Category Archives: Advertising

The Real Reason Starbucks Is Failing

Seriously, I was just from a Jamba Juice in midtown Manhattan, and I’m telling you — this is the new overpriced “hip drink.”

And yes, I bought one, in a size that equaled three of my bladders.

Tweaked-out caffeine culture is out — tweaked-out juice culture is in.

David Lynch Brand Coffee

…because I’m not weird enough first thing in the morning hopped up on caffeine and lack of sleep.

Comes in creamy cocoa and hazelnut flavors.

Orders yours today.

Tweaked:

(via Topless Robot)

Viral Link Top Ten: The Mad Hatter Edition

10. Secret iPhone Factory Photos!

A woman finds her new iPhone has some top-secret pics on it…

9. “Why So Serious?” Dollar Bill

I’m tempted to do this to my own money, but isn’t it illegal???

8. The Six Worst Comic Book Husbands

Sure, they can fight crime…but what about their skills as a hubby?

7. Princess Chunk The Cat

We are looking for the owner of a 44-pound cat. LOL.

6. Paranoia Sweater

Come out, come out of your deceitful yarn paradise…

5. Johnny Depp To Play Mad Hatter In Tim Burton Alice Flick

I always thought Tim looked like the Mad Hatter, actually…

4. Viper-Flavored Ice-Cream

Dairy that bites…

3. The Night Owls

The best webcomic you’re not reading yet.

2. Keira Knightley Refuses Digital Boob Jobs

…and becomes icon for smaller-breasted women everywhere.

1. George W. Bush as The Joker…

…by Drew Friedman in Vanity Fair!

Bejing’s Fake Olympic Mickey Mouse Statues

Thought you would get a kick out of these fake-ass Mickey Mouse statuettes on display in Beijing as the city gears up for the Olympics. When asked about the fake-assery of the souvenirs in question, a spokesperson apparently said, “They have square holes in their ears. They are not copies.”

Obviously.

(The Daily Yomiuri via Pink Tentacle)

Creepy Vintage Ad: “Boys Wanted”

doesn’t see the problem with the ad:

Night Hunger: Grindhouse Viral Video

Guess the corporate sponsor behind this authentic-looking grindhouse-styled movie trailer.

Devo Sues McDonalds Over Happy Meal Hat

Devo is suing McDonalds over a Happy Meal toy that they claim infringes on their trademark hat.

At issue? One “New Wave Nigel,” a toy offered in the fast food chain’s American Idol promotion. New Wave Nigel sports a hat that Devo said infringes on their “Energy Dome” hat.

Devo bass player Gerard Casale was quoted as saying,

“This New Wave Nigel doll that they’ve created is just a complete Devo rip-off and the red hat is exactly the red hat that I designed, and it’s copyrighted and trademarked. They didn’t ask us anything. Plus, we don’t like McDonald’s, and we don’t like American Idol, so we’re doubly offended.”