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February 2019 - Posts

Just How Dumb Are We? Apparently, Pretty Dumb

A Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Mannequin American Marketer
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Chip Shot: As I watched a dog chase his tail, I thought, “Dogs are easily amused.” Then I realized that I was watching a dog chase his tail.

Just How Dumb are We?



Apparently, I’ve been doing this wrong.



Can the sun reach inside a parking structure?



The fact that there is a need for such a sign, says a lot about our intelligence.

Signs That Caught My Glass Eyes









I wouldn’t advise hiring this company for security.









This is wrong on so many levels … I shouldn’t be laughing this hard.

Food Porn



Kondomeriet, Norways No. 1 adult store, celebrates 30 years of bringing lust and naughtiness to Norwegians. The only problem is that in Norway, media laws often prohibits companies like Kondomeriet from showcasing their products in advertising.

So, in order to get the message out and the commercial on air, the company decided to use food metaphores, and let the audience make the connections in their own naughty minds.





Repeat Blog: Nick Offerman Narrates the Gunfighter

A Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Mannequin American Marketer
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Chip Shot: Unless you’re a beer, the answer is “Yes, I can live without you.”

Note: This was a very popular (and very funny) blog post from the past. In case you haven't figured it out, I've been on vacation for the past 3 weeks and you've been reading vintage Chip Martin blogs from the past. I'll be back next Wednesday with an all new blog.

Nick Offerman Narrates the Funnies Western Ever (NSFW)



In case you haven’t seen this yet, here is a link to “The Gunfighter.” I almost guarantee that it will make you lol. It has over 2 million hits on YouTube. NSFW because of language.


What Not to Say on a First Date

A Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Mannequin American Marketer
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Chip Shot:
If the light stays on for more than 4 hours, call an electrician.


Share the Love



Okay, if you get this ad, you’ll lol … or you may go “Ewwwww.” If you don’t get it, ask someone to explain it to you.

Things You Should Never Say During a Date

“Better Left Unsaid”, is a series of really funny Valentine’s Day-related commercials from the UK that encourages people to tell their loved ones about their decision to become organ donors. The commercials, including this one, present humorous things that just should never be said during a date.

Here’s another one.

Where’s That Copy Writer?!

The importance of commas.

Vintage Ad


Not over her fresh undies!




Vodka from a Villiage with a Sense of Humor

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Chip Shot: My girlfriend and I were watching Who Wants to be a Millionaire and I turned to her and said, “Do you want to have sex?” She answered, “No.” I then said, “Is that your final answer?” She said “Yes.” So I said, “Then I’d like to phone a friend” That’s when the fight started.


Vodka from a Village with a Sense of Humor



Koskenkorva doesn't have a bustling city with hip hop stars or big buildings or fancy cars. Nope, it's just a small village of Finns who make Koskenkorva Vodka in the town the booze is named after. And that’s why this ad is funny.

Did They Think They Won’t Get Caught?


Mately is a company that makes at-home HIV/STD testing kits, and they decided to get a little creative so they used the roommates and best friend puppets Bert & Ernie in a social media ad joking about the ease of use of their testing kits. Only one problem, the Mately company forgot to ask Sesame Street for permission to use Bert & Ernie's likenesses.

Mately wised up quickly, they have removed all of the Bert and Ernie images from their site and social media controlled by them, and they have made a statement that there was no intent to "tarnish the Sesame Street brand."

KFC Introduces Finger Lickin’ Good Nail Polish


KFC is just now announcing that it has made two edible nail polishes that bring the classic tagline, "Finger Lickin' Good," grossly to life. Ogilvy & Mather worked with food technologists at McCormick, the spice company that provides KFC's secret mix of 11 secret herbs and spices, to crate the nail polishes for KFC Hong Kong.

Glove and Boots … A Space Odyssey


Glove and Boots sing with astronaut Chris Hadfield.




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