Topic: Freaky

Furniture for black people and white people!

The people at Red House Furniture in High Point, N.C., care very deeply about race relations in this country, as their curious "Black and White Furniture" ad above illustrates. It…

April 29, 2009, 9:07 AM EDT

Will the mouse survive this pest-control ad?

DeVito/Verdi produced this Ehrlich Pest Control spot, which, according to press materials, began its life as a regular old unbranded personal YouTube video. Of course, that would only be novel…

April 28, 2009, 7:55 AM EDT

Pfizer's rat spot escapes censure in the U.K.

Well, here's a pretty damn gross ad. This Pfizer advisory from the U.K., which we won't spoil for you, warns consumers against buying unregulated medicine on the Internet. It got…

April 23, 2009, 9:42 AM EDT

Credit scores pee on the rug, hump your leg

The folks at The Martin Agency, who created the inanimate wad-of-bills Kash character for Geico, are now portraying credit scores as shaggy, growling canines in a new campaign for…

April 23, 2009, 9:14 AM EDT

Ads take a closer look at sneezing, laughing

These two new spots were made a long way from each other, but still seem separated at birth. The ad above, created by Jamshop for the South Australian Department of…

April 21, 2009, 2:07 PM EDT

Dole Ad From Japan Really Very Unappetizing

I always thought bananas were pretty straightforward, but this Dole commercial from Japan suggests otherwise. I also assumed people shied away from eating fruit that just shot out of someone's…

April 9, 2009, 8:17 AM EDT

Melons blitzed in mad Czech McDonald's ad

What in hell's name is going on in this McDonald's ad from the Czech Republic? It advertises something called the CBO, which is a McDonald's sandwich with chicken, bacon and…

April 6, 2009, 4:22 PM EDT

Mom gives birth to teen in new anti-drug ad

The target audience for this new spot from the Partnership for a Drug-Free America isn't drug-using teens. It's the mothers of teens who might tumble into that category. It's aimed…

April 2, 2009, 12:18 PM EDT

Blood-spattered refs always prefer Cheetos

A reader out in Los Angeles alerted us to these bizarre Cheetos billboards posted around town, showing a grim-faced soccer referee brandishing a red card while covered in what…

March 31, 2009, 2:27 PM EDT

Brazilian cancer spot is a serious tear-jerker

This is one intense spot by agency Base Propaganda for Brazil's League Against Cancer. For pure emotional impact, I'd rank it up there with the ALS Society of Canada's jarringly…

March 26, 2009, 6:31 AM EDT