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35399 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Nov 2005 at 10:16 AM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2005-11-11 02:20:31 AM  
That radio commercial is farking hilarious. I wish I would have thought of that ad.
2005-11-11 10:18:21 AM  
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2005-11-11 10:20:26 AM

(Link to the spoon banana picture's actual video.)
2005-11-11 10:23:37 AM  
I like: Sofa King! Our Prices are Sofa King Low!
2005-11-11 10:23:39 AM  
HUMMER: making little dicks feel big since 1999!
2005-11-11 10:24:07 AM  
Hertzfeldt is awesome. Anyone have a link to his new movie?

"Well, but I have a neighbor who does, well, he does sock puppet theater. It's cool because he used to play soccer so he's got lots of these really different colored socks." -Lily and Jim
2005-11-11 10:24:16 AM  
What about Ween's rejected Pizza Hut songs? Those are the best!
2005-11-11 10:24:51 AM  
I spent two minutes looking at the stupid trashcan and waiting for the page to loag.

/Yes... I am an idiot.
2005-11-11 10:26:12 AM  
Someone please post that movie with the Japenese girl as Red Riding Hood being surprised by the wolf dancing around with dangling balls.
2005-11-11 10:28:42 AM  

/And there's the proof.
2005-11-11 10:29:20 AM  
I was more impressed by the simple, yet attractive and functional site design.... I need to get out more.
2005-11-11 10:29:50 AM  
The website that these campaigns are on should be on the list. What's with the trashcan? Any website that makes you work for the content pretty much sucks by definition. And black backgrounds are so 1998.
2005-11-11 10:30:28 AM  
anal brazil men wins the thread.
2005-11-11 10:30:42 AM  
Just sitting here waiting for the first "Farked?" post...

/yes, I'm that bored
2005-11-11 10:31:09 AM  
I liked the second PETA one. Guy beating the crap out of the girl for her jacket....hehe

/one ticket please
//not vegetarian, or vegan
2005-11-11 10:31:52 AM  
What about that McDonalds ad with those fat kids? I like that one.
2005-11-11 10:33:14 AM  
Haha, this one looks like a Fark Photoshop:
2005-11-11 10:37:13 AM  
Never did I think that eye bleeding and jazz in combination would be so funny.
2005-11-11 10:37:39 AM  
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2005-11-11 10:40:38 AM  
9. WEEN, "Cheese/Cheese 2": It's hard to believe that any ad exec who had just landed the Pizza Hut account would immediately think of hiring a band that counts "Touch My Tooter" and "Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down)" among its canon, but that's what happened to Ween. That each and every one of the six jingles they submitted was rejected is a much easier scenario to swallow. Then again, wouldn't you order a pizza from an outfit whose 28-second jingle (for the Hut's "Insider" hidden-cheese pizza) consisted of the immortal couplet, "Where'd the motherfarkin' cheese go?/I don't know." (From

rockin' audio
2005-11-11 10:41:18 AM  
Its pretty sad that the rubenesque anti-Barbie got rejected.

And I can't believe that some idiot complained that his daughter was traumatized by it. I mean, WTF?
2005-11-11 10:41:55 AM  

"I feel great".

'Nuff said.
2005-11-11 10:44:00 AM  
Spybot does not like this site.
2005-11-11 10:44:28 AM  
Bah...those rejects in the link are nothing. I remember this one from my marketing courses back in the day...

Touch Woody - The Internet Pecker.

Matsushiata Electric is promoting a new Japanese PC targeted at the Internet. Panasonic has developed a complete Japanese Web browser, and to make the system "user-friendly", licensed the cartoon character "Woody Woodpecker" as the "Internet guide." Panasonic eventually planned on a world version of the product.

A huge marketing campaign was to have introduced the product in Japan last week. The day before the ads were to be released, Panasonic suddenly pulled back and delayed the product launch indefinitely.

The reason: the ads featured the slogan "Touch Woody - The Internet Pecker." An American staff member at the internal product launch explained to the stunned and embarrassed Japanese what "touch woody" and "pecker" meant in American slang.

-From EE Times, October 8, 1996
2005-11-11 10:46:23 AM  
Mean Jean And you know that if it were some skinny barbie his daughter would have been just fine. *rolls eyes*
2005-11-11 10:47:08 AM  
Here's a mirror as the site seems slow already.
2005-11-11 10:50:07 AM  
This is like 3 years old...

Hey, guys, have you seen that new "all your base are belong to us" thing?
2005-11-11 10:51:13 AM  
"For the love of God and all that is Holy, my anus is bleeding!"

Thanks anal brazil men
2005-11-11 10:52:28 AM  
Just sitting here waiting for the first "Farked?" post...

I'll admit it, it probably would have been me, if it were not for pshaw

/Yes, I'm an idiot, too.
2005-11-11 10:56:33 AM  
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2005-11-11 10:58:38 AM  
"Volvo - it's boxy, but it's good."
2005-11-11 10:58:52 AM  
Someone please post that movie with the Japenese girl as Red Riding Hood being surprised by the wolf dancing around with dangling balls.

It's not a wolf, it's a "tanuki" - a Japanese creature similar to a raccoon.
2005-11-11 11:00:29 AM  
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2005-11-11 11:01:52 AM  
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This is kind of cool.

The site is pretty good. I was expecting another one of those self-important sour grapes exercises from another poor, misunderstood artiste. (Our industry is full of them.)

But this was pretty selective, and had solid criteria for inclusion. It's amazing how much great stuff is sitting in portfolios after the client wimped out. But it's even more interesting to see the banned stuff that actually ran.
2005-11-11 11:02:24 AM  
wtf?? where's the content.

Oh, and Hertzfeldt pwns. I am seriously considering ordering The Animation Show dvd.
2005-11-11 11:02:42 AM  
So these are rejected but this thing makes it on TV...

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2005-11-11 11:02:44 AM  
2005-11-11 11:03:43 AM  
Ben Dover

My brother in law received the full boxed set as a gag. I didn't touch it - apparently the taste could be described as:
a) accurate
b) foul.
2005-11-11 11:08:04 AM  

Have you heard the nearly 6 minute long version of that song on the "All Request Live" album? Hilarious.
2005-11-11 11:10:19 AM  
I miss the Terry Tate office linebacker commercials.

Those had so much potential.

"The Pain Train is coming! Whooo Whooo!"
2005-11-11 11:10:56 AM  
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2005-11-11 11:14:36 AM  
Metamucil, it helps you go to the toilet. If you don't use it, you will get cancer and die.

/Crazy People.
2005-11-11 11:14:51 AM  
The complainant objected that the advertisement was offensive because it suggested that the model was masturbating.

And I allege that now I am thanks to this ad!!
2005-11-11 11:16:38 AM  

oh yeah ive heard it - amazing cd - gotta love the boognish
2005-11-11 11:19:52 AM  
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/props to National Lampoon for this all-time classic
2005-11-11 11:19:58 AM  
My fave ad that never made it to print:

For canned Carnation Milk, it was meant to be directed to blue collar types in the midwest and printed in feed/supply/tractor types of publications. The author, David Ogilvy, one of the pioneers in modern advertising, stuck to the theroum that you want to speak toy uor audience in the words they use themselves. As such, they came up with this gem that was shot down hesitantly by Carnation:

Carnation Milk is the best in the land,
here I sit with a can in my hand.
No tits to pull, no hay to pitch,
Just poke a hole in the son of a biatch.

That was one of his deepest regrets...that this ad didn't make it to print.

/David Ogilvy rocks
2005-11-11 11:19:58 AM  
mmmmm Turkey & Gravey Soda... what could be better than that?
2005-11-11 11:20:43 AM  
OK, THIS is ridiculous to ban.

They DO realize that the original last supper picture was just a painting, right?
I mean, it wasn't a photograph? Right?
It was an artist's interpretation of a story in a book?

When did that become (pardon the pun) gospel?

You're now not allowed to satirize a painting that has no religious significance whatsoever?
And why can't you satirze a painting that DOES have religious significance?

This really fries my hide!!
2005-11-11 11:24:04 AM  
-From the people that brought you Pearl Harbor
2005-11-11 11:25:19 AM  
Here's a great website with commercials a lot of us never get to see:
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