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Facebook Users May Wish Frank the Fruitcake Shuts Up with Walmart Comments

December 3, 2011 2:50pm by editor

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"Frank the Fruitcake" wants you to Like him--and hopes you'll use him on Facebook. The Walmart version of "Elf Yourself" wants to provide audible comments in your personal wall space. Hopefully you consider Bobcat Goldthwaite's voice to equal holiday cheer this Christmas season. The unwanted gift is ready for caroling or even dreidels in this very bizarre ad concept. Read more

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Wodka Vodka Yanks Jewish New York Billboard Ad Loses Edgy Looks Weak

November 24, 2011 2:22am by hearit

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Not even the first major holiday of Thanksgiving is complete--Christmas and Hannukah still far off--yet the subject of alcohol is already in full force. Wodka Vodka is under fire for its New York billboards that critics claim swear that Jews are cheap. The company says it was trying to have fun. Either way, the Polish vodka manufacturer just lost its edge by opening its mouth. Read more

White Castle Wants You To Stuff Your Turkey With Hamburgers

November 22, 2011 9:39pm by editor

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In what may be one of the most bizarre stretches in culinary and advertising history, White Castle Hamburgers wants you to stuff your Thanksgiving turkey with mini frozen burgers. Yep, you heard it right. White Castle wants you to substitute that stuffing with a stuffing made from 10 White Castle Hamburgers--no pickles please.
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Boston Ranks Most Honesty So Far Honest Tea Hidden Camera Videos

July 19, 2011 9:20pm by copythat

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Honest Tea claims it's a test of scruples. But it's really damn good marketing. And it goes to charity. The beverage company is again throwing in unmanned 'stores' throughout the nation in 12 cities--already hitting Boston, Chicago, N.Y. and L.A. Read more

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Kim Kardashian Makes Big Bucks on Twitter at $20000 a Paid Tweet

April 29, 2011 9:01pm by hearit

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The unadvertised form of advertising: "celebrities" like Kim Kardashian make big bucks on Twitter. If you think tweeting is actually personal, it is -- a $20,000 per tweet kind of personal. The "follower" can figure out which tweet is the paid ad o' the day. Read more

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Radio Shack Offers Free Pistol or Shotgun With Dish Network TV Sign Up

March 26, 2011 12:20am by hearit

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Getting a free gun when buying a new car just isn't so uncommon anymore – but getting to choose a free gun from a chain store like Radio Shack, and just for signing up for Dish Network -- now that's a free bonus. What'll it be: pistol or shotgun?
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Potato Commissioner Voigt Sick of Spuds Vow Only Halfway Complete

October 26, 2010 9:22pm by hearit

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The head of the Washington State Potato Commission is reconsidering that vow to eat nothing but the equivalent of 20 potatoes per day for two months straight. Read more

Do Pictures of Moms Really Sell Sex Products in Maxim Magazine

October 26, 2010 1:13am by venusrising

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Maxim Magazine http://www.maxim.com/ is best known for it's images of sexy hot women. Read more

Expert Halloween Pumpkin Carving Tips No Mold Maniac Pumpkin Carvers

October 24, 2010 12:38am by editor

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Learn how to make your carved pumpkin really last-up to two weeks-with rare expert Halloween carving tips that keep mold at bay. Read more

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DC Housewives Michaele Salahi Barbie Wannabe Doll Released

October 16, 2010 3:08pm by hearit

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Real Housewives of D.C. reality star Michaele Salahi has now “forever” been immortalized—this time, not for crashing a White House dinner with Obama, but rather as a plastic version of herself. Read more