Wanna Laugh? Watch These Fart-Fueled Commercials

There's nothing like a good fart joke to break up the seriousness of the day. And there's nothing like a collection of the Most Flatulent Food Commercials to make one break out into laughter in a public cafe while trying to write a piece about the Most Flatulent Food Commercials. Believe us, it's not easy. People must think we're insane.

But go ahead. You try to watch these commercials without snickering. You won't be able to do it. In fact, you'll likely have your co-workers crowding around your cubicle sharing in the farty goodness of it all. At least you hope they do or else they'll all think it's you pumping out the farty goodness.

by Steve Hall    Jan-12-10    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



If You Want to Commit Suicide, Audi Can't Help You

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This is, by far, the most twisted method used we've ever seen to sell a car. Of course, this isn't really selling a car because this isn't a commercial. It's spec work from a director touting his directorial abilities.

Akin to suicidal robots selling GM cars aan bombers selling Volkswagens, this spec work touts Audi's diesel goodness by illustrating its clean technology filters out all the bad stuff tail pipe suckers look for when choosing this mode of death.

Maybe the power windows instead? Nope.

by Steve Hall    Jan- 8-10    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Emma Watson Loses A Leg For Burberry

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Yes. Emma Watson, darling of the Harry Potter movie franchise, is making her way into the world of advertising. Except, she's left one of her body parts behind. In a new Burberry ad, her right leg seems to be missing. Was she recently attacked by a shark? Or did a designer, once again, get a bit overzealous with PhotoChop?

It's beyond comprehension how such an egregious error could go unnoticed by all of the eyes that most certainly saw this campaign before it went out the door. Unless...which is a much more likely scenario...it was released on purpose by Burberry which knew full well the press would eat it up. If that's the case, big points for the marketers behind the brand. If not, someone's getting fired. Or at least sent back to PhotoChop...uh...Shop training.

Update: There's a video of the photoshoot which appears to reveal this ad may not have been a Photoshop Disaster. In the video her leg can be seen behind her brother's leg. Whether or not it's the same pose is up for debate but this seems to confirm our assumption Burberry did this on purpose knowing they'd get press. Watch and decide.

by Steve Hall    Jan- 7-10    
Topic: Campaigns, Celebrity, Strange



If You're Fat, Aliens Will Eat You First

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If you're happy and you know it clap your hands. If you're fat and you know it, slap an alien...because they are going to eat you first according to this latest cause-tagonistic ad from UK fitness center Cadbury House which states, "Advanced Health Warning: When the aliens come, they will eat the fatties first."

Apparently this ad, which was lifted almost verbatim from a 1999 Grey-created 24 Hour Fitness billboard, has the English up in arms. One women complained, saying, "I am not overweight yet I still find this extremely offensive and patronizing, but how much more so to someone genuinely overweight?"

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by Steve Hall    Jan- 6-10    
Topic: Magazine, Outdoor, Strange



Advertising Has Destroyed Our Perception of the Human Body

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Just what sort of thoughts run through a designers mind when they so egregiously fuck with the human body with Photoshop to the point any normal human can tell there's some serious digital manipulation going on? Do these designers actually look at their work before they are done? Do they live on another planet where body parts are freely adjusted with the click of a mouse?

Oh wait, they live on earth...with the rest of us...who, because of all of this ongoing digital manipulation, now have no idea what a normal human body looks like unless a fat roll slaps us in the face.

Oh and for those suffering from extreme digital manipulitis, it's the woman's belly button that's out of place.

by Steve Hall    Jan- 6-10    
Topic: Strange



For A Better Looking Tomorrow, Don't Take NyQuil. Stare At Big Boobs

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Make the Logo Bigger's Bill Green points to this pulchritudinous contextual oddity which features sleeping men in NyQuil ads surrounding a story about a study, out for about a month, that claims staring at the breasts of well-endowed women will increase the life expectancy of men.

The corrigendum? The fact the sleeping NyQuil men are wasting away their lives taking drugs and sleeping while they could be ogling mountainous cleavage and getting healthy without drugs. A stretch? Perhaps. But for once, it wasn't us making the stretch.

by Steve Hall    Jan- 6-10    
Topic: Racy, Strange



Oh Look! Threesome Marketing Snuggie-Style!

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Look. It's like a Snuggie for booth babe marketing. How long before we see this at the next ad:tech, Blogworld or Affiliate Summit? We'd love to see it simply for the hilarity of watching three girls try to maneuver an exhibit hall floor without causing a traffic disaster.

by Steve Hall    Jan- 5-10    
Topic: Specialty, Strange



MADD Brings Us An Idiot's Guide to Drunk Driving

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Well here's a different approach to safe driving advertising. Rather than horrific death and dismemberment, TBWA Toronto has created a quirky MADD campaign that highlights the stupid behaviors of idiots who explain how to stay on the road while drunk. There's no blood. There's no guts. There's no screaming girlfriend and there's no inconsolable parents.

Nope. Just a collection of doofuses telling us how they manage not to crash while drunk. Hmm. Not too sure about this one. Making light of drunk driving? That's sort of like making light of misogynist shiny suds who taunt women in a shower. Who would do that?

by Steve Hall    Jan- 5-10    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials, Strange



Pop Your Booty But Don't Neglect Animals

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- The Humane Society says get off your ass and save the world's abused and neglected animals.

- Ladies, not happy with your ass? Booty Pop will make you bootylicious. One problem. Can you imagine the look on your man's face when he undresses you and sees this thing? It's like tissue falling out of a padded bra in middle school.

- Random sexy ad on Flickr.

- And yes, the Sexiest/Raciest/Raunchiest Ads of 2009 will come sometime this week. If you're lucky.

by Steve Hall    Jan- 4-10    
Topic: Cause, Racy, Strange



Cherish Christmas 'Blue Velvet'-Style With Elf Ears

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Looking for that perfect Christmas gift for someone special? Something they will treasure for the rest of their life? A gift so special it will just ooze with love and adoration? This isn't it.

This is the sort of gift you'd give your co-worker to get a "Dude, that's disgusting!" Or make the cute intern scream like she's watching a Saw movie.

Yes, thanks to Nail, this little piece of Christmas will keep you in the spirit year round. That or a cause group will label you disrespectful of "little people" with deformities.

by Steve Hall    Dec-21-09    
Topic: Agencies, Specialty, Strange










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