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The Ad Fool

Moving on

Nov 7, 2012 / 5:00 am

I was going to write about the new Richard Simmons Telus spot. You must have seen it - it’s hilarious - , guy complains about annoying activation fees,...

Bond, beverage Bond

Oct 31, 2012 / 5:00 am

The new James Bond movie is quickly coming up on us (at least here in North America) and I have to say, I’m pretty excited. The last few Bonds have, to...

Devil with a blue apron on

Oct 24, 2012 / 5:00 am

Most folks assume they’ll know evil when they see it. I mean, who could think, for even a second, that Hitler was not pure, out-of-the-bottle, undiluted...

Big wheels rolling

Oct 17, 2012 / 5:00 am

A buddy of mine (and his wife, natch) just had a baby the other day. And amid all the ooooing and ahhing that invariably accompanies such a joyous event I tried...

Human meat market

Oct 12, 2012 / 5:00 am

I’m not so much a horror guy. Sure, I’ve seen the odd slasher film or two (and to be fair, as gross as Saw was, it was pretty sharp too. (Get it?...

Wearing blue velvet

Oct 3, 2012 / 9:00 am

I was young, maybe eleven or twelve, when I made my first true “fashion decision.” And by fashion decision I mean that I decided one piece of...

Apple iMock

Sep 26, 2012 / 5:00 am

When it comes to effective methods of intellectual assault, some well-placed mockery can be unbelievably brutal. Most of us have little trouble finding ways to...

Crapper worship

Sep 19, 2012 / 5:00 am

Mrs. AdFool and I are in the process of renovating. Nothing huge mind you – just updated floors, paint, trim, (some) furniture, curtains, wall-hangings,...

Harold & Kumar go to White...House?

Sep 12, 2012 / 5:00 am

Anyone who reads most of what I write can tell how much I enjoy the flotsam that is pop culture. And leaving aside the fact that I’ve been saturated in it...

When I die

Sep 5, 2012 / 5:00 am

There is no easy way to say this: I’m going to die. Yes, I - me, the AdFool guy - am absolutely, positively going to die. But then again, so will you....

Finding greatness

Aug 29, 2012 / 5:00 am

My bizarre attraction to advertising has always been rooted in a larger search for objective truth. Ask any good salesman: to really sell something, you need a...

Hooters for thee but not for me...

Aug 22, 2012 / 5:00 am

At my current stage in life, Hooters (the restaurant – not the, ahem...female appendages) presents an interesting dilemma. I’d be lying through my...

Rona Runner

Aug 15, 2012 / 5:00 am

Okay, here’s the thing: I hate shopping at Rona. My reasons may be shallow but they are specific. Every single time I go there the aisles appear junky and...

Beware the bimmer, Daniel-san

Aug 8, 2012 / 5:00 am

Before we go any further you have to understand where exactly it is that I’m coming from. My pop cultural touchstones are all planted deep in the...

Something from nothing

Aug 1, 2012 / 5:00 am

Ever hear of LMFAO? If you have kids, or happen to frequent the bars these days in an attempt to reclaim your youth (it’s out there, you can find it) you...

Fame monster?

Jul 25, 2012 / 5:00 am

You would think we’d all wise up. Sales methods and pitches – even when they seem cutting edge and new – never actually change from year to...

Mantherapy

Jul 18, 2012 / 6:00 am

News flash! Men and women are different, which means when it comes to some problems, men need different kinds of help and solutions than most women do....

Old gray baby

Jul 11, 2012 / 5:00 am

Okay, I admit it. I’ve come really close a couple of times. My ego got the better of me and I nearly gave in but at the very last second I hesitated....

What’s the flavor, Kenneth?

Jul 4, 2012 / 5:00 am

So what’s the deal with flavors these days? Things have changed over the years as flavors have become more, shall we say, plentiful and even creative....

The old man & the skateboard

Jun 27, 2012 / 5:00 am

Nostalgia can be pretty potent stuff when it’s deployed in service of a consumer product. Few things can rival the glossed perfection of a fond memory,...

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