Nike Sponsors Tiger Woods' Mea Culpa in 'Daddy Death Card' Ad

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Last night, ESPN and The Golf Channel aired a new Nike commercial featuring Tiger Woods...and his dead father. The black and white commercial with Woods in Nike garb staring motionless into the camera is voiced by his late father, Earl Woods, who says, "Tiger, I am more prone to be inquisitive, to promote discussion. I want to find out what your thinking was. I want to find out what your feelings are. Did you learn anything?"

Of the commercial and Woods, himself, Nike said in a statement, "We support Tiger and his family. As he returns to competitive golf, the ad addresses his time away from the game using the powerful words of his father."

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by Steve Hall    Apr- 8-10    
Topic: Best, Celebrity, Commercials, Opinion, Strange, Worst



Town Rebrands Tap Water As Luxury Water

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Lahti Aqua, a modern descendant of the waterworks of the city of Lahti, turned 100 this year. To celebrate a century of providing clear, quality water, Lahti Aqua wanted to change the perception that people around Lahti have of their "regular" tap water. The ecological goal is to lower the usage of bottled water.

Lahti's water is said to be of better quality that bottled water. Supposedly, it's the cleanest tap water in the world. The water is tested daily, because the Heineken group brewery Hartwall uses the same water to brew its beer. Hmm. That's not really saying much but who are we to judge?

The "brand" designed a water carafe and gave it away free to restaurants and cafes in Lahti. Here's the story.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 7-10    
Topic: Strange



Game Maker Bites Politician in the Balls

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Well what's more funny than a pompous politician getting his nuts bit by a dog? Well, a lot actually, but this bit from NAMCO for Dead to Rights featuring "MP Duncan Gurney" talking about violent video games is perfect for gaming's target audience: adolescent boys who obsess over bathroom humor. Oh, and everyone else who like to see a dick get his due.

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by Steve Hall    Apr- 7-10    
Topic: Strange, Video, Viral



Denny's Chickens Return With Talk Show

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Perhaps in reaction to the big chicken scare illustrated in Denny's Super Bowl commercial, Denny's felt the needed to do something nice for chickens after scaring the crap (eggs?) out of them. Yes. The Chickens have been given a talk show and their first guest is Abraham Lincoln. Why? Because he's on the five dollar bill and that's all you need to get a few things of Denny's new $2 $4 $6 $8 menu.

And this isn't the last we'll see of the Chickens. They'll be back with more episodes in the coming weeks.

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by Steve Hall    Apr- 6-10    
Topic: Brands, Strange, Video



Crews Continues, iPad Gets BlendTec'd, Parker Ponders

- Oh please. More Terry Crews Old Spice commercial? Make it stop.

- Hahahaha. The BlendTec guy gets his hand on an iPad.

- George Parker ponders, "My money is on the hiring of CP+B to to a "Deadenbacher" on Michael Jackson and have the King of Pop hawking "sugared fizzy water" as GodJobs so aptly described it to John Sculley when hiring him to come in as CEO and stab him in the fucking back."

by Steve Hall    Apr- 5-10    
Topic: Strange



Dr. Pepper Offers Bouncing Cheerleader Boobs on Chatroulette

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Uh. Oh. Get ready for the onslaught of brands on Chatroulette. We just noted Travelocity's appearance on the random chat service which was followed by French Connection earlier in the month. Now we have Dr. Pepper getting into the game for April Fool's day. All we can say is...at least they got a hot cheerleader. Just don't watch all the way to the end. "She" gets much less hot.

In a nod to what's really happening on Chatroulette, one commenter wrote, "I wonder how many penises Dr. Pepper had to wade through to get this done."

by Steve Hall    Apr- 2-10    
Topic: Brands, Racy, Social, Strange



Let's Blow Some Shi...Uh...Stuff Up

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Oy. Sometimes it's just really hard to start work in the morning. Oh wait. It's the afternoon now. See what I mean? Anyway, no one cares about our work habits so let's talk about a new Old Spice commercial from Wieden + Kennedy for Odor Blocker Body Wash.

The commercial features another retired football player, Terry Crews who, most recently, played the Julius character in Everybody Hates Chris. There's three commercial in all. One, called Flex, has Crews in the shower doing a Mr. T routine to illustrate the odor blocking qualities of the product.

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by Steve Hall    Apr- 2-10    
Topic: Brands, Commercials, Strange



Head Defies Laws of Physics With Perpetual Motion Tennis Machine

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Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic hooked up with a couple of scientists to create a perpetual motion machine that defies the laws of physics. Of course, that's not really what they set out to do but days later the "experiment" is still going.

The team put together a bunch of tennis racket stands and tennis balls hung from the ceiling. Djokovic then took the first shot kicking of the experiment. Apparently the rackets and balls are still in motion and you can view them in action here.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 1-10    
Topic: Strange



Phallic Food Pimps Sexual Efficiency

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You have to wonder if any of these ads are even real. They all look that same. Large image with a tiny logo and no copy. They all end up on Ads of the World. They all have proper credits. Of course, it couls just be that everyone in the world except us Americans realize no one give s s hit about copy ans all they can handle is an image that tells the story.

Oh wait. That's the entire point. With so many different spoken languages over seas, it makes perfect sense to go with the simple, language-agnostic approach. But of course you knew that all along, right?

Anyway, here we have lurking vegetables waiting to pounce on any form of hotness that pesents itself. All to promote something called a "sexual efficiency ring." See all the ads here.

Hmm. Where's the cause group on this one. Those women look positively terrified

by Steve Hall    Apr- 1-10    
Topic: Campaigns, Racy, Strange



Qualcomm Explains Butterfly Attacks

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Here's the follow on to that butterfly attack videos. Qualcomm holds a press conference to explain the attacks and what they have to do with the company's interferemetric modulation technology..whatever that is. Anyway, give it a watch. Live the secondary news scroll at the bottom of the screen.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 1-10    
Topic: Strange, Video










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