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Toon Adjacent: Funny Face

Welcome to a new segment here in Twinsanity (we told you things were starting to happen here) called Toon Adjacent–where we look at toys, products, theme park attractions, live shows and concerts, novelties and other assorted merch that are based on cartoon franchises or feature cartoon characters; not specifically animation, per se, but connected to …

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Ad Nausea: Marvel Visa Commercial

In the midst of the cinematic superhero boom, this ad sprang to my mind recently. This is a unique and funny spot for the Visa check card made around the early ’00’s. A lady in distress gets some assistance from a handful of Marvel superheroes! NOTE: This was before the launch of the Marvel Cinematic …

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Ad Nausea/Talkin’ Nerdy: Staples Back-To-School Commercial 1996

Goldstar’s recent entry on a fairly recent Staples back-to-school ad caused me to remember this earlier Staples┬áspot from 1996:   I get the obvious joke here, and it is a funny one, so no need to delve into that. As amusing as this spot is, there’s always been one thing about it which has always …

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Ad Nausea: Discover Card – Twins

By now, I’m sure most of you have seen this ad from Discover Card’s “We Treat You Like You’d Treat You” campaign, titled appropriately, “Twins”.   Now far be it for me to nitpick about a quirky spot featuring cute twins, but…. Sorry, but this would never happen. Why? Allow me to enumerate: I used …

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Ad Nausea: Can’t Stop the Music…But We’re Trying

You know what’s been grinding my gears lately? This ad for the 2016┬áHonda Pilot:   As you may know, this ad is actually a follow-up to a spot Honda did about 2 years earlier, but it’s the same basic premise: take a once cool rock song and all but ruin it by having a really …

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