David LaChapelle’s Boots Commercial

Yes, Virginia, there is a true meaning to Christma: looking ab-fab. — BEN POPKEN

Red Cross Wants You To Open Your Veins In The Supermarket

Red Cross Wants You To Open Your Veins In The Supermarket

Sinus Blaster Pepper Spray Makes You Say Fuck

The first ad featuring rank, unbleeped obscenity has aired on the Sirius network. The product? Appropriately enough, a nasal inhalant featuring capsaicin called Sinus Blaster.

Don ‘t Lick This Poster

Don ‘t Lick This Poster

Consumer affairs is a subject with enough maniacs and skeletons-in-closets that this site really celebrates Halloween all year round. But we’re going to make at least a token effort to get ghastlier as it gets closer to Halloween.

Great Moments in Advertising: Sure Men Deodorant

Great Moments in Advertising: Sure Men Deodorant

Portapotties Get Branded

Portapotties Get Branded

Everyones Likes Spinach In Their Omelettes!

Everyones Likes Spinach In Their Omelettes!

Watching Stupid People on TV Really Does Make You Stupid

Watching Stupid People on TV Really Does Make You Stupid

There’s a guy on my street who has the phrase “Kill Your Television” painted on his car. Someone please tell him that televisions are not living, breathing things, and that they can’t be killed. And that painting your car with that message is a bit over the top, and rather pretentious.

David Lynch’s Parisienne Cigarettes Ad

A cigarette ad for Parisienne by David Lynch. “Parisienne People,” the ad campaign claims. In this case, Parisienne People are apparently nightmarish, slow-motion ghouls who drink muddy water from the ground and can make thousands of sausages fly into the air. Now that makes me want a nice, mild smoke.

The Adventures of Pepsiman

It’s Labor Day weekend. That means today’s a half-day for me and Ben. It also means that, depending how drunk we get, there may very well not be any posts on Monday. It also means that the posts we do put up today are going to be slacker heaven.

MySpace’s Racist Ring Tone Ads

MySpace’s Racist Ring Tone Ads

On one hand, it’s hard to believe that MySpace endorsed or even saw this advertisement for cell phone ringtones that it’s been displaying on their web page. On the other hand, this sort of big-lipped, bone-through-the-fro depiction of an African hasn’t been acceptable since some of Louis Armstrong’s more colorful Max Fleischer appearances.

Sierra Mist Ad Develops New Meaning Post 8/10

Jonathan Cowperthwait points us to a Sierra Mist commercial set in an airport security line. Our wild guesstimate is that it won’t be seen on TV anymore, strange prescience aside.

Prusakolep: Kill Cockroaches on LSD

After that sleazy Joe Francis story, I think we all could use a burst of sunshine to break through the clouds of our thoughts. So I’m pleased to call your attention to this commercial for Prusakolep… the best commercial ever made. It views like a lost scene from Skidoo, featuring kitchens and schooners overrun by cockroaches… not to mention the most captivating and apropos synthesizer rendition of La Cucaracha ever recorded.

Sundek Beachwear’s Scary Hooks

Sundek Beachwear’s Scary Hooks

Hooked flesh is kinda cool. It definitely worked for the meatpacking district and the Hellraiser series. When you’re spinning fairly standard (or at least, certainly not deadly in its level of attractiveness) beachwear? Not so much.

A Change of Pace from All This Thinking: Bad Ads Photoshop Contest

A Change of Pace from All This Thinking: Bad Ads Photoshop Contest

Who Knew Whitey Ford and Salvador Dali Were Homeys?

Continuing our recent trend of posting surreal airline advertisements from the 70′s, who would have thunk that Whitey Ford would be asking advice from a completely out-of-his-gourd Salvador Dali on the best way to throw a knuckleball? But all that happens on Braniff Air… and more!

Andy Warhol Teaches You Japanese Colors

Andy Warhol certainly has a cool command of Japanese in the 80′s ad for TDK, doesn’t he? “Aka… Midori… Ao… Gunzyouiro…Kirei!” Red, green, blue, ultramarine, beautiful, for the record. Not that you’ll care after Warhol’s eyes horrifically snap open and appear to be black pools of staring blood.

Viral Billboard Debunked By Mothership

Viral Billboard Debunked By Mothership