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December 2015 - Posts

Comical Capitol One Bowl Ads and Bloopers

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Charles Barkley pokes some fun at himself and proves to have a great sense of humor in this ad for Capitol One.

And here are some outtakes from the ad.

And here are some bloopers with Barkley and Kermit!


 

 


Funny Ads from China

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Chip Shot: Dear life … will you please at least start using lube?

 

Ads from China Use Humor Effectively

 

 

I love the way this ad throws some guilt right back at the little girl who thinks her dad is ignoring her because he spends too much time playing online games.

Online game developer Changyou in China rolled out three spots that became international viral hits, even though the ads were aimed at mainland China. They’re actually pretty funny. Here’s one.

 

Here’s another one.

Chimps are ALWAYS Funny

If chimps and fart jokes don’t make you lol, nothing will. Here’s one of those great Career Builder ads featuring chimps … which are always lol funny.

Lettuce is 3 Times Worse than Bacon for Emissions and the Environment

We’re saved! Eating a healthier diet rich in fruit and vegetables could actually be more harmful to the environmenthttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/icon1.png than consuming some meat, a US study has claimed.

Lettuce is “over three times worse in greenhouse gas emissionshttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/icon1.pngthan eating bacon”, according to researchers from the Carnegie Mellon University who analyzed the impact per calorie of different foods in terms of energy cost, water use and emissions.

Published in the Environment Systems and Decisions journal, the study goes against the grain of recent calls for humans to quit eating meat to curb climate change.

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Best Use of Security Video Ever

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Okay you’re going to like this bit of marketing that’s sure to go viral. It’s the most creative way to make lemonade out lemons that I’ve seen in a while.

A Las Vegas taco restaurant turned footage of a real late-night burglary into a comical commercial about a couple of guys who just want a taco.

Frijoles & Frecas Grilled Tacos added snarky captions to three minutes of film in which thieves toss rocks at glass doors, tear cash registers out of the wall and scramble around the restaurant. They end the video with three very clear photos of the thieves asking viewers to help them find the guys so they can give them the tacos they obviously were looking for … and more hilarious verbiage at the very end.


Posted: Dec 28 2015, 11:45 AM by chip
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Merry Christmas!

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Chip Shot: I went by the house I grew up in and asked if I could go in and look around. They said “No!” and slammed the door. Parents can be real jerks.

 

 

 

 

It Wouldn’t be Christmas Without Jingle Bombs!

 

 

 

Here’s what started it all for Achmed the Dead Terrorist. His famous “Jingle Bombs.” Sorry about the ad up front. Click here.

 

 

 


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