Why Are We Meeting The X-Men's Quicksilver In This Awful Commercial?

We're starting to think that the X-Men don't really like Quicksilver that much. First they made him look like this, and now they are showing off his super-speed powers for the first time in a fast food commercial. Well at least it's better than that super-sexist Mystique Ad. » 4/07/14 2:01pm 4/07/14 2:01pm

The Best (and Worst) Super Bowl Ads of 2014

Last night advertisers of all brands and commodities shelled out millions to get their ads in the coveted Super Bowl commercial break. So what did these million dollar spots produce? A whole lotta 80s nostalgia and a few tears. Here's our list of the best and worst commercials from the 2014 Super Bowl. » 2/03/14 8:20am 2/03/14 8:20am

McDonalds thinks Adventure Time is just for boys

McDonalds has made a huge mistake. The fast-food chain just revealed its new Adventure Time Happy Meal line, which conveniently cut out all the female characters. But don't worry girls, McDonald's also has some Paul Frank crap that's pink because Adventure Time is for boys, apparently. » 1/14/14 1:24pm 1/14/14 1:24pm

The Worst Badvertising and Best Radvertising of Comic-Con 2013

The bigger Comic-Con gets, the more the marketing madness spreads across the whole city of San Diego. And this year, the promo craziness was everywhere. Some good, and some really freaking disgusting. So we picked through the swag and the handouts and the interactive experiences, to find the very best, and the very… » 7/23/13 4:15pm 7/23/13 4:15pm

Hobbit cross-promotions we're grateful don't exist

The Denny's/Hobbit second breakfast cross-promotion makes a weird kind of sense, even if it forces us to link J.R.R. Tolkien with Moon Over My Hammy. And the Hobbit slot machines have landed the movie's producers in hot Mordor with the Tolkien Estate. But are there other, even more bizarre cross-promotional… » 12/09/12 9:30am 12/09/12 9:30am

The 8 Weirdest Real-Life Science Fiction Political Ads

Elections tend to be a surreal time, what with motormouthed candidates perpetually promising a chicken in every underfunded classroom and gasoline pumps that shoot champagne instead of petrol. Here are eight times politicians channeled the realms of science fiction, horror, and fantasy for the express purpose of… » 10/15/12 10:50am 10/15/12 10:50am

Ad from the 1980s promised that superhero impersonators would end the…

After reading this advertisement, how many artisanal bassoon rental shoppes thought to themselves, "Well, that's what I've been doing wrong. Time to hire the Green Goblin and the Thing to hang outside my store for three months straight." (It's also worth mentioning that if you recruited Captain America for your bookmark… » 9/04/12 6:30am 9/04/12 6:30am

Perhaps the most disturbing cereal ad ever filmed

This honor goes to Sugar Rice Krinkles, which inflicted incalculable psychic damage upon children of the 1950s with this commercial featuring a goggle-eyed clown proselytizing about carbohydrates. As the YouTube uploader notes, "Ever wondered what would happen if John Wayne Gacy made a cereal ad?" » 8/27/12 9:35am 8/27/12 9:35am

Booty Ring Toss, Cthulhu Panties and Racist Cookies: Comic-Con…

Comic-Con is an ocean of advertisements and in-your-face marketing. Some ads are supremely clever — but others are cringe-inducing monster that make us want to bury our heads in the lawn outside Hall H. We've rounded up the worst of the worst advertisements, for your enjoyment. » 7/17/12 2:32pm 7/17/12 2:32pm