Archive for May, 2011

The Dog & Pony Show is off on a brief hiatus while I vacation in Alaska for a few weeks and do stuff like this. New posts will resume (assuming a grizzly hasn’t ripped off both my arms) on June 1st.

I was all prepared to go into a rant about how trite and cliché it is to have the stupid, bumbling man saved by the cute, intelligent woman. And then I watched the spot all the way through and realized it made me laugh out loud. The sheer ridiculousness of that corn dog was hilarious. […]

For nearly any other agency, a concept involving a talking basketball would have been ridiculously cheesy and lame. But somehow, Goodby manages to pull it off. It just goes to show how important execution is.

I raved about the first spot in the series. This one is just as good. So well written. So well acted. So well shot. So funny. It just leaves me dying to see what will happen in the next spot.

This is a rough one to watch. But that’s what makes it so great. These days it’s really tough to evoke an emotion in someone from an ad. This succeeds and gets it message across in a way that will stick with you for a while.

Joe Pesci and Don Rickles in the same shoot? Does it get any more epic than that?

Kind of defeats the purpose, don’t you think? Via.

I’m not exactly sure what I’m going to do with my daughter is only enough to get on the web. But she won’t be doing this, that’s for sure. This spot for anti-pornography ministry goes on way too long (and the music is corny as hell) but it does get across a point that […]

7-11 posted it today and then quickly took it down. I’ll be keeping an eye out for the inevitable backlash that’ll come from mental healths groups. But I’ve got to say – I thought it was funny and I like to see a brand with a sense of humor. That said, I have no idea […]


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