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A Dummy's Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin
Mannequin American views and guidelines on marketing/PR trends, news from the world of puppets and ventriloquism, bits of humor and other interesting but useless information. I post every Tuesday and Friday.
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Outdoor Ad of the Day

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Meet Edward, the Tuffted Titmouse

Flap your wings and clean your beaks! Meet Edward the world’s most modern bird in this well written and funny ad that uses creative bird shots to sell the
ASUS Transformer Book T100.

“Mr., Do You Want the Silver Hand”


I think this is a Swedish ad for Canal Digital. Wherever it’s from, it’s funny.

Canal Digital apparently helps make sure you don’t miss a TV show. Because as we all know, missing a TV show can be a funny and life altering occurrence.  More importantly, not having Canal Digital will enable you to pound from inside your coffin.

Outdoor Ad of the Day


Vintage “Beanpole” Ad




Do They Still make This?



Santa Sells Poo-Pourri

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“I’ve Been Holding This Thing Since Dubai”

If the writing of this hilarious Christmas ad for Poo-Pourri doesn’t make you laugh, you need to have your sense of humor checked.

The before-you-go toilet spray—makers of the 2013 viral hit "Girls Don't Poop," which has 30 million YouTube views—is back with quite the seasonal surprise. Yes, the video confirms without a doubt that "Even Santa Poops."

Here, he's seen pooping in some British family's house, polluting the place with his Santa stink, having not used the Poo-Pourri that was sitting right there.

Kohler Introduces Deodirizing Toilet Seat 

Kohler Co. has introduced a deodorizing toilet seat that it says eliminates embarrassing bathroom odors and the need for candles and sprays to cover them up.

A fan hidden in the battery-operated seat sucks in air and pushes it through an odor-eating carbon filter, followed by an optional scent pack. Product manager Jerry Bougher said the idea is to attack smells "where the action is."

The $90 seat is one of many high-tech gadgets that Wisconsin-based Kohler and its competitors have introduced in recent years to make time spent in the bathroom more pleasant. When it comes to toilets, consumers can get seats with features such as slow-closing lids, heat and nightlights that typically add $20 to $100 to the cost.

Kohler began selling the seats Nov. 10, in time for the Christmas season. They require two D batteries to operate, and Kohler says the batteries and carbon filters, which cost $6.99, should last six months. Scent packs, which must be replaced monthly, are sold three for $7.99.


This Bus Runs on #2




The A4 bus service from Bristol to Bath in the United Kingdom might as well be called "the number two." It runs on human poop and food waste.


With a full tank, the bus can travel up to 186 miles, while producing up to 30% fewer emissions compared to diesel-powered buses.


The eco-friendly bus started regular service on Monday and is expected to carry around 10,000 passengers a month between the Bristol airport and the historic town of Bath.


Doody Head Game 



$17.91 plus shipping and handling from www.amazon.com.


Here’s a great gift for anybody on your list who enjoys competitive sports. To play Doody Head, you and your opponent strap on stylish yet functional Velcro caps, then fling Velcro doodies at each other in an effort to make them stick to the opponent’s head. It is hilarious fun for literally seconds on end. Then it gets old. But those are some memorable seconds.


Frenchman Develops Pills to Make Flatulence Smell of Roses


A Frenchman has developed a range of pills aimed at making people’s flatulence smell sweeter - of chocolate or of roses - which he says will make the perfect Christmas present.


The 65-year-old artist and inventor says his pills are aimed at easing indigestion and are made of 100 percent natural ingredients such as fennel, seaweed and blueberries.


The pills are sold on the internet under the Lutin Malin (Crafty Imp) website pilulepet.com and have been approved by health authorities, according to Christian Poincheval, who is based in the village of Gesvres in western France.


For this year’s festive season he has added a new product to the range which he has titled “The Father Christmas fart pill that gives your farts the scent of chocolate”.


They retail at €9.99 euros (£8) for a jar of 60 and bring benefits such as “the reduction of gas and bloating.”






Thanksgiving Tips to Make You Laugh

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These Thanksgiving Tips will Make You Laugh


If you want to laugh today watch these Thanksgiving Tips from Conan O’Brien’s Bill Tull.  The longer you watch, the funnier it gets. You’re welcome.


She's Just Like Barbie, but Normal




The Lammily doll has the proportions of an average 19-year-old woman's body. Not only does Lammily have a normal waistline ... she also comes with a sticker extension pack, in case you want to add moles or acne or even cellulite. Yeah, that’ll attract little girls.

To illustrate the point that reality is cool, the creator of Lammily created this clever video that transforms a Lammily doll into a Barbie doll via Photoshop. It’s a very clever play off videos we've seen dating all the way back to Dove's "Evolution."

What’s impressive about this product is that Nickolay Lamm, creator of the doll, raised half a million dollars via crowdfunding.

There’s a Statue for Everything


According to Wikipedia, this is the only monument to the enema in the entire world. It features a 360 kilogram brass syringe bulb held aloft by three angels. It is located at the Mashuk spa in Inozemtsevo, Russia.

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Holiday Candy Corn


In case you didn’t get your fill during Halloween, they now make a holiday version of candy corn. It’s corn … that tastes like candy … or at least it’s supposed to taste like candy.

The Brach’s version is called Candy cane corn, which is flavored with peppermint oil. Candy Blog’s Cybele compares it favorably to the filling of a peppermint patty, or a nice after-dinner mint. If it’s peppermint-flavored, why does it have to be labeled candy cane corn when there are no candy canes anywhere to be found? That is one of the great mysteries of marketing, I suppose.

Watch the Corner Where Dale Crashed

For our car and racing enthusiasts, here’s a short clip from the movie 'Super Speedway,' covering the 1996 season of Newman/Haas racing in CART. Paul Newman narrates as Michael Andretti tests his Lola at Road America.

The last shot shows Michael spinning at turn 1, at Road America. The reason I point this out, is that that turn 1 is the same turn Dale (the guy who stands behind me), touched another car just before entering that corner, and ended up totaling his racecar … which we had to explain to him later in the hospital.



Funniest Testicular Cancer PSA Ever

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Chip News: After a lifetime of blindness, Jonathan Krantz of Buffalo, N.Y. yesterday received an eye transplant and had his vision miraculously restored … becoming the only person in America who was seeing Kim Kardashian naked for the first time.

Check Your Fur Balls … Funniest Testicular Cancer PSA Ever



This PSA from Canada is uses Guinea Pigs to represent … well, you’ll see … and you’ll probably laugh.

Why These Swedish Buses No Longer Accept Cash

Starting December 14, The Regional Traffic of Blekinge county, in Sweden, will no longer accept cash onboard. So the transportation system had to find a way to inform the citizens about the changes and promote the alternative payment solutions. Here is their pretty funny ad that gets attention, gets the message across and gets a smile.

Christmas Gift Idea from Chip

Turn your headlights into actual headlights with these LED pasties by Sasswear. I think we can all agree there’s nothing more sassy than a light-up areola.




The reusable adhesives are hypoallergenic and the rechargeable batteries last over 20 hours.


Lowes Grocery Uses Billboards with a Play on Words




Lowes Grocery “grows a pair.” At least according to one of several new billboards touting the grocery store.




Everyone Wants to be a Ventriloquist



Jim Carrey recently appeared on the Tonight Show with his Jeff puppet. The look-a-like puppet is really well made. And Carrey is actually pretty funny.




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