Picture the pitch meeting. The ad agency account executive stands up and says, “Everyone knows that Sarah Palin got a lot of attention by producing a commercial about mama grizzlies. What you need to do is leverage the success of that commercial by showing that a lot of mama grizzlies oppose Palin. And how do we do that? By having Palin’s opponents deliver their messages while dressed up as grizzlie bears. It’s genius. Genius, I tell you.”

Now at this point, the client should have said, “That’s the worst idea I’ve ever heard.”

Instead, produced this remarkably awful piece of crap.

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Joe Donnelly is a congressman from Indiana. He’s an incumbent Democrat, but you’d never know it from his new TV commercial.

Donnelly says he’s been to the border and knows “just how bad the situation on the border is.” And he’s just Joe getting warmed up. He goes on to say that he wants to deport illegal aliens who commit felonies. And that he wants to deep six amnesty “because no one should ever be rewarded for breaking the law.”

Then he delivers the coup de grâce. He reveals that those positions aren’t “what the Washington crowd wants”, while displaying a photo of President Obama and Nancy Pelosi. You know, a couple of those darn Democrats.

The only thing missing from this commercial is a whispered voiceover right at the end that says, “Joe Donnelly is a Democrat, but he won’t tell anyone if you won’t.”

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The problem with recording an audio book version of your autobiography is that your own words might come back to haunt you. Kind of like John McCain’s just did.

J.D. Hayworth, McCain’s opponent in the Arizona Republican primary, took a snippet from Worth Fighting For and turned it into a TV commercial that John McCain must hate even more than he hates the North Vietnamese.

In Worth Fighting For, McCain admits that he was less than honest during the 2000 South Carolina primary. When presented with a choice between telling the truth and winning the election, McCain says, “I chose lying.” And Hayworth argues that McCain is now doing again.


H/T: American Spectator

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The posh Gore villa in Montecito, California has a sizeable carbon footprint

You’ve probably seen the ad we ran to welcome Al Gore to the tony seaside community of Montecito, California. It’s gone viral and the traffic has already downed our server twice.

As expected, we’ve received a ton of hate mail, but none more hateful and incoherent than this one from a proud, liberal Montecito resident.

To: Editor

Montecito Resident

The town is making every sarcastic, insulting remark about your outfit from our offices to the restaurants. You’re a laughing joke!

1. No one “warmly” welcomes someone they despise.

2. Those who “hate” the media, would not contribute to it by paying for a full-page ad.

3. Why would you care about a so-called carbon footprint, when you obviously don’t believe there is such a thing as climate change?

4. Al Gore did not build this house. Why have you not attacked the person who designed it and built on grounds that use to be open space and supported views and wildlife? Why are you not angry with the people that owned it before Mr. Gore?

5. I live alone and have 4 TV’s, however, never is there more than one on at a time! You can have 17 fireplaces, but usually only one is on at a time, not six! That house has gas fireplaces – it will not be burning any forests. (Sorry you don’t have even one.)

6. Why have you not attacked Ivan Reitman, Stuart Whitman, Dennis Miller, Carole Burnett, Steve Martin, Oprah, John Cleese and Rob Rowe, Eric Schmidt of Google??????? I could go on and on.

7. Over 80% of houses with ocean views in Montecito have over an acre, a swimming pool and spa and multiple fireplaces, bedrooms and baths. Duh! You’ve obviously never stepped your carbon smutty foot in Montecito!

8. I’m sorry your hatred and envy of what you think you know, but don’t, is burning such a hot hole in your heart. I guess those who have nothing, and no power, will always blame others and resent their success.

P.S. You’ll have no money in the Bank of Karma at the end of your life either.

Think we’d be safe in saying “LifeInMontecito” isn’t a fan of

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When we heard Al Gore was moving into a new beachside Montecito mansion just a couple hours down the road from’s international headquarters, we did the neighborly thing and tried to deliver a welcome basket filled with central coast wines. Unfortunately, the security guards weren’t as neighborly as we were.

So we did the next best thing and ran an ad in the Montecito Journal, Al’s new hometown newspaper, welcoming the Goracle to the neighborhood.

We did it because we’re warmhearted, caring people.

So why are we getting all these angry emails?

Al Gore Montecito Journal newspaper ad (480w)

(Click image for full-size version. You may download and use in your blog)

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People send us strange things and we just pass them on. We think of it as a public service.

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On one hand, Congressional candidate Paul R. Nelson has produced a political commercial that brilliantly positions his opponent. On the other hand, it’s exactly the wrong kind of commercial.

The only way to figure out the meaning of that cryptic statement is to watch the commercial for yourself.

Hint: Nelson has turned his opponent’s name into a huge liability.

H/T: Viral Footage

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Mickey Kaus is a lot funnier than Barbara Boxer. But then, so is herpes.

Damn, we love Mickey Kaus, the guy who’s running against Barbara Boxer in California’s Democrat primary on Tuesday.

First, he proudly announced that he was most qualified for Boxer’s job because he hadn’t been endorsed by the L.A. Times. Then he ran one of the cleverest political commercials we’ve ever seen.

Now, seeming a bit insulted that Obama hasn’t yet offered him a Joe Sestak-like bribe, he listed the three jobs with which the President could induce him to drop out of the race.

The Los Angeles Times reveals what they are:

  • Head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement to push for an actual physical fence on the Mexico border to stop illegal immigrants and to end the “anointed incumbent…Boxer’s obsessive talk of amnesty, sorry, ‘a path to citizenship'” that actually acts as a powerful lure for even more illegal immigrants.
  • Second, Kaus kindly offers, Obama could put him on the National Labor Relations Board so he could thwart “Big Labor’s attempt to add to their dwindling memberships by avoiding secret ballots in union organizing drives.”
  • Finally, Kaus offered to accept an administration job offer to the Department of Education to write “a scathing report” on California teachers’ unions and their deleterious impact on the state.

Unfortunately, the odds of California Democrats voting for a guy who makes this much sense are slim and who are you kidding?

Source: Los Angeles Times

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The market. They’re trying to penetrate the closeted gay French teenage market.

Here’s a French McDonald’s TV commercial that’s lost somewhere between poignant, funny, and politically correct piffle.

H/T: Jammie Wearing Fool

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Mickey Kaus is running against Barbara “Call Me Senator” Boxer in California’s Democrat primary.

The Los Angeles Times accuses him as “a political gadfly.” Democrats accuse him of being a Republican. Republicans accuse him of being crazy. He has no money. He has no chance. But we like his style.

Is it too late to change our registration so we can vote for this guy in California’s June 8 primary?

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Down in Alabamy, there’s a Republican named Tim James running for governor. He’s not happy with the fact that the state does business in twelve different languages. Not happy at all.

You’re going to love this commercial as much as liberals hate it when James looks into the camera and says, “This is Alabama. We speak English. If you want to live here, learn it.”

The South shall rise again. And so shall James’ poll numbers.

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Lane Bryant wanted to run a sexy commercial (the top video) during the family hour (8-9 pm), but ABC and Fox rejected the commercial.

Fox said the commercial could run as is after 9 p.m. or could run with some unspecified edits at the earlier hour. Lane Bryant did the good American thing to do and screamed that they were being discriminated against. The networks is guilty of sizism, they claimed.

Enter the geniuses at HLN.

In an attempt to make Fox look bad, the ratings-challenged network did a report on the dust-up. But instead of running the actual commercial during that report, they unwittingly ran a parody (the bottom video).

Watch closely. The only difference between the two versions are the messages on the actress’ phone.

But it’s that message that turns the parody into true sizism (we can’t believe we’re even using that stupid word. But it seems to work in this instance).

The bottom line? HLN, which tried to make it look like Fox was guilty of “sizism” for rejecting the original commercial, ends up looking guilty of “sizism” by running the parody.

It’s almost zen-like, isn’t it?

H/T: Ace of Spades

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Sure, we know this commercial was written by some clever ad guy. But damn it, why didn’t John McCain show this kind of spunk during the presidential campaign? Why? Why? Why?

Since we’re highly-trained medical experts, you probably want to know our opinion. Well, we suspect that the doddering old fool went into a coma sometime in mid-2008 and just woke up.

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Congratulations to Calvin Klein. They have produced what is clearly the most offensive commercial of the year. We realize it’s only March, but it’s going to be tough for anyone to top this one in the next nine months.

And by the way, Calvin, no, we don’t want to see your (bleep).


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Hard to believe, but CBS rejected a TV commercial that was to run during the Academy Awards telecast. The powers that be decided that the commercial for was just too darn immoral. is a dating website that targets married men who might, shall we say, follow in John Edwards footsteps. And tut-tut, we cannot be having any of those immoral commercials running on CBS.

They might take something away from the immoral programs at CBS.

(By the way, the commercial kind of sucks, doesnt it?)


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Jobs are few and far between for former star Lindsay Lohan these days. So what the hell, she thought, let’s pick up a few bucks by suing E-Trade. has the snarky details:

A Super Bowl ad featuring talking babies that refers to a “milkaholic” named “Lindsay” is about her, she says, and she’s suing for $100M.

Lindsay filed suit yesterday, the New York Post reports. Her lawyer explains, “Many celebrities are known by one name only, and E-Trade is using that knowledge to profit. They used the name Lindsay. They’re using her name as a parody of her life. Why didn’t they use the name Susan? This is a subliminal message. Everybody’s talking about it and saying it’s Lindsay Lohan.”

On a related note, Rahm Emanuel is also one of those guys known by one name. So we’d suggest that E-Trade play it safe and not use the name “dickhead” in any future commercials.


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We’re manly men here at and that Google Parisian love story Super Bowl commercial didn’t put any tears in our eyes. None at all. It was just a couple specs of dust, that’s all.

On the other hand, here’s the manly man version of the commercial Google didn’t run, but should have.

Congratulations to the guys at Slate V who created it.

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LSD in the drinking water. That’s the only reasonable explanation for the reaction of the Woman’s Media Center to Tim and Pam Tebow’s Super Bowl commercial.

The Associated Press reports the lunacy:

The Women’s Media Center, which had objected to Focus on the Family advertising in the Super Bowl, said it was expecting a “benign” ad but not the humor. But the group’s president, Jehmu Greene, said the tackle showed an undercurrent of violence against women.

“I think they’re attempting to use humor as another tactic of hiding their message and fooling the American people,” she said.

We’ve watched the commercial about a dozen times trying to find some of that violence. We even went through it frame-by-frame thinking that maybe they had hidden some of that subliminal advertising stuff in the commercial. We’re sad to report that we were unable to find any violence against women noted by the Women’s Media Center.

Of course, were not highly-trained observers like the folks at the Women’s Media Center.

But we still think Pam Tebow’s kind of hot.

Source: Associated Press via Breitbart

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Now that we’ve seen the “controversial” Tim Tebow pro-life Super Bowl commercial, we’re not sure what the pro-abortion people were so upset about.

There was no mention of abortion. No mention of the fact that Pam Tebow risked her life by giving birth to Tim. In fact, the message was vague at best.

Pam Tebow: I call him my miracle baby. He almost didn’t make it into this world. I remember so many times when I almost lost him. It was so hard. Well he’s all grown up now, and I still worry about his health. Everybody treats him like he’s different, but to me, he’s just my baby. He’s my Timmy, and I love him.

Tim Tebow: Thanks, mom. Love you, too.

Our bottom line: Pam Tebow’s kind of hot, isn’t she?

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Audi Superbowl commercial seems oddly prophetic

by editor on February 7, 2010

This is Audi’s commercial from today’s Super Bowl. Laugh all you want, but the Green Police are coming. You know it. We know it. Everyone knows it.

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Megyn Kelly of Fox News didn’t take any crap from the overexposed attorney Gloria Allred during a discussion about the Tim Tebow’s pro-life commercial set to air during the Super Bowl. reports the details:

Allred claims that the Focus on the Family ad, which features Florida University football star Tim Tebow and his mother, Pam, is “misleading” even though she hasn’t seen it.

The ad reportedly will tell the story of how Pam Tebow decided not to abort Tim even though doctors told her the pregnancy could endanger her life. Allred is threatening to file complaints with the FCC and FTC if the ad airs but does not mention her allegation that aborting the pregnancy at the time in the Philippines would have been a crime.

Kelly poked holes in Allred’s take on the ad throughout the video. She asked whether Allred believes a woman’s right to choose extends to choosing life, why she would object to someone airing an ad with a religious message, and why abortion advocates don’t air a competing ad if they are so bothered by the Tebows’ message.

“As you know, that’s the bedrock of the First Amendment,” Kelly said. “The answer to speech you don’t like is not less speech; it’s more speech.”
But the highlight of the segment comes at about the 4:30 mark. Allred ridiculously in effect argued that if Focus on the Family insists on airing an advocacy ad during a sports event, it should be compelled to air the equivalent of a mini-documentary explaining Philippines law.

Kelly’s response: “No ad can tell the entire story about the law as it stands in the Philippines. … It’s just a practical impossibility, Gloria, which would lead many to say that this is a PR stunt by you.”

A word of warning: Never stand between publicity whore Gloria Allred and a TV camera. She will knock down you, Ruth Bader Ginsberg and her own mother to be seen on television.


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Toyota in the land Down Under has been pressured to pull a new commercial after complaints that it was sexist and condoned incest.

“Clean Getaways” is an online commercial for the Toyota Yaris, a small car mainly sold to young women. It’s full of sexual innuendos and double entendres. The problems start right at the beginning of the commercial when a teenage boy tells his date’s father, “I’m here to take Jennifer’s virginity out tonight.”

It goes down hill quickly from there as boy says, “I hope I haven’t come too prematurely,” “It has traction control for when it gets a bit slippery and wet,” and “I’ll have her on her back by 11, I promise.”

The good news, if there is any in this story, is that the commercial wasn’t produced by Toyota’s ad agency, but was an an entry in a short-film contest organized in part by the company. The bad news is that no one at Toyota thought the commercial was tacky enough to reject. In fact, it won the competition.

Not long after the won the contest, the company was overwhelmed with comments from angry viewers and the commercial was pulled from Toyota’s website.

Odd, isn’t it, that a commercial that’s filthy from start to finish should be named “Clean Getaways.”

Source: Huffington Post

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The geniuses in the Obama administration spent billions of your tax dollars to keep Chrysler out of bankruptcy. And Chrysler has repaid your “generosity” by hiring an Italian advertising agency.

As if that weren’t bad enough, they fired BBDO Detroit, their long-time American ad agency, which will now be forced to lay off hundreds of employees come January.

Well, you say, surely Armando Testa has been ordered to create some hard hitting commercials designed to drive people into Chrysler dealerships. Right?


Advertising Age describes the situation:

“The 30-second commercial for the sleek Chrysler 300 sedan breaks today on national TV and is very similar to a Lancia commercial from a year ago calling for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s pro-democracy leader and 1991 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, who has been in and out of house arrest since 1989. Although the car is shown, it is not the focus of the commercial. A version of this latest video was initially created as part of the Lancia brand’s sponsorship of the 10th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Berlin last month. Lancia also sponsored the event a year ago, when the first Lancia spot broke.

“We produced the TV film in honor of all those who put their lives at stake in the hopes of making the world a better place,” Mr. Francois said in a prepared statement. “For Chrysler, this is a chance to use our brand image to join with others in the fight for peace and to knock down the walls that divide us. We at Chrysler believe in doing the right thing and making a difference.”

The way we interpret Francois’ comments, he’s saying that increasing sales isn’t a priority.

Any question why these morons went bankruput?

Source: Advertising Age

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The global warming movement has officially jumped the shark. Or dropped the polar bear. Or whatever.

Source: Tim Blair

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Danny Tarkanian, a Republican who wants to unseat Harry Reid in Nevada, used old X-Files footage to make fun of Harry Reid and “the missing congressional districts.”

When an opponent is willing to make fun of you like this it’s a pretty good indication that your campaign is in big trouble.

Source: National Review

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