Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today


Courtesy of OWNI.eu,  48 ads that are so ridiculous it's hard to believe they were actually used.  I don't think we'll be seeing these on "Mad Men" anytime soon.

Trust me, you really need to see these.  They might be offensive if they weren't so absurd.

Apparently the key to defeating Germany in World War II was the ability to heed warnings like this and stay away from venereal disease.

And women better not messed your postage because Pitney-Bowes stresses dire consequences if they do.

Being an advertising man must have been easy back then.  No subtext, just slap some blatant sexism or racism on a campaign and you're done.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Worst Muppet: Janice


I've made my love of Muppets clear through multiple posts on this blog such as this, this, and this.  It's a fact that Muppets are awesome.

If I can find a reason to mention Muppets then I'm going to do it.  And yes, Sesame Street characters are Muppets.  Don't be a smart ass.

That's why it's hard to believe that I could actually hate a Muppet.  It's against my nature.

Although it's not just any Muppet I hate, it's the worst Muppet ever created: Janice.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Cheryl Cole Coming to America - Update


I've already mentioned here and here the greatness of Cheryl Cole and why she needs to come to America.

Well, now it's practically official that she's coming as a judge on Simon Cowell's US version of "X Factor."  At least according to this article.

It's about time.  Even a bout with malaria earlier this year couldn't stop her.  How many other pop stars have beaten malaria?

Cole's reason enough to at least check out "X Factor."  Although, there's concern that she won't translate to American audiences because middle America may not be able to comprehend her accent.