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Ricochet "Meetings between passionate people" (2017) 1:14 (France)
Ricochet "Meetings between passionate people" (2017) 1:14 (France)

Lots of steamy eroticism going on in the bowling alley in this ad for brand new app Ricochet, which promises to not be like those other lusty dating apps that pretend to be about long-term relatio

ZIMA "Back, not Back" (2017) 1:00 (USA)
ZIMA "Back, not Back" (2017) 1:00 (USA)

If you are a member of Gen X like me, you remember Zima. "Tastes kinda like Sprite!" Sure. Sprite with a hint of vomit. You might have even gotten wasted on it at high school parties.

Patriotic Pet Portraits for The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

Simple stunning portraits of true heroes: rescue dogs. With the "medals," they've received for their rescue efforts over the years. The idea being of course that they really are heroes.

Arla "Rex" (2017) 3:00 (UK)
Arla "Rex" (2017) 3:00 (UK)

British comedian Nick Helms is setting out to see whether there's anything to this whole getting up in the morning thing, vs sleeping in late and keeping stand up comedian's hours.

Arla "Kenny" (2017) 3:00 (UK)
Arla "Kenny" (2017) 3:00 (UK)

Comedian Nick Helm meets up with stuntman Kenny, to find out why he gets up so early in the morning. Kenny takes him running and then training and we go through a series of British fat guy jokes.

Arla "Barbara" (2017) 3:00 (UK)
Arla "Barbara" (2017) 3:00 (UK)

Comedian Nick Helms is used to a later lifestyle. But now he's got to get up early for once to discover what makes Arla, Arla.

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Olympic Chainsaw Massacre

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NBC contributed the latest example of advertising "standards and practices" hypocrisy when it cut a new Olympics spot from Nike spot off at the knees this week.

The spot, a parody of slasher movies, features runner Suzy Hamilton being chased through the woods by a chainsaw-weilding masked man. The Nike-clad Olympian easily outdistances the psycho, leaving him panting in exhaustion as supers pop up stating "Why sport? You'll live longer."

The network cited an unspecified "number of viewer complaints" as the reason for its flip-flop on the previously approved spot. Once again, advertising is being subjected to scrutiny that programming in the same media is spared from.

Other instances of this type double standard include the Fox Network's objection to a Super Bowl spot featuring a man driven up an elephant's derriere and ABC saying "no" to artificial noses.

It's hard to understand what this network censorship accomplishes other than giving media buyers another reason to shift to cable.

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