Entries from May 2008

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Bud Lite Centerfold

A pretty funny ad, which for some reason is doing the rounds with no sound. The general idea is that due to clumsy handling of Bud Lite, a young man finds himself in a compromising situation of a vaguely sexual nature when his young lady returns to their abode with her mother. The intriguing question [...]

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Nice Lines

The link between cars and sex is as old as, well, cars. Almost any facet of the mechanics or the act of driving a car can be rendered smutty. It’s not subtle humour, but it is funny, especially when there’s a militant feminist within earshot. For some reason they get upset at the car/woman comparisons.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Kugla

This ad would be far more appropriate for a hangover cure like Alka-Seltzer. Why can’t the after effects of alcohol feel more like the feeling you get after your 3rd glass of spirits? That feeling that nothing can possibly go wrong, that you won’t really wake up feeling like shit because tomorrow doesn’t actually exist. [...]

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Blockbuster

A pretty funky ad from one of the most annoying retail outlets in the world. For some reason, your brain short-circuits the minute you walk through the doors. Going into a Blockbuster and wandering around, unable to make any decisions, becoming increasingly imbecilised and panic-stricken, is akin to traveling the seventh circle of hell. Doing [...]

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Xelibri

A rather beautiful, hitherto unreleased ad with more than a hint of The Fifth Element about it. The message is presumably meant to be that beauty is only skin deep and that underneath we’re all the same. Or that the fashion/beauty industry is a big caked-on hoax. Or that the future is unknown. Or that [...]

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

XBox

This is an extremely cool ad which hasn’t yet been on TV. It’s for the Microsoft XBox, and given the general quality of Microsoft ads in the UK (poor to ab-so-fucking-lutely make you wish you’d never been born), it’s pretty much a masterpiece. Does that mean they think XBox users are all going to be [...]

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

World cup

Hey America – WAKE UP! You guys are doing well in the World Cup. You’ve beaten Portugal and drawn to South Korea and could well go through to the knock-out stages. And most of you don’t care, probably don’t even know what I’m talking about. This football the game that counts, not your parochial nonsense [...]

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Women Drivers

A nicely made and pretty funny ad based on the truism that men think that women can’t drive but that actually women can drive better than men. The problem with this truism is that it is infacta lie-ism. It doesn’t matter how many motor insurance company surveys claim that women have less accident than men, [...]

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Wolfman

Be warned – this file is a humungous 3.74Mg. However, it is worth a download if you like your ads weird and wonderful. This comes from a series of Playstation 2 ads, some of which were directed by David Lynch. This may be one of those – it’s certainly out there enough.
It’s not David Lynch [...]

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

widescreen

Can there be a more noble pursuit than watching sport on TV? It is what defines maleness in these emasculated times. Despite what women would try to have us believe, had the good lord wanted us to spend all our time shopping for shoes, beer, doritos and the human brain would not exist.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Whisky Haka

If ads are supposed to cause behavioral change, this one fails. It does not produce the desire to dance the Haka, nor does it stir a longing to show one’s cock to a Kiwi. And it in no way intensifies the already powerful and permanent urge to drink whisky. However, it is an entertaining piece [...]

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

War

A well funny clip showing the perils of playing computer games too avidly. Of course research has been published pointing out that over playing these games makes you aggressive, antisocial, shortens your concentration span, creates relationship problems, negatively impacts learning abilities and pauses the palms of your hands to grow hairy. So the message is [...]

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Volkswagen Frog

Whether or not comparing your car to an insect is strictly a good idea in marketing terms, this is a pretty kick ass ad. And it’s particularly relevant today because the frogs are all on strike.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Vivazz ad

In this romantic love story, a beautiful young girl is so overcome by the attentions of her neighbour, who in turn cannot take his eyes off her, that she gives him a vase. How very sweet.
As a side issue, the woman in this ad may well have the most stunning legs on the planet. Christmas [...]

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Vitana

Oh look a Mom with hidden talents. Lots of ads, movies, books etc tell us stories of people with hidden sides to them. On the surface they look like your average Mom/Dad/Accountant/Student/Uncle/Kid, but actually they are revealed to be a Spy/Jedi Knight/Superhero/Alien/Psychic. Yawn. The only thing anyone is ever really revealed to be is a [...]