School is barely back in session, Halloween is still over a month away, but that isn’t stopping retailers from bringing out their Christmas decorations now. In fact, it has gotten so bad that Kmart released a Christmas ad, although they say it isn’t one. You be the judge.
When will this madness stop? Will we see 4th of July decorations next to Santa Clause next year? Easter bunnies next to reindeers? Valentine’s hearts next to ornaments? Can we go back to the days when we waited until Black Friday to celebrate the holiday? Because we are still 98 days away from December 25th and I am already sick of Christmas. Bah humbug!
So Enjoy Illinois has an ad campaign where they use a mini version of their biggest resident of all time, Abraham Lincoln, to promote their state.
In the latest ad, he is seen whisking off a tiny Mary Todd, like Richard Gere did in An Officer and a Gentleman. I am just speechless after seeing that. How can the state that has some of the largest advertising agencies in the world, come up with a commercial like that for the 16th President, one of the best leaders our country has ever seen. It is so disrespectful on so many levels.
This ad doesn’t make me want to visit the Land of Lincoln, it makes me want to avoid the state like its the plague.
I just picture Honest Abe rolling over in his grave in Springfield, Illinois because of this advertisement. Would anyone blame him? Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was more respectful to his legacy than this ad. Actually that was good movie, you should see it if you haven’t.
Even though it has been almost 35 years since Airplane came out, that isn’t stopping from Robert Hays from playing his most famous character twice this year. First, he resurrected Ted Striker for Sharknado 2 and now he is doing it again for Wisconsin. Unlike the Syfy movie, this time he had some co-stars with him on this flight. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was once again his co-pilot Roger Murdock and there is another surprise fans of the franchise will enjoy!
Thank you Wisconsin for doing this ad, it was anything but cheesy. Or wait, is it supposed to be cheesy, you know, because that is what the state is known for?
Either way, I loved it! Maybe the Zucker Brothers will consider boarding this franchise again?
Jasmin.com wants to advertise their website on broadcast TV, but they claim that no one will air it. As you can see from their above ad the content of their commercial is safe for television So what’s the problem? The website says that the networks have a problem with the content of their website. What is Jasmin.com? It is the leading website for adult webcam entertainment.
So let me get this right, I guess it is OK to air advertisements for movies and videogames that are only for people who are 18 and older, but a website that caters to the same age group is not allowed. A little hypocritical if you ask me.
What do you think? Do you think the ad should be allowed to air or do you agree with the networks?
This year we have seen some really horrible ads from the likes of Little Caesar’s Pizza, DirectTV and Old Spice to name a few, but Geico will not be on the list. Their latest ad is so brilliant, that it reminded not all advertisers are bad. They did one of their “Did you know?” ads and this one made me take notice. One guy says to the other one, “Did you know that playing cards with Kenny Rogers gets old pretty fast?” Why is that case? Press play for a nice a surprise that will bring a smile to your face. I promise no strings are attached like that DirectTV ad that gives you nightmares.
Old Spice has shown us mothers stalking their sons and Terry Crews slicing off his legs to sell their products, and now they are showing us a head of hair crawling off its owner and wiping the sweat off of a woman at a gym. Another commercial has that same head of hair sliver down its owner to get the guy a reservation at an upscale restaurant. I don’t know who they are attracting to buy their shampoo, but it ain’t me.
BTW, I don’t know what the people are smoking over at the advertising company that came up with these commercials, but obviously its a very bad stash. Seriously, what is wrong with them? Also are they the same company that is working on those weird DirectTV ads? You know the ones with the marionettes?
As long as we have know Terry Crews as an actor, he has been as bald as a baby’s butt. Well, Old Spice got him to put on a wig for Brazil and I can’t get over how much he looks like a cheesy porn or soap star from the ’70s. And you know what, I find it kind of hot! But then again I think everything he does is kind of hot!
Do you think he should grow his hair out or should he keep the Kojak?
Arby’s wanted to show you how they make their 13-Hour Smokehouse Brisket, so they made a 13 hour commercial to show us the whole process and I do mean whole. Instead of speeding through the over half day smoking, they shot it in real time. It is as interesting to watch as watching meat cook, oh wait!
Actually, it reminds me of the WPIX Yule Log, so it leaves me with a smile on my face. There is something just hypnotizing about it. And the most important thing is that it makes me want to try the sandwich and that is what a commercial is supposed to do.
BTW I wonder how long it took to upload this video to YouTube??? More time than it took to cook that Brisket.
Recently McDonald’s introduced the more fashionable Ronald McDonald and yesterday they debuted the new Happy Meal character. I don’t know who is working for the fast food chain these days, but they need to slow down on these decisions. Because personally I don’t like any of them.
If they want to get their sales back up, then they should serve Chicken Nuggets 24 hours a day and the McRib all year round. I know the latter is the only reason why I eat fast food once a year.