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The Avengers Assembled Out Of Household Items

Target stores have come up with an extremely clever way to advertise both the items they sell and the upcoming Avengers movie-they’ve put together household items sold in their stores to form iconic images based on The Avengers. The images are so densely packed with details that it takes a while to see all the products [...]

Dr. Pepper’s New Manly Drink is Not For Women

Image: Dr Pepper Snapple Group Real men don’t drink sissy diet sodas, no siree! So to reach out to these untapped macho population for its new diet drink, Dr. Pepper decided to harness the [...]

History’s Best and Worst Advertising Slogans

Remember when Verizon’s slogan demanded very directly that you “Join In”? It wasn’t that long ago, before that annoying guy started asking everyone under the sun if they could hear him now. How ’bout when McDonald’s proclaimed, “We Love to See You Smile”? That was before some disembodied voice admitted, “I’m Lovin’ it.” “It,” we [...]

Dietribes: Pepper Your Conversation

• First things first: Differently colored peppers are not different peppers at all! Typically, they signify various stages of growth and maturity. A green pepper is just a red pepper that hasn’t fully ripened (chili, cayenne and jalapeño peppers are all usually harvested when they are green, but will turn red if left to mature). Because [...]

The Six-Word Fact Contest!

Let’s try something! It’s a trivia contest, but you only get six words. Like Six-Word Memoirs, only much less ambitious. Here are some examples I plucked from our vast trivia archives: Snuffleupagus has a first name—Aloysius. * Kool-Aid was originally “Fruit Smack.” * Jacqueline Kennedy edited Michael Jackson’s autobiography. * The plural of Prius is Prii. * John Tyler’s grandsons are still alive. * Shaggy’s real [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Things We Got from Texas

Happy Texas Independence Day! Today, 175 years ago, Texas official declared itself independent of Mexico. In the meantime, Texans have been busily filling the world with weird and useful things. Here are ten creations, inventions, developments or products from Texas. 1. Deep-Fried … Anything? Salty, pretzel-like pockets filled with Guinness and deep-fried? I’d try it. The ravioli-shaped [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Publicity Stunts Gone Bad

You’ve probably heard the old saying “any publicity is good publicity,” but these 10 stunts gone awry prove that’s not so. 1. A couple of days ago, two masked men wearing dark clothes ran through Dell’s headquarters in Round Rock, Texas, brandishing “small metallic items” and yelling at employees to go to the lobby. Although it [...]

The Late Movies: Famous Doctors

Yesterday, Senator Harry Reid rolled out the Senate version of the health care reform bill. At 2,074 pages, it’s enough to make your head explode. For tonight’s Late Movies, we invite you to take your mind off the debate with some clips of amazing doctors at work. Here are ten of Dr. J’s top dunks from [...]