Remember Auschwitz souvenirs spark controversy.

Here's some controversy about clothing.


Karyn still cashing in...

Remember Karyn?
The girl who had gotten herself deep into credit card debt and asked people to donate money to help her at


The Rise of "Reality Advertising"

Reality Advertising Cuts Through the Corporate Blather

"Reality advertising is a trend in the making. Some corporations are beginning to think using an ad agency might not be the best way to create an ad campaign., a networking site like Friendster and Ryze have put out an RFP to members of Fark, a community weblog, asking Farkers to create an ad campaign for the company. Ringo is offering a $1,000 prize to the winning entry."


Kids, carbonation, caffeine & commercials causing cavities & conniptions.


Phone directory wars heat up.

BT have joined in the directory enquiry wars, pushing their 118 500 service in their debut commercial. The ad ran yesterday and was a follow up to a number of 2 second teasers.

You can see all three ads at - you need crappy Windows media Player installed to view the ads.

How do you think the ads compare? Which one do you favour?


Cate Blanchett does Donna Karan

Cate Blanchett wears Donna's dresses in new fashion ads. The advertising deal will bring in six figures for Cate. She's one of a crop of celebrity models lately, Jennifer Lopez for Louis Vuitton, Adrian Brody for Zegna, Colin Farrell for Ralph Lauren while makeup is hawked by Catherine Zeta Jones for Estee Lauder and Nicole Kidman for Chanel.


More food marketing and fatter kids

Food marketing swells as kids get fatter says the NYT.

"The problem of obesity is so staggering, so out of control, that we have to do something," said Walter Willett, a professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. "The vast majority of what they sell is junk," Willett said of the big foodmakers.

The increase in food marketing to children has closely tracked their increase in weight. Since 1980, the number of obese children has doubled to 16 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Wrangler presents the fashion show that no one cares

Full coverage of this contraversy brought to you by Yahoo! News.

Like seeing models in tight jeans? Well not in Idaho.

Don't wear the jeans if they're too tight. And Wrangler is sponsoring this.


Mismatch bout: The jingle-writer vs. the Telemarketer

This mismatch bout is sponsored by Yahoo! News. Do You Yahoo?
In one corner, a well known comedian and a very good jingler, who just released his new CD, "A Wake Up Call For Telemarketers", Tom "Jingles Ring Anyone's Bell" Mabe.
And in the other corner, a group of people, united to get rid of this comic, The Pesky Telemarketers.

Our referee for tonight's mid-card bout: The Federal Goverment
The judges: The Federal Trade Commission and its do-not-call list

"Hi, this is Tom Mabe. I'm calling on behalf of the Telemarketers With Insomnia Foundation. How are you doing this evening sir?"


How are you Mr. Dunlop?

Dunlop has split a $25,000 prize with four Canadians who have changed their last names from Goodyear to Dunlop.