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ESPN Uses Golden Girls Theme Song to Salute the SEC's Animal Mascots Let's thank each one for being a friend

Do you enjoy looking at adorable animals and singing along to "Thank You for Being a Friend," the Andrew Gold song whose cover by Cynthia Fee rightfully belongs to Blanche,…

July 28, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

Jaws in Lake Ontario? Nah, It Was Just a Shark Week Video Prank Discovery hoax causes some gnashing of teeth in Canada

If you thought there was something fishy about that YouTube video of a shark swimming off Lake Ontario's Wolfe Island, you were absolutely right. The clip—uploaded on July 10, with nearly…

July 23, 2014, 10:03 AM EDT

Agency Again Strikes Viral Gold With Tiny Animals Enjoying Tiny Festivities HelloDenizen hedgehog party already has 1 million views

Workplace productivity has gone out the window once again thanks to "Tiny Birthday for a Tiny Hedgehog," the latest time-wasting video from agency HelloDenizen that has first-worlders convulsively hitting replay. The…

July 15, 2014, 6:06 PM EDT

BarkBox Brings 30 Seconds of Sweet, Sweet Dog Butt Into Your Living Room Your best friend is going to like this

Is there anything dogs love more than a good dog butt? BarkBox, a monthly gift subscription service for dogs, has been experimenting with advertising directly to man's best friend. And its…

June 25, 2014, 9:53 AM EDT

If Hangry Animals Emerge From Your Belly, You Might Need Jack Link's Beef Jerky Or see a doctor immediately

Ads are most beautiful when they speak to us in a language we understand—when they tap into our subconscious and make us feel like they empathize, like they are one…

June 24, 2014, 12:05 PM EDT

PETA Wonders How You'd Feel If Your Hair Was Ripped Out Like an Angora Rabbit's Is the comparison even useful?

Plucking Angora rabbits to use their fur in clothing is like waxing the hair off unwilling humans, says PETA's latest human-shaming ad. Characteristic of the animal advocacy group's PSAs, it's designed…

June 13, 2014, 9:51 AM EDT

Overgrown Beards Are Like Wild Animals Clinging to Your Face, Schick Ads Say Y&R campaign urges men to 'free your skin'

Y&R New Zealand turns manly beards into cute animals for Schick's "Free Your Skin" campaign, which takes a bold anti-beard stance in this golden age of hirsute ruggedness.  Of course, sneering…

June 10, 2014, 9:55 AM EDT

Adidas Creates a Bloody Mess With World Cup Ads Featuring Gory Cow Hearts Animal advocates disgusted by global campaign

Animal rights activists are upset about, well, everything, but they're especially mad about an Adidas World Cup campaign in which soccer players are holding bloody cow hearts. The tagline for the…

June 4, 2014, 11:12 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: PETA and Morrissey Team Up in Powerful Plea for Veganism Lends song to short film for his birthday

At its worst, PETA can be preachy, hypocritical and gratingly annoying. But at its best, the animal welfare group is a savvy emotional storyteller that can make even the most…

May 21, 2014, 7:28 AM EDT

Who's Your Daddy? Definitely Not Scooter the Neutered Cat A hip spokescat for pet population control

When it comes to PSAs about controlling the pet population, most of us have come to expect well-intentioned lectures from the likes of Bob Barker.  Enter Scooter, the neutered cat, ironic…

May 2, 2014, 3:37 PM EDT

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