Bikinis and Speedos Win Applicants Bahamas Internship

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Wait, What?

Bahama Fridays is up to its bikini-clad antics again. this time with prank intern interviews. Part of a Bahamas promotion, the Bahama Fridays thing has included random Grand Central Station bikini appearances and other random public stunts.

This promotion has a collection of potential interns appearing for interviews. The office staff are dressed in beach wear and go about their duties as if they were dressed normally. The interns, who don't want to appear as if anything is wrong, go about their interviews as normally as they can. Until things go a bit over the top and some of the interns themselves don beachwear and join the party.

The TRUTH campiagn could take a lesson or two from this and spice up their lame fake interview approach.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 9-10    
Topic: Promotions, Racy, Strange



Samsung Puts A Party in Your Microwave

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Who knew cooking could be so entertaining? So dramatic? So...American Idol-ish? And who knew a live, dancing chicken would find pleasure in being microwaved to death? In a macabre mix of humor and frog-in-the-microwave prankishness, Samgsung wants us to know its OmniPro delivers effortless cooking with delicious results.

Disclaimer: No actual live chickens were microwaved to death in the creatio of this commercial.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 8-10    
Topic: Strange



Stripper Sues, Man Boobs Bounce, Ass Gratuitously Shot

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- Former Penthouse Club stripper Nicole Hughes has sued Penthouse for putting her in a Scores ad without her consent.

- Mini goes big with Man Boobs

- When Philips asks directors to create a few short movies from the same script, you know it's going to have a gratuitous ass shot.

- Ten rebranding disasters and what you should learn from them.

- Justin Long says Get A Mac campaign might be over.

- Want to make one of those consumer-generated Doritos commercial? Check out this tutorial from David Shane.

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by Steve Hall    Apr- 8-10    
Topic: Brands, Policy, Racy, Strange



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










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