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 | 5 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

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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…

Sleek, luxury automobile ad…for a junky 15-year-old car

July 15, 2014 | No comments

Looking to sell his little, old hatchback, an Australian man got his friends at ad agency Chimney Group to create a commercial for the car, which he hilariously suggests will “redefine luxury.”

He even created a website for the car, though he admits, “It’s not in great condition, but it’s still a fun little car”…

(via The Daily What)

Related… This ad for a 21-year-old station wagon might be the best car commercial ever