I can’t get over the quality of Google’s 2010 Super Bowl commercial. I know this probably comes as a shock for my multiple (possibly) readers since I usually fill this blog with cleverly disguised negativity. But Google’s Parisian Love commercial doesn’t make me angry OR make me question the longevity of the human race. If you aren’t shocked by this news, please take your time perusing Mediabane’s extensive archive.

The Parisian Love commercial is the most popular of Google’s “search on” commercials, and, since the ad ran during Super Bowl XLIV, (I think that stands for a million) a lot of people have seen it. But the ad is so good that I think it deserves a little more exposure. [click to continue…]


I‘ve heard that cigarettes are addictive, but I’ve never tried them myself. For this reason, I’m not sure if someone would give someone else a blow job for a cigarette. I’m sure it has happened in the past when some poor college student ran out of smokes right before a big exam or something, but that’s a perfect storm of a situation involving low finances, stress, and essay questions on Constitutional law.

Maybe it’s a bigger problem over in France, where the ads I’m about to show you originate. Maybe you can’t even walk down the street over there without someone offering to blow you for half a Marlboro. But if that was the case, France would have a much larger tourism industry. [click to continue…]


Vajazzling Is The New Way To Advertise Your Vagina

February 24, 2010
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Listen, ladies. Waxing your vagina is so 2001. Finding a mate is hard, especially if you’re just fighting waxed vagina with waxed vagina. What are you going to do if you aren’t that attractive or have a well-documented history of domestic abuse? Thankfully, Jennifer Love Hewitt has brought Vajazzling into the mainstream. This practice, once [...]

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Vegetable Organs Ad

December 2, 2009
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You are what you eat, which is why I’ve been eating nothing but imported Care Bears for the past ten years. I should be able to shoot some kind of power beam out of my chest any day now. The next person who laughs at my elven facial features is in for a nasty surprise. [...]

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Evel Knievel’s Delicious Motor-Sicle

December 1, 2009
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Evel Knievel is best known for almost killing himself dozens of times for fame, money, and the thrill of almost killing himself dozens of times. But Evel Knievel also dabbled in other ways to make money. Take, for example. this very old ad for Evel Knievel frozen treats. They don’t look very appetizing to me, [...]

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Don’t Just Throw Your Baby In A Dumpster

November 30, 2009
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Because of all the news stories about people throwing their babies into dumpsters, a lot of people think that a dumpster is a great place for a small child. At first, it makes sense. There’s a lot of stuff in a dumpster that a baby could play with, and heat from the rotting garbage would [...]

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Falling Polar Bear Ad Is Plane Stupid

November 23, 2009
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I think I do my part to help prevent climate change. I turn off the lights in rooms I’m not in, and I stopped leaving the fridge open to cool the kitchen. But every time I think I’m doing enough to help the environment, an organization releases an advertisement about something else that’s killing the [...]

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I’ve Replaced This Post With Fruit By The Foot

November 18, 2009
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That title is misleading. I didn’t actually replace this post with Fruit by the Foot. I can’t just go wasting Fruit by the Foot on random Mediabane posts. What would I eat for Thanksgiving dinner? This Fruit by the Foot commercial makes me want to replace a bunch of stuff in my life with Fruit [...]

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Lady Uses Netflix Trash As Wallpaper

November 17, 2009
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Every time a Netflix movie arrives, a piece of paper needs to get removed from the top of the envelope to get at the movie. When I lived in a house with wood stove, I used this scrap paper to start the stove. This probably released a bunch of chemicals into the air from Netflix’s [...]

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Do These Anti-Pedophilia Ads Go Too Far?

November 12, 2009
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Pedophilia isn’t a very popular topic. If you try bringing it up while standing in line at the bank or at the next baby shower you attend, you’ll see what I mean. I always thought it was a pretty major concern and high on the radar of most adults. But apparently some people still haven’t [...]

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