Archive for the ‘Advertisements’ Category

Motorola House Of The Future – 1961

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

What you see before you is an ad from Motorola, called House of the Future.” Motorola actually ran a series of these ads in the 60’s, and if you look up a few of the other ones, you’ll see that the houses of the future were quite impressive. Motorola really was ahead of its time. Until they came out with the Razr. Gag, barf, spit.

The House of the Future ads were painted byCharles Schridde, a really interesting guy whose information and story can be found here.

And Now A Word From Our Sponsor

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

The Mayor has been using this product for about a month now, and he must admit, he’s getting so big he’s practically coming right out of his shorts.

And Now A Word From Our Sponsor

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Pretty sad that that’s the best Captain Kirk has ever looked in his life.

False Advertising

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

At this point, The Mayor is quite sure we are all asking the exact same question: How did that broad ever become a Hooter’s waitress?

False Advertising

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Another case of good from afar but far from good.

Man, that Schwarzenegger character sure picked one homely broad to have an affair with. As The Mayor’s old man use to say, “I hope the effen he got is worth the effin’ he’s gonna get.”

We Have A Winner

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

The Mayor has a sneaking suspicion that the opposite sex may not be too distracted by David Morgan, either.

And David, when you graduate college in 7 years and find yourself looking for a job, I suggest practicing saying these words, “Would you like fries with that?”

False Advertising

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Maybe Dick meant Floats ONDER water.

What do you expect though, Dick’s product is missing its water-wings.

Is This Calvin Klein Ad Promoting Rape?

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

According to “experts”, yes, yes it is:

Clinical psychologist Alison Grundy, who works with sex abuse victims, said advertisers were reaching a dangerous new low by using sexual violence as a marketing tool.

“If we continue to subject future generations of young men to great barrages of aggressive, misogynist, over-sexualized and violent imagery in pornography, movies, computer games and advertising, we will continue to see the rates of sexual violence against women and children that continue unabated today. Or worse,” she said.

Grundy said advertisers were blurring the line between rape and group sex and the Calvin Klein poster was “clearly intimating” the gang rape of a woman.

How a picture of two shirtless gay guys, James Dean and some coked out hag can be construed as rape, is beyond me.

You can argue whether this ad is overly sexual, aggressive, or even rape, but at the end of the day you can’t prove a damn thing other than the obvious – there’s two shirtless gay dudes, James Dean and a coked out hag in black and white. Clinical psychologist Alison Grundy may see a rape scene in the dark recesses of her demented head, but I’ll bet you dimes for donuts she sees a rape scene when she looks at an innocuous Rorschach. “No, that’s not a black blotchy cloud, that’s a penis being forced into a goat.” Sorry, Alison, sometimes a black blotch is just a black blotch.

Alison Grundy (we use to call underwear “grundy’s” when we were kids) got her 15 seconds of fame. She got her name in a paper and got to ramble on about a bunch of nonsense I’m not even sure she believes. But when all is said and done, her comments are more insightful as to what is going on in her brain than it is the Calvin Klein’s marketing firm and what was going on inside their collective heads when they produced this royal piece of shit ad. But now Calvin Klein gets more free advertising courtesy of Grundy’s (underwear) faux outrage, and what would have been a poorly designed ad that would have gone into the annals of  ”who gives a crap?” marketing, has now become the center of attention for dozens of blogs, newspapers, and watercooler discussions.

Thanks Grundy, you’ve been awfully helpful. Not.

Have A Coke & A Smile – You Infidel Son Of Monkeys And Pigs

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

When compared to other beverages, that’s not so bad. For instance, did you know that if you make a few small changes to the word Pepsi you can actually turn it into a Greek word meaning “Where’s that sheep gone?” True. And if you make a few small changes to Dr Pepper it actually spells, “This drink sucks donkey’s balls.”

Truth in advertising. Go figure.

Australia

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

It’s funny, but the first thing to go through The Mayor’s mind after reading the list above, isn’t “oh man, that sounds like a dangerous place.” Nope, the first thing that went through The Mayor’s mind were the words, “throw another shrimp on the baaaaarbie!”

Damn you, Paul Hogan, and your cheesy Australian tourism ads.

Internet Marketing

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

MAKE SURE YOU READ THE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST!!HEMA is a Dutch department store. The first store opened on
November 4, 1926, in Amsterdam . Now there are 150 stores all over the
Netherlands .

Take a look at HEMA’s product page – just wait a couple of seconds and
watch what happens.
DON’T click on any of the items in the picture; just wait.

This company has a sense of humor and a great computer
programmer, who has too much time on his hands. MAKE SURE YOU READ THE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST!!

Hema.nl

**Thanks to MAD for sending this to The Mayor via electronic letter

Truth In Advertising

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

In case there are any ladies out there that think Greg’s truthfulness is a breath of fresh air, just remember, he’ll be the type of person if asked, will tell you, “No, it’s not the pants that make your ass look big, it’s your ass that makes your ass look big”.