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This Playboy Model Had the Best Response After Her 'Vulgar' Lingerie Ad Was Banned 'Go watch some real porn,' she admonishes critics

An ad for Playboy lingerie from Australian retailer Bras N Things has been deemed by the country's ad watchdog to be too risqué to be shown on digital billboards. But the model in the spot has some choice words for critics who called the ad "vulgar" and likened it to "amateur porn." 

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August 31, 2016, 4:10 PM EDT

Nick Offerman and Michelle Obama Take You Through Six Decades of Exercise Fads With soundtracks to match

No single decade in recent memory has a monopoly on style. Or questionable exercise methods.

A new video, "The History of Exercise," stars Nick Offerman and Michelle Obama looking back on past—and present—contraptions for working out, as a way to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

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August 31, 2016, 1:59 PM EDT

Dads Feel Sad About Their Post-Baby Bodies in Latest Comedy From Bonds Underwear Won't you pity them?

Is it worthwhile to make an ad about dad bods way after that meme peaked?

Probably not, but that didn't stop Australian underwear brand Bonds from making a commercial where dads talk about the changes their bodies underwent after their kids were born—in a spot pegged to that country's upcoming Father's Day on Sept. 4. 

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August 31, 2016, 9:51 AM EDT

Microsoft Sings a Weird Ditty About Why Macbooks Suck, Just for Fun Inferior to the Surface Pro 4, or just different?

Microsoft is still getting catty with Apple. This time, in song.

A new ad for the Surface Pro 4 pokes fun at the Macbook Air, continuing one of the Windows giant's favorite traditions of recent years—mocking Siri, and other aspects of Apple products, in its marketing.

Unlike previous commercials, though, this attack—from M:United and Reset director Daniel Warwick—comes in musical form, with a man praising the Microsoft tablet and berating the Apple laptop in pop honky-tonk rhymes that might leave you laughing, or else curled up on the floor in the fetal position crying in pain.

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August 31, 2016, 8:57 AM EDT

KLM's New Ads Have a Preposterously Simple Goal: To Tell You It's an Airline It's not milk, or a radio station

To some extent, all brands seek to define themselves in ads. Airline KLM, however, takes this process to a reductive extreme in new work from agency Mustache, letting prospective passengers know that it is, in fact, above all else … an airline.

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August 30, 2016, 4:18 PM EDT

Coca-Cola Debuts Its Magical New Packaging With Some Actual Magic Vegas performer Justin Flom transforms Cokes ... into other Cokes

Coca-Cola's grown tired of happiness, and is moving on to magic. As one does.

In "Taste the Magic," a new spot by agency David, a waiter approaches a table that's ordered an unusual amount of Coca-Colas. (Really, nobody wanted anything else?) A woman tells him she didn't order a regular Coke. No problem! Before her eyes, he transforms it into a Coca-Cola Zero. 

It turns out this is no ordinary waiter. This is Justin Flom, a resident Las Vegas magician and social media star. 

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August 30, 2016, 12:40 PM EDT

Is Boring, Oregon, Really Boring? Find Out in This Wonderfully Weird Ad Shot There Ogilvy's charming film has just one small problem

Pop culture is full of stories about people trying to escape the boring-ass town they were born in. Not so in Boring, Oregon. As one inhabitant remarks, "Nobody leaves. They think they're gonna go, but they stay." 

Just like the Hotel California! 

In a short film by Ogilvy & Mather London, a brand that we won't mention until later (to avoid spoiling the reveal) takes us directly to Boring—which actually exists!—to learn its charms, attributes and history. 

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August 30, 2016, 12:04 PM EDT

Mother N.Y. Staff Posed for Hairdo Pics That Their Local Barber Shop Is Using for Real Fun project at the Port Authority

It's gotta be the hair.

Mother New York staffers have quietly pulled off a very fun agency selfie project, helping to replace the dated hairdo pics in the window of their favorite local barber shop with stylish portraits of the Mother employees themselves.

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August 30, 2016, 11:28 AM EDT

Abe Lincoln Trashes Clinton and Trump in This Insane Ad for Libertarian Gary Johnson Harmon Brothers strike again

And now for something completely different in an election season dominated by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump—a political ad starring "Dead Abe Lincoln" telling voters they "just got screwed" by the two-party system.

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August 29, 2016, 4:01 PM EDT

Danny McBride and Walton Goggins Dress Up as Brand Mascots Gone Bad for GQ Yeah, Mr. Clean now does blow

What if brand mascots weren't chipper or cheerful? What if, instead of smiling ear to ear while trying to hock Energizer or McDonald's, they were jaded, even sadistic?

That's the world GQ has imagined in a new digital short featuring Danny McBride and Walton Goggins—two actors so perfect for showcasing the dark underbelly of any world that it's easy to imagine they aren't even acting here. 

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August 29, 2016, 1:23 PM EDT

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