The 8 Most Insane Ads Of 2012

Leave your left brain at the door, and come on in. Least insane to most insane, top to bottom.

1. Harvey Nichols

The U.K. luxury department store sent out these fliers to promote their summer sale. Quite a few Brits were pee-ved. See the men’s version here.

2. Kayak

The side glance at the end. *shudder*
The wife-insulting adds to the creepiness.

3. Marvin Magazine

Very weird, but very good.
See four more of the spots from the campaign — featuring Kanye West, The Smiths, and Radiohead — here.

4. Jane Pain lingerie

Headline: “What you can´t see is all you want to see.”
A simple camera trick turns the models nether region into a Barbie® nether region.
Bold not to show the product, I guess. See two more ads from the campaign here.

5. Skittles

Skittles ads often don’t make sense, but this one made extra non-sense. What made the spot a winner for me, though, was that it got the One Million Moms to shit their granny panties.

6. Atlanta’s St. Patrick’s Day parade.

My Irish eyes are bleeding.
At least snakes didn’t start crawling out of his mouths.
Remember, this is a government ad, approved by the mayor of Atlanta.

7. Le Slip Français

The strangest — and greatest — men’s underwear commercial ever.

8. Little Baby’s Ice Cream of Philadelphia

Here’s your clear cRaZY 2012 winner.

Here’s the script:

There’s good reason for my glistening skin.
And how I shine. And how my pores are so…clean, clear.
I eat Little Baby’s ice cream.
It keeps me young.
It keeps me…light on my feet.
I spring, from activity to activity.
I love my job. I love my life.
When you eat Little Baby’s ice cream
you’ll wink and nod and hug
and high five each other with great enthusiasm.
This is a special time.
Little Baby’s ice cream.
Ice cream…is a feeling.

Watch an equally crazy second spot here.

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