Some of the Worst Commercials

If you read my last post then you know that this one is a sequel. I did some of the best adverts or commercials then and now I want to see if I can find some really bad ones!

Straightaway we come to this self-explanatory site which claims to bring you the dumbest ads.

This ad is apparently for toilet paper, why it has a dog and cucumber slices could be anyone’s guess.

Toilet Paper Ad

“I drove a co worker home. To my place” OK so far, but this is an ad for hair color!

Clairol Hair Color

These ones here are actually one line classified ads but really funny:

Lost: Small apricot poodle. Reward. Neutered like one of the family.

Dinner Special: Turkey $2.35; Chicken or Beef $2.25; Children $2.00.

For Sale: Antique desk suitable for lady with thick legs and large drawers.

Now is your chance to have your ears pierced and get an extra pair to take home too!

No matter what your topcoat is made of, this miracle spray will make it really repellent.

For Sale: Eight puppies from a German Shepherd and an Alaskan Hussy.

Dog for Sale: Eats anything and is fond of children.

Tired of cleaning yourself? Let me do it!

Man, honest. Will take anything.

Used Cars: Why go elsewhere to be cheated? Come here first!

Our bikinis are exciting. They are simply the tops.

Auto Repair Service: Try us once — you’ll never go anywhere else again.

Wanted: Preparer of food. Must like the food business, be dependable, and be willing to get hands dirty.

Mixing bowl set designed to please a cook with round bottom for efficient beating.

And now, the Superstore — unequaled in size, unmatched in variety, unrivaled inconvenience.

Then here is a really dumb one for Old Spice:

And this one for a Mercedes Benz is actually really funny, not dumb at all but does feature a dumb blonde, so here goes:

Check out these super dumb product warnings on this page. You cannot stop reading till you reach the end.

As for the stupidest commercial in recent times, I would have to say it is the Absolut vodka commercial, which shows Texas and California (among other US states) as being part of Mexico. Admittedly this was an ad aimed at Mexicans but it has managed to piss of the Americans to the extent that the advert has been recalled, unconditional apologies issued, etc.

Absolut Vodka Ad

Talk about ‘absolutely’ shooting yourself in the foot! Your views? Let me have them!

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7 Responses to “Some of the Worst Commercials”

  1. Those are really lousy commercials but I don’t really get the last one.

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  2. In the ad aimed at Mexicans, they chose to show many of the American states as being a part of Mexico. Why? I have no idea. The YouTube Videos were deleted by mistake. I have just added them. Do check them out.

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    KT reply on May 16th, 2008 5:48 pm:

    Back in the day, Mexico controlled much of what is now the US. This was a loong time ago, (I think) before the Spanish American War, after which Mexico pulled its territory back. Or something.

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  4. [This ad is apparently for toilet paper, why it has a dog and cucumber slices could be anyone’s guess.]

    This is to mimic woman? o.O

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  5. For those of you who do not understand the last one, here’s a quick history lesson.

    All of that territory in green in the ad was all of Mexico’s land, fair and square, from its independence from Spain in 1810 up until 1848. White people of the United States started to live in Texas, the southwest, and California when it was Mexico’s land. Mexico said it was alright if they learned Spanish and obeyed Mexican laws. Eventually the white settlers, who looked down upon Mexicans as inferior people, disobeyed Mexican laws, and treated Mexicans without any respect, and in many cases, lynched Mexicans. The white settlers clashed with Mexicans and wanted to take the land for themselves. Mexico wanted to send its army to protect its land, but it was weakened by the fight for independence from Spain. The U.S. offered to buy the southwest region, and when Mexico refused to sell, the U.S. declared war. The U.S. was no match for the weakened country, and Mexico lost about half its territory.

    The following books will teach you more about this:

    Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans, and Vagabonds: Mexican Immigration and the Future of Race in America (2007)

    Occupied America: A History of Chicanos, 6th Edition (2006)

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    Seditio reply on July 26th, 2010 6:46 pm:

    well, at least Ajax has a clue about History…

    comments before him are pretty funny… do you really think USA was ALways like it is now?

    LOL

    alaska was russian, southwest was mexican, south was french and spanish… and the rest was just occupied by english-european pilgrims and took from native americans.

    just look at your lastnames… they are european lastnames… now ask me why LOL

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