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A Dummy's Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin
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5 Signs You're in a Bad Restaurant

A Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Mannequin American Marketer
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Chip Shot: I’m on the Tequila diet. So far I’ve lost 2 days.



I’ll going to be really impressed if two guys can actually lift a box like this.

5 Signs You’re in a Bad Restaurant

  1. A sign in the bathroom says, “Employees must wash feet.”
  2. The head chef is a microwave.
  3. The menu lists “Chicken” and “Real Chicken”.
  4. The entire place smells like hot dogs and they don’t serve hot dogs.
  5. You ask the waiter why his thumb is on your steak, and he says he doesn’t want it to fall on the floor again.



Trick Photography Talent

If I had this kind of photographic talent, I’d probably use it for evil.







Two Vintage Ads That Lie

Warm and soft rubber … that is “fun at parties.” “Life-like in every way.” (I don’t think so.)

“Just add air.”


More “rubber garments” to make sure you “Don’t Stay Too Fat.”

A Better Title for this Clifford Book



Genius or Jerk?




Canadian Ads About Testicular Cancer Can be Funny

This has sort of been done before … but the concept is still funny while being attention-getting.  Here’s another one … NSFW.



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