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Topic: Politics

How JWT Is Turning Campaign Signs Into Furniture After Elections Are Over

Upcycling comes to politics

Now that the elections are over, just think about all the fun craft projects you can do with irrelevant campaign signs—at least, if you live in Brazil. Civic nonprofit Mobilidade Urbana…

Inspired by the City's Ex-Con Mayoral Candidate, Providence Agency Turns to a Life of Crime

Adding muscle to your work with 'mobvertising'

Buddy Cianci served as the mayor of Providence, R.I., for two decades and is running again this fall, despite having been convicted of two felonies over the years—for assault and…

This Danish 'Get Out the Vote' PSA Is So Full of Sex and Violence, It Was Pulled Immediately

Orgy scene dooms Voteman

If you thought the U.S. had weird political ads, check out this bit of insanity from Denmark: a 90-second cartoon that stars a character called Voteman, who isn't apathetic about…

Germans Fight Neo-Nazis by Liking Their Facebook Page and Flooding It With Love

This didn't go over very well

Sadly, there's still a Nazi presence in Germany. Recently, an organization named Laut Gegen Nazis, or Loud Against Nazis, decided to combat the hate with lots of love—or rather, lots…

Mitch McConnell Celebrates Duke Instead of Kentucky Basketball in Latest Ad Fail

Senator's opponent is a fan of the gaffe

Mitch McConnell can’t catch a break. First, the Republican senator from Kentucky becomes the meme of the moment after releasing a baffling long-form ad with no words where he mostly just…

Q&A: Sarah Silverman on the Joys and Terrors of Politically Charged Advertising

'This couldn't be worse for my career'

Sarah Silverman is no stranger to controversy stemming from her politically charged PSAs. In her latest polarizing video, released last week, she bonds with Jesus Christ while they watch an…

SNL Helps Obama Through Presidential Depression With Paxil Second Term Strength

Three more years of meds

Most presidents go through a second-term depression, but Obama's has been particularly dismal. To help out, Saturday Night Live has introduced Paxil Second Term Strength, a depression medication for the…

Centuries Later, George Washington Is a Candidate Again in Mount Vernon's Spoof Campaign Ad

'One man stands out'

A deadpan spoof of a typical political ad might be the only thing getting votes in Washington these days. The ad below for Mount Vernon, George Washington's plantation home outside of…

Big Brother Is Watching You From Mysterious Billboards in New York and San Francisco

Teaser ads, but for what?

Mysterious billboards have appeared in New York and San Francisco bearing the message that "Your data should belong to the NSA." As Gothamist astutely points out, it already does, regardless…

Company Mailing Out Free Vibrators to Federal Workers During Shutdown

Idle hands get a devil's plaything

If you're a federal employee with some time on your hands, Vibrators.com has something they'd like to put in those hands—for free! That's right, the e-commerce hub that bills itself as…

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