6-year-old Brit criticizes grocery chain’s label. Look at the new one they let him draw…

August 28, 2014 | 4 comments

Young Harry Deverill was confused about the packaging on a bottle of sauce he had put on his breakfast sandwich, so he did something about it.

In a letter to British supermarket chain Waitrose’s managing director, Harry said he didn’t think their label made any sense.

Dear Mark Price,

I am writing as the other morning I had Waitrose essential Brown Sauce with my bacon sandwiches. I asked Daddy what the picture is of on the label. Daddy didn’t know and neither do I. Please could you let me know. Mummy says I am good at drawing so if you would like me to draw a new picture for the label I would be happy to.

Kind regards, Harry Deverill, aged 6.

Admittedly, the artwork on the original label was a bit confusing…

Kid Label 4

So rather than try to explain what was supposed to be on the label, Waitrose took Harry up on his offer to draw the label himself. The young boy’s rendition of a complete English breakfast now decorates a limited edition run of Waitrose Essential Brown Sauce bottles…

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Irish MMA warrior talks about his violent ancestry and what homeless guys taught him about fighting

August 28, 2014 | No comments

At 5’8″ and 145 pounds, Conor McGregor is a small man. But you’d hardly know it by his presence in the UFC’s Octagon. Still, that’s not the Conor McGregor that Fightland and Sailor Jerry are getting to know here.

Conor McGregor

In their new series “Title Shots,” they are giving viewers a one-of-a-kind look at what’s going in the minds of fighters rather than only looking at what’s going on in the octagon. In this first episode, we visit Venice Beach with Irish UFC featherweight Conor McGregor to learn how his obsession with movement has shaped his fighting style. And not just his obsession with movement, but also his violent irish ancestry and an unlikely conversation with two homeless guys…

The most American grill ever can cook 100 hotdogs and includes (of course) a Mount Rushmore replica

August 27, 2014 | No comments

There are few activities more American than a summer cookout, and the two most important pieces of a cookout are a grill and a piece of meat to cook on it. You’ve already bypassed the nasty “what’s in those?!” hot dogs for something that actually tastes like meat, but what about your grill?

In promotion of their new premium hot dog, Ball Park teamed up with Destination America and Discovery to create what just might be the best grill known to man…or known to American man, anyway.

Ballpark-Trailer-Grill

First of all, everything about this work of art screams “America!” starting with the table, featuring George Washington…on a bald eagle…carrying a hotdog…

Ballpark-Table-Top

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus tries to pawn her Emmy…but Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are up to something

August 20, 2014 | No comments

Raising money to buy herself an island, Julia Louis-Dreyfus appears in a reality TV series where she considers pawning her Emmy award at a shop run by Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.

Of course, not everything is as it seems…

Google used to be called WHAT? — The original names of 23 iconic brands

August 16, 2014 | 6 comments

Before it was Pepsi, it was Brad’s Drink. Instead of telling people to “BackRub that,” we tell them to “Google it.” Going to Peter’s Super Submarines for lunch? No, you aren’t. Though you can go to Subway if you really want to.

Here is a fun list of 23 major brands that used to go by another name…

Famous Rebrands 1

Famous Rebrands 2

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Cocky American football coach fired from British football job. (Shocking, we know!) But now he’s back…

August 11, 2014 | No comments

Coach Lasso, who we last saw beginning what ended up being a very brief stint coaching in the Premier League, is now putting that soccer coaching experience to good use back here in the good, old U.S. of A…

Cristiano Ronaldo endorses Japanese product he’s too embarrassed to actually use… Or is he?

August 8, 2014 | No comments

On a recent trip to Japan, soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo padded the old bank account a bit more by starring in a commercial for the “Facial Fitness Pao,” a tool for exercising your cheeks…and looking ridiculous.

Despite being the major selling point in the ad, Ronaldo seems to have refused to actually put it in his mouth…

On TV later, Ronaldo’s interviewer asked about the commercial and demonstrated the bizarre product. Ronaldo just looked embarrassed…

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News agencies trick us with ads that look like stories. Now it’s time to turn the tables…

August 4, 2014 | No comments

Increasingly common online is the practice on news sites of posting stories that seem like typical reportage, but are sponsored, and therefore have a very specific and biased message. This is called “native advertising,” and John Oliver had a good deal to say about it on his recent show.

After his illuminating and entertaining 10-minute rant, he made a suggestion: If news agencies are going to put ads in their reports, we should also have reports in our ads.

The whole video below is worth watching, but it’s set to just play an example of Oliver’s brilliant innovation in television commercials…