Juicy Fruit Gives Michael Bolton, Culture Club New Lease on Life

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Unicorns. They're mystical. They're in dreams. They're in movies. They form the basis for an entire product line of toys or girls. And they're probably in porn videos too but we can't really confirm that. So it's not surprising a unicorn can now be found on a Juicy Fruit-sponsored website lip-syncing Boyz II Men, Michael Bolton and Culture Club. No, seriously. Would we lie?

The work was created by EVB with the Jim Henson Creature Shop giving birth to the serenading unicorn.

by Steve Hall    Apr-28-10    
Topic: Online, Strange



Coachella Flops, Ad Agencies Top Best Internship List

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- Someone says this video of a drunk dude attempting to get his flip flops on is a branded viral video. We think it's just a video of a drunk dude attempting get his flip flops on.

- Out of the top ten "best internship" companies, two are agencies: Mullen and Crispin Porter + Bogusky. See the list at InternshipKing.

- CandyStand is out with a new game for Trident Gum. It's all about gm stacking.

- Oink Ink has announced Call or Entries for its 13th Annual Dead Radio Contest which honors the best radio ads which were never produced. Get details here.

- "You have to see these awesome football skills. They will blow you away." Hey, we're just passing along the seeder's message.

- Who knew buying a lottery ticket could be so much fun? In Washington, it seems, a lot.

- Here's a really, really lame spoof of the Old Spice I'm on a Horse commercial.

by Steve Hall    Apr-28-10    
Topic: Agencies, Strange, Viral



Puke-Worthy Music Wins Girl, Sickens Puppy Dogged Suitor

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There's one at every party. Some slacker/hipster dude who uses his "musical skills" to cock-block his way into the pants of the party's sweetheart...much to the chagrin of the guy who really should get the girl. The clean shaven one. The one without unkempt hair and goofy glasses. The one without the cheesy pick up moves. The one who has actual musical taste. Or at least the kind of musical taste French music magazine Trax touts.

Witness the pain our cock-blocked one must endure as his girl is wooed by this hipsteresque horror and his brand of emo lust.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-28-10    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Strange



79 is the New 69

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He's 79 and she was born in 79. Hey, what's wrong with that? A man can date a younger woman can't he? It's a free country. Why should there be limits on that sort of thing. Besides, what man wouldn't want to be with a younger woman if he could?

Wait, what were we talking about? Certainly not the Neanderthal nature of man and their inability to appreciate anything but a barely legal, bootylicious piece of ass in a thong bikini with nothing smaller than a set of 34DDDs.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-27-10    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Cheese Monster Gets Ripped to Shreds

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We don't know what's stranger in this new commercial from BBDO Toronto for Parmalat Canada. The fact the kids tear apart a cheese monster as if it were a visitor getting skinned on V or the fact the whole thing is a cheesy (oops) version of a Godzilla flick. Either way it's a weird spot. But maybe that's the point. It definitely catches attention.

by Steve Hall    Apr-27-10    
Topic: Strange



Butterfingers Likes Big Butts As Much As Burger King Likes Square Butts

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Couldn't get enough of Crispin Porter + Bogusky's creepy I Like Square Butts? Worry not. You can get it all over again courtesy of Butterfingers and its Butterfinger Defense League. Yup. It's yet another "reimagination" of the classic Sir Mix-A-Lot big butt anthem.

This time, we get Erik Estrada, Lou Ferrigno and Charisma Carpenter doinf what they do best; playing the typecast roles we've all become familiar with. Estrada does his Chips thing. Ferrigno does his hulk thing and Carpenter does her sexy cheerleader thing.

Do over or not. It's kinda funny. And besides, the three of them need the work. And it's way easier to copy another brand's work than it is to create something new. All good all around.

by Steve Hall    Apr-26-10    
Topic: Brands, Commercials, Creative Commentary, Strange



Chainsaw Retrieves Nails From Cow's Stomach

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We're not sure how much PETA cares about cows or if the bovines have their own cause group to attend to their cud chewing ways but we're sure someone out there will find this Heimat (Germany)-created, Stink-produced commercial for Hornbach Home Improvement Superstores.

Of course, any cow that decides to eat nails has got what's coming to it.

by Steve Hall    Apr-26-10    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Switzerland Really, Really, REALLY Wants You to Visit

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Switzerland's too classy to ask the rest of the world, "Where the bloody hell are you?" so it has gone about encouraging tourism with a more subdued approach. As if on some sort of mythical mission of grand importance, two men - to the all wrong Bonanza or Big Valley-style soundtrack - carry a rock over the countryside as if the rock's destination were crucial to the survival of the human race.

Unfortunately, all they end up doing with the rock is dumping it in a stream so hikers can set foot on it to cross the stream. All of this grandeur is meant to convince us just how much effort the Swiss go to to make their country perfect for hiking holidays.

But isn't hiking all about exploring the unknown, uneven natural-ness of the countryside. This commercial might as well scream, "We have hiking Interstates all across our countryside so you don't have to get your shoes wet!"

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by Steve Hall    Apr-23-10    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Drooling Baby Satisfied With Breast Milk

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For a truly strange...or over the top disgusting...take on the whole breast feeding thing, be sure to check out the latest from the Ohio state health department which has a drooling baby truly satisfied with his intake of breast milk.

by Steve Hall    Apr-19-10    
Topic: Outdoor, Strange



Film Festival Promises Not to Hold Your Bladder Hostage

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OK so this is gross. Riffing off Hitchcock's statement regarding the proper length of a film when he said, "The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder," Barcelono-based Atletico International has held a bladder hostage in a promotional video for the MECAL Short Film Festival. They're touting it as "the world's first bladder friendly festival." Funny. Gross. Weird. All in one.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-19-10    
Topic: Industry Events, Strange, Video










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