Tag Archives: advertising

Virginia Is For (Twink) Lovers

Responding to “citizen complaints” about this in-store poster, Virginia Beach police charged the manager of the local Abercrombie & Fitch outlet with displaying “obscene materials in a business that is open to juveniles.” Police say they only acted after store management refused to heed previous warnings. The cops took the poster away to use it as, uh, evidence. Yeah, that’s ...

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Pepsi Presents Central Park

OK, so it’s not that bad. But still. City officials revealed yesterday that they want to sell naming rights to popular Parks Department attractions to major corporations. Officials have not said which particular locations are ready to be sold yet, but almost any major attraction in the city’s parks and recreation system could be up for grabs. That group includes ...

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Oochee Mama

Saw this commercial during the NFL playoffs last night. Seems a little queer, eh?

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Don’t Give Up On Vista

I was at first puzzled by the above ad headline over on the New York Times, but it’s actually part of the Apple ad in the right column. Cute. Sound required.

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Two Underwear Posts In One Day!

While I don’t share Andy Towle’s enthusiasm for male models and pretty boys, I can’t resist sharing this bizarre ad he posted for C-IN2 underwear. At least, I think they’re selling underwear here. This could be a trailer for a Michael Lucas “movie”.

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Please Don’t Squeeze The Coffin

Dick Wilson, AKA Mr. Whipple, dead at 91. Remember he also played the drunk guy on Bewitched who was always seeing Samantha’s magic?

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Taking The Piss

An interesting ad campaign to promote British tourism has appeared on Belgian street corners. The above cubes are positioned so that approaching pedestrians see the pissing punk first, then the delicate teacup into which he is so accurately aiming. The ad agency who created this ad for the Eurostar train says they’ve received no complaints because the images hit on ...

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Attack Of The Earworm

Ack. I cannot get this very annoying Optimum Online reggaeton jingle out of my head. For days now. Earworm! Earworm! Make it stop. 8-7-7 3-9-3 4-4-4-eeeeeeeeight.

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Xtian Right Begin Miller Boycott

From the Catholic League: Catholic League president Bill Donohue announced a national boycott of Miller Beer on this morning’s “Fox and Friends.” He explains why today: “Never have we experienced greater corporate arrogance than in this dispute with the Miller Brewing Company. Miller is sponsoring an incredibly outrageous and palpably anti-Christian event in San Francisco: the Folsom Street Fair (see ...

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Zing Tones

OK, I can’t decide. Will the PC police get bent out of shape over this? I gotta admit, it made me laugh. It’s hard to tell if this is a real ad or a parody, but I’m guessing parody.

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Wrappers Delight

Ugh. According the NY Times, advertisers are stepping up their car-wrapping campaigns, which offer free cars or monthly stipends of up to $800 to folks willing to turn their vehicles into rolling billboards for Coca-Cola, Jamba Juice, whatever. Ad-wrapped personal vehicles have been around for more than a decade, but with fewer people reading newspapers and magazines, the trend is ...

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YouAds

The ad-free ride on YouTube has ended. Today Google is launching “overlay” ads that will appear 15 seconds after the clip begins, running for 10 seconds on the lower fifth of the playback image. Viewers will be able close the ads, let them play, or click thru to the advertisers. At the start, the ads will only appear on clips ...

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X-ing, Pex-ing

If Mirapex, the “restless leg syndrome” drug, may cause strong sexual urges, as its disclaimer says, how long before the club kids start grinding it into their bumper? The disclaimer also says that Mirapex may cause compulsive gambling (as the class-action lawsuits attest) and may cause you to fall asleep during “important tasks” such as driving. Mirapex is also used ...

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Storage Firm Shakes Up Pro-Lifers

Over the last year, I’ve written a couple of times about Manhattan Mini-Storage’s billboard campaigns, which comment amusingly on a broad range of social and pop culture issues, ranging from the government’s wiretapping to Paris Hilton and the Queer Eye guys. Their latest series, which started a few months ago, is beginning to cause a lot of upset among pro-lifers, ...

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Ad Shilling To Die For

You may recall Joseph R. Gannascoli, who played the gay mafioso Vito Spatafore on HBO’s The Sopranos. When Vito was discovered to be gay, the other mobsters beat him to death while sodomizing him with a pool cue. Now that the show is over, Gannascoli is capitalizing on his character’s Louima-esque demise by teaming up with Rockwell Billiards to promote ...

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Scrumtious

I was just tipped off by a reader about a LaChapelle-esque ad campaign that the Regional Tourism Committee of Paris has launched in London in a bid to draw visitors to the Rugby World Cup. Embiggen for the kissy hawtness.

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Get Away From The Ads, You Bitch!

Argh! I hate the current vogue for reshooting famous scenes from movies with the original actors reciting advertising copy. I must therefore register my extremely anguished reaction to the new DirectTV spot that uses Signourney Weaver’s iconic Caterpillar fight scene from Aliens, my favorite sci-fi movie. No, no, NO! Stop that right now, Signourney! What are we gonna do now, ...

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Thank You, Come Again

A dozen 7-Elevens around the country have been made over into Kwik-E marts in a promotion for the Simpsons movie. For the next week you can buy some of the products that previously only existed on the show. I’m going to have to run down to the Times Square 7-Eleven to get me a Squishee and a box of Krusty-O’s ...

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Jazz Hands Might Have Been Better

San Francisco club promoters DJ Jeff Johnson and Kurt Cooper have generated some unpleasant attention for their June 1st “Fag Bash” party , with some taking great offense to both the name and ad image used. The ad appeared in two issues of the Bay Area Reporter and on fliers posted around town. The ad also appears on the Folsom ...

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“Chelsea, You Rule”

You gotta love the copywriter that came up with this Virgin Mobile ad that Superdaddy and I found on a phone booth on 8th Avenue, which playfully compares sexual versatility to Virgin’s phone plan. Super and I walked all the way from the West Village to the GB:NYC4 drink-up at Therapy, where a massive crowd of sodden bloggers awaited. Along ...

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