Is Pottery Barn Stalking Me Through Facebook?

Is Pottery Barn Stalking Me Through Facebook?

Jacob got engaged last weekend. Yay! Mysteriously, before the wedding plans could even begin, his fiancÈe received an e-mail from Pottery Barn inviting her to start a wedding registry. Except she never signed up with them, or told any other retailer that she was engaged. What she did do was…change her Facebook status.

FTC To Require Advertisers Using Testimonials To Show Typical Results

FTC To Require Advertisers Using Testimonials To Show Typical Results

Subway spokesman and occasional thin guy Jared Fogle may soon be out of work thanks to a new FTC rule banning commercial testimonials that warn “results not typical” or “individual results may vary.” Under the new rule, marketers using, say, body builders to advertise weight loss pills are also going to have to show an average lardass whose results might be more typical. You can guess how advertisers are reacting to the change…

Make Magazine: Make Yourself Invisible

Make Magazine: Make Yourself Invisible

The first magazine devoted entirely to DIY technology projects, MAKE Magazine unites, inspires and informs a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. Subscribe today and receive a free Maker’s Notebook. After the jump, check out a sample article from MAKE Magazine: “Make Yourself Invisible”.

Make Magazine: Go-Karts Race to College

Make Magazine: Go-Karts Race to College

The first magazine devoted entirely to DIY technology projects, MAKE Magazine unites, inspires and informs a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. Subscribe today and receive a free Maker’s Notebook. After the jump, check out a sample article from MAKE Magazine: “Go-Karts Race to College”.

Make Magazine: Economic Disequilibrium

Make Magazine: Economic Disequilibrium

The first magazine devoted entirely to DIY technology projects, MAKE Magazine unites, inspires and informs a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. Subscribe today and receive a free Maker’s Notebook. After the jump, check out a sample article from MAKE Magazine “ECONOMIC DISEQUILIBRIUM: Can You Have Your House and Spend It Too?”.

Wendy's 4 Alarm Spicy Chicken Sandwich Advertisement Vs Reality

Wendy's 4 Alarm Spicy Chicken Sandwich Advertisement Vs Reality

Reader and Flickr Pool Member Tengaport writes in with an age old question. Should the sandwich look like the picture?:

American Airlines: Evoke 9/11? Give Away A TiVo!

American Airlines: Evoke 9/11? Give Away A TiVo!

Head On!

We saw this on TV and wanted to snag it. Then we stopped watching TV. Luckily, someone else had the frame of mind to video tape this bizarre commercial for a headache relief stick that you, well, apply directly to forehead.

Jack White’s Coke Ad, #2

Turns out there’s actually TWO versions of the awesome new Coca-Cola ad featuring a track by White Stripes’ Jack White. This one is cool because all the extras move at the end. The commercial is directed by Nagi Noda, based on the technique she pioneered in the Japanese music video Sentimental Journey.

Jack White’s Coke Ad

Some applaud how different this ad is from your typical Coke commercial. Stylistically, this is true but really it just puts a pretty new dress on a classic ad trope. Therein, the product is passed from random person to random person, spreading joy and smiles along the way.

Superman Hates, Kills Smokers

For your Monday Morning Bemusement, Superman takes on Nick O’Teen, insidious Irish personification of underage smoking.

Gurls, Gurls, Gurls! Viral Ad Done Right

Gurls, Gurls, Gurls! Viral Ad Done Right

This viral ad for Lynx Anti-perspirant (slogan: “Making your armpits smell like a wild animal”) starts off with a coy British girl setting up her webcam to give her number to a boy she met at a party the previous night. She then performs an exotic strip tease for the camera, flashing parts of her body with her phone number written on it. Then her girlfriend stumbles through the door and they have a pillow and tickle fight. Then a roommate stumbles out of the shower and some cheerleaders walk in. And it just gets better from there.

Snap, Crackle And ROCK!

And you guys thought the Rolling Stones selling out was a recent thing…

Funeral Directors Want Londoners To Kill Themselves

Funeral Directors Want Londoners To Kill Themselves

McDonald’s Ad Leverages Inner Child

Watch this freakish Mc Donald’s commercial. Adults are frozen and a hatch opens in their belly. A child version of themselves goes out and gets McDonalds, brings it back to their hands, crawls back inside the hatch. After the door closes, the adult unfreezes, surprised that McDonald’s is in their hands and begin feverishly eating. “Feed your inner child” appears, followed by “I’m lovin’ it.”

Dangerous Highway Perspective Advertisements II: Die Harder

Dangerous Highway Perspective Advertisements II: Die Harder

Okay, within mere moments of our Dangerous Highway Perspective Advertisements post, astute reader “The Unicorn” followed-up with this Snopes article, which explains that these highway perspective advertisements are mock-ups done for a 2005 German contest. So we’d usually just append this quasi-correction to our first post… except the linked Snopes article has the best and most dangerous highway perspective advertisement ever:

Dangerous Highway Perspective Advertisements

Dangerous Highway Perspective Advertisements

Virgin Mary, Veil of Latex

Quite the boner: