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Another horrifying ad from Old Spice
March 17th, 2014 under Ads. [ Comments: none ]

I don’t know what Old Spice‘s advertising agency is smoking, but whatever it is I don’t want any of it.
Earlier this year, they created one of the creepiest ads I’ve ever seen when they had mothers stalking their grown sons as they went out on dates with other women.
Well over the weekend they released a new commercial and it is creepy but in another way. Terry Crews, acting like a downed a few cases of Red Bull, shaved himself off of his face. That’s right, little Crews was a hair on his face and big Crews shaved him off. What’s even worse, besides the obnoxious screaming, is we see little Crews in the sink with his feet cut off. But it didn’t stop there because a razor came and cut the big Crews down to size.
Seriously, WTF are they thinking over at that ad agency because it is beyond weird. I was an out-of-the-box advertising major and even I wouldn’t come up with something as strange as that advertisement.


Is Vanilla Ice now working as a supermarket stock boy?
February 20th, 2014 under Ads, Vanilla Ice. [ Comments: none ]

Vanilla Ice has had successful music career and several shows on HGTV, but has Rob Van Winkle hit a rough patch in his life. So much so that he is now working as a stock boy at a supermarket? Nope, it is just the opposite because he was doing a commercial for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese with his old buddies The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Just like when I heard his hit, Go Ninaj, Go Ninja Go, from the movie for the first time, I just can’t get the song out of my head.


The 62 year old underwear model with American Apparel
February 4th, 2014 under Ads. [ Comments: none ]

American Apparel is changing things up and they have become a model example of what all clothing lines should follow. While almost every fashion retailer uses skinny, very young models with perfect bodies to sell their clothes, American Apparel is using a 62 year old beauty to model their underwear. Jacky O’Shaughnessy has been working for them since 2011, and now she has gotten a promotion to be their underwear model according to Eonline.
You know what, American Apparel has earned my business and respect just because they are using a real woman to sell their clothes. If the others want to earn too, then they should follow suit. Who else wants to see real women wearing the clothes that we are wearing as compared to women who have bodies we can never achieve without a lot of photoshop.


This Radio Shack ad is like totally tubular!
February 3rd, 2014 under 80s, Ads. [ Comments: none ]

As we all know, yesterday’s Super Bowl was a total snoozefest. That is for everything except the above Radio Shack ad, that put the Rad in Radio.
After the much buzzed ad aired, Erik Estrada Tweeted, “Thanks to Dee Snyder, Hulk Hogan, MaryLou Retton, Kid N Play, Cliff Clavin, Teen Wolf, Alf, Jason, Chuckie and the entire Radio Shack team!!” And I would like to thank all of the above too for most awesome commercial that aired yesterday.
BTW is it wrong of me that I want the store to stay in the ’80s and not become new and modern after that commercial?


Cheerios scores a touchdown with this ad!!!
January 31st, 2014 under Ads. [ Comments: none ]

Over the summer, Cheerios released a commercial with an interracial couple and people for some stupid reason were in an uproar over it. Things got so bad that the cereal company had to ban all comments on YouTube for it.
Well this Sunday during the Super Bowl, Cheerios is doing a follow-up ad and they are using all of the same people. So to all you haters, this ad is a big FU! What better way to say FU, then with an awwwdorable ad that people will adore.
Way to go Cheerios, my hat is off to you!


Budweiser’s dog and pony show will warm your heart!
January 30th, 2014 under Ads. [ Comments: none ]

Little by little the Super Bowl ads are starting to come out and Budweiser, who’s had some of the greatest ones, released this arfdorable one before Sunday’s game. It is about a Golden Retriever puppy who befriends a horse and the two will do anything not to be separated. What it has to do with beer, I don’t know. And you know what, I don’t care.


Duran Duran wants us to know they’re not happy with Yoplait
January 11th, 2014 under Ads, Duran Duran. [ Comments: none ]

Yoplait used Duran Duran‘s song Hungry Like the Wolf in an ad and the band took their website today to express their displeasure about it.

Many of you have written to us, voicing your dismay about the recent license of our song Hungry Like the Wolf, to a yoghurt commercial. Please know, Duran Duran do not support this usage of their music and unfortunately, this particular license was granted without any prior notification to any of us. Had we known, under no circumstances would we have backed it.
Thankfully, the ad has now been taken off the air and moving forward we hope to avoid any further situations like this.

Personally, I don’t have a problem with the song’s usage in this commercial. I don’t think it is that bad. To be honest, I prefer this to what H&M did their hit Girls on Film.
But what is really interesting about their message, is that we found out that musicians don’t always have control over who uses their tunes. It’s sad that they don’t have power over their own music. I wonder how many other musicians have been in D²’s situation and what advertisements used their songs without their permission. I’d like to think that is what happened to Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman because I detest the M&M’s commercial with I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That).


This Old Spice ad will scare every woman
January 6th, 2014 under Ads. [ Comments: none ]

Old Spice has a new commercial called Momsong. It starts out normal enough, but then it gets really weird. I am not saying that because the mom is singing, but because she and several of the other moms become stalkers as they spy on their sons. Thus anyone woman who is watching this ad and dating or married to a mama’s boy will be afraid to date him because she will be fearing his mom is following them around. Moms will be scared of this advertisement because their truth has been revealed. They are saying, “Dang you, Old Spice.”
Other than that, I love the song.
Finally, do men still wear Old Spice?


Joey Fatone is the new scalp of Bosley!
December 5th, 2013 under Ads. [ Comments: none ]

Joey Fatone was in one of the biggest boy bands ever and he was suffering from something that so many men suffer from. He was saying bye bye bye to his hair, so he decided to do something about it. The Singing Bee host went to Bosley and now he is buzzing about how well it worked for him. You don’t just have to take his word for it, his full head of hair is all the proof you need because now he is looking just like he did when in *NSYNC.
He isn’t the only one who has gotten great results from Bosley, Christopher Knight aka Peter Brady is also loving the difference they have made on his hairline! And so am I!


This Japanese ad will leave you with tire tracks…in your underwear!
December 4th, 2013 under Ads. [ Comments: 1 ]

A tire company in Japan called, Autoway, came up with an interesting way to promote how durable their tires are. Only problem is that the tire tracks it leaves will not be on the road, but in your pants because it is one of the scariest, if not the scariest, commercials ever created.
Granted it didn’t bother me, but I am desensitized from all the horror movies I have already seen that are just like this ad.
Were you scared? More importantly would you buy their tires after watching that commercial?


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