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Dark Chocolate Man Axe Ad Wigs Me Out

Here’s the story.

I watch a lot of Adult Swim on the Cartoon Network as I fall asleep at night.

I can’t get enough of the Venture Brothers, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Robot Chicken, Sea Lab 2021, Harvey Birdman, Cowboy Bebop and Squidbillies. Morel Orel is one of those shows that makes me cringe, but I don’t turn away, but Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show I can’t tolerate.

Anyway, during the run of programming during the late hours, AXE body spray is advertised frequently.

Their ad for their Dark Temptation body spray (which must be a chocolate scent from all I can assume and gather) really wigs me out.

The women in the ad biting off chunks of the chocolate dude are just odd and his melting his own arm for a female-enticing fondue or breaking off his own nose are just creepy.

Here’s an Argentinian version of the ad that airs on Adult Swim. It’s the only 60 second version I could find on Youtube.

Let me know if this weirds you out as much as it does me.

Or maybe it’s just me.

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Creepy M&M’s

They’ve started showing those freaky M&M’s character commercials again.

Those just wig me out.

Not the animated characters where the yellow and red M&M shapes talk, but the ones that have hair and glasses and actually sort of look like famous people.

Recently, they’ve been really promoting their dark chocolate M&M’s for which they use the Addams Family sitcom characters as spokespeople. Weird and freaky. Not the actual Addams Family, but the M&M’s versions.

And the commercials promoting their web site that have the “everyday folks” recreated as chocolate tidbits are even stranger. The cool hipster dude as M&M should never be seen. Why do they think this would increase my appetite for their candy?

Anyone can go to the site and create an M&M likeness.

I’ll just warn you though, if you’re looking for squirrel facial features and accessories, they are sorely lacking.

Melting your heart

So Valentine’s Day has come and gone.

My favorite person made it home from a business trip in time to share a few hours with me on the day for romance and love.

That was the best news and the best gift.

Good news not quite of that magnitude, but still pretty cool, is the fact that all that candy that didn’t leave the shelves to be delivered to lovers on the 14th of February is going to be drastically marked down on the 15th.

Giant boxes of chocolates, novelty candy with goofy missives attached and those heart-shaped bits of chalk with corny sayings printed on them are all waiting to be taken home by a thrifty shopper with a sweet tooth.

Now, there’s no way on earth to eat more than two of those foul candy hearts without getting a build-up in your mouth equivalent to licking the chalk rail attached to the blackboard in elementary school in the days before the prevalence of dry-erase marker technology.

So what to do with all those leftover candy hearts?

How about a little experiment? How about finding out what happens to these when you stick them in the oven. It’s been done and there’s a whole tutorial on it.

I wrote about this yesterday over at my new gig at PopFi (thanks Adams).

Go grab a shopping cart, load it up with marked-down treats, head home and do your best Mr. Wizard imitation while doing the Mad Scientist Mmmwwaaahhhhaaahhhhaaa laugh the entire time.