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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…

May 13, 2014, 10:14 PM EDT

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…

May 7, 2014, 9:36 AM EDT

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…

March 26, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

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…

January 29, 2014, 12:16 PM EST

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…

November 19, 2013, 11:17 AM EST

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…

October 30, 2013, 9:02 AM EDT

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…

October 8, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

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…

October 7, 2013, 4:26 PM EDT

Mayoral Hopeful Makes Ad Soaking Wet in His Underwear, Swears Off Strip Clubs Kookiest political spot ever?

Man, who woulda thunk Midwestern municipal politics could make Anthony Weiner's campaign antics look boring? But Minneapolis mayoral candidate Jeff Wagner has pulled it off, emerging from a lake dressed…

September 13, 2013, 12:18 PM EDT

'Bribe the Senate' Gun-Control Campaign Is Altered Because, Well, Bribes Are Illegal Goodby creatives avoid jail time

A jokey-yet-serious campaign called Bribe the Senate, intended to get the U.S. Senate to at least discuss the idea of mandatory background checks on gun purchases, has hit a legal…

July 25, 2013, 1:09 PM EDT

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