23-10    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Strange



You Want Us to Actually Eat That?

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Hmm. In a cross between an amoebae video you'd see in biology class and a Cheese Doodle, Cadbury attempts to illustrate the...um...beauty of their Flake candy bar. This wisp of tasty beauty was brought to us by Fallon London and was directed by Baillie Walsh.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-21-10    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Strange



'Neil Hamburger' Loses it at Awards Show

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"Who wants to win a rigged awards ceremony anyway," asks Neil Hamburger in this Lost Planet video. There's broken wine glasses. There's whining. There's profanity. There's shattered egos. There's police intervention. Yea, it's a spoof but it's not like this sort of behavior never happens at awards shows. This week being Cannes week and all...

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by Steve Hall    Jun-21-10    
Topic: Spoofs, Strange, Video



Boobs Flexed For Boobs and Burps

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The power of the female breast has been called into action again. This time for Belgian breastfeeding shop Boobs and Burps. In the video, called Happy Boobs, we see several woman flexing their boobs to the tune of a cutesey song about children.

And that's all there is.

by Steve Hall    Jun-17-10    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Strange



You're Gonna Be Clappin' When You Hear Eminem Rappin'

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There's a lot of ways to sell a CD but we happen to like this way the best. The infomercial. With Vince. Did you know a CD can slice, dice serve as a coaster? You can also put it on your hoes. And yea, that is spelled correctly.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-17-10    
Topic: Celebrity, Good, Strange, Video



Following Urban Outfitters' 'Eat Less,' Lanacane Says 'Eat More'

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In the "We've Got a Solution for Every Problem" Department of Pharmaceutical Genius they've been staying up late this week examining a burning problem: chafing. Yes, chafing. Apparently, some pharmaceutical companies have become bored with finding a cure for cancer.

In this commercial for Lanacane the Pharmaceutical Geniuses solve chafing with a gel. The ad starts off with some chubby balloon characters whose limbs rub together "painfully" when they walk. The announcer says, "If you chafe when you move, it hurts." He the offers up Lanacane Anti-Chafing Gel saying, "Stop chafing. Keep moving"

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by Steve Hall    Jun-14-10    
Topic: Campaigns, Cause, Commercials, Creative Commentary, Opinion, Strange



Freedent Puppet Kisses Girl, Hates Kansas

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This is the creepiest ad we've ever seen. But we love it. Why? Because the girl is pretty. She's wearing the Adrants Intern Uniform - a pleated plaid miniskirt - and there's making out.

The second commercial in this campaign from Freedent isn't anywhere near as fun. Or as creepy. See both ads here.

by Steve Hall    Jun-14-10    
Topic: Strange



Skin Irritation Campaign Nets Confuzzled Confusion

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This Saatchi & Saatchi Romania-created campaign for skin irritation relief product Fentsil Gel confuses. When one thinks of a product that alleviates itching and burning, one usually conjures images of the product that does just that rather than what we see in this campaign.

To illustrate relief from bug bites, we see a person completely covered by bugs. To illustrate relief from a cat scratch, we see a woman covered in cats. To illustrate relief from a rose bush prick, we see a boy entangled in a rose bush. To illustrate relief from a burn, we see a guy covered with burning matches.

Um, huh?

Yea, we get the juxtaposed visual alliteration coming from the tube of Fentsil but still, it just seems a bit off. Hmm. Must be a European thing.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 8-10    
Topic: Bad, Campaigns, Strange










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