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The New McDonald's Ad Is Bullshit

Whether you watched football or the Golden Globes yesterday, you were likely exposed to a new McDonald's ad that featured inspirational messages ("BOSTON STRONG," "HUG THOSE DADS," etc.) from the fast-food company's readerboards around the country. (We made our own, more honest version of the ad, which you can watch… »1/12/15 2:01pm1/12/15 2:01pm

Rape, Murder, Violent Racism: The Weirdest McDonald's Ad Campaign Ever

So 28 years ago this month, McDonald's put together a campaign that would dominate the fast-food giant's advertising strategy for years. "Mac Tonight," a ploy to redefine the restaurant as a place worthy of serving you not just breakfast and lunch, but dinner, too, starred an anthropomorphic crescent moon/Jay Leno… »12/22/14 1:24pm12/22/14 1:24pm

Aloe Blacc Proves Beats Headphones Are Shit With Tone-Deaf Performance

Aloe Blacc sings that "The Man" song used in all the Beats Audio headphone commercials. Fans in attendance at tonight's NBA All-Star Game festivities in New Orleans probably wish they had some noise-canceling technology like Richard Sherman or Kevin Garnett, because Blacc's performance there was truly, truly awful. »2/16/14 7:59pm2/16/14 7:59pm

Let's Bro-ify ALL the Woman Products So Men Won't Feel Like Pussies

We've covered at length the ways in which traditionally "male" fields and products (like pens!) are targeted at women: we ladies, weeping flowers that we are, are often offered a sanitized, delicate — often pink — version of a traditionally male product. The reverse situation is just as telling: when traditionally… »7/25/13 11:47am7/25/13 11:47am

Comcast SportsNet's White Sox Intro Video Is One Of The Worst Things Ever Put On Television And Possibly Harmful To Your Health

Most discerning baseball fans go out of their way to avoid local broadcasts of the Chicago White Sox. After all, that's where you find Ken “Hawk” Harrelson, and to voluntarily listen to Hawk is to willingly subject yourself to the threat of severe brain damage. Seriously, you'd be better off huffing Chinese diesel… »4/01/13 5:30pm4/01/13 5:30pm

The Fighting Illini Ticket Office Chose An Unfortunate Picture To Advertise The Penn State Game

Illinois's ticket office sent this email blast out to its fans early this morning—view the full email online here, while it lasts—as a Valentine's Day promotion. The team beat Purdue by 20 at home last night, and so it's trying to move tickets to its next home game, against the woeful Nittany Lions. That all makes… »2/14/13 10:55am2/14/13 10:55am

Kendrick Perkins Is Angrily Demanding That You Buy A Cubic Zirconia-Encrusted Thunder Pendant, So Get On That

Kendrick Perkins took some time out of his busy basketball schedule to star in a Tim and Eric sketch advertisement for a local jewelry store in Oklahoma City, Mitchener Farrand Jewelers—"the diamond guys on May" and your "official" NBA jewelry store in Oklahoma City. »12/22/12 6:00pm12/22/12 6:00pm

Here's A Radio Ad Using Smooth R&B To Sell Tactical Firearms To Women

The Paul Finebaum radio program is a must-listen on Mondays after Alabama losses, but almost as good as the panicked redneck phone calls are Finebaum's advertisers. Here's one we're told has been running a few months, from Hoover's Tactical Firearms in Birmingham. (That's the gun range that made news last week as the… »11/12/12 5:05pm11/12/12 5:05pm

An Online Fantasy Football Gambling Site Is Using An Impersonator To Make You Think Jim Rome Is A Spokesperson

When your company's website features a prominent "Is This Legal?" link on its homepage, it's probably in an industry engaging in some kind of questionable behavior. But there it is on the front page of fantasy football gambling site FanDuel, in which we're told that yes, it is legal (in 44 of the 50 states). »8/29/12 5:10pm8/29/12 5:10pm