Saturday, April 30, 2011
Take a bow, Karo Kid, we salute you for this week's
The disturbing thing about this ad is the fact that the Karo Kid apparently has nothing on underneath that hat.
Much thanks to that other naked cherub in our lives, Al Wirtes, for dishing up this little morsel.
Friday, April 29, 2011
To commemorate the useless spectacle of the Royal Wedding, the people at BrewDog have created a beer in kind:
In addition to being 7.5% Indian pale ale, the brew supposedly contains herbal Viagra, chocolate, and goat weed. Yum.
But what really gets me about this beer is the illustration of William and Kate on the label:
Looks like they've suffered a stroke.
And of course, nothing goes with beer like pizza, and Papa John's has just what the Anglophile ordered:
This is so depressing. Someone please shoot me.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Apparently, Rackspace Hosting thought that people wouldn't be able to understand the difficult concept of "seven years," so they broke it down into numbers.
Monday, April 25, 2011
The Annoying J. Crew Model for the week of April 25th.
Was young and dumb?! Past tense? From the idiotic look on your face, you're still there, dude.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Happy Easter from the Gallery of the Absurd!
What a great marketing ploy: selling church as a burden that you begrudgingly undertake. This is sure to fill the pews.
Many thanks to Al Wirtes who, in-between binges of marshmallow Peeps, took the time to leave us this little Easter egg of an ad.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Looks like the Easter Bunny has been here and has deposited a little bit of goodness we call
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
A sign found at the Hy-Vee grocery story on Hamilton Boulevard in Sioux City, IA:
Once again, thanks to "Nick" Zachariasen for discriminating taste in signage.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
When in beautiful Lemars, IA, be sure to check out Mr. Movies:
They specialize in films with cliffhangers...much like their commitment to punctuation.
Thanks once again to, Nick Zachariasen, who is currently hot on the trail of some missing quotation marks.
The Annoying J. Crew Model for the week of April 18th.
Here's another dorky model from the J. Crew website's "Meet the Guys" section:
When you "shop this look," does this mean you also seek the ability to levitate?
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Early last year, I posted the ridiculous Shake Weight commercial, highlighting the ad's not-too-subtle allusions before it became a media sensation (and getting the jump on Saturday Night Live and their parody of the product). Here is another manifestation of commercial, and I see that nothing much has changed:
Keep your eyes on this blog for more Shake Weight fun!
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Hold on to your panties, it's time for this week's
Thanks to man-about-town, Al Wirtes, for finding this revealing bit of pop culture.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Sign of the Big Top Drive-In in Evansville, IN:
The Angie's Dairy King clown sign from a few weeks back was disturbing enough. But there's something about this clown that goes the extra terrifying mile.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Fresh and out of the pasture, here is this week's Annoying J. Crew Model!
This is a recent image from J. Crew's website, part of their "Meet the Guys" section:
I'm conflicted. I don't know whether to slap this guy upside the head or throw him a pair of socks.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Pour on the milk, and listen to the sounds of *snap* *crackle* and *crap*, because it's time for this week's
Friday, April 8, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Yes, I can see that you are indeed going places. But I didn't know that McDonald's delivered.
Thanks again to Nick Zachariasen, who found this effective recruiting poster at a McD's in North Sioux City, SD.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Here's a Japanese commercial for a McDonald's concoction called the Tomato McGrand:
What disturbs me most about this ad is the fact that "sexy" and "Ronald McDonald" are so seamlessly, and visually, linked.
Stop the horror!
Saturday, April 2, 2011
The smell of unwashed western supporting actors is in the air...which means it must be time for this week's
Friday, April 1, 2011
Today the movie Hop opens in theaters, and this reference to shameless marketing of annoying animated animals reminds me of another marketing ploy I encountered almost exactly a year ago: Nintendo advertising their Super Monkey Ball game on a bunch of bananas I got at the grocery store.
One of the many reasons to hate people in marketing.
And for more banana-related pain, check out the Gallery's array of other stupid stickers: Building a Better Banana, Banana-lama-dingdong, Pocket Size Fun, Fun with Bananas, Hands Off My Banana, and When You're Smiling.