Try and get this Levi's song out of your head. This and the Nesbitt's Orange
spot were two of my favorite TV commercials as a kid. I hope they brighten up your Friday a bit. (YouTube alert)
posted by Oriole Adams
on Oct 27, 2006 -
is an old-school site that had me laughing so much that i hyperventilated. does anyone
do stuff like this still?
posted by sdn
on Sep 11, 2006 -
Which came first, the Stella Artois or the Ostrich? Does this makes sense after
I drink a few Stellas?
posted by spicynuts
on Jun 30, 2005 -
Everything about the Super Bowl ads is here.
You can vote on your favorites and least favorites, see what the experts picked, see the controversial spots that didn't make the cut, and more. (There are also links to info about some game that was played yesterday).
My favorites? The Ameriquest ads: the one where the cat knocks over the sauce and it looks to the girlfriend like the guy is killing the cat, and the ad where the guy at the convenience store is mistaken for a robber.
posted by braun_richard
on Feb 7, 2005 -
The Chopper Show
commercials are awesome! They're 30 minute (or longer) commercials for a dealership in Las Vegas. They're obnoxious, over the top, and mesmerizingly amusing. It boggles my mind that there are people who purchase cars based on these commercials, but I can understand why The Chopper is so popular in Las Vegas. If you can't speak spanish, I recommend El Chopper en Espanol - it's even funnier if you can't understand the sales pitch.
posted by Fantt
on Jan 24, 2005 -
are commericals shot by people who hope that they'll be considered for shooting real commercials. Because they are vying for attention, some of them can be pretty outrageous
. This site allows you to rank them ala hotornot mode.
My personal favorite
pertains to that "make a wish" ritual around blowing out birthday candles.
What are your favorites? (Spots themselves are Quicktime links)
posted by jasper411
on Aug 10, 2004 -
It's good to see a local advertiser with the guts to go for a "funny" ad campaign. I imagine these get a good response. If I lived in Oregon, this place would get my business (well, if they sold Hondas). Viva la Trunk Monkey!
posted by Ynoxas
on Jul 9, 2004 -
A history of presidential campaign commercials, 1952-2000
In 1968, presidential candidate Richard Nixon was sitting in the office of Roger Ailes, a producer on The Mike Douglas Show, before a taping of the program. Nixon remarked, "It's too bad a guy has to rely on a gimmick like television to get elected." Ailes responded, "Television is no gimmick, and nobody will ever be elected to major office again without presenting themselves well on it."
This is an exhibition from the American Museum of the Moving Image
which provides the advertising spots of the candidates for US president.
Real/Windows Media Player only, server is slow as molasses
posted by tcp
on Jun 15, 2004 -
Texas Dept. of Transportation is running one of the most graphic commercials
(3mb mpeg) I have ever seen, relating to drunk driving or anything else. The general campaign
page has more information about the girl. I don't know how to feel about this.
posted by rhyax
on Mar 10, 2004 -
No future for you...
John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten to appear on a reality TV show. What's next? Cruse ships promoting themselves using songs about junkies?
posted by jpburns
on Jan 20, 2004 -