Another new promo for “Smash,” Season 2! Ooh la la! This is looking better and better! *
Honestly, this makes Calvin Klein’s undies ads from the 1980s look like white bread.
A webbie search for “David Beckham” and “H&M” brings up the word “bulge” almost without exception, from even the most respected mainstream sites. There’s just no denying this man’s worldly attributes, is there? Hey, no complaints here! Bring it on, sir. *
As an ever-resourceful shopper, one of my favorite destinations is Unique Thrift Store in Downtown Brooklyn. Last week I gamboled around the premises for goodies and happened upon a vintage double burger cooker/sandwich maker that had to have been from the late 1970s.
When I opened the box, I was giddily amazed to discover that the item had never been used. All of the original packing was in place, it was pristine clean and even included the little recipe booklet. It was almost too good to be true. Perhaps the only thing better was the price: $7.99. Oh, come on, how could I resist?
Not only is the Ambassador “Burger & Sandwich Maker Double Size” capable of cooking burgers in one minute, but you can also make grilled cheese sandwiches and tuna melts, while using the “grill” to cook eggs, bacon and steaks. Eureka!
Once I brought my prize home, I searched the web for retro ads and any info I could find about the appliance… I found nothing, except one newspaper advert from a department store in 1978 offering the item on sale for $24.88.
On Friday, I cooked my first burger, and indeed it was better than any previous means I’ve used with modern technology. George Foreman Grill is a mess to try and clean, while a frying pan makes a spattered mess of the simple task. Of course, there are comparable devices made today, but every once in a while, they got it right way back when. And retro… even better. Delish! *
Professional French backstroke swimmer Camille Lacourt may not have participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics, but the 27-year-old definitely wins a medal for his racy new commercial for Edison, an Italian electricity & gas company. In the spot, he enjoys a hot, scintillating bath with his paws all over his… iPad. The rest is all giggles, as he’s interrupted when an announcer steps in to remind Lacourt to pay his energy bill. Can you imagine an advert like this in the conservative U.S.? Sadly, no way. *
H&M bulge model David Beckham, has released a second promotion for his Bodywear lines of undies at Swedish retailer H&M. This coincides with a 10-foot-tall silver statue of the soccer star at locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. In NYC, three of the statues are inside stores and three standing tall on the streets of the city, begging to be man-handled.
“I’m very happy that people seem to like it and the first season was successful,” Beckham says, while lightly touching his mammoth goodies. “The challenge is to keep it going and establish a brand that will last many years. That is my ambition.” Ambition is certainly a apropos word to describe the attributes of Mr. Beckham. *
Michael Phelps sitting “seductively” sprawled in a bathtub… for the first timing ever showing off what bulge there is to be had… with his Louis Vuitton tote casually sitting gently beside him… Sorry, no dice.
Perhaps if the world’s greatest ever in the whole universe athlete were appearing in ads for sugar cubes or horse-grooming products, I’d be convinced.
But trying to sex up one of the more unattractive men alive ain’t working no way, no how. Phelps should stick to the Wheaties box. Pawning real-life high-end products is as convincing as Miss Piggy selling a Mercedes Benz (and not that altogether different come to think of it… Pig, horse… farmyard…). *
Fort Worth native Kelly Clarkson has teamed with Pepsi and the Dallas Cowboys for “Get Up (A Cowboy’s Anthem).” You can download the full-length anthemic dance track FREE at the Pepsi website right here!
The promotion is part of The Pepsi NFL Anthems campaign, which was “born from this insight that sports and music are intersecting in more ways than ever,” says Todd Kaplan, Pepsi Sports Marketing director. “We wanted to partner with top artists, and a critical piece in the process was authenticity. We chose artists with a true passion for their favorite NFL teams and their hometowns.” *