Friday, July 31, 2009

Head On, the classic annoying ad

I can't believe that I've been posting for a month now and have forgotten to mention the King of all Annoying Ads, Head On. Here's the one that started it all.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Years ago, it occurred to me that this type of ad was probably filmed in reverse. In other words, they probably pay nice looking people to put on weight. I really doubt that most of them actually use Xenadrine to take it off afterwards...

Monday, July 27, 2009

We do it all

Copeland Toyota is a local ad. If these two folks really "do it all", what are all the rest of the employees for? They seem like really nice folks, but most nice folks shouldn't do their own ads unless they have training.

Friday, July 24, 2009

AT&T's rollover minutes

A better job of editing by AT&T, please. Mom's mouth is moving but nothing is coming out. Or is that supposed to be the point? If so, I don't get it. Is it like a dropped call?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

SciFi--->Syfy. Why?

Trying to shed your geek image? Not gonna work! Syfy can be copyrighted and Sci Fi can't? Now we might be getting somewhere...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Cavemen and Geico

Great song from Three Doors Down. Not such a great ad from Geico. Is the caveman thing getting tiresome to anyone else?

Friday, July 17, 2009

Verizon Friends and Family Pinata

I really do love the Verizon guy. Most of the Verizon commercials are quite clever, but I'm not a big fan of any of the recent Friends and Family series. Maybe funny the first time, but not so much after that.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Take pure natural soy beans. Mix them with pure natural fruit and bake it into something processed and gross. Oh joy! How about a handful of edamame and an apple instead?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Cialis bathtubs

Overall, the Cialis ads are pretty ok, but the bathtubs are puzzling to a lot of people. And embarrassing to the rest!

I really don't believe that part about being able to respond to your partner ONLY when you're both ready, though. Yeah, right.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Comcast rabbit thing

Annoying. Repetitious. Even the shortened versions were too long. And then having to hear them on radio was just too much.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Surely could find better examples to broadcast. These are funny, but they don't exactly make me want to run for the computer...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sham Wow

Offer Vince Shlomi, aka Vince Offer, is the pitchman for both ShamWow and the Slap Chop. Arrested in February 2009 for beating up a prostitute (looks like she got some licks in too), his pitchman future remains to be seen.

In the meantime, the ubiquitous Sham Wow ad is not only tiresome, but many many customers say it's misleading.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Skittles: Warped

Skittles has some pretty warped ads, but this is probably the worst.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Bob's Furniture

I'm guessing that only those living in the New England area have to see these gems by Bob's Furniture. This is an example of people who shouldn't be allowed to do their own advertisements, a special treat that you usually only find in local ads.

Monday, July 6, 2009


Most people detest mimes. Maybe Trojans should have remembered that.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Omnaris...who are those creepy little men?

I haven't quite figured out who these tiny people are, or why they are sticking a pointer up this woman's nose. What I do know is that all of the Omnaris ads have more cartoon info about nasal passages than I want to see larger than life.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Burger King

The plastic-faced Burger King is horrible and creepy in all of the commercials, but the way he is integrated into this ad for a KID'S MEAL is beyond creepy.

Just in case you're wondering, I love Sir Mix-A-Lot's Baby Got Back, but not for the grade school set. This is just sleazy.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Blipverts: the mother of all bad ad ideas

We loved Max Headroom and were so so sorry when it got canceled. Here is a clip from the original movie that was later slightly recast for the television series. It was all about an evil corporation that was trying to suppress the rather deadly results of its newest ad campaign...

I know, we're geeks. We can't help it.