Archive for banned ads

New Diesel Ads: Ballsy, Banned

Posted in Crazy/Funny, Shopping with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2010 by Chase

Ah, Diesel. Like their jeans. LOVE their new ad campaign. The UK doesn’t agree. You be the judge…

Diesel doesn’t see what the big deal is. They’re used to pushing limits with their campaigns. Gotta love how ads with brazen nudity get beached in America, while across the pond it takes a brazenly stupid idea to make waves. But those who can combine provocative ideas and hot bodies (ala Diesel’s controversial “Global Warming Ready” campaign) are welcome to come float in my pool anyday.

Sure, the idea is stupid. Provocations need not always be high minded. Sometimes action that’s bold and without forethought produces the kind of ballsy results that, for better or worse, get you noticed… like gawking at the remains of a bikini model eaten by a lion.

Or waking up to realize that the previous day’s retail therapy involved paying full price for pre-frayed denim. Blasphemy.

(just kidding, Diesel… you know I love you)

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Every Banned Ad Should Be So Lucky

Posted in Crazy/Funny, Videos with tags , , , , , , on February 2, 2010 by Chase

Lately I’ve been seeing lots of online buzz about Super Bowl commericals (and yes, we’re guilty of it too). But nothing has gotten as much attention as this ad from a gay dating website called Man Crunch:

Two things occur to me: how much of this site’s target demographic actually watch the super bowl? Not counting the halftime show… sure, some “Str8 acting” closet cases would have seen the commercial too, but they seem pretty content to use craigslist.

Openly gay guys looking for love (or some variation thereof) seem much more likely to be viewing content on the internet… and damn, that’s exactly where this ad is getting so much exposure after being banned from the air! If you ask me, this is one case where rejection is a blessing in disguise.

Another ad jerked off the air

Posted in Crazy/Funny, Videos with tags , , , , , , , on December 14, 2009 by Chase

Complaints of vulgarity and incestuous overtones caused Toyota to pull this one. The former is obvious, but I see no suggestion of incest. Maybe I’m missing something…

Ad pulled due to dirty bubbles

Posted in Crazy/Funny, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2009 by Chase

This concept has great potential. Next I would like to see someone harassed by a shower that isn’t so clean.