Samsung 'Tabitat' Turns Humans Into Caged Apes

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It is confirmed. Humans are wild animals with very strange habits. This new campaign from Chiel and production company six01 use the nature documentary approach to examine the "tabitat" of the (obsessively) connected generation.

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by Steve Hall    Aug- 8-13    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Strange



Watch This Phallic Tiger Convince A Guy to Get Laid

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Maybe it's just us. Maybe were just really easy. If you're a guy and you're at a party and a hot woman sits down next to you and gives you the "do me" look, do you really need to consult a talking phallic tiger for motivation? No. We didn't think so.

But, apparently, the guy in this Tiger energy drink commercial needs a bit of convincing.

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by Steve Hall    Aug- 6-13    
Topic: Racy, Strange



Singapore Asks Finland For Hand in Marriage, CROCS Ad A Fake

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- This weird little Mentos video with an oddly catchy tune aims to garner support for a proposal that would solve Singapore's land crisis.

- These McFlurry-loving women need better lipstick.

- IPG Mediabrands has launched a new unit that further blurs the line between media and creative agencies. Called Mediabrands Publishing, it will create videos and other quick-turnaround content for marketers that will live in the physical and digital worlds. The digital content will be distributed on websites and social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine.

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by Steve Hall    Aug- 2-13    
Topic: Agencies, Brands, Strange



The Weirdest (And Best) Summer Sale Ad You Will Ever See

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This BBR Saatchi & Saatchi Israel-created commercial for drugstore chain Super-Pharm features women dressed as lobsters, a guy who dances with the sun...and eats it along with Blue Man Group-like dancers who stand in for ocean waves. All of this activity is set to a very Charlie Chaplin-like silent film.

It's weird for sure but it's also a breath of fresh air. After all, how many more CVS-style price and item ads can you stand to watch? This is the third of a planned six ads for the chain.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-22-13    
Topic: Best, Commercials, Strange



Man Breaks Arm to Buy $5 Pizza

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Continuing along its path of Barton F Graf 9000-inspired quirkiness, Little Caesars is out with another commercial oddity entitled Cast. In the ad, a man realizes he has no money in his left pocket. So...he reaches into his right pocket...by breaking the cast that is holding up his right arm. Now that's pizza dedication of you ask us!

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by Steve Hall    Jul-10-13    
Topic: Strange



Leaky Tampon Causes Shark Attack

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OK, right up front let's be clear -- this is not a real ad. However, the message it sends -- sharks are attracted to blood -- is well demonstrated. The "ad" appears in the very rotten film Movie 43 and is for Tampax. It urges woman to make sure their tampons don't leatkso, ya know, they don't get sniffed out by a giant shark that will tear you a part with spooftastic, Jaws-style hilarity.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-20-13    
Topic: Racy, Spoofs, Strange



Energy Noodles Make You So Hard Hotties Can Stand on Your Stiffy

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It would be so awesome to work in the Japanese ad world. All their work is so whacked. Can you imagine writing a creative brief for this stuff? Can you imagine concepting this stuff? Shooting it? Showing it to the client?

With Japan's apparent fixation with sex (seriously, just go search for a few sex-related videos) we guess it makes perfect sense that this ad for Energy Noodles which, it seems, gives guys hard bodies, also gives them super sturdy hard ons.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-19-13    
Topic: Strange



John McAfee Goes Ballistic in Super Strange, Brand-Trashing Video

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We'd venture it's a sure bet the brand McAfee is none too pleased with a recent video released by founder John McAfee in which he trashes the software he created because the people who have run the company without him for the last 15 years have "fucked it up."

In the video, he hilariously reads profanity-laden emails he says he still receives even though he is no longer associated with the company.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-19-13    
Topic: Brands, Racy, Strange, Video



Would You Ride A Roller Coaster With Your Mouth Open?

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The visuals in this Cedar Point commercials are, well, disturbing. Then again, most people don't normally have a camera in their face when they are riding a roller coaster. Because if they did, they'd look like these freaky people in this amusement park's commercial.

Although we're not quite sure whey you'd want to ride a roller coaster with your mouth open. You never know what will end up in your mouth.

Somehow we think there will be a porn spoof of this shortly. Or, better yet, maybe a dental spoof that touts the fact clean teeth are paramount when riding a roller coaster and getting snapped by the coaster cam.

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 6-13    
Topic: Strange



How to Avoid Getting Shit On By A Pigeon (And Other Advice From Orangina)

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Fred & Farid are at it again with their zany work for Orangina. Three new spots, Satellite, Pigeon and Cannonball prove the importance of being the one who drinks Orangina versus the one who does not.

The spots are part of the brand's new campaign, "Stay Alive. Drink Orangina." In this new iteration of the campaign, the brand has given life to its wacky animal characters and they appear in "real life" verus in cartoon.

Orangina and Fred & Farid Paris-Shanghai worked with the director Gary Freedman from Glue Society (Doritos, Canal+, Nike, Fifa) to produce these three ads.

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by Steve Hall    May-31-13    
Topic: Strange










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