Classic ad - Ride into adventure with Evel Knievel!

Classic ad – Ride into adventure with Evel Knievel!

Love that his name is trademarked in this ad… I remember beating the hell out this Evel action figure when I was a kid – I think I abused my plastic Evel more than Evel himself… Err, abused himself. Doing…

The End is a dark comedy, Burt Reynolds style

After the success of Smokey and The Bandit, Burt Reynolds was on top of the world. He was HOT. He had his choice of films, and every studio wanted to be in the Burt Reynolds business. He also wanted to…

King Kong 1976 remake poster hits new heights in hyperbole

King Kong 1976 remake poster hits new heights in hyperbole

This King Kong poster for the 1976 remake features the most over-the-top ad slogan, ever. The most exciting original motion picture event of all time.   This line – and the poster – requires a bit of dissection. First, let’s look…

Nationwide makes Worse. Super Bowl Ad. Ever.

A big chunk of America saw this ad from Nationwide Insurance last night… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRVslkan08U …And went WFT? The ad is one of the darkest advertisements ever made, and the very idea of the ad is off-putting and misguided. There were a lot…

G.I.Joe Blueprints!

G.I.Joe Blueprints!

One of the coolest things about collecting G.I.Joe toys way back when the line was reformed in 3 3/4″ size in 1982 was that every vehicle and plates came with blueprints. Yes, it was all rubbish, but as a fan…