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Man Secretly Runs Horrifying Full-Page Newspaper Ad Seeking Wife for 48-Year-Old Son And the son is mortified

Father's Day was very likely a tense affair for Salt Lake City resident Baron Brooks, whose dad Arthur made a full-page, $900 personals newspaper ad for him without his permission. Not only that, but the ad makes Baron sound like a total jerk, too.

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June 23, 2016, 11:20 AM EDT

Babies Pose With Their Food Look-Alikes in Cute Campaign for Gerber Everyone needs a little TLC

There's a mix of food porn and adorable babies in the new Gerber national TV and print campaign. Think Anne Geddes, without the over-the-top schmaltz.

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June 22, 2016, 12:31 AM EDT

Disaster Grips France in Burger King's 'Whopper Blackout' Gag Chain revisits dark years of its history

Not many people know that Burger King pulled out of France for 15 years between 1997 and 2012. But actually, it's true. And the fast-food chain comically revisits that nightmare scenario in a new seven-minute mockumentary from agency Buzzman.

Whopper addicts lose their minds, black-market dealers, counterfeiters and smugglers capitalize, and law enforcement officials enter into a game of Whac-a-Mole against illicit trade in a video that manages to cram in every genre trope imaginable.

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June 22, 2016, 12:21 AM EDT

A Jeep Wrangler Gets a Crazy Desert Stunt Drive in Pennzoil's Latest Engine Test Rhys Millen is back at the wheel

Pennzoil—if it's good enough to keep an engine cool while tearing through the desert in a souped-up Jeep Wrangler, it's probably good enough for commuting to work in your late-model sedan.

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June 20, 2016, 3:33 AM EDT

Man Licks the World's Nastiest Things to See If Probiotics Keep Him From Getting Sick Surprisingly fun test of strength and tastebuds

Finnish probiotics brand Gefilus is so good at building up healthy bacteria in your gut—thereby strengthening your immune system—that you could lick a pay phone in Moscow and not get sick.

That's the rough premise of a 22-minute (!) ad from dairy conglomerate Valio.

To illustrate the effectiveness of its product, the marketer hired travel television host Ian Wright, known for his willingness to eat just about anything, to bounce around the globe with a germ-measuring meter. 

Along the way, he slides his tongue across the filthiest surfaces he can find while maintaining a steady Gefilus diet to boost his body's internal defenses.

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June 17, 2016, 12:19 PM EDT

Jane Lynch and Bobby Lee Get Hot and Heavy in Booking.com's Latest Comedy Will they get to Jordan and Chelsea's wedding?

Comedians Bobby Lee and Jane Lynch won't be making it to the wedding of their colleagues Jordan Peele and Chelsea Perretti ... because they'll be too busy making love and eating sushi off each other on their own holiday getaway. 

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June 16, 2016, 4:48 PM EDT

Inside This L.A. Agency's Powerful Documentary About Gangsters Turned Interventionists Omelet's 'License to Operate' can teach the industry plenty

If the biggest extracurricular activity your agency has had time for lately is the yearly holiday card, prepare to have the bar hoisted higher than your T-rex arms can reach.

Los Angeles creative agency Omelet has released its first full-length documentary, a project that took three years to complete. The hook of "License to Operate" feels like a buddy-movie plot: It follows former gang leaders committed to improving their communities—partitioned into de facto war zones by subsets of gangs, sprung from the original Bloods and Crips—working with law enforcement when necessary. 

Along the way, we meet characters like founder Aquil Basheer of the LTO Movement and the Professional Community Intervention Training Institute (PCITI, which trains and certifies interventionists and other professionals), former Athens Park Blood Kenneth Jones, and Reynaldo "Whiz" Reaser, a former Raymond Crip. 

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June 16, 2016, 11:24 AM EDT

Donald Trump Will Probably Love This Insane Ad Where He Rules (and Destroys) the World Mike Diva's latest Japanese parody

The U.S. presidency is fine and all, but would Donald J. Trump stop there? Surely he would realize there's a whole yuuuge world out there waiting to be dominated.

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June 16, 2016, 9:53 AM EDT

This Do-It-Yourself Store's Ads Scoff at Those of Us Who No Longer Work With Our Hands Featuring absurd (and real) modern job descriptions

When my son was about 5, and was asked what he thought I did for work, he replied: "Pushing letters." That was pretty painfully accurate—and describes so many modern middle-class jobs, where working with your hands is a thing of the past. 

Jung von Matt/Limmat taps into the nostalgia for good, honest work in these amusing ads for OBI, Switzerland's biggest do-it-yourself store. 

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June 16, 2016, 8:36 AM EDT

This Pitch-Perfect Parody of an Entire New Yorker Issue Features Wonderful Fake Ads How 'The Neu Jorker' became a cover-to-cover satire

If you're the kind of person who has time to read The New Yorker cover to cover, then you'll appreciate this delightfully meta, magazine-length satire. 

The Neu Jorker, a passion project from co-editors James Folta and Andrew Lipstein, not only lampoons the magazine's poetry, reviews and sections like Goings On About Town and Shouts & Murmurs, but also the kind of ads you find in a publication like The New Yorker. 

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June 15, 2016, 1:59 PM EDT

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