Acute Paper Influx Syndrome Causes Lethal Cubicle Contagion


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


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

You Will Never Sit And Poop Again After You Watch This Video


Jesus! Not only does sitting kill us, it can also cause hemorrhoids, constipation, colitis, appendicitis and colon cancer. Well, sitting on the toilet, that is. Apparently, humans are supposed to squat when they poop. Stanford scientists say so. And because of this finding, we now have the Squatty Potty, a stool to place your feet on while sitting on the toilet so as to mimic the squatting position.

Apparently, squatting aligns the colon properly and relaxes constricting muscles making it easier to, well, poop. Via.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-26-13    
Topic: Strange

Topless Alien Sings in Shower to Sell Car Insurance


Hey, we didn't lie. The top of the alien's head is, well, topless, right? Anyway, here is a really goofy new commercial for Budget Direct, an Australian car insurance company that used to have an equally goofy commercial that featured a woman singing about Budget as if it were the Tar-Jay of car insurance.

The new commercial, created by Hulsbosch, is just like the old one. It features an alien doing the Tar-Jay/Boo-Jay thing just like the woman in the original. Why the shift to aliens? We have no earthy (or galactic) idea. All we can figure is the creatives were bored and just finished watching a cheesy 1950s sci-fi movie. Goofy seems to be the overriding vision and mission of Budget Direct so we guess the new commercial does the brand justice.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-12-13    
Topic: Strange

Samsung 'Tabitat' Turns Humans Into Caged Apes


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


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


- 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


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


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 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


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

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