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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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January 2019 - Posts

Things That Could Hurt Vent Business

A Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Mannequin American Marketer
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 Proud Wisconsinites

Chip Shot: Did you know a piranha can devour a small child down to the bone in less than30 seconds? Anyway, I lost my job at the aquarium today.

Another, Chip Shot: Although frowned upon, it is not illegal to call a toddler an ***.

And yet, another Chip Shot: I don’t have a “posse,” but I probably know 4 or 5 people who don’t want me to die.

OMG, another Chip Shot: The “back” in “horseback” riding is probably unnecessary.

These Could Hurt Vent Business








Signs That Caught My Glass Eyes







Three Memes








Password Pain



The best humor comes from truth … that’s why this 30 second ad for TD Bank is so funny … everyone relates to it.





Inexpensive Attention-Getting Marketing

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Chip Shot: I think it’s terrible how everyone treated Lance Armstrong after he won 7 Tour de France races while competing on drugs. When I was on drugs, I couldn’t even find my bike.


Two Inexpensive but Effective, Marketing Promotions



Mattress company EYRI partnered with a lawyer for this billboard. “Divorce lawyer approved.” Enough said.



“The biggest sports endorsement deal in history,” got this minor league baseball team a lot of publicity.

Memes That Made Me Laugh






Vintage Ads That Wouldn’t Cut it Today



Apparently in a “man’s world” ties are really ugly.


“It costs so little to look lovable.” It would cost even less to wear no bra at all, and I think most men would find that even more “lovable.” And, what's a "Bra Bar?"



In case you can’t read it, the young mas is saying “Looks fab Mom!”????

What makes Aviation Gin so delicious? I'm glad you didn't ask...


Ryan Renolds is becoming one of my favorite funny people. Here’s his quirky ad for Aviation Gin … a company which he owns. "An American original, now owned by a Canadian."  To put it in Renolds' words, "Whose the a##hole now?"




Funny Why We Should Have Sympathy for Grumps

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Chip Shot: Kanye West thinks he’s a genius because he spends most of his time with the Kardashians.

Another Chip Shot: If pigs could fly, their wings would probably taste really good.

Yet Another Chip Shot: Ethics are the condoms of life. It’s a lot more fun without them, but you know better.

Signs That Caught My Glass Eyes







Any man who can do this, should be allowed to.









Memes Meant to Offend … Someone


Here’s Why You Should Have Sympathy for Grumps (NSFW)

Okay, hang in there with this one, because it’s really funny … but NSFW. American adult toy retailer Adam & Eve want you to have "Sympathy For The Grumps" in this spot via Party Land, Los Angeles because maybe they aren't so hopeless after all.




Photos That Make You Say "Huh?"

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I told you it wasn’t’ a good idea to let me baby sit.

Chip Shot: I’m against picketing, but I don’t know how to show it.

Think About These













Vintage Ads That ???



Okay, “You owe it to your audience” to wear Kayser underwear. But apparently “your audience” is the guy who dropped his card so that he could look up your skirt?



Apparently, she won’t dance with him because he’s perspiring and didn’t use Mum antiperspirant pads. Why didn’t she just say that?

Carl’s Jr. Continues to Use Sex to Sell …. YEA!!!


Here’ the ad for Carl’s Jr. Three-Way Burgerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STYfitnmPN0. What’d you expect?

Fiat Also Uses Sex to Sell


“Looks a little cold out there.” You’ll get it after watching this European Fiat ad.




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