Topic: Freaky

Cows desperate to become BK hamburgers

Speaking of Burger King, this new BK ad falls flat by failing to address why a cow would be mad at someone for not killing and eating it. That's the…

August 20, 2008, 7:39 AM EDT

Your dying relatives are a treasure chest!

Companies offering cash for gold are usually not the most tasteful advertisers. Still, this may be the first commercial of its kind to advocate yanking Grandma's fillings out with pliers…

August 19, 2008, 2:58 PM EDT

Read a book, or risk a nasty shrunken head

This "Read more" ad from Young & Rubicam for Israeli bookstore Steimatzky (see a larger image here) may appear to champion literacy. But the image, which could have been pulled…

August 18, 2008, 7:59 AM EDT

Suck on these sweet candy feet, my friend

And we leave you this week with this new Skittles commercial, in which a dude wrapped in a yellow cardigan makes sweet love to another dude's candy feet. Hopefully Mr.…

August 8, 2008, 5:14 PM EDT

Rooms so clean, they pass the tongue test

Um, I hope Extended Stay Motels has maid service, or this girl is in for a long night. Licking everything in sight doesn’t seem like the best way to ensure…

August 1, 2008, 6:55 AM EDT

Japanese advertising turns to the fembots

The old-fashioned notion still circulating in U.S. advertising agencies is that commercial actors should be, if not likable, at least human. In Japan, they feel differently. There, the job of…

July 31, 2008, 6:12 PM EDT

Radar shows off its favorite party animals

We don't visit Radar Online that much since their 2006 report (and breathless e-mail to us) that Justin Long was being dumped from Apple’s ad campaign. (As of July '08,…

July 29, 2008, 9:42 AM EDT

Right Guard's 'pitvertising' campaign stinks

Right Guard is testing a dubious new advertising tactic in London that tries to get people to look into other people's armpits. “Pitvertising,” as it’s known, involves sewing tiny TVs…

July 22, 2008, 1:25 PM EDT

A sexy look at hidden dangers of tanning

If you're looking for a good reason to avoid tanning beds—or if you're just a perv who likes hidden-cam footage of women undressing—then Ads of the World has the…

July 21, 2008, 7:31 AM EDT

Need 40 insane ads? Bring in Gary Busey.

Conventional wisdom has it that Gary Busey is crazier than a sack of weasels. (Check out the 197,000 hits for Gary Busey and crazy on Google.) Perhaps it’s an act.…

July 16, 2008, 5:19 PM EDT