Ad For Plastic Surgeon Leaves No Mystery


WorldUnfurled found an ad in a local Denver paper for Linda Huang, a plastic surgeon that carried the odd headline, "The Best Middle-aged, Female, Asian Plastic Surgeon in Denver" and wondered just how many middle-aged, female, Asian plastic surgeons there actually are in Denver. If this ad does anything, it certainly describes what you're getting very concisely.

by Steve Hall    Jul-26-05    
Topic: Newspaper

Charlotte Church to Sign With Lingerie Company


Charlotte Church, the former child prodigy opera singer, now bulging with womanhood, is in talks with lingerie maker, La Senza, and may sign a six figure deal to model the company's line of intimate apparel. According to reports, after seeing pictures of Church on vacation in Antigua with her boyfriend, Gavin Henson, La Senza thinks the curvy Church would be perfect for the job. The Superficial, however, after viewing the images, thinks La Senza is out of its mind.

UPDATE (3/4/07): And yes. Charlotte Church is pregnant which is why you are all finding this page.

by Steve Hall    Jul-26-05    
Topic: Celebrity

Ask Jeeves to Debut Paid Search Bidding Model

A tipster tells us Ask Jeeves will announce its entry into the world of paid search bidding with the launch of a new product interface on August 1. Reportedly, the service will compete with Google and Yahoo's keyword bidding products leaving MSN the last to enter this arena.

by Steve Hall    Jul-26-05    
Topic: Online

News Flash: CPB Launches BK Microsite!


It's a microsite! It's a microsite! It's a CPB microsite! Everybody look! Everybody drool in awe! Everybody bow to the masters of deck! Yes, Crispin Porter & Bogusky has launched another site for Burger King that follows the chicken theme. This time, the chickens are a heavy metal imitator band, called Coq Roq, dressed in chicken masks who sing about Burger King Chicken Fries. We know it's cool because it's, like, so ironic and snarky and weird cool stuff too. And, it has ringtones! Yes, you heard it here first, ringtones! And music and a gallery, and...something new...a message board! OK, enough of that. We did kinda like it what with all the hot, chicken head groupies and KISS-like, head banging antics.

See...we didn't even make a cock rock joke. Oops...sorry.

by Steve Hall    Jul-26-05    
Topic: Online

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'Wedding Crashers' Purple Heart Promotion Angers Vets


Part of the promotional website for the Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn movie Wedding Crashers and a scene within the movie makes reference to the Purple Heart, a military medal of honor. The movie, which, remember, is a movie and not real life, pokes fun at the medal by claiming it gets a guy attention if he wears one with the line, "Carrying a Purple Heart in your jacket guarantees you attention, admiration and plenty of free booze."

While no one wants to diminish the hard work and sacrifices the fine, upstanding people who serve and protect America provide, we might want to remember this is a joke within a movie and not a clandestine operation to provide every sleazy, girl-hunting man with a fake medal to improve his chances of scoring.

Always one to find himself in the middle of a controversy, Animal Magazine Publisher Bucky Turco commented, "While I know a lot of marketing campaigns cross the line here and there what I find most interesting is the cultural context and political atmosphere surrounding this harmless little promotion. Had the war in Iraq not been going on, this download would probably have went off without a hitch and not offended any vets. It could almost be construed as a type of offbeat homage to their bravery and the power of the uniform. Instead, this type of knee jerk reaction is a prime example of cultural shifts during times of war." Never the less, New Line acquiesced and pulled the promotion.

by Steve Hall    Jul-26-05    
Topic: Promotions