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A Dummy's Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin
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Talking Balls Featured in Funny Men's Undies Ad

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Chip Shot: Some days the best thing about my job is that the chair spins.


Bonds … Very Comfy Undies



Men's testicles have to put up with a lot in life. Heat, cold and sudden impact--all affect them. According to Bonds Underwear, "The least men can do is keep 'The Boys' comfy in a nice new pair of Bonds undies."

Here’s one of their funny ads featuring a pair of balls hanging around in wicker chairs, arguing with the brain, dealing with sudden impacts and generally seeking a less confusing, painful existence—which Bonds provides. The “prepare for impact” line is really funny!

Funny Korean Ad for Recycling

This is the strangest and one of the best ads for recycling that I’ve seen in a while.

Honest Marketing

Ad Promoting the Use of Web Parental Controls

This Italian ad reminds parents that if they don’t use Web Parental Controls, their children may run across “adult things”. Below is another one from the series that is a little more “direct.”






Very Funny Animal Adoption Ad

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Chip Shot: Only Forty percent of Americans believe in evolution … less than any other industrialized nation. Seventy five percent of Italians believe in evolution and the Pope lives there.


Comical Ads Tell Ashley Madison Users How to Find a Better Life Partner (NSFW)



Here’s a funny way and an effective way to promote animal adoption.

“They Want the Logo Bigger”

Having worked in marketing for over 30 years, I can say from experience that this ad for Adobe is funny because it demonstrates truisms about clients.

Everyone’s Pet Peeve

There needs to be a special place in Hell for the people who think they’re more important than everyone else and believe they deserve to be in front of more courteous drivers (the majority) who simply merge in orderly fashion. The selfish act of speeding ahead slows everyone else to a stop while these jerks force their way back into line.

When we were on our Route 66 trip last year there were a couple of states that erected special signs in these types of construction areas. The signs read, “If you have reached this point and still have not merged, you are breaking the law and can be ticketed.” In those states, all of the cars merged in an orderly fashion, without stopping and without any drivers rushing to try and get ahead. Every state should try that.

Vintage Ad


Okay, I finally know what to get our buddy Jeff, for his birthday. I’m sure he’ll find it useful the next time he visits “the Baths.”

POP Mistake


(It may be that only our “vent” readers will get this cartoon. And it should read, “ ‘elcune to hethen.”)



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Best Tire Ad Ever!

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Chip Shot: I’m not saying let’s kill all the stupid people. I’m just saying let’s remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.


“Does This Dress Make My Butt Look Big?”



What do a big butt and Nokian Tryes have in common? Well, Nokian Tryres help stop you in time. Enough said about this funny tire ad from Finland.

Vintage Ads that use Sex to Sell

“Beautifully monogrammed with your name or her name.” Apparently “G” String Panties were only purchased by men?

“Let’ see, how can we sell a pen? I know! Let’s use a harem girl.” Or, you could go the more direct route and use the method below.




New Double Check Ad Featuring Aaron Rogers

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Chip Shot: Cigarettes are a lot like hamsters. Perfectly harmless, until you put one in your mouth and light it on fire.


New “Still On” Ad Featuring Aaron Rogers



Blog readers who aren’t from Wisconsin may not yet have seen this really funny State Farm spot featuring Aaron Rogers and football officials.

Marshawn Lynch Still Isn’t Talking … and It’s Funny

If you’re not a sports fan, you may not know that Marshawn Lynch doesn’t like to talk or be interviewed. And that makes this new Pepsi commercial that much funnier.

Vintage Ad for Guess Jeans

I guess you have to guess where the jeans are? Not that I’m complaining. Best jeans ad I ever remember seeing.

Vintage Comics

Unintentionally off-color.

This comic cover would be questionable today. The young boy is Mickey Dolenz who later would become drummer for the Monkey’s.





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