News That Will Drive You To Drink

Don't call me babycakes unless you mean it.

Don’t call me babycakes unless you mean it.

The Million-Dollar Abortion Crowdfunding Campaign Was a Giant Publicity Stunt

Ugh.

I almost feel sorry for the fetus-fondling god-botherers. Almost.

(Imma classify this under Badvertising, too/also.)

Bad Ads, Cont.

tupperware

Look out, you’re next!

I’m guessing it is an ad for Tupperware (and who knows if it is real?), but it cracked me up.

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Mr. C. Montgomery Burns)

Bad Ads, Cont.

straight from the nut

Dude has been working too hard at getting some, uh, straight from his nut: look at his thumb!

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Moeman)

One Lump of Stupid or Two, Conservatives?

Bad Ads, Cont.

Wedding Bell Blues, Maggie Gallagher

Wedding Bell Blues, Maggie Gallagher

Not since unwed mother and founder of the National Organization for Marriage Maggie Gallagher’s auteur, ground-breaking work on the Gathering Storm anti-marriage equality ad have we seen an ad as ham-handed and out of step with american society as the conservative nonprofit group Catholic Vote’s new Not Alone ad:

Adweek reports:

“About halfway through this two-and-a-half-minute film from conservative nonprofit the Catholic Vote, its treacly, overly stylized message becomes clear. These Catholics are nervous about revealing their stance on same-sex marriage because they’re (spoiler alert!) against it.

“That stance is nothing new. And everyone is entitled to their opinion, as long as it doesn’t lead to legislation that discriminates. No, what’s galling about the ad is its appropriation of LGBTQ themes to marginalize LGBTQ people.

“The ad, with a straight face, position Catholics as a persecuted group for not having their message of intolerance (here blatantly recast as its opposite) widely accepted these days. It even plays like a coming-out video for Catholics who are afraid to take the “brave” step of voicing their objection to equality. That’s a pretty audacious tactic—disingenuous and disrespectful, to say the least.”

It takes some brass to try to reposition the institutional bigotry of conservative Catholics to be the victim of oppression. So where’s the mass movement to oppress and deny Catholics their rights?

But thankfully, as Adweek let’s us know, there is already a parody ad, Not Alone:

One Lump of Stupid or Two, Taco Bell?

You guys, Taco Bell is studying The Yutes Of Today!

“CEO Brian Niccol said the company features a “Millennial Word of the Week” at its headquarters as a reminder of how the chain’s biggest fan base communicates. Niccol said the words are “curated” by a group of employees in their 20s who send out an email every Tuesday or Wednesday. The words are also posted on screens and monitors around the office in Irvine, California.”

That’s so groovy! The Man is really the bees knees…

Bad Ads, Cont.

And that physically correct Joey Spivak doll from the ’70s grew up and became Victim A, one of Coach Hastert’s favorite wrestlers…

(Hat tip: Scissorhead and Co-Conspirator GRS)

One Lump of Stupid or Two, Rand?

We have a contender for the Demon Sheep ad of The 2016 Goat Rodeo.

Bad Ads, Cont.

As Seen On TV

I think he’s bluffing about the size of his pocket hose.

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Moeman)

Bad Ads, Cont.

why Why WHY??!

“Why were you born a woman?” Well, you have the XX pair of chromosomes which is the stronger pair (the Y chromosome in male XY pairs is a mutated/defective second X), so I would say you got what Nature—in all her wisdom—intended you to be, unlike us defective males. Why do you ask?

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Mountjoy, Who Else via the electric Twitter-twatter machine)

Bad Ads, Cont.

Panty stuffers

Well, I’ve never stuffed panties with breakfast treats, but you know…

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Skinny-D)