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Booze

Watch Brad Pitt's Brother Reenact the Ending of 'Se7en' in a Beer Commercial

Doug Pitt gives us the leather jacket, goatee, and the “What’s in the boooooox?” line to sell six packs for Mother's Brewery.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.8.19
not an ad

Blueberry Morning Is Self-Care You Can Eat for Breakfast

The edge: gone. The mood: lifted.
Hilary Pollack
1.17.19
thump news

The Chemical Brothers Told Us 20 Years Ago That This Pepsi Ad Wouldn't Work

Their are some undeniable similarities between the new Kendall Jenner-starring ad and the 1999 music video for the UK duo's song "Out Of Control."
Alexander Iadarola
4.6.17
WTF

No, Cards Against Humanity's Potato Ad Didn't Bankrupt the Company

Why can’t a potato just be a potato?
Alex Swerdloff
2.8.17
yikes

McDonald’s Realises Now Is Not a Great Time to Have a Creepy Clown as Your Mascot

When these idiots finally wipe off their makeup and we’re able to objectively look back on this period of clown-driven paranoia, we’ll recognise that right now is a real low point.
Jelisa Castrodale
10.13.16
Stuff

Canadian PSAs Aimed at 90s Kids Are Fucking Weird

Remembering the bizarre ads designed to teach children not to take drugs – or believe everything they saw on TV.
Jake Kivanc
3.25.16
Super Bowl 50

Welcome to the Super Bowl, World

Every professional sport has a way of determining a champion. Only the NFL has something as quite as expensive, overstated, and widely watched as the Super Bowl.
Jesse Farrar
2.3.16
The Crown and Spectre Issue

Why Sexy Ads Don't Work

Ads featuring girls in bikinis aren't as effective as you'd think.
Emerson Rosenthal
11.2.15
Film

Why Is It Always Raining in 'Se7en?'

Raccord Collective's ongoing film essay project explores everything you wanted to know about David Fincher (but were too afraid to ask).
Beckett Mufson
4.16.15
Stuff

We Talked to the Guy Behind 'Every 90s TV Commercial Ever'

According to creator Dez Dolly, the viral video started out as branded content before it "scared the living shit" out of the sponsor.
Mike Pearl
2.5.15
Stuff

Is It Legal for an Advert to Imply a Pair of Stockings Will Give You an Orgasm?

A New York woman is suing a clothing company for implying its pantyhose can make women feel, like, REALLY good. Does she have a case?
Allie Conti
1.22.15
Stuff

A Conversation with a Pee-Shyness Advocate

We chatted with the CEO of the International Paruresis Association about an advert that made a joke about pee-shyness.
Mike Pearl
11.6.14
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