This truly terrifying ad for the NSPCC with the line "Don't lose control" found via AdFreak "Uk Child abuse ads don't skip on gore". Don't know when (or even if but we assume) these ran. AdFreak found them via Mark's Arthole on flickr. I don't know about you but this image makes me cringe and want to hug puppies, look at rainbows and lock out the bad bad world. Go away!


Ralph have done another TV show tailored viral, this time it's for a show called Breaking Bad where a mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher unexpectedly adopts a criminal new lifestyle when he finds out that he has cancer - he opens a Meth lab in a a trailer. In the viral, Walter White - our meek high school chemistry teacher - dishes out advice that I should get off the computer and live life now. I think I will. Sounds like it'll be a good show too - course Walter's advice to stop watching too much TV becomes rather ironic when it is for a TV show.
BREAKING BAD is created by highly acclaimed writer, producer and director Vince Gilligan (“The X-Files”), executive produced by Oscar® winner Mark Johnson (The Chronicles of Narnia, The Notebook, Donnie Brasco), with the pilot episode photographed by two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer John Toll (Braveheart, Legends of the Fall, The Last Samurai).

Today's really difficult timewaster: Labyrinth spin the black circle Flash game... If you get past level eleven let me know. I suspect it's impossible.

These Radio spots are from The Jupiter Drawing Room, Cape Town, for client Getaway Magazine. The "little Angels" ran in December and the beastiality featuring second one (inside) ran this January.

Commercials: 

Tesco Lotus' idea is "always fresh" so BBDO Bangkok created these stickers to go on glass tanks in front of restaurants showing live fish, with the copy reading "as fresh from Tesco Lotus" in a sticker that looks like the Tesco price tag.

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Page three girl Keeley Hazell helped launch a new fragrance for Lynx in London today, and judging by the pictures alone I gather that:

1) Whatever Keeley is getting paid is not nearly enough for standing outside in London in February wearing nothing but a chocolate colored bikini. Astronauts have less risks involved in their jobs.

2) The chocolate dummies/men hanging around indicate that Lynx has finally discovered the one true scent that will attract all females namely chocolate. Sadly it works even on your Mum. Be afraid boys. Be very afraid.

Mad pictures inside.

OK, this may or may not have been plan from the very beginning, after all when we talk about Superbowl ads past how often doesn't mainstream media mention GoDaddy and Hilton hotels? Flopping spectacularly might be a ticket into repeating Superbowl fame, at least until something worse comes along. This year it was the Chinese pandas who spoke English with a Chinese accent - anthropomorphic characters need to have some kind of logic to be believable kids, and having an accent tied to your characters geographical location is a first thought.


The New York Times resident ad columnist Stuart Elliot reports in "An Ad With Talking Pandas, Maybe, but Not With Chinese Accents" that the chairman and chief executive of InfoUSA in Omaha, Vinod Gupta, says he is sorry about the Salesgenie ads offending people, and promises to stop running one of them.

This was the second year in a row that Salesgenie advertised in the Super Bowl with animated spots written by Mr. Gupta rather than an outside agency. This time, an outside agency, Creative Mint in San Francisco, handled production for the animation.

Am I misreading this? Were the spots in 2007 animated as well? Lets check our 36 years super bowl commercials archive shall we? Nope, the Salesgenie ad of 2007 wasn't animated, just ugly. Like the kids say: Intredasting

Ho-kay, Taco Bell's saucyscribe competition is "only open to current members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA)" and the winner who jots down a cute "sauce wisdom" not only gets to hone his craft of writing (gag!) but also free Taco Bell food (double gag!) - in the form of one $5 Taco Bell gift check per week for 52 weeks, redeemable at participating Taco Bell® locations). Approximate retail value of each prize is $260.00.

This is so backward. Taco Bell probably in all honesty just created this game meaning to show support for the striking writers. But listen, games where creatives of any kind (photographers, designers, writers, art directors etc) give away the craft that they would normally get paid to do, for the remote possibility of maybe perhaps winning something trivial are a big fat insult to our professions to begin with. Cut it the fuck out. This one is simply twice as insulting as it's going on as support to a strike, which is about the pay all creatives have a hard time getting in the first place (because youknow, being creative isn't really a job).

The backlash has begun, of course and MetroBlogging Los Angeles notes Taco Bell offer STILL better than AMPTP's

Edit: Fast food maven dropped us a line that they wrote about this here Taco Bell seeks saucy slogans from striking Hollywood writers last week, and to let us know that they're soon doing a followup, as soon as Taco Bell responds to their questions.

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