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Taiwan Has Fallen in Love With This Doll-Faced 'Goddess' Who Works at McDonald's The next Alex from Target?

Could this part-time McDonald's worker in Taiwan become the next Alex from Target?

The stunning, porcelain-doll-faced gal, who has earned the unofficial title of "McDonald's Goddess" to go along with her adorable nickname, WeiWei, appears in a series of workplace photos that reportedly have folks rushing to the fast-food joint for a gander at her.

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August 20, 2015, 12:35 PM EDT

Peyton and Eli Manning Punk College Kids With a Very Demanding Gatorade Vending Machine Brand brings back 'Sweat it to get it'

Peyton Manning is back to shame more lazy people into earning their Gatorade with sweat, and this time he's brought his brother with him.

In a new reality-style ad series from TBWA\Chiat\Day, Peyton, quarterback of the Denver Broncos, and Eli, quarterback of the New York Giants, play coach to college students who are foolishly trying to use money to get drinks out of a Gatorade vending machine. Rob Belushi, who starred as the convenience store clerk in a similar series last year, returns here as a deadpan janitor.



Despite the possibility that everything is staged, the reactions of the kids, when it dawns on them that the two adults hovering over him are actually football stars, are pretty priceless. And it's refreshing to see an automated dispenser that refuses to comply, no matter what you do. (The kids are advised that they have to "Sweat it to get it," but that doesn't seem to work, either.)

Some other spots show Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt putting other students through the wringer in various ways.



The concept first launched last August. The "Sweat it to get it" tagline is still charmingly snide, but seems to cut out a significant portion of the population who drink Gatorade only to recover from hangovers—unless that counts as hard work, which it should.

Regardless, the Mannings can't easily beat their ridiculous rap bit for DirecTV—at least not by sitting back and letting everyone else do the heavy lifting.

August 20, 2015, 12:07 PM EDT

Bob Dylan Went Electric. And You Should Too, With a Plug-In Hybrid, Says Audi Newport sponsor invokes an iconic moment

A new hybrid-electric Audi is just like that time Bob Dylan shocked audiences by playing an electric guitar at the Newport Folk Festival, says Audi.

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August 19, 2015, 3:56 PM EDT

This London Bar Serves Drinks in the Form of a Liquor Cloud You Breathe In Step right in to Alcoholic Architecture

If "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" taught me anything, it's that getting loaded from strange fumes is probably unhealthy, but possibly lucrative. British food design firm Bompas & Parr evidently learned the same thing, because its latest zany bar gimmick is a place called Alcoholic Architecture, where the signature cocktail is an atomized cloud of liquor that you drink by breathing.

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August 19, 2015, 12:56 PM EDT

Kyle Chandler Is Back as Coach Taylor in This Great PSA, but Is Anyone Listening? A very important message

Kyle Chandler's got one more inspirational speech in him, and we'd all better listen up.

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August 19, 2015, 11:05 AM EDT

Two L.A. Ad Guys Welcome Zombies to Their Midst With 'Cheer the Walking Dead' Undead get a West Coast makeover

"Just what Los Angeles needs. Fewer brains."

Unfortunately, that's not a tagline for Fear the Walking Dead, which premieres this Sunday on AMC as the second series in the cable-television-eating Walking Dead zombie franchise.

Rather, it's a line from two freelance L.A. creative directors, Charlie Noback and Brian Engleman, who are launching an Instagam called Cheer the Walking Dead. The idea is simple: Celebrate the arrival of the undead in their fair city by zombifying classic L.A. images.

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August 18, 2015, 3:39 PM EDT

3M Builds a Rube Goldberg Machine From Its Esoteric Products, but Is It the Best Metaphor? Intricacy might undermine the message

3M, which makes lots of different kinds of random, practical objects like sandpaper and stethoscopes, has now combined a bunch of them into one highly impractical but somewhat entertaining object—a Rube Goldberg machine.

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August 18, 2015, 12:32 PM EDT

Philly Police Lifted an Anti-Drug PSA From Saved by the Bell and Made it Downright Mind-Altering Maybe now you'll say nope to dope

At a time when young people have a conflicted relationship with police, it's good to know there's one reliable voice of unity: Zack Morris, circa 1991.

The Philadelphia Police Department, which is no stranger to odd, retro memes and callbacks, has resurrected an anti-drugs PSA from the George H.W. Bush years. The clip replaces NBC exec Brandon Tartikoff with the poorly Photoshopped head of Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, who also dubs in his own somber name drop. 

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August 18, 2015, 11:40 AM EDT

Two Men Dressed as Turds Emerge From Butt to Tell You About Dude Wipes Booming category's dirty work

UPDATE: A lawyer for Rob Dyrdek, who stars in the video below with Christopher "Big Black" Boykin, says it was made for Dyrdek's MTV show Fantasy Factory and was never intended to be a Dude Wipes ad campaign. Dude Wipes uploaded the video to YouTube and Facebook without permission, the lawyer says, and have since taken the content down.

Original story below:

Meet Plip and Plop, the anthropomorphized piles of feces who star in this ad for Dude Wipes. After exiting a giant butt crack with some unsavory jets of brown liquid and plopping into a pool below, Plip and Plop let us know what's up. If you want a clean butt, you need to use Dude Wipes. Your asshole will thank you—as he does in this highly sharable video.

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August 18, 2015, 6:56 AM EDT

TBWA Designs a Bike-Lock Poster From Pieces of Competitors' Broken Locks An ad that's cool enough to steal

To introduce AXA's Victory bicycle lock, TBWA\Neboko scoured the streets of Amsterdam looking for other companies' broken bike locks, and used pieces of them in this memorable poster and billboard campaign (which even has its own making-of video).

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August 17, 2015, 1:48 PM EDT

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