This ad from Japanese tire company Autoway actually has a warning before it and it’s for good reason. My adrenaline is all hopped up right now from watching it. I feel like I’m going to simultaneously cry, puke, and fight someone.
So, heed the warning. If you scare easily, if you have a medical heart condition, or if you’re just a scaredy cat like me, don’t watch this. But if you like a good scare video, then turn the volume up and enjoy. Muahahaha.
The ugly Christmas sweater has become a staple for holiday parties since their unironic inception in the 1980′s. Of course, the more authentic the sweater, the more compliments you’re bound to get on it. Take, for instance, these holiday sweater vests worn by myself and couple good friends from last year.
However, if you’re going for something a bit more modern that’s still just as outrageous, you might want to check out these digital holiday sweaters from Mark Rober. Though way more pricey than what you would pay after hours of rummaging at a thrift store, you still get the satisfaction of being the belle of the ball. However, make sure your phone is fully charged before you leave the house or you’re gonna have a dead phone by the end of the party.
via markrober / thanks bryce!
Seeing as how the holidays are a time of giving, this funny advert from UK retailer Harvey Nichols shows the, um, less giving side of Christmas. You know, where you go out shopping for other people’s presents and you ultimately find something that you really, really want, so you buy it for yourself and then you don’t quite have enough money for everyone else’s presents? No? Just me?
Right. Well, if anyone needs me, I’ll be off later in the afternoon to brave the hordes and get my Christmas shopping done. For my friends and family, of course. WINK.
Air New Zealand is hopping back on that Hobbit train to promote the beautiful country where Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed.
If only all air traffic controllers and grounds people were dressed as Gandalf. It would at least make flying a little more interesting.
I find that the older I get, the more jaded everyone else around me gets when it comes to the holidays. So I’m saying pish posh to the naysayers and getting teary-eyed at this new commercial for UK department store John Lewis.
A bear experiencing Christmas for the first time with his rabbit buddy? Ugh.
This commercial for For Goodness Shakes protein drinks has been deemed to inappropriate for television because of the sheer amount of masturbation innuendo that it contains.
Most likely because this entire commercial is just one big monkey-spanking innuendo.
I’d be curious to see what they’d do for the female version of this. You know, for science.
Kmart has been getting sassy with their commercials this year, so it should come as no surprise that their holiday commercial would be equally as sassy. This specific commercial is part of a campaign for Joe Boxer and that means that the “bells” are actually the models’ “balls”, or could be interpreted as such.
Now the Facebook page for Kmart is filled with people complaining about the commercial and threatening not to shop there unless the ad is pulled from TV and the internet. Kmart’s response thus far? NOPE. NOT GONNA DO IT.
“I think it is a bad move on Kmart’s part. Kmart is one of those stores that has traditionally been considered a family brand … The backlash can be pretty bad. The brand has been suffering and may have a hard time recovering from this if they alienate a lot of customers,” said ”I think it is a bad move on Kmart’s part. Kmart is one of those stores that has traditionally been considered a family brand … The backlash can be pretty bad. The brand has been suffering and may have a hard time recovering from this if they alienate a lot of customers,” Melissa Henson, director of the Parents Television Council.
In the meantime, not everyone finds it offensive. Plenty on Facebook are also telling people to lighten up, because at the end of the day, who’s it really hurting?