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



Yaris Ad Labeled Sexist. We're Not Commenting.

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Do we dare? [Ed. Tread lightly here] Should we even bother to comment on yet another commercial which was intended to be humorous but, following a few complaints, was deemed sexist? [Ed. I'm serious!] Do we? [Ed. I'm warning you!]

As carefully as we possibly can...[Ed. You better be!]...a Yaris ad for Toyota Australia has been pulled following complaints. The ad, called Clean Getaways, was part of a competition run by Saatchi & Saatchi.

The Sydney Morning Herald writes, "After a tally of viewer votes pushed the ad into the top ranking, the competition's Facebook page filled with remarks describing the winning film as juvenile, offensive, and promoting incest."

There you have it. Draw your own conclusions.

But wait! Sexist to whom? Make sure you check out the girl eyeballing the guy while he explains the "features" of the Yaris. [Ed.That's it! You're fired!]

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by Steve Hall    Dec-15-09    
Topic: Strange



Do You Need A Hand Job?

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You can have two for five dollars. Isn't that a great deal? There's really nothing else to say about this commercial so we're just going to keep writing until there are enough words to properly wrap around the image to the left or at least fill enough space so it doesn't look like we're in a rush because the relatives are coming over and we need to clean the bathroom but first run to the store to buy some scrubbing bubbles because...oh wait...we wouldn't want to surprise the relatives when they take a shower because, ya know, the bubbles might tell them to "use the loofa."

by Steve Hall    Dec-11-09    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Fireworks to the Face is Never A Good Thing

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We don't understand a word of this Dutch commercial but the end will have you on the floor laughing. Well, that is if you actually have a sense of humor. Which seems to be in short supply for some these days.

by Steve Hall    Dec-11-09    
Topic: Strange



And You Thought the Method Shiny Suds Ad Was Offensive

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Oh look! Just in time to counteract all the hoopla over the Shiny Suds "rape scenario" fiasco. Tit for tat as they say. If you believe the woman in the Method Shiny Suds commercial was somehow being sexually assaulted by those leering, dirty-minded bubbles, you'll definitely relate to the horrific plight of the man in this Orangina commercial who is verbally taunted, assaulted with a whip and forced to strip while he fears for his life.

Oh the horror of it all! The insensitivity to the plight of men! Reducing a man to nothing more than a caged plaything! How dare Orangina portray men as sexual objects for S&M-fixated women! It's as if sexually assaulting men is an acceptable form of behavior! Good God. What has this world come to?

What? No cause group outrage over this one?

by Steve Hall    Dec- 9-09    
Topic: Commercials, Racy, Strange, Worst










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