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New Ad from Playboy Generation Press to Play

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Here’s an ad for the ladies. Surprisingly it’s for Playboy Generation Press to Play … body spray for Women and one for Men as well.

Here’s the male version.

 


Ventriloquist Convention 2014 a Huge Success

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“My favorite outdoor activity is going back inside.”
Chip Martin

Ventriloquist ConVENTion Photo

 

 

Above: Chip Martin and Dale Brown rehersing at the 2014 Ventriloquists' Convention 

 

This photo was snapped while we were rehearsing for the Thursday Night Show at the 2014 International Ventriloquist ConVENTion. The “Chip Off The Old Block” T-shirt came from a gift shop in the Tower of London.

 

 

 

The convention and the show were big hits. Above is a photo of Mark and Jody Wade at the front of the registration line. A CBS camera is nearby filming a segment for CBS Sunday Morning.

 

Dad is “Bad to the Bone”

 

 

 

Here’s an entertaining ad from England for the Toyota Camry RZ, which claims the car will “bring out the bad in dad.”

 Cute Subaru Legacy Ad

“What’s a meter?” I think this ad for the Subaru Legacy is kinda cute. It’s probably pretty popular too.

Disturbing Print Ad

 

The tag line for the Dulcolax laxative ad above is difficult to see, but it says, “Only you can set them free.” Yuk!

 

 

 


New Carl's Jr. Ad Has Familiar Theme

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New Carl’s Jr. Ad Has Familiar Theme

To promote Carl's Jr's latest heart-stopping burger, the company decided to double up on one of its favorite recipes: sex.

This commercial, titled "I Love Texas," closes a circle that Carl's Jr started in 2005 when Ms. Hilton appeared in a Carl's Jr. ad. The commercial was so provocative it attracted the ire of the Parents Television Council.

In response, Carl's Jr. CEO Andy Puzder told the group to "get a life." Carl’s Jr. has been running similar ads ever since. To date, Heidi Klum, Kim Kardashian, Jenny McCarthy, Audina Partridge, Nina Agdal, Emily Ratajkowski and Kate Upton have all appeared in variations of Ms. Hilton's original ad.

 


2014 Ventriloquists' Convention a Huge Success

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Vent ConVENTion One of the Best Ever

The 2014 Ventriloquists’ ConVENTion attracted over 550 human attendees and an excess of 1,500 Mannequin Americans. This year, the convention celebrated the career of Willie Tyler. Willie has always been extremely generous in sharing his time, his talent and his experience with other ventriloquists, including Dale and myself.


Above: Dale with Willie Tyler priore to Willie's performance last Saturday night.

Whenever Willie was in our vicinity, he always agreed to spend some time with Dale, trying desperately to talk Dale out of his decision to become a ventriloquist.

His performance on the Saturday Night Show during the 2014 Ventriloquists’ ConVENTion confirmed that Willie is as skilled as ever. The enthusiastic standing ovation that he received was a fitting way to wrap up what was a tremendous convention.

Funny New Ads for Heineken Light

 

Here’s one and a second commercial featuring Neil Patrick Harris pitching Heineken Light. Both are funny … but the second one is my favorite.

Remembering James Garner

James Garner was a real racing and automobile enthusiast. He did all of his own driving in the movie “Grand Prix.”

Here’s a great clip of James Garner and Jacques Villeneuve talking about the Movie “Grand Prix” and about racing in general. Jacques takes the car Garner drove in the movie, out on the track for a spin.

Here’s an ad that James Garner did for the Mazda RZ7.

A Handshake Can be Just as Bad

For all of you germ-a-phobes, the ad above is for a hand sanitizer. Sorry I don’t know what country the ad is from … but the visual is universal.

Healthcare Alternatives from Glove and Boots

Here’s a new clip from Glove and Boots about healthcare. I can almost guarantee that a couple of the lines will make you lol.

 

 

 

 

 


 


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