Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Keeping It Realtor.

What happens when real estate agents try to get creative? Cringing and wincing. Lots of cringing and wincing. (site) Thanks to Jonathan Ruby for the tip.

Friday, September 26, 2008

copyranter on COILHOUSE: I guarantee...

...you have never seen, nor will you ever see, cooler ads for a travel iron than these. It's the second Weekly Ad Uncoiling. (link)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

An editor seriously needs to be fired.

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via (thanks Nadya).

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

What to get me for Christmas.

It's the Abu Ghraib bobblehead doll.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Honda's road groove-vertising.

link. via buzzfeed.

Monday, September 22, 2008


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Yes. Breadvertising.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sarah Palin & The Rape Kits.

The funniest Get Your War On yet.
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Thursday, September 18, 2008

copyranter on COILHOUSE: have you ever seen...

...a cat croissant or a hamster muffin? Welcome to the first Weekly Ad Uncoiling on Coilhouse. You are seconds away from these wacky digi-visuals, which don't sell handwash very well, but do serve as excellent examples of the over-reliance on Photoshop by today's conceptually-challenged art directors. (link)

Monday, September 15, 2008

copyranter uncoils on COILHOUSE.

Starting later this week and continuing for a few weeks, I will be posting on L.A.-based Coilhouse magazine + blog—"a love letter to alternative culture written in an era where alt culture no longer exists." The column will be titled Weekly Ad Uncoiling. The first issue of their magazine is just out. The wild content includes an exclusive excerpt from science-fiction author Samuel R. Delany's forthcoming novel, and genital origami—close-up pics of a male to female transsexual's manufactured vagina, a "Neovagina." It's an interesting read, pick up a copy.
update: a comprehensive review of the issue on Gawker Media's sci-fi site io9 here.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

copyranter gets pleasured by IFC's Lunchbox.

Last week, Jon Gabrus of the Independent Film Channel's daily Lunchbox Web series, gave me some satisfying video love. Click here to watch. Btw, I didn't tear him "a new taint" because he was obviously fishing for ranting.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

copyranter has gone fishing for money.

UPDATE: I will post in the future to let those of you who care know where else you can find my trainwreck rants. A couple of new opportunities have already been pitched to me.
I'm done posting on copyranter for the foreseeable future, mainly because I'm tired of providing free content for dozens of other big name Sites. I'll still be posting on Animal New York at least once every weekday. Please don't ask me to reconsider/tell me you love/hate me in the comments; we already went through that once. However, my ad hunting/destroying skills are still available in column form for a weekly/monthly fee. But my daily blog-posting allegiance is with Animal New York. I'm also open to restarting copyranter (I own all the domain names) if you want to sponsor me. Just FYI: In about two years, I took my blog from nowhere to one of the top five or so ad blogs in the world—averaging over 100,000 page views a week—with praise from Slate, the Globe And Mail, Coilhouse, IFC, etc, etc. If you're interested, email me: copyranter(at)gmail(dot)com

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Link Haze, 9/06/08.

• Sarah Palin, GOP super-heroine. (link)
• Speaking of Palin, she's apparently a big fan of the "sport" of aerial wolf hunting. (link)
• Walmart ad shows up on a blog that says "N*gger Obama Eats Babies." (link)
• If you haven't seen it yet, here's the Ortega makes US gymnast Shawn Johnson's "taco pop" spot. Seriously, how the heck did this ever get produced? (link)
• craigslist ad of the week: London supervillain seeks henchmen. (link)
AssVertiser Lush beauty products hired a performance artist to hang from hooks in a London storefront window to protest shark abuse. (link)
• The Jesus Mobile of Orlando. (link)
• Reynolds Wrap ad features a tagging turkey carcass. (link)
• Dead man talking for Golden Gate Funeral Home. (link)
• Gimmick band Eagles Of Death Metal joins Denny's rockstar menu gimmick. (link)
• Chinese students go back to school in ad-sponsored uniforms. (link)
• ConEd. On It. (link)

Friday, September 05, 2008

New Zealand shames Hollywood with living, breathing "Knocked Up" poster.

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To promote Sky TV's airing of the Judd Apatow hit comedy, ad agency DDB New Zealand created an A+ gold star blue ribbon-winning science project diorama. They actually collected a bunch of tadpoles from a pond, turned a shopping mall poster stand into a fish tank, placed a human egg model filled with fish food inside the tank, and then let nature takes its course. It's about the best film promotion stunt I can remember seeing. The Kiwis have shown—again and again—their superiority over Hollywood when it comes to American movie advertising. (via, where you can view a video of the making of the installation.) similar image: Chinese Viagra print ad.

copyranter on ANIMAL NY: MTA's stun pun.

It'd about the best/worst ad pun I've ever come across. (link)

Thursday, September 04, 2008

copyranter on ANIMAL NY: Lichtenstein & Lactation.

The latest pop-art parody poster by the fake American Apparel ad artist combines those two. And of course where there is lactation, there are nipples. And breasts. (link)

"I call architecture frozen music."—Goethe

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"So, it's agreed. we're calling our building TEMPO."
"OK, so let's stick an iPod in the layout."
"An iPod. The click wheel'll be the O in TEMPO. And we'll put the rendering in the screen."
"Eh, Apple might have a problem with that."
"We'll change it a little."
"Are we giving away iPods?"
(scanned from last Sunday's New York Times. go here for more senseless New York City real estate advertising)

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

copyranter on ANIMAL NY: the Häagen-Dazs Bee-Boys.

YO! Go watch a music vid of breakdancing men in bee outfits. It's for a good cause, partly. (link)

Usain Bolt becomes a(n unpaid?) McDonald's Spokes-Speedster?

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His secret? McNuggets. Ad out of Israel uses a passage from Time's Website relaying the anecdote that the world's fastest man ate two helpings of the suspect meat—and that's all he ate—before the Beijing Olympics 100m final. Maybe McDonald's chicken is pumped with steroids? Something tells me, later that same day, his feces also set a personal best digestive tract record. If he had added a serving of Mickey D's rockin' finger fries, maybe the two happenings would have coincided? (image via) previous McDonald's posts: promiscuous gays targeted by posters in Boystown Chicago; Big Fat Lie of a nutrition ad features healthiest looking kid on the planet; and Ronald hangs himself.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

copyranter on ANIMAL NY: Quicksilver blue jeans ads.

You may or may not like these, but I can guarantee you that they'll be the weirdest blue jeans ads you've ever seen. (link)


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Fanta strawberry soda—the perfect beverage to wash down a tongue sandwich or a Subway human entrails sub or McDonald's finger food. Disgusting print ad out of Russia or some eastern European country (look at the language on the can, maybe you can tell me. update: Rob says it's Portuguese. Why yes, I am a xenophobe.). Really makes you wanta Fanta, yes? Cheeky art directors of the world? Please stop turning human body parts into edibles. It's horribly unappetizing. Ditto for reanimating farm animal carcasses. (image via)