This ad, featuring the Pope necking with Egyptian imam Mohamed Ahmed el-Tayeb, was pulled after running only once because—surprise— the Vatican angrily protested.
All hail the power of Photoshop.
THIS is the best of the last 12 months?
It’s not an original idea, probably stolen from a 1990 piece of Berlin street art depicting Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honecker kissing (see below).
It’s not even an original Benetton idea—see this nun and priest ad from 1991.
Great job, Gods of Creativity.
Ad agencies: Fabrica, Italy and 72andSunny, Amsterdam.
Obama + Chávez. He tastes like oil!
Mahmoud Abbas and Bibi Netanyahu. Looks very forced by both parties.
Former French president Nicolas “little Sarko” Sarkozy and German chancellor Angela Merkel.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak plants one on the corpse of the Dear Leader Kim Jong-il.
- At least 36 people have died in Friday's fire at a warehouse party in Oakland. Officials say they are no where close to finding a cause.
- Almost a month after the election, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has conceded defeat to Democrat Roy Cooper. He had previously alleged voter fraud.
- Jill Stein filed a federal lawsuit in Pennsylvania for statewide recount of the 2016 election, after she withdrew a request in state court.
- Amazon is opening a grocery store in Seattle that will allow shoppers to walk in and walk out — without pulling out their wallets 👀🍎