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The ‘Cutest Gangsta I Know’ Is Now In A Car Commercial

About six weeks ago, some guy caught his wife rapping in the car to Salt-N-Pepa’s 1993 hit, None of Your Business, put the 40 second video on YouTube, and it has since garnered some 16 million views. Apparently, Acura thought this would make for a great car commercial because they put her in the new one for the 2015 Acura RDX, in which she raps along to Blondie’s Rapture. It first aired during the Rose Bowl, and came out pretty well:

The woman is Chelsea Ranger from Ontario, Canada. Her husband — the one who filmed her — is Paolo Salomao and is a creative director and co-founder of the East End Project studio. About a week after he posted the YouTube video, Chelsea appeared on the Ellen show, where they shooped:

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Via iSpot.tv, Car Crushing and The Washington Post

“Comfortable With Him” Lingerie

College Humor made a great commercial for the unsexy stuff girls wear when they’re just not trying.

Tell him it’s a watch-Netflix kind of night in a pair of flannel pajamas. Or a bathrobe and a pair of Hanes from when you were fat.

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From YouTube, via FAIL Blog

Whites Only Laundromat

This video is a series of funny commercials for an ostensibly dense guy, who opens a laundromat for only washing white clothes, and calls it “Whites Only Laundry”. After he realizes his mistake, he makes a couple of even more racist commercials trying to fix his mistake.

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From YouTube, via Happy Place

Vote For Zomney

Joss Whedon, the guy who made Buffy, The Avengers movie, Firefly, and Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog, made a new video explaining why he’s voting for Romney, and — unlike most endorsements — it has to do with the coming Zombie Apocalypse.

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From YouTube, via Angry_Robot


Why Burgers Look Better In Ads

McDonald’s Canada made this video showing exactly how burgers are photographed and how they compare with ones made in the restaurant. It’s a very interesting and surprisingly frank behind-the-scenes look at the advertising process.

From YouTube, via Laughing Squid

The Woman Translator

Introducing the Manslater: a revolutionary device that translates woman language into simple man-words. Finally, the power to know what she means!

It has a patented FemLogic Processing Chip and can also translate the other way, turning “Hey, mind if I catch a movie with the guys?” into “You are a lovely, wonderful woman who meets all of my needs, and even though I will miss you, this night I wish to see Death Cop 9 with my bros.”

From YouTube, via FAIL Blog

Cialis Ad With Footage From The Movie ‘Up’

From Funny or Die, via Laughing Squid

Motion Picture Made From Stock Photos

The stock photo warehouse Getty Images made this excellent video ad depicting life from adulthood to old age. It’s called From Love to Bingo and was done entirely by stringing together stock photos. Quite possibly the most interesting minute of your day.

From YouTube, via Neatorama


I Have Timeline

Funny parody of a Valtrex commercial, treating Facebook’s Timeline as if it were herpes:

From YouTube, via Laughing Squid

Apple: What AT&T Tried To Be

Back in the 1990s, AT&T was a giant telecommunications company and former government-sponsored telephone monopoly that spanned most of the 20th century, until 1982. But the 2000s hit it hard, and in 2005 it was finally bought by one of its former subsidiaries, Southwestern Bell, which then changed its name and became the AT&T we know today.

AT&T Logo in the 1960s


In 1993 however, the original AT&T tried to brand itself as an innovator that would bring the future to the masses. This was exemplified by an ad campaign which showed then-futuristic things that are now all too familiar: e-books, tablet computers, online shopping, video calls, GPS navigation, streaming movies, self-checkout and Siri. The tag line was “… and the company that will bring it to you: AT&T.”

Ironically, if any one company could take credit for bringing those technologies to the masses, it would be Apple — which at the time was on the fast track to bankruptcy. In the decade that followed, Steve Jobs returned to Apple and turned it around while AT&T began its slow descent into insolvency. But regardless of which company did actually bring the future to us, the ad campaign remains eerily prescient.

From YouTube