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Master and Apprentice Are Back, and Ridiculous as Ever, for Steak 'n Shake New spots from Carmichael Lynch

The latest ads in Carmichael Lynch's master and apprentice campaign for Steak 'n Shake continue to use sound effects and choice props to comic effect. This time, the main featured sound…

August 28, 2014, 4:23 PM EDT

For sale: Michael Jackson's burnt Pepsi hair

Just last night I said to the wife, "You know what I'd really like? Some of Michael Jackson's hair. In fact, I want the toasted tresses from the 1984 Pepsi…

January 27, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

Jewelry being made from MJ's charred hair

It's come to this: Greedy vultures at some outfit called LifeGem claim to be making jewelry out of the charred hair from Michael Jackson's ill-fated 1984 Pepsi commercial shoot.…

July 27, 2009, 10:53 AM EDT

Help the Gloved One Moonwalk Into Eternity

This week in Michael Jackson tributes, a serious contender for the hearts and minds of fans has emerged in Studio Brussels’ Eternal Moonwalk. Head over to the site to watch…

July 20, 2009, 6:09 PM EDT

Jackson hair-on-fire footage finally unveiled

Video footage of one of advertising's seminal moments has finally been leaked 25 years later—that of Michael Jackson's hair catching on fire, due to mistimed pyrotechnics, at a 1984…

July 16, 2009, 10:18 AM EDT

R.I.P. Michael Jackson, adland's king of pop

It seems fitting, ironic and ultimately tragic that Michael Jackson's best-known ad moment involved a freak accident. In 1984, at the height of his mega-fame in the wake of Thriller,…

June 25, 2009, 7:32 PM EDT

Posters ruin Michael Jackson's big surprise

Finally, a secret revealed about Michael Jackson that doesn't make me want to barf all over myself. The King of Pop is planning a series of concerts for July…

March 6, 2009, 8:07 AM EST

Jackson appears on anti-pedophilia ads

Michael Jackson should be off-limits to advertisers these days, what with the whole sleeping-with-boys image problem. But actually, Jackson's image is all over the place in Budapest—on guerrilla political attack ads that…

March 24, 2006, 7:41 AM EST

Is the time ripe for Jesus Juice?

It seems odd that anyone would want to be associated with the alleged capers of Michael Jackson and young boys, but two people in California—one of them a longtime CBS…

November 7, 2005, 4:19 PM EST

Why Johnny Depp is not Michael Jackson

Now that Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is in theaters, I’m surprised people are still comparing Johnny Depp’s Willy Wonka to Michael Jackson. Here’s why: Although the nature of MJ’s…

July 21, 2005, 8:57 AM EDT