Mindy Kaling Says Coca-Cola Tastes So Good At A Certain Place

According to some, there’s a place where Coca-Cola tastes so good. Go ahead and Google it. Yes, that place is McDonald’s. Here’s a lil’ article about why it tastes so good at McDonald’s.

AARP and Ad Council: Danny Trejo Shows That Male Caregivers Are Still Manly

Caregiving is seen as a female task. But in the United States, about 40% of unpaid family caregivers are men. In this AARP/Ad Council spot created by DDB New York, manliest of men Danny Trejo does ridiculously tough stuff, but they aren’t quite as tough as a middle-aged guy caring for his elderly father. Here’s more from Adweek.

Tuesday Throwback: Chase Sapphire, An Expensive Dress, And Frank Sinatra’s “The Way You Look Tonight”

A lot of these Tuesday Throwback posts come from hearing a song that triggers a commercial memory. Frank Sinatra’s “The Way You Look Tonight” is an absolutely beautiful song. This 2009 Chase Sapphire commercial evokes some of the class of that tune by showing a kinda wealthy looking married couple, with the man explaining that they can use their Chase Sapphire points to “take a break.” Two problems with this spot though: first, the dialogue sounds too much like an ad, and not how regular people would talk. Second, the revelation that the wife used their points on a dress, albeit a rather attractive one, is pretty obnoxious. The husband is played by David Starzyk, and the wife is Molly Culver. Here’s the dress commercial, and a few more featuring the same couple from this campaign.

 

LeBron James Is Also A Crying, Bearded Baby In This Intel Commercial

Well…that was something. I’m thinking the baby image of LeBron will become a meme, if it isn’t already.

Carl’s Jr. And Hardee’s: Food, Not Boobs

Carl’s Jr. has a long history of using sex in its commercials. I’ve written about a few of their sexy spots on here. But now that time has passed. Carl’s Jr. (and Hardee’s) have decided to focus on food, not boobs. In this 3-minute ad created by 72andSunny, the “founder” Carl Hardee Sr. (played by Charles Esten) returns to the company and brings it back to basics. Here’s more from Advertising Age.

Tuesday Throwback: The Mitsubishi Outlander And Telepopmusik’s “Breathe”

I randomly heard Telepopmusik’s gorgeously chill song “Breathe” today, and that brought me back to 2003 and this lovely commercial for the Mitsubishi Outlander. The song’s success was buoyed by this ad, and it became a minor hit on the US charts, reaching #78 on the Hot 100, as well as receiving a Grammy nomination. Enjoy!

Lactaid And The Cow With A Farting Balloon

This Lactaid spot has been around for a while, but I just saw it for the first time. A woman is drinking her morning coffee (cafe au lait specifically) when an annoying cow appears. The cow asks how her coffee is, but as she’s trying to answer, the heifer is making fart noises by pinching a balloon. Turns out, the woman might be lactose intolerent (or at least sensitive), and the balloon is probably simulating the sounds her body’s soon about to make. Fortunately, a more pleasant cow boots out the annoying one, and she’s carrying Lactaid.

 

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