James Harden is fast becoming the go-star for millennial-savvy brands. In the run-up to Taco Bell's Super Bowl commercial, the hirsute Houston Rockets guard helped the brand build buzz by appearing in a cryptic teaser for its mystery menu item, ultimately revealed as the Quesalupa (basically, a chalupa with cheese in its shell). Show More Summary
While people were kicking back, relaxing and watching the Super Bowl over the weekend, software company Lucid and insights platform Qualtrics were conducting a study to determine the most engaging commercials of the year by measuring people's facial expressions. Show More Summary
In “Controlled Chaos: Puppy Baby Monkey” by Make:, host Caleb Kraft demonstrates how to make a puppy monkey baby costume for his pug. The costume is based on a bizarre looking creature from weird Mountain Dew Kickstart commercial that aired during Super Bowl 50. images via Make:
Cam Newton—black America's favorite quarterback at the moment—didn't win the Super Bowl, but Beyonce won the Super Bowl halftime performance and Kevin Hart won a Super Bowl commercial contest.
I hadn't heard that the NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League) complained that the Super Bowl Doritos commercial dangerously “humanized” the fetus.Well, only if you expect a human being to be born. (eye roll)I'd never heard of Voluntarism, but Father Barron's got the perfect example in the reaction to this Doritos commercial. Read it all here.
Mike Relm presents a “Puppy Baby Monkey Remix” by Kevin Ryder of the disturbing, yet catchy, “Puppy Baby Monkey” Mountain Dew commercial that aired during Super Bowl 50. The track is available on Ryder’s SoundCloud account.
New episode of my podcast, The Talk Show, with special guest [Ben Thompson]. Topics include last Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 (and its mostly terrible commercials), Tim Cook’s tweet with a photo he took from the sidelines post-game, Twitter’s...Show More Summary
Super Bowl 50 was a boring game. Most of its commercials were too. Like the poor guy in AstraZeneca's opioid-induced constipation ad, I kept longing for something truly big to happen, but I too was poop out of luck. You likely found them underwhelming too, unless small intestines and toe fungus mascots float your boat. Show More Summary
In a day when the most innocuous thing can quickly become political, a Doritos Super Bowl commercial has upset some people who want abortion to be an unrestricted right.
Automakers have always looked at the Super Bowl as the perfect platform to showcase new models, change their image, or, in some cases, remind everyone that they’re still around. Super Bowl 50 saw all three objectives in full displayShow More Summary
Steve Harvey's T-Mobile commercial that aired during Super Bowl 50 is about more than making a ton of money from his mistake while hosting the Miss Universe pageant last year, it's about redemption.
Now read this:Pro-choice group unhappy with Super Bowl Doritos commercial for ‘humanizing fetuses’ (Feb 8, 2016) Rubio claims Clinton supports abortion on ‘baby’s due date’ (Feb 8, 2016) Rubio: I’d tell rape victim it’s ‘horrifying’ but must you have baby (Feb 7, 2016) Center for Medical Progress restrained from further video distribution (Feb 5, 2016) [...]
Wayne drops a new video for his No Ceilings 2 rework of Young Money signee and Axel Rose doppelganger Baby E’s “Finessin.” Previously: Lil Wayne – Cry Out (Amen) | Watch Lil Wayne’s Ridiculous Super Bowl Commercial
This one slipped through the cracks! Sorry! Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne. Paul Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, [...]
While Super Bowl 50 may or may not have been a blast to watch, depending on which side you were rooting for, the commercials were as massively entertaining as expected. In particular, the crop of movie themed ads on display made quite...Show More Summary
The 2016 Super Bowl (50th) ended days ago and as per usual the half time commercials are what caught everyone’s attention. This year the talk of the town and trend on Twitter is the bizarre puppy monkey baby advertisement from beverage maker Mountain Dew. Show More Summary
All that work for nothing! Drake fans were surprised during the Super Bowl on Sunday when a spot promoting the upcoming Grammy Awards mentioned the rapper's name among the list of performers. But apparently, someone forgot to tell Drizzy himself! Related: T.Swift To Open Grammys With Song Never Done On Live TV Shortly after the ad, the Hotline Bling [...]
If you think you spent a lot of time watching commercials during Sunday’s Super Bowl, you’re right. Figures just released by Kantar Media show that Super Bowl 50 was the second-most-cluttered Super Bowl of all time. The broadcast included 49...
Watching the Super Bowl commercials this year, I kept asking myself if perhaps, finally, we've won. Of course when I say "we" I mean any non-white, non-male American, and by "won" I mean that we were not the butt of every cheap joke devised for the purpose of selling burgers, cars or website domain registrar. Show More Summary
If you live in Omaha and saw this commercial from the NuMale Medical Clinic on your television during Super Bowl 50, you probably asked yourself, “What the FCK?!?!?!” During the 30-second ad, which only aired in Omaha, women are shown in a doctors office, struggling to walk and in need of medical attention, because their […]