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Puma’s “The Games We Play” Commercials Want You To Work It, Work It

Looking for a way to get motivated to exercise? This quirky commercial from Puma, part of their “The Games We Play” campaign, may just do it. In Michel Gondry-meets-Wes Anderson-style, a series of urban-dwelling women and men get their work-out on while showing fitness can be funky, as long as you do it to The Shag’s “Stop & Listen.” The spot is part of a series that includes golf, motorsports, and running variations. Hip and cute. We buy it. ['boards] Keep reading »

Lara Stone Goes Pink For Versace

Frisky fave Lara Stone is the star of a new commercial from Versace for their Versus fragrance, and we love it! Not only does it provide further evidence of the raging gap-toothed girl trend, but the spaz-tastic video by fashion photographer Craig McDean also totally makes us want to go to a disco. And writhe around on the floor. Does it make us want to buy Versus? Hmm. Maybe. Maybe not so much. [Fashion Gone Rogue] Keep reading »

Why You Won’t See This Commercial During The Super Bowl


Super Bowl Sunday is nine days away, and we’ve already told you about the anti-abortion Focus on the Family ad you can expect to see if you tune in, rather than heading to Animal Planet for the Puppy Bowl. But what about the ads you won’t see? A gay dating site called ManCrunch.com wanted to air the commercial above during the football megacast, but was told by CBS that space is full. “It’s clearly a form of discrimination that we’re getting the runaround, that we’re not being told the truth,” he said. “Quite frankly, there is a lot of ad space available.” CBS also allegedly flat-out nixed an ad from a site called GoDaddy.com. Keep reading »

Alexa Chung Spoofs Eating Disorder Rumors For Bing.com


Ever since she arrived on American shores to host the now-defunct “It’s On With Alexa” on MTV, peeps have been speculating that model/TV presenter Alexa Chung has got some sort of eating disorder. The stylish Brit is mighty slender, but that could certainly be genetics not anorexia. Chung seemingly decided to poke a little fun at the rumors in this Bing.com ad, in which she seems utterly clueless about eating. Funny, offensive, or neither? [ONTD] Keep reading »

Plastic Surgery Makes The Olds Look Young

The always ingenious Copyranter points us to a couple of super-creepy ads from Canadian plastic surgeon Dr. Wayne R. Perron. In the future, you may need a walker, but, don’t worry, your face will be forever freakishly young. After the jump, check out what weirdness is in store for the dudes. Keep reading »

It’s Now Illegal For Commercials To Be Super Loud

I’m sitting by myself after a long day, watching TV and chowing down on dinner. I’m relaxed. Everything is calm, peaceful, quiet. Then, suddenly, a commercial comes on. The volume skyrockets. It’s so loud that it’s deafening. The windows crack, the walls shake, the roof starts to crumble. I fall out of my chair and nearly choke on my food. OK, maybe it’s not that bad. But now, thanks to the House of Representatives, super loud commercials will be no more. That’s right. On Tuesday, peeps in the government passed the CALM Act. Hardy har har. Get it? Anyway, it stands for Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation. Now, advertisers have to turn it down so their commercials aren’t a lot louder than the programs they’re interrupting. The bill was headed up by California Democrat Anna Eshoo and the measure will be implemented within two years. We hope they do it quicker. I’m tired of being blown away by people talking about Tylenol PM and Tide. [CBS]

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Has Feminism Gone Too Far?

You know, I understand there was a time in history when the word “feminism” meant something. Women fought to win equal rights. And some 50 years later, great strides have been made. Recently, it seems like old-school feminism has returned. This time around, though, it seems like all the political action is gone, and the new feminist key activity consists of pointing out all the ways in which women are supposedly exploited, victimized, or hyper-sexualized by the media. I’m sorry, but pointing out possible instances of sexism in the mainstream media does not a political movement make. Keep reading »

Michael Bay Gives Victoria’s Secret The Action Movie Treatment


Michael Bay, the director behind SUPER EXPLOSIVE action films “Transformers,” “Pearl Harbor,” and “Armageddon,” directed this brand-new Victoria’s Secret commercial. There’s lots of wind and rolling around and gap-mouthed-ness and then, of course, a fiery blast. One question — where’s Ben Affleck? [via ONTD] Keep reading »

Vintage Christmas Commericals: Lucky Strike


Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like a carton of smokes, especially when it’s designed with Christmas greens and pine combs. So seasonal! As you can see in this black-and-white commercial, a carton of Lucky Strikes looks “bright!” and “colorful!” under the tree and is sure to please any smoker with good taste. After all, it does say “Merry Christmas and Happy Smoking” two-hundred times.
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Last Licks: Grandmas Goin’ At It


In this video, some silver foxes show that with age comes experience. These ballsy broads have their dirty way with ice cream cones all for Science World. Basically, this ad sums up the reason Viagra was invented, folks. And I thought my grandma was willing to put it all out there … [Trend Hunter] Keep reading »

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