#TBT of the Day: Pepsi Used to Brag About Having a Lot of Calories

Pepsi was really proud about having a lot of calories
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Digging through whatever magical suitcase they have in their possession, Vox found this old ad showing Pepsi bragging about having more calories than a pork chop.

The 1942 ad placed in the New York Times tells a lot about the struggles facing America in that time period. The country had just entered World War II the year before and the war effort was scrambling to out fit a military fighting in Europe and the Pacific, while trying to overcome the economic devastation of the previous decade.

To the fledgling nutrition science and popular assumptions out there, what America needed was more energy, so the advertisers tried to highlight that in its pitch.

Why eat a crummy ol' tomato when you can get so much more food energy from a bottle of Pepsi?!

Apparently, this was part of a larger campaign.

They wholly embraced this image, using the slogan "The Drink with the Quick Food Energy".

So, it's not like they were hiding anything...

Ad of the Day: These Digital Skeletons Will Give You The Feels

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Never before has a bunch of skeletons been so heartwarming.

A new ad from the Ad Council shows people of all different ages, genders, races, sexualities, ethnicities, disabilities and religions coming together behind a digital screen.

The viewers only see their skeletons at first kissing, dancing and hugging with Mary Lambert’s “She Keeps Me Warm” playing in the background, until the real people step out to reveal themselves.

The spot is part of their “Love Has No Labels” campaign, and it already has over 1.5 million views since it was released on Tuesday. It was shot on Valentine’s Day of this year.

From the Ad Council:

Subconscious prejudice—called “implicit bias”—has profound implications for how we view and interact with others who are different from us. It can hinder a person’s ability to find a job, secure a loan, rent an apartment, or get a fair trial, perpetuating disparities in American society. The Love Has No Labels campaign challenges us to open our eyes to our bias and prejudice and work to stop it in ourselves, our friends, our families, and our colleagues.

You will cry. So be prepared.

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Ad of the Day: Here’s the S&M Sriracha Pizza Promo Domino’s Didn’t Want You to See

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Sriracha pizza pretty much sells itself, right? But an ad agency in Israel thought Domino’s needed some promotional material with a bit more kick.

Hence this severed tongue, dressed in leather with a ball gag in its mouth, ready for a good whipping.

“You’re going to suffer and enjoy every moment,” the text warns.

The image, from advertising agency McCann Israel, was reportedly “leaked” online even though the ad was never intended to be published and never was.

Tim McIntyre, a rep for Dominos, told People Magazine that it was pitched but never approved.

“It never ‘officially’ appeared anywhere, because it was ill-advised, unfunny and not brand-appropriate,” McIntyre said. “In a word, it was stupid.”

I bet it doesn’t seem so stupid to them now that it’s getting all this online attention.

On Twitter, Domino’s is telling people that the ad was “unauthorized.”

Acid Trip of the Day: This Totino's Pizza Ad Will Melt Your Brain

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You know those little pizza snacks that burn the hell out of your mouth as soon as you bite into them? How could you forget?

Just in time for a weekend-long celebration marijuana legalization in Oregon and Washington, D.C., Tim and Eric have put out a new ad for Totino's Pizza Rolls.

And it is so Tim and Eric.

It's called "Pizza Freaks Unite," and freaks doesn't even begin to describe what is going on in this video.

Fancy Car Commercials: Not Just For New Cars Anymore

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Ridiculous Ad of the Day: Retail Chain EDEKA Hires the Most Interesting German to Promote... Groceries?

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Game of the Day: Dikembe Mutombo's 4 1/2 Weeks to Save the World

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Old Spice and the Portland-based ad agency Wieden + Kennedy have teamed up again for its latest digital campaign "Believe in Your Smellf," which features a web-based video game starring the retired NBA star Dikembe Mutombo who must save the world from the Mayans' doomsday prophecy by taking on a series of odd missions like stopping Americans from dancing to "Gangnam Style" and defending the planet from the invasion of mysterious monster-like creatures known as "Blurgies." Click here to play now!