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Mercedes Gives British Teen a Hand: A Branded Prosthetic One Automaker goes all out on a limb

Mercedes-Benz has found yet another advertising medium in an already fragmented landscape: branded prosthetics! It wasn't the automaker's idea, the Telegraph reports, but that of Matthew James, a clever 14-year-old…

August 16, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

Italian Woman Mourns Dead Cat in Full-Page Newspaper Ad

Well-known Italian artist and possible Oompa-Loompa Luciana Matalon took out a full-page ad in national newspaper Corriere della Sera this week to eulogize her recently deceased 15-year-old cat. She even…

July 15, 2011, 9:09 AM EDT

NYC's 'Moustache Man' Subway Ad Vandal Finally Captured

In case you hadn't heard, an infamous criminal was captured last week following a lengthy manhunt. And I don't mean Whitey Bulger. NYC subway patrons can ride the trains without…

June 27, 2011, 8:46 AM EDT

Unpleasant Man Humiliates Woman With Anti-Abortion Billboard

Greg Fultz, a resident of Alamogordo, N.M., spent $1,300 on an anti-abortion billboard that specifically targets his ex-girlfriend. Fultz, who probably won't be attending any Mensa cocktail receptions anytime soon,…

June 8, 2011, 8:04 AM EDT

'Jobless Paddy' Spends Life Savings on Billboard Plea in Dublin

Will the luck of the Irish favor a 26-year-old unemployed marketing grad who's branded himself "Jobless Paddy" and reward him with a proverbial pot o' gold? Or with gainful employment,…

June 3, 2011, 12:55 PM EDT

Comedian Rips Time Warner Cable in Hilarious Newspaper Ads

Flight of the Conchords regular Eugene Mirman put his sense of humor, and a couple of thousand dollars, into some newspaper ads lashing out at Time Warner Cable's incompetence and…

June 1, 2011, 2:58 PM EDT

Reminder: Selling Babies on eBay Isn't Cool

Well, no one ascended to heaven this weekend, and no one ever will if we keep putting up contraband on eBay as a goof. This time, an Allendale, Mich., woman…

May 23, 2011, 12:37 PM EDT

Probably the Best Ad Ever for a Used Wetsuit Dan Morgan jumps right in

A used wetsuit doesn't sound like a great thing to buy. But Dan Morgan does his best to flog his pre-owned Xcel suit in this hilarious eBay listing from the…

March 21, 2011, 2:36 PM EDT

'Delightful woman' places ad for new kidney

The Internet may have mostly killed off the newspaper's classifieds section, but newspapers are fighting back by allowing you to place ads soliciting internal organs. That's what's happening in Louisville,…

March 11, 2011, 9:51 AM EST

Woman buys ad seeking man from her flight

Many fliers want to escape as quickly as possible from the people they're forced to travel with. This is especially true of my seatmates, who never join my impromptu Justin…

March 11, 2011, 8:06 AM EST