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Thailand has birthed some absolutely wonderful ads, like this epic Thai bug spray ad that is everything we want from advertisements (which interestingly enough stars the same actor as this gem). This one from the early 2000s offers a direct and somehow extremely motivating message regarding the taking control of one's own life. Yeah, personal growth and financial success are more complicated than what can be explained in a 30 second-long ad that's mostly screaming, but ad space is expensive so this is what they came up with.

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Woman Posts Ad For Prancer, The Most Irredeemable Dog

Dogs are blessed with their own unique personalities, and in Prancer's case, that's a major problem. We've all met dogs (and people) who are so maligned, so antisocial, so petty, vindictive and hateful that their search for any semblance of love sounds laughable. Prancer is advertised as that kind of being. Given his exposure, he'll probably find a loving home after this. But who knows if his little, shaking, snarling body has enough love in it to ever reciprocate the sentiment. For a story about a much nicer dog, here's a tumblr tale of a dog who figured out how to herd a lawn roomba.

funny ad for horrible chihuahua adoption
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For the love of practical effects and trick-cinematography, here's an ad for Pocari Sweat (a Gatorade-like Japanese sports drink) that has no actual computer generated images but sure-as-hell looks like it does. Yeah, it's an ad, but who cares man. If it takes Pocari Sweat money to make such an interesting and cool thing, then so be it.

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Weird, Stupid and Funny Signs and Ads

Signs, advertisements and billboards are a weird game. Every joke advertisement is a bit of a risk. Some are dumber than others. Sometimes a sign's pun game is simply too strong. Some advertising fails, like the magazine layout fails are total accidents. Sometimes signs are just straight up scary.

Funny stupid and ridiculous ads and signs | SONIC America's Drive- CHICKEN LOSES JOB CHICKEN IS BROKE CHICKEN STRIPS $3.79 pun about an unemployed chicken becoming a stripper
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If you wanted to feel unhealthy or question the state of society at large, here's a telling reminder that at one point people considered soda a sometimes food. 16 whole ounces. Isn't that the kids size now?

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Who cares about overly fancy editing, platitudes about the children, or help from viewers like you. It's all about Curbside Larry. Just give Curbside Larry a call and he'll set you up with your fiction or nonfiction needs.

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Absurdly Tight Shirt Gets Roasted In The Comments

When the people of Facebook get together and decide something looks silly, there's nothing stopping the torrent of roasts and funny observations from washing over whatever it is. In this case, the thing is an ad for a shirt that barely fits on the absurdly muscular, probably photoshopped model. We live in a golden age of funny and rare insults, and the internet is full of ingenious insults full of meanness.

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Deceptive Ads and Products Made by Jerk-Holes

You wouldn't think that cartoonish scams like selling a sandwich with one slim front-facing strip of meat would still exist these days, but for some reason the practice of misleading products is going strong. Here are products designed by monsters that sell something other than advertised, charge people for BS, or have misleading interfaces.

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Whoever green lit this madness deserves either an award or a prison sentence. It's too bad commercials are all so bland and uninspired now. Sometimes you wanna see a man unhinge his jaw and painfully slowly eat a burger in one bite to sexy music.

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Manipulative Ads, Products and Services Designed by Jerks

We like to think there's some set of rigid standards that applies to all products and advertising, but the reality is that most companies will just do whatever they can get away with. That leads to some devious and horrible products designed to manipulate people. Seriously, a lot of products are designed by jerks.

Deceptive things designed by jerks | deceptively big box of sugared cookies that only holds five pieces, despite being big enough to fit more. peeled off sticker that reads "microwave safe, dishwasher safe" on top of a another sticker that reads the exact opposite
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The 90s were a strange time. In this case, a 1998 pizza ad that featured the former leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev. This article on the Gorbachev Pizza Hut Adstates that he needed the money for a foundation, and it was the only high profile commercial offer he took.

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Deceptive and Terrible Products and Services Designed By Jerks

The world is rife with manipulative and awful products and ads, and it's worth it to point them out when they're clearly unfair. There's wildly misleading labels, sandwiches made to look like they're twice as big as they actually are, and apps that make you pay money to delete them, just to name a few. It makes you start to think this stuff could be designed by the devil.

Manipulative and terrible products.
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Manipulative and Awful Products and Ads Designed By Jerks

Soulless people will do anything to make a quick buck. They'll make uncomfortable standing airline seats to save on space, charge people to go to the bathroom, advertise a cheap product and charge a hundred dollars for shipping, literally hide fine print by making it the same color as the background, and do even more devious BS when they think of it. These are examples of deceptive and crappy products. Like seriously, these were designed by the devil.

Deceptive products, services and advertisements that lied and cheated consumers.
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30 Disappointing Times Things Did Not Look Like the Ad

Ads and packaging make stuff look like it's gonna be fantastic. I mean, sure it's the job of a commercial to make a burger look like the be-all-end-all of burgerdom. But when what you get is so different from what was advertised, you can't help but feel like you've been had. Here are some times when reality got the best of people's expectations.

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43 Interesting and Sometimes Outrageous Vintage Food Advertisements

Some of these are kind of cool. Some of these are a little shocking. Some of them are gross. Some of them are straight-up weird. Post World War II America was a place of seemingly endless prosperity. How this attitude resulted with ads for putting Mayo on pears and putting chow mein in a can, we'll never know. The snapshot of the past is interesting enough, especially with some of the stuff here that never caught on.

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