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When Irish People Describe Their First Time, It Gets Pretty Weird Pretty Fast Good luck guessing where this one's headed

Sure, the old "they're not really talking about sex" gag is an ancient red herring, but we still enjoyed this bit of low-budget advertising from Cork, Ireland. Obviously we won't spoil…

September 12, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT

Chicken Keyboard Is One of Many Prizes in Finger-Lickin' Weird KFC Contest Take a byte

Because fried chicken is the greatest thing in the history of the world, and considering Japan is from the future, it's surprising they got their first KFC only 30 years…

September 12, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

Burger King Japan Comes Out With the Blackest Black Burger Yet Hello darkness, my old friend

Want a burger to match your soul? Burger King Japan's black burgers may fit the bill. The Kuro Burger—translation, "black burger"—and deluxe sibling the Kuro Diamond Burger don dark trimmings, including…

September 12, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT

Kotex Tells You to Be Gentle With Your Cat (What's Another Word for Cat?) Putting tape on them isn't very nice

Cats are very sensitive. And when you apply sticky tape to them, they tend to walk funny. Just like when your pad won't stay in place and decides to adhere…

September 12, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT

The 'Apparently' Kid From That Viral Newscast Apparently Just Made His First Ad Fresh talent for Fresh Pet

Last month, a video of a 5-year-old went viral (15 million views and counting) after a local news station interviewed him at Pennsylvania's Wayne County Fair. Noah Ritter's raspy voice,…

September 12, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Grab KFC for Lunch, and You'll Quickly Meet and Marry the Love of Your Life A truly whirlwind romance from BBH London

The KFC toasted burrito is all about getting more from your lunch break. Like, say, meeting, courting and marrying the love of your life. In a new spot from BBH London,…

September 12, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT

Incredible Ikea Billboard Tips an Apartment Sideways to Become a Rock-Climbing Wall Vertical stunt celebrates 30th store in France

Psst, maybe we shouldn't take this apartment—the floor seems kind of slanted. Ikea promoted the opening of its 30th store in France by building an apartment into a vertical rock-climbing wall.…

September 12, 2014, 10:07 AM EDT

One Bite of Chocolate Puts Everything in Perspective in This Lovely Spot From Norway Freia creates a modern Proustian moment

This video spot for Freia chocolate shows a young, impressively bearded Norwegian man living by the "full life, empty fridge" principle in New York City. His hectic lifestyle as a…

September 12, 2014, 9:31 AM EDT

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Sept. 5-12 Humanizing technologies, plus a poignant take on the children of divorce. Vote for your favorite spot

We had quite the interesting mix of themes and styles among this week's top five commercials. Beats by Dre let us inside Serena Williams's training regiment, while GE unleashed a…

September 12, 2014, 9:28 AM EDT

Save the Children Follows Up Its Brutal Syria PSA With a Similar One About Literacy Escape a life of misery, for only 10 minutes a day

Attention, dads. If you take a nap instead of reading with your son, he will grow up to be the kind of illiterate, all-around failure who gets misspelled tattoos about…

September 11, 2014, 4:44 PM EDT

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