Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Was this ad with an affectionate old couple banned from the Super Bowl because it was for Pornhub?

[video yanked by YouTube, but you can still view it here]

That's what Pornhub claims, anyway. But then again, getting a Super Bowl ad rejected is much better publicity than actually paying $4 million for a 30-second spot. On the YouTube link, Pornhub writes: This was the Super Bowl commercial that was rejected by CBS. What do you think - should it have been rejected? Visit this page to vote Yes or No (link is Safe For Work): http://www.pornhub.com/event/superbowl The page is, in fact, "SFW," but that won't help you explain what you were doing at the pornhub.com domain. My wife knows I have to walk through bad internet neighbourhoods in the name of adblogging, so I'll take one for the team. This is what you get when you click:

This isn't a particularly interesting ad and I don't really give a care about PornHub (and, yes, obv I know I'm dumping free advertising on them exactly according to their plan), BUT. I love crap like this. Rigging the system! It's like strapping a Game Genie on SOCIETY! Now do it again, only make a commercial that actually entertains me. GO.