Germany's Edeka Supermarket Ad Is Weird, Wacky and Wonderful


Like a mashup of The Most Interesting Man and the Speedo dude from the Southern Comfort beach ad, this Jung von Matt-created video for German supermarket Edeka is, by far, the weirdest supermarket ad we have ever seen. Perhaps the weirdest ad of any kind we've ever seen.

But it's also wonderful. Wonderful in ways most brands would never dare to be wonderful.

In the three minute video, suave electro-pop musician Friedrich Liechtenstein cavorts with sexy supermarket models, bathes in milk and has fun with sushi and sausages.

It has over 2 million views since it was released February 20. We predict many more views to come.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-25-14    
Topic: Strange

Camera Drops From Plane, Lands in Pig Pen. Real or Viral Stunt?


As is always the case with amazing videos like this one uploaded by YouTube user Mia Munselle, a debate rages in comments as to its validity.

Munselle claims she found the camera -- which everyone (without any facts to back up the assumption) assumes is a GoPro -- 8 months after the video was shot.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-12-14    
Topic: Strange

Comedian Nathan Fielder Behind 'Dumb Starbucks'


In a video released late yesterday, comedian Nathan Fielder revealed he was behind that Dumb Starbucks store in Los Angeles that opened this past weekend. His goal? In his own words, "By adding the word 'dumb' we are legally allowed to used the coveted Starbucks name and logo because we've fulfilled the minimum requirements to be considered a parody under U.S. law."

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by Steve Hall    Feb-11-14    
Topic: Strange

Watch This Insanely Strange Foreign Language Certification Ad...Before It Gets Removed From YouTube at Midnight! (OK, Just Kidding About That Last Part)


You know how you sometimes watch certain ads and you're like, "Damn, that's really bad. Where they trying to make it bad or did they just have no idea what they were doing?" After viewing this gigantic-created ad for Samsung subsidiary ProFluent, a language fluency certification service, we're pretty sure it's the former. At least we hope it's the former.

Watch as these insane applicants go to great lengths trying to convince the hiring manager that they can, in fact, speak Spanish. And then us know from which end of the spectrum this ad came.

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by Steve Hall    Feb- 7-14    
Topic: Strange

Even if Your Toshiba Laptop Could Withstand Dog Slobber, Would You Even Want to Use It?


In it continuing mission to prove the reliability of its laptops, Toshiba is out with some field testing in which Matt and Jamie put the brand's laptop to all sorts of crazy tests. One such test is Gusto, a dog who slobbers all over the keyboard of a Toshiba laptop while trying to consumer a piece of bacon...all to prove how much wear and tear a Toshiba laptop can withstand.


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by Steve Hall    Jan-29-14    
Topic: Strange

Havas Brings Hefty Dose of Sexy to Garbage Men...For Hefty


Havas Chicago has created a very Liquid Plumber-like ad for Hefty to tout the brand's new Ultimate trash bags. In the ad, three buff guys -- and one not so buff guy just to make it PC -- tantalize a woman with the bag's ultimate features.

Not double entendre-laden as the Liquid Plumber work but off the beaten p[ath for garbage bag ads for sure.

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by Steve Hall    Jan- 6-14    
Topic: Strange

Old Spice 'Momsong' Ad Is the Best Weirdest Ad You Will Ever See


To a teenager there's nothing worse than having your mother creep into your social life. Yet, that's exactly what a group of moms does in this new Old Spice ad called Momsong. In the ad, the moms break into song and lament the fact their little boys are turning into grown men. Mothers emerge from behind closed doors, from the sky, in a laundry basket dragging behind a car, from underneath couch cushions and from behind creepy looking janitor masks.

The ad debuted last Friday and already has over one million views on YouTube. It is, by far, one of the craziest ads we have ever seen.

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by Steve Hall    Jan- 6-14    
Topic: Strange

Ladies, These 'Security Pants' Will Keep the Creeps Away From You


Here's a "banned commercial" from China that touts a product that is guaranteed to protect women from rape and abduction. The translation to English is almost as funny as the video itself. Pick up a pair, ladies. It will scare the crap out of the creeps (well, most of them) away and keep you safe. Via.

Oh and Recommended Videos spits out this oddity afterwards.

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by Steve Hall    Dec-20-13    
Topic: Racy, Spoofs, Strange

The Strangest Car Wash Ads You Will Ever See


OK so while these may be the only car wash ads you've ever seen (seriously, when was the last time you ever saw a car wash ad?), they are certainly the strangest. But we love the "come clean" concept. It's like a confessional except with water and scrub brushes. The ads, created by TAXI Vancouver, are for Hughes Carwash.


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by Steve Hall    Dec- 2-13    
Topic: Strange

Mike's Golf Shop Ad - Shot on A Camera Phone -Brings Simplicity Back to Advertising


Perhaps summing up this Mike's Golf Club Shop ad the owner, Mike Mixson, shot with his camera phone, YouTube commenter, VicInNocal wrote, "That's what all ads should be - just something quick that describes what it is you do or what service you offer, and where people can find you. Not some forced & lame attempt at being funny or groveling for customers like most modern day commercials do. This ad reminds me of "Head On, apply directly to the forehead. Head On, apply directly to the forehead."

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by Steve Hall    Nov-21-13    
Topic: Commercials, Strange

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