Parenting Gone Wrong… or something morbid like that.
Have you come across any of those strange baby pictures and wondered, “Heck, what were the parents smoking when this happened…”?
Maybe they were not weird in a ready-to-cook-in-a-pot sort of way. Maybe they were just funny and yet gave you that wtf feeling at the same time. Maybe they just reminded you of that creepy relative no one really wants to talk about…
1. Baby Farm Alert
It is the season for baby cuisine, apparently.
You got to love the way they thoughtfully added “perishable” to the box. Perishable as opposed to what, by the way? Long life products (i.e. milk)?
What makes an ad a giant amongst it peers? Well, other than the fact that it makes people laugh and lingers in people’s minds for days and days? Breaking the language or cultural barrier, of course.
Here are some really funny ads from all over the world. You don’t need to be in the know to get most of these ads. Except perhaps the Jacob ad. Even then, his, er, sleight of hand was quite funny.
Too hot to handle?
Every self-respecting spicy food franchise calls their food “flaming hot”. But how can you tell if their yummy chicken dishes live up to their tongue burning fame? I suppose something like the below would be a good indication.
Nando’s Banned Add
You know how ads always hype on about the great side of being slim and lanky and all that? What would happen if they laughed a little at a great product?
Well, this ad doesn’t make fun of the shampoo. But does tell you how shiny smooth hair can have its downfalls… for the guy!
At my work place, bosses loves to call for meeting whenever they wants. What I usually do is that I’ll bring a small mountain of computer printouts to the meeting. If possible, include some old-fashioned fan-fold paper for dramatic effect.
Every time my boss makes a point, I’ll pretend to check it in one of the printouts. Pretend to find substantiating evidence there. Nod vigorously, and say “uh-huh, uh-huh!”
It’s annoying to be out in the open sometimes. At times you want to blend in with the background and find that inner ninja. At other times, you set up a nice CCTV camera so as to catch these nasty ninja-wannabes.
So let’s look at some excellent instances of stealth as well as instances where hiding just failed.
1. It’s what I do
Well, I suppose if blending is part of your work, it makes sense that you would do it subconsciously.
In this case, you wonder about the sofa. It probably looked like the cosiest and prettiest thing ever. Until your son disappeared into in his camouflage gear. Would be interesting to take a sofa into the field, wouldn’t it? It sure would confuse the other side.