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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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Tiger Beer Commercial from Malaysia

Here’s a predictable but funny beer ad for Tiger Beer.

Funny Ad for Postbank

 

Okay, this is a pretty funny ad for Postbank.

Artistic POP Can Displays

If your neighborhood grocery store hasn’t yet demonstrated some creative POP displays for canned goods, send them these two photos.

Vintage Pop Corn Ad

 

According to the print ad above, Jolly Time Pop Corn was endorsed by Bob Hope, Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, Alan Ladd and family, Danny Kaye and Arthur Godfrey.

Inside Vent Haven Museum


Above: Dale enters building one of Vent Haven Museum.


The photo above is used with permission of Vent Haven Museum and may not be copied or reproduced in any fashion without written authorization from Vent Haven.

Above, the character in the red shirt is “Darrel’s Other Brother Darrel.” He is a “look-alike” puppet made by Verna. A photo of both Darrels is directly above the character (right below the photo of Jeff Dunham and his puppet, Peanut … another of Verna’s creations.) The Darrel character was used by Dale for over a decade on behalf of Kohler Engines. The character edited his own print newsletter and sent out humorous audio tapes for distributors of Kohler Engines. He also appeared at numerous sales meetings and distributor events.

 

 


How Cookie Monster Enhances a Serious Message

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They Were Watching Until Just a Moment Ago …

 

 


Here’s a tremendous vocabulary bit for adults from Cookie Monster and John Oliver. Watch, enjoy and learn how puppets can be great, attention-getting communication tools.

Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, and then force him to fish for you, and you eat forever.

 


Willie Tyler Honored at 2014 ConVENTion

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Funny Cravendale Milk Ad

In this ad, Cravendale Milk contemplates “What if cats had thumbs?” Pretty funny.

Don’t be Badgered

 

There are a slew of Johnson Hyundai ads on YouTube and they all feature Grady the Badger.

Here’s another one.

Fest Cola Ads

 

These two print ads are from a new series of ads for Fest Cola. This print ad above had me at “Not Sold in California …”

 

 

 

The copy for this Fest Cola ad states, “The only cola interesting enough to be seen on Bourbon Street outside of a cocktail.” Funny!

 

Vintage Cola Ad

 

 

The vintage ad above features the late Lauren Bacall for RC Cola … better known at the time as Royal Crown Cola.

 

Willie Tyler Honored at 2014 Vent ConVENTion

 

 
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Ventriloquist Willie Tyler was honored at this year’s International Ventriloquists’ ConVENTion. We first met Willie when he performed in Milwaukee at the Summerfest Comedy Tent in the 80’s. He’s a fantastic performer and one of the nicest individuals in the business.

 

Above: Dale with Willie at the 2014 Ventriloquists’ ConVENTion.

 

 

 


Humorous Auto Ads

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Ford Ikon Ad

“Life’s full of surprises.” Here’s a pretty humorous ad for the Ford Ikon. Not sure how it sells cars??

Toyota Vios Ad

This 30 second commercial made me lol. “The irresistible Vios.” But again, I don’t know how it sells cars.

Learning Rx … Where Brains Get Stronger

Above: Great print ad for Learning Rx.

Vintage Ad

 

The vintage ad above for Ovaltine may have a different meaning today.

CBS Sunday Morning at Ventriloquists’ ConVENTion

Above, columnist and television journalist, Bill Geist, takes a break between shots at Vent Haven Museum. Geist and his crew attended the 2014 Ventriloquists’ ConVENTion for CBS Sunday morning. The segment included a visit to Vent Haven Museum.

 

During the convention, our buddy Tom Ladshaw, taped a segment of attempting to teach Geist the basics of both ventriloquism and puppet manipulation. You’ll have to watch the program, which will air this fall, to see how Geist did.

 

 


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