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

Shocking ads show beaten celebrities and the lies they’d tell if tortured [3 pics]

June 27, 2014 | No comments

A recent series of ads from Amnesty International creatively and dramatically points out the futility of torture as a method for gathering intelligence. The ads feature the bruised and bloody faces of the Dalai Lama, Iggy Pop, and Chanel’s head fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. And then beneath each face is a quote that these men would never, ever say…unless they were under extreme duress, that is.

The ads close with the tagline, “Torture a man and he will tell you anything.”

The Dalai Lama

“A man who does not have a Rolex at 50 years of age is a failure”

Anti-torture Ad - Dalai Lama

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How we discourage our daughters from being good at science (without even realizing it)

June 26, 2014 | 5 comments

If you’re a normal parent, this ad will make you feel a little guilty…but in a good way. Watch how the smallest things we say can redirect a curious girl away from the subjects that would make her most come alive…