But Lego’s been advertising on TV for years now in the States—it’s just never been this classy.
As if there were 30 oz. of liquid in a Trenta anything! Those cups are half ice.
Bonus awesome: The text on the pegasus in the Peacock cigarette ad reads “Flavorful” (umai) and is a pun on the word for “horse” (uma).
Argh. Not just in the first ad—in all the ads.
Isn’t the ellipsis used properly (for once)? The saying is “No fuss, no muss,” and the ad leaves out the second half, requiring an ellipsis. In any case, a great campaign.
#19 is slightly more clever than it seems at first glance: “Prince Charming” is literally “Blue Prince” in Spanish.
“Bookazine” has to be better than the made-up “English” “word” used for the same thing in Japan: “mook”.
Do we need someone to define sarcasm, too?
My favorite was along I-75 here in Michigan back in ‘05: “speed limit 100 mph go go go”.
An unplugged radio in a full tub wouldn’t do squat, anyway. Just another cry for attention.
It just looks messy to me.
#4 is an Engrished sign from a Japanese drugstore or the like, indicating that the items in that aisle are for people who aren’t feeling well or want to recover from being drunk/hungover. Giving it new life in a bar is pretty genius.
Hell, my 1999 Corolla is too low for some drive-thru windows these days. :(
I’m thinking #7 is originally from copy used to promote Twin Peaks. “Damn fine coffee” in particular stands out as being from that show, and all the other things mentioned played significant roles in it as well.
I still have the Tudor Family House. The foam “mattresses” didn’t really stand the test of time, but the whole set was sturdy enough that my son got some good hard play out of it. I found him a few replacement figures on Ebay after he accidentally dropped one in a sewer grate. :(
Keith Ward was responsible for at least a few of these (see the “Keith Ward” under the guppy’s water-splash and the “KW” under the unicorn’s scraggly mane). I’m guessing he did the others that look most similar to these two (and maybe the rest).