Take a trip in my time machine to 1992, when Hasbro Flirt Squirts commercials aired on television, trying to convince girls to secretly spray their friends with water guns disguised as a calculator, candy, nail polish, lipstick, portable cassette player, and sunglasses. Those were different times, weren’t they? I can’t
This is a short promo for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem movie featuring everyone’s favorite turtle liking zombie boy, Jonathan. He’s a lot older now, but he still likes turtles. And face painting. Some things never change, and I do find a little comfort in that.
This is ‘Synthetic Summer’ a beer commercial that was allegedly created entirely with artificial intelligence by creative firm Private Island using text-prompts via AI programs like Stable Diffusion, Midjourney, and ControlNet. Um, did those text prompts include “fire tornado” and “backyard human barbecue”? Or is this just a perfect example
This is a commercial for a Brazilian driving school (Auto Escola Brasiliense) in the style of Grand Theft Auto. Smart thinking — making things video game themed is definitely how you reach the kids. But do they teach Grand Theft Auto style driving? That’s what I want to know, because
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the rickrolling hit (and sell some roadside assistance in the process), Rick Astley teamed up with AAA Insurance to create a scene-for-scene remake of the music video for ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ as an ad for the insurance giant. This is that video.
Many Endor moons ago, Mark Hamill worked at a Jack In The Box, where he was fired for performing clown voices (presumably creepy ones unknowingly prepping for his future Joker voiceover work) in the drive thru. And now Jack In The Box has rehired him to work the drive thru
This is a video of a forced perspective billboard in Times Square where a licker escapes its glass cell as a promo for the upcoming Resident Evil series on Netflix. Obviously it’s pretty cool, but it only really works from this one particular angle. From any other angle it will
This is a 1992 commercial for the latest and greatest in spreadsheet applications: Microsoft Excel. In the ad, a businessdude makes a super shitty 4 x 4 spreadsheet on what appears to be the world’s first laptop that blows everybody’s minds and saves the day. Full disclosure: I hate, and