Showing posts with label advertising. Show all posts
Showing posts with label advertising. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Verbot never worked

I didn't notice last night, but even in the damn commercial, Verbot doesn't follow instructions. It happens around the 8 second mark.

Also, if memory serves, my dog HATED Verbot. Poor Puff.

I really grew to resent that robot.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Oh. My. God.

Randy sends this.

You don't see many ads for dog-related items that promise celestial well-being and include shots of Dingoes.

But here you go.

Weezer + Snuggie

I am most likely late to the party on this, but:

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009



I saw this ad in my Facebook sidebar (why American Apparel thought I was buying "Disco Pants" should make the evangelists of targeted advertising weep).

There is a slim 4-5% of the age-appropriate demographic that will make these pants work. The same population that almost made Uggs work (they don't, they're dumb), and who can generally pull off any trend to come down the pike, good idea or no.

Much like the muffin-top and whale-tail looks of circa 2004, these pants are going to inflict us with a generation of people in clothing which they will attempt to adopt as its in all the magazines, but which will end in failure once worn out to the Red Box DVD rental outside Walgreens.

I now know I'm going to walk across campus with sad looking undergrads squeezed into these monstrosities on a pedestal of those rain-slicker boots that have to be giving our nation's young women the worst case of athlete's foot since the trench war of 1917.

Stop the disco pants madness.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Movie Trailers We Should Discuss

In addition to the upcoming "Whip It", I saw a few new trailers this weekend online (not at the cinema) that might be of interest to the genre-nerds at LoM.

1. Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland

Sort of makes me want to throw up. I'm not sure why. Something about the animated imagery doesn't set quite right.

For reasons unknown to me, they've disabled embedding (get with it, Disney).

Click here.

As a "Just Say No" message, this trailer fails completely. However, I think if I look at the trailer enough, that off-kilter-nausea will go away and I can just enjoy the movie for the visual feast it seems to be.

Haven't read Carroll since 1995, so I need to remember what went where.

Also, Carla and JAL and I should digitize our Film 1 Carroll-inspired piece and put it on YouTube. Not sure I actually have a copy anymore.

Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber's "Whiteout"

based on the Greg-Rucka-penned graphic novel of the same name. Only now with more Kate Beckinsale.

Here's Rucka's own info on Whiteout.

Tron Legacy

I'm not as big a Tron nut as some, but its true to say that when Tron was released, my Dad made an official "we will no longer talk about Tron at the dinner table" rule.

The trailer from last year's Con was never officially released, but it's up now.

And it is a sight to behold for us Tron-raised-kids.

Iron Man Anime

Iron Man produced, etc... in Japan.

I have mixed feelings on changing things up for the kids who won't look at anything that doesn't look as if it came from our neighbors across the Pacific. I certainly don't believe its going to bring them to the main product. But it is a cool experiment, and Iron Man and his cast of villains seem a great fit for Anime sensibilities.

There's also an anime Wolverine movie that I confess to finding ridiculous. But I also think Superman's costume is a great idea, so work with that information.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Well, this is just F'd Up

As you may know, I keep a Google Ads bar on The League of Melbotis side-bar (RSS readers may not know this). I don't do it to generate revenue. I just like to see what ads are spawned by the most recent posts.

My most recent posts (and the news of the day) is about the early and unexpected death of entertainment and litigation icon Michael Jackson. Apparently, the Google Ads do not miss a @#$%ing beat.

insensitive, yet tacky. click for the full effect,

Jesus H. Christ, Google Ads. I don't care if you're autogenerated or not. Let's see this as a use-case of what-not-to-do, shall we?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

shirt, zombies, bk ad, SC gov, ebert on transformers

Social Media Venn Diagram shirt

I need one. Here.

Thanks to Kevin.


Massacremike had posted this trailer.

this one is for JimD

Burger King takes that extra step toward dragging us as far into the pit as possible.


Thanks to the unfortunate soul who forwarded this one my way who I am not sure wants to be identified.

I think Quizno's threw down the gauntlet with their "torpedo" ads with Chad and the oven, but... anyway.

Family Values

Well done, elected official.

Goofy enough that Sanford skipped the country. But where were these stories coming from placing you on the Appalachian Trail? Who was awkwardly covering for you? Badly played, sir.

I don't think Ebert likes the new Transformers

From Jamie:

"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is a horrible experience of unbearable length, briefly punctuated by three or four amusing moments. One of these involves a dog-like robot humping the leg of the heroine. Such are the meager joys. If you want to save yourself the ticket price, go into the kitchen, cue up a male choir singing the music of hell, and get a kid to start banging pots and pans together. Then close your eyes and use your imagination.

here for the whole thing

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Not really doing it for me...

Am I the only one creeped out by the sexualization of the Green M&M in the animated M&M ads?

Aside from the obvious (it's an M&M), does the female gender assignment automatically equate to sexiness? And, for the love of mike, wasn't there another way to pitch these fancy-type "premium" M&M's?

And if I'm this creeped out, doesn't it really mean there's someone out there who likes Ms. Green a little too much?