This Mitsubishi is So Cheap You'll Have Enough Leftover Money to Hire an Opera Trio For Your Commute

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There are many things with which you can amuse yourself during your commute to work but hiring an opera singer to accompany you to work every day is, well, out of the realm of normalcy. But not for those who own the new, 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage which get 64 miles per gallon and costs just $12,498 and, it would seem, have the extra cash laying around to hire the aforementioned opera singer for commuting entertainment.

The ad comes to us from Canadian agency john st.

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by Steve Hall    Oct- 9-13    
Topic: Strange



Man Attempts to Sell One Pixel For $1 Million, Hopes For Million Dollar Homepage Fame

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This is so not news but neither was Alex Tew's Million Dollar Homepage...until it actually became a million dollar homepage. So, stranger things have happened which is why we're going to tell you about The Guy Who Fucked the Million Dollar Homepage. Yes, you read that right.

A guy named Bernd Zikulnig, a pilot, aims to sell one pixel for $1 million. If you recall, Alex Tew sold one million pixels for $1 each. How Zikulnig thinks he can get one advertiser to spend $1 million on one pixel (which you won't even be able to see) is questionable but, then again, it's not the pixel that has value. It's the publicity that surrounds the stunt.

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by Steve Hall    Sep-24-13    
Topic: Strange



Claire Danes' Audi Adventure Reunites Her With 'My So-Called Life' Love

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If you decide to watch this four minute Mediacom-created Audi ad that touts the vehicle's awesome gas mileage and which features Homeland star Claire Danes, you'll have to wait until the very end for the payoff. But if you were a fan of Danes when she played Angela Chase on My So-Called Life, you'll absolutely love it.

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by Steve Hall    Sep-19-13    
Topic: Celebrity, Strange, Video



Prancercise Lady Fronts Wonderful Pistachios Campaign

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Oh the internet. It gives us so many wonderful things. So many things we'd would never have experience before like, well, like the Prancercise® Lady. If you haven't heard of her, her name is Joanna Rohrback and she does this exercise thing which aims to "create the most satisfying, holistic and successful fitness program one could hope to experience." And it has nothing to do with riding a horse.

Anyway, Rohrback, along with Dennis Rodman, an elephant, King Kong and, yes, Norman Bates, can be seen in the upcoming Wonderful Pistachios Get Crackin' campaign which debuts today.

The campaign, which began in 2007, has featured such cultural oddities as Honey Badger, Snooki, Snoop Lion, Keyboard Cat, The Village People and, yes, the Secret Service.

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by Steve Hall    Sep-16-13    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Celebrity, Strange



This Grandmother Gives New Meaning to 'Drag and Drop'

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In this kitschy but hilarious ad for Russian telecommunications company, Beeline, we are reminded of the digital divide that sometimes occurs between generations. Russian ad agency Red Pepper has created a recruitment ad of sorts for Beeline that illustrates how difficult it can be talking to your grandparents about certain topics.

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by Steve Hall    Sep- 9-13    
Topic: Strange



Laura Spencer French Kisses 'The Rainbow' in Skittles Ad

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Remember when you used to swap gum when kissing? Wait, you never did that? It was just me? Am I the only gross one in the crowd? Do I need to go see a psychoanalyst to determine how my childhood antics steered me towards a career in which I bitterly bitch and rant about things like some kind of depressed loser angry at the entire world for dealing me this deck of cards?

God, I need help!

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by Steve Hall    Sep- 4-13    
Topic: Celebrity, Strange



Facebook Bans Boobs Again, Can't Tell Difference Between Birds And Boobs

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Let's just put it out there. Facebook is very puritanical when it comes to breastfeeding and boobs. The social network just can't handle the fact they are a part of life. The most recent "offense" to Facebook's distaste for boobs was illustrated when it banned an an for Christmas Island's Bird'n'Nature Week.

Wait, what? Yes, you read that right. Facebook banned an ad promoting a nature appreciation week. The ad from the Australian island invited eco-tourists to come appreciate the island's offerings, specifically, the Red-footed Booby, the Brown Booby and the Abbott Booby. Yes, they banned the ad because they didn't like the fact these birds are referred to as Boobies.

OK, OK, it might have been the ad's suggestive headline which read,"Some gorgeous shots here of some juvenile boobies." Facebook claims the ad breached the site's guidelines by "addressing the age, gender or sexual orientation of users on Facebook." Wait. So Facebook users are birds? We're confused.

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by Steve Hall    Sep- 3-13    
Topic: Policy, Strange



Two Cops, One Hole: The Worst 'Viral Video' You Will Ever See

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Jesus. Where do we start. OK, the easy stuff first. At 2:32, this "viral video," created by Hamburg-based Kinematograph 27/7, is two minutes longer than it needs to be. Second, these are supposed to be cops in NYC? With those accents? Third, why would a cop be such an asshole to a couple of onlookers? Fourth, who the hell would stick their arm into a dark hole without knowing what's in it? And fifth, who the hell takes a cow for a walk in New York city? Watch at your own risk.

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by Steve Hall    Sep- 3-13    
Topic: Strange, Viral, Worst



Acute Paper Influx Syndrome Causes Lethal Cubicle Contagion

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Paper kinda sucks doesn't it? Even in this digital age, stacks and stacks of the stuff still seem to overwhelm the office. Mobile business application brand Canvas knows this and can identify with the pain.

To tout the awesomeness of a paper-free world, the brand created a humorous video that highlights how it can stop the spread of the dreaded APIS or Acute Paper Influx Syndrome. In the video, office workers are attacked by creepy crawly stickies and, ultimately, have to be quarantined by the CEO.

Of course, none of this would have happened if the company had just used Canvas.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-29-13    
Topic: Strange



Goofy Ad Urges You to Give Your Boss the Finger, Spend Time With Your Family

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Oh how we all wish a goofy song like this would break out when a call or text comes in from our boss when we're trying to enjoy some down time with the family. Of course, the immediate reaction is to respond to your boss when he or she calls but after viewing this whacky video, you will be singing "No, no, no, no, no" over and over again when your boss calls you.

The ad, created by BBR Saatchi & Saatchi for Israeli telecommunications brand Partner Communications Company, is a bit of a public service announcement that wedges in a promotion for the brand's Orange Ultralnet.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-29-13    
Topic: Commercials, Strange










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