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Republican Politicians Can’t Deal With The Public On Their Own, Admits Prosper Group Corporation

The kind of idea the people at the Prosper Group can come up with to help GOP candidates who don’t understand what voters are going through: Slap a bunch of commercial messages up on social media sites. […]

100% Natural Food, Patent Pending

It’s not natural to drink every meal out of a plastic bottle, while pretending to be a person blasted up into outer space, sitting in a tube all day, every day. […]

Slicky Tricky Amazon Asks Shoppers To Buy BEFORE Its Big Prime Day Online Sale

At Amazon, you can shop now, while prices are still high, or pay for the privilege of discounts tomorrow, at the pay-to-save, membership-only sales tomorrow. So many ways to lose a lot of money! […]

America Needs Scientists…

… but not so much that it needs to encourage girls to learn about science.

The notice below, urging parents to “Stimulate boys’ interest”, is from an advertisement for microscopes, telescopes, and other scientific equipment by Edmund Scientific Co. in the March 1958 issue of Natural History.

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Republican Party Pays For Advertisements To Convince Right Wing Voters To Oppose Hillary Clinton

The Republican National Committee believes that it is more likely to energize its political base by opposing Hillary Clinton than by talking about the agenda of the Republican Party, or the presidential candidates who are seeking to represent it in 2016. […]

Google Wants Kids To Use Apps On The Playground Instead Of Playing

The message of this advertisement seems to be: Get your students an Android tablet from Google For Education, and video game learning can replace physical education. What Google genius thought that would be an effective piece of marketing? […]

One Million Moms: Pour Sugar In Your Kids, But Don’t Talk About Jam

The Christian organization One Million Moms is outraged, because, well, that’s what they do. The group has begun a nationwide campaign against Kellogg’s, demanding that it stop distributing the following advertisement for its new peanut butter and jelly Pop-Tart:

One Million Moms offers the following description of the advertisement: “The animated commercial has a mom […]

Willful Misinterpretation of a Diner Mat

So that’s where they come from.

I kind of would hope that they might sleep now and then.

But I don’t want a headache.

Small business + Rural area = Wide range of products. I miss Oriental Rugs and Fiddles.

Groovy. Messy.

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Triple Unreality

1. Viewing medical records and smiling. 2. While holding a baby and caring for a well-behaved toddler. 3. In a clean kitchen.

For more unreality, see It’s Like They Know Us.

Must See Advertisements?

Marketing Magazine, in a tweet this afternoon, promises to show its readers a list of “must-see ads” for the week.

Must-see advertisements? Readers, can you name even one advertisement that you have seen that you felt, afterwards, it was necessary for you to see?

Are these kinds of exceptional, necessary-to-see advertisements really released on […]

HP Bends the Rules to Trend with its #BendTheRules Twitter Campaign

The ancient technology corporation Hewlett Packard (long since KFC’ed to “HP”) is trying to recast itself as young and rebellious with a social media campaign this week. Here’s a sample from the microblogging platform Twitter:

Show us what you’re doing to #BendTheRules and get your name on @IanWalsh4's surfboard. http://t.co/fEGnrOMJMx

— HP (@HP) June 25, […]