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This Baby Food Company is Encouraging You to Have More Sex

A Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Mannequin American Marketer
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Chip Shot: Irony is getting pregnant on a pullout couch.

 

 
Photo of the original Chip Martin now residing in Vent Haven Museum with embarrassingly old photo of Dale on his lap. (Photo used with permission of Vent Haven.)

 

Baby Food Company Wants You to Have More Sex

 

 

(Slightly NSFW) You might be wondering, is a baby food company really telling me to have more sex? Yes, yes, they are. In this ad for Plum organics. They don’t want “your phone to get fondled more than you do.” They know that once you have kids, it can be hard to make time for yourself and your partner. They also know that when couples make their relationship a priority, the whole family wins.

General Atriox is Used Car Salesman in Very Funny New Ad for Halo Wars 2

 

In a new hilarious Xbox campaign for Halo Wars 2, two of the main characters from the military strategy game face off in very funny, everyday situations.

In this first of two new ads, alien giant General Atriox is a used car salesman (complete with club tie) in a dealership and his human adversary Captain Cutter is a wily customer trying to get the best deal.

Vintage Ads

 

Bill and Henry are having a cute little pillow fight in this ad for Munsingwear which says the underwear is “just as free, easy and breezy as your little pantie-waist.”

 

For some reason the ad above includes no mention of how highly addictive barbiturates are. But the phrase “restores composure without loss of responsibility” really caught my eye.

 

Trojan was one of the very first (maybe the first) to aim ads at the gay market.

Take My Money!

 

Maybe You Touched Your Genitals Hand Sanitizer eliminates 99.99% of germs on contact. Meaning that now you can touch yourself as much (or as little) as you like without unleashing a catastrophic plague of your genital germs on friends and colleagues.

Vehicle Signs That Make You Say, “Huh?”

 

 

 

 

Gotta love MAD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Chip Martin's Valentine's Day Blog

A Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Mannequin American Marketer
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Chip Shot: I don’t have health insurance so when I get sick I make chicken soup with low grade poultry and hope the antibiotics seep out.

 

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day Dinner

 

 

 

Cutting edge marketing.

 

 

 

Our buddy Jeff has already made his dinner reservation for Valentine’s Day.

 

Funny New Milka Chocolate Ad

 

 

 

This ad for Milka shows kids’ and grown-ups’ surprised faces as they taste specific food for the first time … such as oysters, lemons, and pickles. This lead to some pretty funny expressions. Milka chocolate, on the other hand, illuminates a little girl’s happy face.

Valentine’s Day Cards I’d Like to See

 

I knew I loved you when I farted and you didn’t run away.

I love you more than Kanye loves Kanye.

I love you so much, I’d give you a kidney … maybe even one of my own.

 

 

 

 


Dunham's Puppets Discuss the Super Bowl

A Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Mannequin American Marketer
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Chip Shot: What doesn’t kill you makes your drinks stronger.

 

 

Jeff Dunham’s Posse Discuss the Super Bowl

Click here to see Jeff’s characters’ picks for the Super Bowl.

Protect Your Dog from British Teeth

 

This humorous ad for Greenies treats advises pet owners to protect their dogs from “British Teeth.”

Remember The Hilarious Regional Old Milwaukee Ads Featuring Will Ferrell?

Here’s one of my favorites.

Some People Really Deserve a Decent Sandwich

These clever print ads for Milio's sandwiches get attention with candid, but humorous headlines.

Public Signs that Shouldn’t be Necessary

 

 

Crash Dummies Must be Bigger

 

Americans have become so obese that the company that makes test crash dummies has been asked to start manufacturing larger test subjects to more accurately depict today’s drivers and passengers.

Vintage Ad

 

With this at home nursing school you received a “fee nurse uniform and cap!” Best of all there was “no age limit or education limit!” And the first lesson is only 10 pages … with a “Simplified Nurse’s Dictionary.”

 

 

 


 


Why Aren't U.S. Car Ads This Funny?

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Chip Shot: I got so drunk last weekend that when I walked across the dance floor to get another drink, I won the dance contest.

 

Funny Alfa Romeo Giulia Ad from Israel

 

 

This funny Alfa Romeo ad from Israel demonstrates some of the potential pitfalls of autonomous driving.

Why Aren’t Our Car Ads This Funny? French Citroen Ads are Hilarious

 

 

 

Here is a funny French commercial for Citroen that will make you never want to take your family skiing.

 

Here’s another one.  Same family, different vacation hilarity.

This Product is Hilarious

 

More Vintage Sexist Ads

 

Seriously, Lysol?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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