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A Topless Miley Cyrus Licks and Fondles a Blow-up Toy in Ad for Seamless Tights Keeping up with a Kardashian

In case you were wondering where Miley Cyrus was hiding, look no further than this little ad with everyone's favorite wrecking ball wearing nothing but a smile and some Golden Lady seamless tights.

It's not going to break the Internet, but it is an odd palate cleanse after a day of staring at the sun—er, the moon—in the form of Kim Kardashian's oily derrière. 

Subtlety isn't exactly Miley's strength, and she sure packs enough innuendo and suggestive behavior into these 15 seconds to wedge herself in some weird cavity of your brain like a GIF of a monkey drinking its own pee.

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November 13, 2014, 11:57 AM EST

Mike Myers Does a Hilarious Sears Ad With His Brother, Who's Worked There for Decades Star power for struggling chain's Canadian operation

Sears Canada is struggling mightily, but it has a secret weapon in a celebrity connection.

Peter Myers has worked at Sears Canada for 32 years. And it turns out his brother is Mike Myers, who agreed to do this amusing ad playing up their connection. The spot—directed by Hungry Man's Bryan Buckley—is nicely self-aware, too, as it comically refers to the retailer's problems. And Mike and Peter's banter is funny, natural and well written.

"Do you know anything about the retail business?" Peter asks Mike. "Not a lot," Mike replies. "Just that Sears Canada has to demographically and psychographically alter the trajectory of its business model. But that would just be a wild guess."

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November 13, 2014, 11:43 AM EST

XKCD Live-Sketched the Comet Landing Every Few Minutes for 12 Incredible Hours The result: a 142-frame flipbook of real-time genius

If you missed the excitement and tension of Wednesday's Philae lander completing its 10-year journey to a comet's surface, here's a pretty fantastic way to relive it.

Web cartoonist Randall Munroe, creator of the massively popular xkcd, live-cartooned the Philae module's separation from the Rosetta spacecraft and its gradual, often nerve-wracking descent to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

Despite the marketing and media world's obsession with producing real-time content, Munroe truly created something light years beyond what most big-budget brands or news outlets would attempt (or even imagine in the first place).

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November 13, 2014, 10:28 AM EST

World's First Gender-Neutral Sex Toy Is Marketed With References to Camus And it's named after a G-rated '80s toy

Sex toys, by their very nature, tend to be gendered because they're usually supposed to work with one set of genitalia or the other. And even when they don't have to be (we all have butts), marketers will gender them anyway, for the same reason there are Bic Pens for Her.

Enter sex-toy maker PicoBong, which has created what it's calling the world's first gender-neutral sex toy. It's called the Transformer (styling it TRANSFORMER, for extra oomph), and whether you're a Decepticon or an Autobot, it can twist any way your twisted mind can think up. Created for her, him, her and him, him and him, her and her, them and them, the toy will cause a whole new sexual revolution, PicoBong claims.

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November 13, 2014, 9:52 AM EST

All of Britain Sings 'Let It Go' in Vodafone's Christmas Ad You've heard of this song, I presume

"Let It Go" is so played out at this point, some might consider it a lump of coal in their stockings. But that hasn't stopped Vodafone U.K. and RKCR/Y&R from thawing out the Frozen anthem for this minute-long holiday ad.

Directed by Pete Riski through Rattling Stick, the spot shows various "local heroes"—folks who have to work on Dec. 25, including medical personnel, airport staffers and restaurant employees—belting out the lyrics as they watch the Disney film, a Sky Movies selection for Christmas, on their handsets. (That's one festive emergency room! In fact, #PowerToTheFestive is the hashtag.)

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November 12, 2014, 12:19 PM EST

Wil Wheaton, Giant Beer Geek, Humorously Introduces Newcastle's Scotch Ale A new beer that 'does not suck'

Newcastle has tapped Wil Wheaton as its latest anti-advertising star, enlisting the actor and Internet folk hero for a couple of amusing online videos introducing a new Scotch Ale.

Wheaton does an amusing job of delivering the pitch under duress, as the Asylum production is self-consciously faux-low-budget. He's also a well-known home-brew geek, and mixes some knowledge in with the humor.

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November 12, 2014, 10:46 AM EST

Tesco Puts On an Insane Christmas Light Show, Proves Commitment to Holiday Spirit Time to start digging out those ornaments, folks

The annual British Christmas ad wars are heating up, and Tesco wants people to know it's armed with lots of the obligatory bright lights and endearingly ridiculous ornaments.

A new TV commercial from the supermarket chain and Wieden + Kennedy London dramatizes everyman preparations for the holiday—pulling tangled string lights out of the dusty attic, scaling a ladder with a wobbly reindeer, and grinning slack-jawed as a two-story inflatable Santa reaches full stature.

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November 12, 2014, 10:09 AM EST

Man Cleans Up the Hairy Apartment in His Pants in Schick's Manscaping Musical Make the place presentable, will you?

If you have an animal, you can surely identify with having their dander all over your living space. It can be tricky to clean up after them and make the space presentable for guests. 

Well, what if your apartment was your pants, and your pet hair was—uh, your very own locks of love? I mean, you love yourself and it shouldn't matter, right? Not so fast there, Sasquatch. Having guests over might be a problem. 

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November 12, 2014, 8:44 AM EST

Leo Burnett Motivates Employees by Making Them Do Shots and Slapping Them in the Face Hard-hitting program gets great results

Here's the last parody video we're going to post from Strategy magazine's Agency of the Year event in Toronto. It's Leo Burnett's entry, and it seems the agency has found a unique way to make its employees more creative—by having them do shots and then literally slapping the tired old ideas out of their heads.

Burnett calls it "Slapshot," and it seems to be working, judging by the impressive numbers in the fake case study below. And certainly, beta testing in Cannes was an inspired idea.

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November 12, 2014, 8:34 AM EST

Princess Leia Walks Around NYC, Gets Harassed by Everyone From Yoda to Darth Vader Catcalling video keeps on giving

The universe was shaken when we watched hidden-camera footage of a woman walking around NYC and getting harassed. Then we saw what happens when a white man suffers the same fate.

Now, in the latest parody of the Hollaback! catcalling video, we take a galactic leap to find out what it would be like for the most famous princess in the entire universe, Princess Leia. I mean, I know firsthand what it's like, but at least this time it was taped. 

Watch below as Leia encounters scoundrels in this wretched hive of scum and villainy, aka New York City. Help her Obi-Wan, you're her only hope. Needless to say, there's a giant disturbance in the Force.

November 11, 2014, 3:40 PM EST


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