Looks like Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are pulling a sort of Joaquin Phoenix I'm Not There thing, but with way more Smartwater. The couple are currently working on a short film parodying Aniston's life, rife with frenzied paparazzi, hushed will she or won't she baby rumors, and all the general "tabloid interest in Jennifer's life." Que cinematique!
No one seems to know why the Mary J. Blige Burger King commercial above has been scrubbed from the internet. We spoke with someone who worked on it (he didn't know). We reached out to Burger King for a comment
and have yet to hear back.
A possibly (hopefully) real scene list from an Axe commercial is making its way around twitter today, and it is exactly what you would expect an Axe scene list to be. This thing is full of treasures like hot dog milfs, cut off shorts and "hip/cool/sexy/upscale bar patrons," among other very LOL things.
Praise be the gods, our long national nightmare of peace and quiet is over. After firing Gilbert Gottfried from his job voicing Aflac's screaming spokes-duck, the insurance company has completed its national search for a less offensive replacement. The winner is a sales manager from Hugo, Minnesota (population: 13,000) named Daniel McKeague. Congratulations, Daniel. We can't wait to scramble for the mute button every time your bone-chilling squawk comes on TV.
The Achilles Effect, a blog about gender stereotypes and masculinity, took stock of the frequency with which certain words are used in commercials for "gendered" toys like Hot Wheels and Bratz by making Wordle word clouds. See if you can guess which cloud goes with which gender! (Hint: Boys hate friendship, fun and glitter.) [Achilles Effect via Boing Boing]
This incredible ad for a new Japanese cell phone plays J.S. Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" on a gigantic, wooden Rube Goldberg-esque xylophone contraption. Perhaps the best part is the phone is called the "Touch Wood". Win!
Today, Republicans tried their hand at comedy with this Obama 2012 ad, steeped in sarcasm and showcasing pictures of him singing with the Jonas brothers. Perhaps the crowning moment is when tiny, animated Obama rides a unicorn over a rainbow.
Denny's has launched "Baconalia," a celebration of "baconian delights" that feature bacon meatloaf, a bacon sampler, and if you don't suffer from congestive heart failure before dessert, a maple bacon sundae. I hope, like the commercial, it also rains tiny bacon bits and bacon streamers on you while you eat.
This is a recent ad by the CAGW. According to them, if we stay our current course, 19 years from now the United States will be owned by China. America will fall like the Roman Empire and we'll all work exclusively for the Chinese. Really?
This new viral campaign for Skittles asks you not to taste the rainbow, but to touch your screen. At first, it's pretty adorable—kittens are involved!—but then, the crazy comes out. Yuck!
Get reacquainted with Serena Williams seen here as the World's Sexiest Tennis Player whether you agree or not. Skin-tight clothes, spiky bracelets and provocative body shots never let this campaign get off the ground.
Kristen Schaal's blend of nerdy charm and subtle insanity make her a terrific smartphone spokesperson, as evidenced by these amazing Sony Ericsson commercials. No one would need DVR to fast-forward through commercial breaks if Kristen Schaal were in every advertisement!