Monthly Archives: August 2010

This Little Piggy Went to the Funny Store

Geico advertising. She’s a cruel, unfaithful mistress. One day she’s making you laugh, one day she’s making you cry, one day she’s making you watch some fat guy go on a motor sport binge to the tune of some really lame song. Oh, how cruel she can be.

Well, today, at least, she’s mostly making you laugh. Mmm… bacon.


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Momma, Where Do Skittles Come From?

“Oh, silly child, haven’t you ever heard of the Giraffe-milking-Rastafarian? No?! Well, lay back and I will tell you a tale…”

Weird? Yes. I mean, really, really odd? Yeah. But hey, at least no one can fault Skittles for going off-brand. I mean, we’ve been here before.

And don’t sleep on its fruitastic cuz either…

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Pimp Your Portal, Son

You tricked out your ride. You geeked out your sound system. You even bedazzled your commemorative Beanie Baby display. So, you’re pretty sure that you’ve adequately pimp’d just about everything in your life that is pimpable (don’t worry, it’s a word).

Well prepare to be wrong, because you totally forgot about your door, cuz! Luckily, the Germans got your back (do they  ever do anything wrong?), thanks to the Deutschland-based team over at pushing out killer prints to make your door look like… well, anything other than a door.

Created out of easy-to-apply (and fire-resistant) photo film, these realistic 3-D scenes are great to freak out your friends, roommates or senile Aunt Helen.  Or just use it as a placeholder until you actually get around to installing that 3,600 gallon wine cellar for riz-eal.

Check out all ze behind-the-scenes action at… ja, Hitzfeld?

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Sporting K-Swiss on the Reg

Think of all the big name sports-star-cum-spokesmen that have basically destroyed the brands they endorse with their off-the-field antics: Tiger Woods, Ben Roethlisberger, even LeBron James. If you’re a big name shoe brand, it’s pretty much the standard to have your name attached to some playboy screw up.

So, K-Swiss decided, why not just cut out the middle man and get down to brass tacks? That’s why they tapped the ultimate bad boy of them all, Kenny Powers, to take their brand off the tennis court and into your motherf%*&ing face.

And we’re all the better for it.

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