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Only fans of ‘The Wire’ will get this
04.01.2011
08:12 pm
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Kosmograd linked to this on BB Submitterator and wrote, “I found this in one of my mother’s magazines ...” I’m not entirely sure if this is a real ad or not, but I certainly had a good laugh.

Posted by Tara McGinley
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04.01.2011
08:12 pm
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1966 psychedelic Life Savers TV commercial by Terry Gilliam ?
04.01.2011
11:08 am
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There’s no absolute proof but brilliant Los Angeles pop culture historian Domenic Priore believes this 1966 commercial to be the work of a young pre-Monty Python Terry Gilliam. I say it’s true. (Oops, it’s not. See below…)  Gilliam did after all attend high school in my beloved San Fernando Valley and worked at Carson Roberts advertising agency (along with Pet Sounds lyricist Tony Asher) in Los Angeles before finding his ultimate destiny in the U.K. There is unfortunately no official record or listing of Gilliam’s early TV commercial work, though there are doubtless many more such examples out there.
 

 
Update: Terry Gilliam’s co-worker at Carson Roberts, one Mike Salisbury has claimed creator-ship of this clip. He says: ”...Ed Ruscha worked there also. One of the first TV spots I did was there, for Baskin Robbins ice cream . Terry Gilliam and I worked on some things together but this one I created, wrote and animated. They gave us a lot of freedom. (it was a fun place to work—the in-house producer was the model for Mr. Magoo.)...” Also this from DM facebook friend Susan Pile: This direct from my pal TG: “...I had nothing to do with the commercial. And no idea who might have been the clever bastard. I’m up to my neck in my first opera: Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust. All foolishly backed by the English National Opera. Luckily I’m surrounded by real pros that are keeping me from drowning….”  So there ya go !

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04.01.2011
11:08 am
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He dined for your sins
03.27.2011
01:12 pm
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I’m not entirely sure what’s going on here, but it looks important.

(via TDW and Mike Mitchell’s Tumblr )

Posted by Tara McGinley
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03.27.2011
01:12 pm
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Odd Japanese Doritos Packaging
03.17.2011
09:20 pm
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One Redditor guesses the flavor as “Honey Nut Crunch.” That looks pretty accurate to me.

(via reddit)

Posted by Tara McGinley
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03.17.2011
09:20 pm
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Anton LaVey Pez Dispenser
03.13.2011
01:46 pm
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The Anton LaPez Candy Dispenser by Etsy seller Stexe. They’re selling for $30.00 over at Stexe’s shop.

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Posted by Tara McGinley
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03.13.2011
01:46 pm
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Motorhead slow waaaay down for French beer commercial
03.09.2011
04:41 pm
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Last year Dangerous Minds featured the Kronenbourg beer ad in which Motorhead play “Ace Of Spades” at half speed (see the link below). Well, here’s a documentary about the recording sessions that led to the commercial.
 

 
Here’s the finished product: French beer commercial with Motorhead doing acoustic version of “Ace Of Spades.”

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03.09.2011
04:41 pm
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When Alice Cooper met Colonel Sanders
02.12.2011
02:45 pm
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Colonel Sanders explaining to Alice Cooper that chickens can’t fly.

(via This Is Not Porn)

Posted by Tara McGinley
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02.12.2011
02:45 pm
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Sir Shake A Lot: A Whopper with a side of fried
02.05.2011
11:55 pm
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This Burger King commercial from 1980 falls into the “what the fuck were they thinking?” category. Sir Shake-A-Lot shimmies like a speedfreak after snorting a line of crystal meth the length of John Holmes’ blue-veined-blood-bomber. Sir Shake needs some Thorazine, quick! The dude is fried.

 

Posted by Marc Campbell
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02.05.2011
11:55 pm
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Sausage pork beef cheese whole milk butter margarine nuts
01.25.2011
01:36 pm
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An hour of “Sausage, pork, beef, cheese, whole milk, butter, margarine, nuts” for your viewing pleasure.

(via Dooby Brain)

Posted by Tara McGinley
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01.25.2011
01:36 pm
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Jack LaLanne R.I.P.: ‘I can’t die it would ruin my image’
01.24.2011
06:18 am
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The Bodhisattva of body builders, the joculator of juice, Jack LaLanne has died at 96.

At 60 he swam from Alcatraz Island to Fisherman’s Wharf handcuffed, shackled and towing a 1,000-pound boat. At 70, handcuffed and shackled again, he towed 70 boats, carrying a total of 70 people, a mile and a half through Long Beach Harbor.

LaLanne’s approach to physical and mental wellbeing had a lot in common with the yogic tradition of the East which hipsters were embracing right and left in the sixties and yet in that decade LaLanne was considered a square. As much as he was goofed on for his comic book adverts and straightedge style, he was in fact way ahead of his time, making the connection between how you feel and what you eat and recognizing that the best cure for feeling like shit is getting off your ass and moving your body. In an era when America was enthralled by the TV dinner, LaLanne was celebrating the therapeutic power of the carrot.

In 2004, LaLanne shouted at a San Francisco Chronicle reporter “Would you give your dog a cigarette and a doughnut for breakfast every morning? People think nothing of giving themselves that for breakfast, and they wonder why they don’t feel good.”

In this clip from 1959, LaLanne appears on “You Bet Your Life” hosted by Groucho Marx. As Groucho waves his cigar around like a lethal wand and attempts to poke holes in LaLanne, the juicerator maintains a Zen cool. You gotta love this guy. His good vibes will be missed.
 

Posted by Marc Campbell
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01.24.2011
06:18 am
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