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January 2016 - Posts

Funny Home Rental Ad from the UK

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Chip Shot: Most people drive more carefully when there’s a pizza on the passenger seat than when there is an actual passenger.

 

Make Room for Play

 

 

I’m including this ad because of the tagline … “Don’t Visit Our Website.” Pretty funny actually. I’m also including it because in the 80’s Dale and I opened for Bobby Vinton at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee. You’ll get the connection when you watch the ad.

Why Share It?

 

Here’s an entertaining ad for home rental service, HomeAway from the UK. You’ll recognize the narrator’s voice.

You Can’t Carry a Gun on a Plane

TSA officers intercepted 2,653 firearms in carry-on bags at airport security checkpoints across the U.S. last year while screening a total of 700 million passengers, the agency says. A nearly 20% increase from the previous record-setting year. Of those, 2,198 (82.8%) were loaded. In 2014, TSA officers founds 2,212 guns in carry-on bags. Firearms were discovered at 236 airports, 12 more than last year. The airports with the most firearm discoveries in 2015 were:

• Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport: 153
• Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport: 144
• Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport: 100
• Denver International Airport: 90
• Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport: 73

In Case You Thought There’s Too Much Snow Where You Live

 

 

 

 

 

Signs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Here's the Best Ad for Organ Donation

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Chip Shot: Doctor: “Are you sexually active?” Me: “Define ‘active.’ I know of several active volcanoes that haven’t gone off in the last five years.”


The Man and His Dog

 

 

This is probably one of the best and most touching organ donation ads, ever produced.

Vintage Ad from 1947

 

Imagine a time when women never wore “the” pants.

I’ve Dated a Few “Dolls” in My Day

 

I’ve dated my share of “dolls.” But the dolls in these photos are so real, they even creep this Mannequin American out.

 

 

 

Sex is No Accident. Always Wear a Condom.

 

 

 


Funny French Ad for Balsamik

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Chip Shot: Women with large breasts are generally more successful than men with large breasts.

 

Gerald Was in a State of “Un” including “Unprofessional"

 

 

Here’s a pretty funny ad for Charter Business Bundle which claims to undo the “un” in your business.

French Ad for Balsamik

Women should feel good about themselves. Here’s a pretty interesting ad for Balsamik Fashion from France.

Toilet Paper Made Her Cross

 

Who knew the wrong toilet paper could make you so uncomfortable.

Marketing Miscue

 

 

 

 

 


"Are Muppets Pod People?"

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Chip Shot: I can’t afford a vacation, so I’m just going to drink until I don’t know where I am.

 

The Mechanic for Cillit Bang from France

 

 

Apparently, when you have a powerful French product to beat dirt, cleaning can become a source of satisfaction and thrill.

This Ad introduces the CLEANTERTAINMENT: “Cillit Bang, so efficient it almost makes cleaning exciting.”

Speaking of Counting …

 

 

Here’s a new Jenny Craig ad featuring some of the ensemble from Cheers.

Strange Vintage Ad

 

Are the Muppets Pod People?

This episode of Glove and Boots starts slow, but gets funnier the longer you watch it.  So if you’ve got 5 minutes to waste, this is a good choice.

 

 

 

 

 


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