Ben & Jerry's Has Brought Back Apple's '1984' as a Burrito Anthem for Stoners Will this be the official snack of 4/20?

Parodies of Apple's "1984" continue to surface at the oddest of times—such as 4/20, America's unofficial day of marijuana appreciation.

Ben & Jerry's has created the spot below to celebrate the Brrr-ito's bold assault on the despotic repression of ... ice cream sandwiches. It's admittedly a rather odd metaphor and cultural callback, but somehow it still works.

So check out the spot, then get ready to "have one rolled for you" on Monday. 

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April 17, 2015, 6:08 PM EDT

David Hasselhoff Reaches Peak Self-Parody in Promo for Kung Fury Film is sure to #TakeHoff

Dinosaurs, fingerless gloves, punks, skateboards, hacking and traveling back in time to try to kill Hitler. It's everything you ever loved about the '80s in one film—now including David Hasslehoff.

Kung Fury is a film that was funded on Kickstarter and is due to premiere May 28 on YouTube. The epic trailer for the film is what got the project funded, so they haven't released a new one. Instead, they've just put out a music video with David Hasselhoff who sings the lead track, "True Survivor."

And it is going to make this film #TakeHoff.

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April 17, 2015, 3:04 PM EDT

Empty Wheelchair Chases People Around a Mall in One of the Meanest Ad Pranks Yet FCB Health's PSA about osteoporosis

Hand out fliers about the dangers of osteoporosis pretty much anywhere and see what happens. Crumple. Toss. No one reads all those statistics. But chase those same folks with a remote-controlled wheelchair? Now you have yourself a public service campaign.

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April 17, 2015, 2:43 PM EDT

Groupon Employees Read Their Favorite Sexual Comments About the Nonsexual Banana Bunker Follow-up to famous Facebook thread

For Groupon, it's the Bunker that keeps on bunking (but not bonking).

The Banana Bunker, that famously suggestive-looking banana holder, is back "by popular demand" on the Groupon site this week. And given the success of its hilarious Facebook thread about the product last time (click here for a recap, if you were living in a real bunker at the time), the company had to do something special to celebrate.

So, it got some of its employees to read their favorite comments from the earlier thread.

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April 17, 2015, 11:45 AM EDT

Fort Lauderdale Really Heated Up Bus Shelters in Boston and Chicago This Winter Live chatting from the beach

At the height of winter, a goofy costumed dude called "Mr. Sunny," the official mascot of Fort Lauderdale tourism, hung out at Pompano Beach and bantered in real time via satellite with people at snow-streaked bus shelters in Boston and Chicago as part of the "Hello Sunny" campaign engineered by Starmark.

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April 17, 2015, 11:10 AM EDT

Ikea Gets Into the Wedding Business, Promising to Marry People via Webcam They're only joking (kind of)

If your dream wedding includes getting married via webcam, you should sign up for Ikea's newest service.

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April 17, 2015, 10:43 AM EDT

Tourists Give Jason Sudeikis Some Directions in AT&T's Tribeca Film Festival Ad Tables turn for New York actor

Live from New York … it's Jason Sudeikis.

The former Saturday Night Live cast member appears in "The Tourists," a 45-second video from BBDO promoting AT&T's sponsorship of the Tribeca Film Festival, which runs through April 26 (and features three movies starring Sudeikis).

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April 16, 2015, 1:39 PM EDT

Twitter Unveils Star Wars Emojis, and All Is Right With the Galaxy Three characters to begin with, including a new one

Emoji product placement on Twitter just advanced a few light years today, as the social network—in partnership with Disney and Lucasfilm—unveiled Star Wars emojis at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, Calif.

There are three emojis to start: C-3PO, a Stormtrooper and BB-8—a new droid introduced in November in the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens. It's the BB-8 emoji, of course, that's the best marketing for the upcoming film—to be released Dec. 18—as Twitter users who haven't been following the movie's news wonder who the hell the cute little bot is.

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April 16, 2015, 1:25 PM EDT

Tinder Introduces Its Instagram Tie-in With This Dreamy New Ad Yes, creepin' is now that much easier

In a move that in retrospect seemed inevitable, Tinder has partnered with Instagram. The dating app's latest update allows users to link to their Instagram profiles. The last 34 Instagram photos pop up when you do, making it that much easier—or harder, depending on your level of cynicism—for users to swipe right. 

To introduce the partnership, Magna Carta, the production company behind many of Tinder's ads, made a dream-like 60-second spot that uses a POV technique to show how access to someone's Instagram gives possible suitors a better idea of who might be a match.

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April 16, 2015, 12:21 PM EDT

Client Feedback on Famous Novels Reminds Ad People There's Other Writing Out There Ads for fiction contest for copywriters

A number of famous novelists spent time in ad jobs—among them, F. Scott Fitzgerald (who worked at Barron Collier in New York, where he wrote the line, "We keep you clean in Muscatine"), Joseph Heller (once a copywriter for Merrill Anderson in New York) and Salman Rushdie (who logged seven years at Ogilvy London, after failing an interview test at J. Walter Thompson that supposedly included making up a jingle about seatbelts).

Those three authors are the subject of these amusing ads—showing client feedback on their famous novels—to promote a British fiction contest for advertising writers. "Write for yourself. Not for a client," say the ads.

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April 16, 2015, 11:55 AM EDT


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