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Snoot-Flute: Make music with your nose!
10.21.2010
03:59 pm

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Ad in toy trade journal - circa 1960. Every kid must have one! Play real tunes with your nose.

Didn’t Roland Kirk play one of these?

I wish I’d had a Snoot-Flute in my old coke snorting days. Snorting and Snooting. I would have killed at the Mudd Club.
 
Via History Will Absolve Mike

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Straight talk on gay marriage: The FCKH8 campaign
10.16.2010
08:15 am

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Strangely, despite the spectacle of under-18s cursing on camera, this lovely spot and campaign by political activist and nonprofit marketing consultant Luke “Sissyfag” Montgomery hasn’t made the outrage rounds on Fox after being posted 11 days ago.

Give it time, I guess. Meanwhile, Luke’s tactical approach here has come under a bit of discussion in some of the comments. But I’d think it’s immaterial since at this point it seems the play now is NOT to convert California voters since the issue of gay marriage is going to the Supreme Court, right?
 

 

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Mrs. Mac’s crusty top meat pie: TV ad pisses off some viewers
10.14.2010
11:32 am

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Politically incorrect? Yes. Funny? Yes.

Apparently some viewers find the ad offensive. Not me.

I love that twist ending.

The song is “If It Don’t fit (Don’t Force It)” by Barrel House Annie. The ad is from Australian agency Marketforce.
 

 
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Sammy Davis Jr.‘s ultra-groovy Japanese whiskey commercial, 1974
10.12.2010
01:23 pm

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Sammy Davis Jr. scats for Suntory whiskey, 1974.

Adlibs followed by the final take after the jump.
 

 
Final take after the jump…

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Dope! The menace of the living dead
09.25.2010
11:28 pm

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Zombies attack Madrid
09.17.2010
04:27 pm

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In a promotional campaign for the new Resident Evil film, grotesque looking arms were strategically placed throughout the streets and buildings of Madrid to spook the living shit out of unsuspecting pedestrians. Funny and effective.

Music by System Of A Down.

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Bob Dylan: the new Billy Mays
09.16.2010
04:01 pm

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“Subterranean Homesick Blues” and Don’t Look Back . Google Bob Dylan. He used to be a protest singer.

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World’s creepiest swingers club: Texas Chainsaw Massacre meets Plato’s Retreat
09.15.2010
12:44 pm

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Totally creepy. The saddle with vibrator is a sex device only Leatherface could love.

Is it possible to get a sexually transmitted disease from a video?

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Did Utah State Fair pull TV ads because they’re too Negro?
09.14.2010
01:04 am

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These ads for the Utah State Fair were pulled from television this past week and the actor who stars in them, Markus T. Boddie, wonders if it might not be racially motivated. Utah State Fair Board members claim the ads “weren’t right” and found them offensive. I think they’re hilarious. They were directed by Jared Hess who helmed the equally quirky Napoleon Dynamite.

Boddie’s performance in the commercials is the stuff of superstardom. Boddie says he was channeling his inner “Barry White.”

“The spirit that we were trying to go for was the old ‘70s singers,” Boddie said. “They were ultrasmooth, ultracool and they could say anything and make it sound good.”

Director Hess expressed concern that the ads were pulled because Boddie is Black.

The ads have been replaced with a little white girl grooming a cow.

If the Utah State Fair is even half as fun as these ads, I’d consider going. Big mistake for pulling them.
 

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Bizarro French animation of the early 20th century
09.08.2010
11:19 pm

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Marius Rossillon who went by the pen name of O’Galop was a French cartoonist and early film animator. He’s best known for creating Bibendum, the Michelin man. In these short public service announcements made in 1912 and 1918, O’Galop warns of the hazards of alcohol and tuberculosis. The film on tuberculosis was commissioned by the Rockefeller Foundation to inform the people of France on the spread and treatment of the disease. In both films, O’Galop uses some pretty bizarre imagery to get the point across.

I particularly dig the degenerate spawn of the alcoholic and the drunk clinging to the psychedelically swaying streetlights. His depiction of TB as a malicious skeleton makes for some amusing imagery.

Music by Blind Lemon Jefferson and Link Wray.
 

 

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