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Just some rando stuff I wanted to talk about.

So long!

It’s been five years, 1300 posts, 200000 views, and 7446 tags. It’s now time for me to hang up my hat. I originally started this blog when I was laid-off from my job. I needed something to keep my mind going. Something to challenge me. And it was good for that, but now it’s time to move on to new challenges.

Thanks for reading. Stay cool.

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Stone Cold Gentleman

I’m back!

Guess who else is back! Our boy Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Coors Light just released this spot featuring the Bloodsport (love that movie) star. He’s looking a little worse for wear – even though he still packs some sweet karate moves.

But get rid of the belt and add a little more five-o-clock shadow and it could very well be the Trivago guy kicking the shit out of that icicle for all we know.

From agency VCCP London

 

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Summer Holidays!

I’m taking the month of August off from blogging. See you in September!

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Backseat Driver

I’m a closeted fan of slapstick comedy and that’s why I’m posting this ad by DDB & Tribal Worldwide, Amsterdam:


The spot itself is pretty funny and visually entertaining. But I kept thinking to myself throughout the entire thing,

‘What is this asshat doing riding in the back seat?’

That was a tad distracting.

And the fact that this ad is supposed to be selling me car insurance… that was an awfully long set-up. Are we there yet?

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Shame: now in an aresol

Playboy has released a line of super classy body sprays to compete with Axe. Now you too can smell like last night’s party and bad choices. Each bottle comes with a free one-year prescription of penicillin.

And don’t forget to douse yourself in enough product so that people on the street can actually taste your scent in the air. That’s a real turn-on!

 

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Niche Furniture

Talk about niche. I came across an ad for a website called previouslyownedbyagayman.com. They’re based in San Fran and sell furniture previously owned by… you guessed it, gay men.

The ad by Muh-tay-zik Hof-fer could have been funnier, but I see where they were going with it.

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Breath Deep

Mr. Sketch scented markers have been around forever. Those fantastically scented, use ‘em before they shrivel up markers. Those squeaky, lose the cap, get ink all over your hands markers. Those markers whose owners were easily identified by small, multicoloured rectangles on the tips of their noses.

I’ve never seen an ad for these markers until today – and I was not disappointed. I’m not sure which agency produced this, but whoever did, kudos. I laugh every time.

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JDate

Terri & Sandy, USA created some ads for JDate, and SoulPancake did the production. This first one, ‘Jewish Parents’ is the best of three.

These two, not as funny.

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Hold the Cheese

Wendy’s sure is piling up the cheese with these pretzel bun videos. For their latest, VML, Kansas City  pulled out some super industrial strength defibrillator paddles and resurrected Boyz II Men. Here they are chasing their dollar bills in Wendy’s ‘viral video’.

(Sorry, Boyz II Men. I love you, but this weather, and these awful videos make me a little irritable. Also, pretzel buns are gross.)

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Whistler-bound

I’m taking off early today and heading to Whistler for the weekend. The idea is to go hike Joffre Lake… we’ll see if that happens. Happy Friday! upper_joffre_lake

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