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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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Don't Be a Dummy With Go Fund Mes

A Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Mannequin American Marketer
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Chip Shot: I don’t mind going to work. But the 8 hour wait to go home is bullsh%$.

 

Don’t Be a Dummy … With Go Fund Mes

In this funny 2 minute video Johnny T explains how some people are ruining Gofundme for normal people.

 Darci's Winning Performance

 

In case you missed this phenomenal young lady on AGT, here is her latest, winning performance.  

Funny Ad for Carlsberg Export

 

The Danish Border Patrol guys hate to see Carlsberg Export leave their country. So they do this

Signs that Caught My Glass Eye

 

 

Braille instructions for a mirror?

 

 

 

Equal Opportunity Distracted Driving

 

 

 

These car insurance ads demonstrate that while driving, men and women’s minds aren’t always on the road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Chip Martin’s Connection to Johnsonville

A Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Mannequin American Marketer
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Chip Shot: Her lips said, “No,” but her eyes said, “Read my lips.”

 

At Wisconsin’s Johnsonville, their employees write their ads and appear in the commercials. In this funny ad, the woman sitting between the two guys is Susie, daughter of one of Dale’s oldest and best friends. In fact, below is a photo of Dale performing at Susie’s 5th birthday party (with his original “Chip Martin” who now resides in Vent Haven Museum, www.venthaven.com )

 

We have a soft spot in our hearts for Johnsonville. The company, based in Wisconsin, makes great Brats and other products. In addition, we’ve had the pleasure of performing at the company’s employee picnic. And, the company sponsors the Johnsonville bridge at Road America … another meaningful Wisconsin landmark for us.

 

Questionable Marketing?

 

 

 

 More Things You Don’t Want to Hear Coming from the Next Stall

 

A Product We’re Not Ready For

 

 

 

 

Runners Vs Non-Runners

 

 

 

Here’s a new installment of Glove and Boots.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Top 5 Most Annoying Noises

A Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Mannequin American Marketer
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Chip Shot: They should put photos of missing children on cigarette packs. If anybody has seen one of those kids, it’s the guy who steps outside 20 times a day.

 

Five Most Annoying Neighborhood Sounds

 


A “quieter exhaust” feature has been available on Corvettes for several years, but this entertaining ad announces the feature on Ford Mustangs.

“I’m Dying Up Here … and You Guys Will be Too!”

Here’s a pretty unusual and funny 15 second ad for beef jerky, from New Zealand.

Poor Choice for a Back to School Promotion?

The nation’s largest retailer says it is now trying to find out why a back-to-school promotional sign was posted on a rifle display case at one of its stores.

 

A photograph, allegedly taken at a Walmart in Indiana, shows an “Own The School Year Like A Hero” placed above a tall glass display case containing a number of firearms available for purchase. The image immediately took on a life of its own yesterday, and Walmart has responded by saying that the promotional sign should not have been placed on that case.

 

These back to school promotions are a little more light hearted ... but still probably offensive to some people.

Signs That Caught My Glass Eye

 

 

 

 

 

Word of the Week

 

 


 


Here’s another funny 30 second Word of the Week, from Glove and Boots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hilarious Payton Manning Enjoying Retirement Home

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Chip Shot: I just did a week’s worth of cardio after walking into a spider web.

Hilarious Payton Manning Enjoying Retirement Home

 

In this very funny video, Peyton Manning is spending retirement learning new activities while making new friends -- and enemies -- at Sunset Acres Village. Seriously … take a couple of minutes to watch this.

Is This Any Way to Market a Mattress?

 

EYRI Iceland Mattresses recently introduced new billboards featuring Robert G. Smith, divorce attorney extraordinaire. The campaign explores the idea that after a messy breakup, a good mattress is the second most important thing to have upon securing a top notch lawyer.

 

What’s Vintage Sex Selling Now?

 

Sorry I couldn’t get this clear enough to see what the women were saying about the men’s shoes. I’m sure it would really tick off feminists.

Great Marketing

 

What is This?

 

I’m only including this photo because I cannot for the life of me, figure out what that rocking couch thing in the background is for … and who would purchase it?

 

 

 


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