The best (and very worst) of AdFreak, 2008


Least Surprising Naked Person in a PETA ad:
Jenna Jameson.

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The queen of porn channeled Bettie Page in a “Pleather yourself” print ad this year. In a companion video, Jameson said, with a straight face: “If you’re not able to provoke thought, then what are you really here for?”


Ad Most Likely to Provoke an Alien Attack: Doritos.

The tortilla-chip maker decided to beam a commercial into space this year. And then it decided, for some reason, that it should be a consumer-generated spot.


Best Advertising-Related Crime: The Grey Poupon incident.

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On June 18, somewhere in Utah, one motorist (and apparent fan of classic TV ads) got another to roll down his window, then asked, “Excuse me, sir, do you have any Grey Poupon?” The second driver responded by brandishing a firearm. No shots were fired, but the instigator got the license plate of the other guy, who was charged with aggravated assault.

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