Do You Really Want Your Bartender to Breathe Fire?


In an effort to hype the fact they'll be hosting parties during the holiday season, bartenders from the Prestwich (UK) TGI Fridays make Tom Cruise (in the movie Cocktail) look like a baby playing with a milk bottle. The Viral Factory filmed the Prestwich bartenders flipping cherries into glasses, launching a shaker shot 30 feet across the restaurant, slicing 12 limes in two seconds and serving seven flaming Sambucas in eight seconds.

We're not sure we want to be anywhere near the bar when those flaming Sambucas are served but it sure is fun to watch.

by Steve Hall    Dec- 3-09    
Topic: Video

Mrs. Claus Cheats, Notre Dame Hunts, GoDaddy Scores Patrick


- Mrs' Claus gets in on with Frosty the Snowman for Boost Mobile.

- OK. Kinda funny: Notre Dame Head Football Coach Search Gets Professional Help.

- This is really, really bad but since it's Christmas and it features Santa Claus, you might as well watch it.

- Addicted to texting? Even in the middle of Winter? Then you'll love Gloves For Addicts.

- "Danica is the quintessential GoDaddy Girl, she is a beautiful woman competing in a male-dominated sport. She's passionate. She's focused. She's all about doing what it takes to win and we love that about her. Not to mention she's edgy, smokin' hot and as tough as any competitor anywhere." Yes, Danica Patrick has re-upped for three more years of GoDaddy silliness.

by Steve Hall    Dec- 2-09    
Topic: Brands, Strange, Video

YouTube's Goofy Boi Pimps Pretzelmaker's Four Buck Hook Up


As you all know, we occasionally really love things most people don't. This might be one of those things. We just can't get enough of this work from 16 year old Goofy Boi who hooked up with Pretzelmake for, ahem, the Four Buck Hook Up, a music video that plays like an actual music video more than it does a commercial for the pretzel chain.

We're a sucker for derivatively simple, Owl City-like sing-a-long style songs...even though we never sing along. And anyway, who doesn't like a great young love story? Even if it comes in the form of a commercial?

In September, a Pretzelmaker executive found Goofy Boi's work online and worked with him to create this ideo to support a current promotion. Goofy Boi recorded the song in October and shot the video at a local mall the first week of November.

Give it a watch. And be nice to the guy.

by Steve Hall    Nov-30-09    
Topic: Brands, Consumer Created, Good, Social, Video

Memorex Foists Pre-Movie Sing-A-Long Upon Moviegoers


So if a pre-movie sing-a-long ad came on while you were waiting for your movie to start, would you participate? Memorex thinks so and has created one for the holiday season. Check it out here. Created by Olson, there's all kinds of other elements of the campaign which you can also view on the page.

by Steve Hall    Nov-30-09    
Topic: Video

Bop-It Dances, AdVerve Rants, Elf Flashmobs, Milkquarious Jams


- Like to play piano? Like the musician Adam Ben Exra? Obsessed with YouTube? Then this Instrumentube thing is for you.

- Like to dance? Like the game Bop-It? Obsessed with...oh wait...we just wrote that. Anyway, check out the new "viral" for the game.

Be sure to check out the latest BeanCast with Angela Natividad, Joe Jaffe, Kelly Edison and Ian Schafer. The ad gurus discuss Black Friday, Wal-Mart, pay-per-tweet and crowdsourcing.

- Also, the latest AdVerve podcast with Angela Natividad and Bill Green is out. Give it a listen here.

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by Steve Hall    Nov-30-09    
Topic: Video

Thank God Idiocy Still Reigns Supreme (Or We'd Have Nothing to Write About)


Oh please. Seriously? It's one thing to groove to a song while driving. But to film it as if it's the coolest thing in the world is just an indication of your inanely idiotic stupidity. Rather, the idiocy of the ad agency that came up with this crap for What UR Missing, some kind of car audio retailer.

And a website with horizontal navigation??? And a store locator that doesn't work? And a contact email URL that's parked? And the most ridiculously fake YouTube video description ever written? And in case the creator's realize how stupid this is, we'll share the description with you here:

"Check it out, we were cruisin around the other day and we were sitting at a stop light when all these people in their cars were dancing to a song by of Montreal called Suffer for Fashion ( It was wild; almost like we were in the Twilight Zone! My buddy grabbed his camcorder so we could shoot it because no one would have believed it if we told them. It was crazy. You gotta see this."


by Steve Hall    Nov-30-09    
Topic: Video, Worst

Have Some ass With Your Coffee This Post-Thanksgiving Monday


Here's some ridiculousness for a Monday morning after a long and overstuffed Thanksgiving. If you think you've put on a few pounds after eating turkey for four days, you might appreciate the rotundness of the slapping asses in this "commercial" for Orangina. Though there;s no nudity, many might consider this NSFW. You decide.

And if shaking asses weren't enough to jolt you back to reality this Monday morning, check out these asses wearing glasses in a campaign for Glassing Sunglasses. ANd no, we have no idea what the intended concept of these ads are either. Other than, as AdFreak points out, the literal interpretation people who wear sunglasses as a fashion accessory are sometimes categorized as pompous, self-centered asses. Though why a sunglasses brand would take this route is a bit questionable.

By the way, welcome back to work. We hope you had a wonderful break and don't think we're too much of an ass for shoving ass in your face as you sip your morning java. Oh wait, we are a giant collection of asses here at Adrants so yea, we so totally wanted to ass face you today!

by Steve Hall    Nov-30-09    
Topic: Racy, Strange, Video

Jeans For Women With Curves...Will Give You An Orgasm?


So yea. Curves are sexy. And real women with real curves will have spontaneous orgasms if they buy Yoga Jeans according to this new commercial for the brand. No, really. It's true. Just watch the commercial. But watch it with the sound down if people near you are offended by the sounds of women experience orgasmic pleasure.

by Steve Hall    Nov-24-09    
Topic: Racy, Video

It Doesn't Happen by Accident, Understand!


is one of those sports team promotions that's all manly and shit. It's in slow motion. It's got image after image of boxheaded football player going through their moves. It's got sweat. It's got a sportism-filled voiceover. And it's got a tagline that's delivered over and over and over and over as if...hmm...sports fan's minds are too simplistic to get the message the first few times.

But whatever. We have to like it because it was made by a friend of a friend (and part-time Adrants writer).

by Steve Hall    Nov-24-09    
Topic: Video

PETA Ruins Thanksgiving


Oh come on, PETA! Can't we enjoy Thanksgiving without your preachy bitchiness? Apparently not thanks to the know-it-all little girl who gives thanks prior to eating Thanksgiving dinner with her family.

by Steve Hall    Nov-24-09    
Topic: Cause, Video

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