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  • November 17, 2015
    This is the automated car vending machine built by online car retailer Carvana, which I had never heard of until they built a car vending machine. Hey, everybody needs a gimmick. Mine just so happens to be being handsome and funny. Jk jk, mine is basically penises and the mi... / Continue →
  • November 16, 2015
    This is an NVIDEA SHIELD gaming system commercial featuring professional skydiver Jeff Provenzano strapped into a living room set and allegedly playing video games while freefalling. I believe the stunt is real, although I don't know if he was actually playing games. You ever... / Continue →
  • November 6, 2015
    Note: If you haven't already seen the Japanese trailer for The Force Awakens with EXTRA SCENES, go watch that over at IWatchStuff. Because what good is a movie everybody is excited about if you can't use it to sell batteries, this is a Star Wars themed Duracell commercial. It... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2015
    According to sources inside Disney, the company (along with Lucasfilm) plans to discontinue the manufacture and sale of any Slave Leia merchandise in the future. Will that make what already exists more collectible? One blogger with a self-storage unit full of Slave Leia merch... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2015
    This is a map of Middle Earth annotated by J.R.R. Tolkien in green ink with some of the real-life European inspirations for locations in Middle Earth. The map was discovered by Blackwell Rare Books in a copy of Lord Of The Rings that used to belong to British illustrator Pauli... / Continue →
  • October 9, 2015
    This is a commercial for the Squatty Potty, a footstool you use while dropping kids off at the pool that's supposed to unkink your bowels and provide a free-flow of children off the bus like you're letting them use both the regular door and emergency door in the back. That was... / Continue →
  • September 22, 2015
    This is the Casio S100 'Special One', a $225 luxury calculator made by Casio to celebrate all the years the company has been calculating. Punch them numbers! Only 5,000 are going to be produced and sold in Japan though, so in the off-chance you're some sort of calculator coll... / Continue →
  • August 26, 2015
    Did you know 15-minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance? Did you know not owning a car could save you 100% or more on car insurance? I JUST DID THE MATH. I'm kidding, I am awful at math. I never got any higher than a C in math, including geometry, which sucks be... / Continue →
  • August 24, 2015
    This is a vintage Capcom ad for the Game Boy game Gargoyle's Quest that promises 'graphics so real you'll forget it's only a game.' That is a pretty bold statement. Especially considering you're talking about Game Boy graphics. I wonder who came up with this ad. Like, whose... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2015
    This is the Mad Max inspired go-kart paintball battle created by Devinsupertramp and his pals to promote the new Mad Max video game coming out September 1st. That looks like it was fun to make. I want to do the same thing, except instead of paintball guns we all have ninja sw... / Continue →
  • July 17, 2015
    This is video of a phone call between a woman named Jessica and Mark the telemarketer. Jessica tells Mark she's recording the conversation and that's when Mark starts to lay the weird on THICK. Like if weird was cake frosting you could poke your whole finger in it and never t... / Continue →
  • July 7, 2015
    Due to steady profit and market share drops in recent years, Sealed Air Corp., the company behind the original bubble wrap, has decided they're gonna try to turn the business around by exclusively selling the horribly named iBubble Wrap. The new wrap contains bubbles that are... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2015
    So apparently the Zuri's Sweets shop at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Florida is now selling chocolate treats made to resemble different animals' shit piles. Yum! You can choose from (clockwise from top middle) elephant, tamarin, hippo and giraffe crap nuggets, all of which sell... / Continue →
  • June 10, 2015
    The Blockbuster Box is a Pizza Hut pizza box that transforms into a smartphone projector once the pizza is removed (and presumably eaten and not just thrown away because you bought a pizza for the box alone). It can play short movies you stream by scanning a QR code on the box... / Continue →
  • June 2, 2015
    Well it seemed like the fat lady had already sung and was headed to get a sandwich when I reported Hot Topic was buying ThinkGeek last week, but it appears GameStop has swooped in like some kind of eagle that only gives me $3.29 trade-in on most of my used games and claimed the... / Continue →
  • June 2, 2015
    After more than sixty years of terrorizing the country, Japan has finally recognized Godzilla as an official resident in the hopes he'll calm the f*** down and stop going apeshit on everything all the time. His residency paper above reads: Name: Godzilla Address: Shinjuku-k... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2015
    This is the line of crystal Pokeballs with glowing Pokemon inside made and sold by Etsy store PokeMasterCrafter. They cost $70 apiece, and are currently available in Mew, Mewtwo, Scyther, Alakazam, Dragonite, Blastoise, Arcanine, Gengar and Eevee varieties. The Pokemon inside... / Continue →
  • May 27, 2015
    All body jewelry buy one, get one $1?! Moooooom -- will you drive me to the mall? In sad news for everyone everywhere, Hot Topic has announced it's plan to purchase online retailer ThinkGeek in a deal worth $122-million. Apparently the two companies have been competitors for... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2015
    This is a video of Jean-Claude Van Damme in a chase scene from Bloodsport that's been repurposed as a fake Mentos commercial. It is probably the best Mentos commercial I've ever seen. The best Mentos? The pink ones. I can't believe it took the company so long to start selli... / Continue →
  • May 7, 2015
    McDonald's has just announced that after 13 years they're bringing back the Hamburgler for use in marketing campaigns. In this case, to promote the introduction of their Sirloin Third Pound Burger. Except he's nothing like you remember him. AT ALL. Just look at that creeper... / Continue →