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The other day Nike unveiled it’s big budget commercial featuring Rafael Nadal and Cristiano Ronaldo battling it out for athletic supremacy. Not knocking that creative, but I much prefer this Nike ad instead. Why? Simple. It’s absolutely adorable and the lyrics to the song are beyond cute.

The premise of the commercial has a long-distance couple living on opposite coasts. In an effort to see each other, the two embark on a cross-country run to meet halfway in the Midwest. As the ad says, love makes people do crazy things like run across the country.

What starts off as a romantic idea, quickly becomes quite arduous for one half of the couple. As one is sprinting across the US declaring her love, the other is panting singing he’s about to collapse. Here’s an example of the lyric exchange between the two.

Girl: I love you. There I said it.
Boy: I think I’m gonna need a medic.
Girl: You filled the hall with flower petals.
Boy: Why does my mouth taste like metal?
Girl: Baby I might die without you.
Boy: Baby, I might die.

The clip was directed by renowned commercial director Ringan Ledwidge and shot in three cities and five states over the course of 11 days. Watch the clip below to see if the couple eventually meets up.

watch the adorable commercial after the jump

This weekend, Tyrell and I are venturing down south for the 2012 White Party in Palm Springs, with the headline act on the Saturday night being Mary J. Blige. I’m so excited!

As a side note, a new Burger King commercial has come out that features the nine-time Grammy winnwer singing about Crispy Chicken Wraps. She sings it to the beat of her own song, “Don’t Mind,” from her latest album “My Life II…The Journey Continues.”

When asked what’s in the new wraps, Blige sings, “Crispy chicken, fresh lettuce, three cheeses, ranch dressing, wrapped up in a tasty flour tortilla.” A lot of people are surprised to see her peddling chicken, especially since some people believe that it feeds into a stereotype. That being said, Salma Hayek, David Beckham and Jay Leno are also featured in new Burger King commercials, and Sofia Vergara and Steven Tyler are also expected to each do one as well. Check out Blige’s commercial below.

Watch the commercial after the jump…

Two of the world’s biggest athletes go head-to-head in a battle of explosive speed. On the tennis court, Rafael Nadal‘s supremacy is almost unrivalled. However, against Cristiano Ronaldo and the new Mercurial Vapor VIII soccer cleats/boots, he faces a challenge like never before.

In the commercial below, Ronaldo is on court with Nadal, rallying with him but using his feet & body as he would in a soccer game as opposed to using a racket. Well, and using his Mercurial Vapor VIII shoes, which is the focus of the whole commercial.

Cristiano Ronaldo has always worn the Mercurial and he give his seal of approval on the latest version. “This boot is perfect for me. I can get an edge on defenders, knowing that the boot will give me the speed and traction I need without compromising support, control or, of course, style.” Check out the commercial below.

Watch the commercial after the jump…

One of my favorite funny ladies, Anna Faris recently teamed up with The A-Team‘s legendary Mr. T for a hilarious infomercial for Old Navy. The two stars discuss the brand’s “Best Tees,” designed to fit your body in contrast to the unflattering box-like tees. No one likes those.

Faris goes on to share a personal story of when she used to suffer from wearing bad-fitting t-shirts. They then show a clip of a “Drama-Tee-Zation” of what she was like during that time. Let’s just say it isn’t Mr. T who gets all crazy and angry in this commercial. LOL.

Check out the over-the-top-cheese-ball infomercial below. You even get to learn how these t-shirts are made.

Watch the funny infomercial after the jump…

Sexy Liquid Plumr Commercial

In: Donovan, Random Reads, Totally GAY!

Sex sells and that’s what Liquid Plumr is counting on with their brand new commercial. Who knew unclogging drains could be so sexy? The company is promoting it’s new double action Liquid-Plumr Double Impact Snake + Gel System. Speaking of double action…

In the ad, a housewife fantasizes about two hot plumbers knocking on her door to assist her with her clogged “pipes”. You know were this is going, right? Side note, why is it in real life, plumbers never look like this. Admit it, you also secretly wish the repairman you just called turns out to be a hot tottie. Alas, they never are. Instead you get a lot of crack and not the good kind.

Starring in the clip is model Aaron O’Connell. I previously wrote about this stud when he was rumored to be AnnaLynne McCord’s new boyfriend, replacing Kellan Lutz. He’s definitely as cute as I remembered, if not cuter. He along with this scruffy hot bear titillate in this sexual innuendo-filled ad spot. Be sure to watch the entire clip and see O’Connell feeling up melons. Sexy.

watch the sexy commercial after the jump

Last night, Donovan and I popped in to the Scotiabank Theatre in Vancouver to check out the NABS screening of the 2011 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creative. Each year bronze, silver and gold Lions are handed out to advertising agencies and their client’s around the world for the innovative, moving and often giggle-inducing commercials used throughout 2011 to capture their customer’s attention. In addition, one campaign strategy is awarded the prestigious award of Grand Prix of the festival; the epitome of advertising awards for the best concept of the year.

Each year I’m often pleasantly surprised by the event as I truly enjoy advertising, love me some commercials and get a huge kick from seeing creative from around the world. There were over 20,000 submissions into this year’s festival and we were honored to catch some of the best from each of the winning categories. I’ll admit, this year didn’t have the glam of last year’s event at the VanCity Theatre; however, the NABS organizers did a great job with the venue and keeping people entertained throughout the night.

The following is a small selection of the winners that Donovan and I truly felt stood out above the rest…or those that we thought were too funny not to share…

check out our favorites after the jump

Besides sharing the same first name, Matthew McConaughey and Matthew Broderick also have another thing in common. Both actors are rummaging through their respective movie vaults to reprise signature movie roles for 2012. Broderick will once again play Ferris Bueller while McConaughey dons 70s attire to reprise stoner David Wooderson from “Dazed and Confused“. Before you get too excited, neither is for a brand new movie.

Considering it’s been almost 20 years since he played Wooderson, the 42-year-old actor still looks as good as he did back then- he’s barely aged. McConaughey sports the same shaggy blond hairstyle from the 1993 cult film, but this time for a rock band. He lip syncs for Butch Walker and the Black Widows‘ brand new music video “Synthesizers“. Just like the movie, Wooderson is still hanging out with high school-looking girls. As he infamously stated, “That’s what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.” Watch the music video below.

see why Matthew Broderick is playing Ferris Bueller after the jump

Poor Megan Fox. Is this what the poor girl has to do to make a living these days? After the one-two punch of being fired from the “Transformers” movie and box office disaster of “Jennifer’s Body“, Fox’s career has definitely slowed. Perhaps her new Brazilian commercial is exactly what she needs to reignite her career. NOT.

In an effort to encourage young Brazilian men to learn English, the 25-year-old actress was enlisted to flaunt her sex appeal for a new campaign. The commercial’s random concept seems odd given the intended outcome, but it sorta works. The clip seems more in line to what you’d see in a Funny or Die spoof, than a commercial promoting learning a second language. That said, I’m glad Megan doesn’t take herself too seriously to star in this cheesy video. Gotta love those foreign commercials. There’s always something that gets lost in translation which makes it even more hilarious.

In the commercial, two teenage boys wash ashore on a deserted island. As luck would have it, the island is inhabited by several Megan Fox clones. Talk about a teenage boy’s wet dream come true. Visions of Megan Fox sexily pouring water into the mouth of another Megan Fox is enough to make a horned-up teen “explode“. Unfortunately for the boys, when one of the Fox clones asks them a question, they can’t respond because they don’t speak English. In an instant, the boys are captured and banished to another island. You’ll never guess who lives there. Find out below.

watch the commercial after the jump

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