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The Best Ad-Related Videos of the Week

Oh baby. It’s hawt out today. The sweat is dripping from your brow even as we speak, and for once it’s not because you’re eating extra spicy wings. So, there’s that. Since you need something to do that doesn’t require touching anything because your fingers are covered in hot chicken wing messes, here’s the week’s best ad related videos. So get yer box-o-meat and don’t forget the blue cheese-dipping sauce. It’s video-watching time.

 

7. Science = sex, as we all know, which seems to be the reason for the existence of this lovely clip called “Science: It’s a girl thing!” Technically it’s not, but of course ladies are a big part of it. The reason this is the best: it’s so terribly bad, of course! It gets a Darwin award for not making sense (girls being sexy in a lab — makes sense). While this film draws on the stereotypes associated with the unsexiness of science, we are curious to know what insight drove this strat. Something like “fashion + science = girls will flood the science fields”. Here in ‘Murika, at least, the problem is less about sex than it is massive lack of funding thanks to…well, no reason to get into that here.

6. Cheeseburgers! They’re America’s water. Fitting then that we have this film, which uses water balloons to demonstrate how much H2OHHELLNO is needed to create the magical burger of cheese. Hint: it takes a lot. But, duh, we like have oceans full of it and stuff, so. What’s the big deal? No, but this is a big deal and will help you understand that a burger is much more than it seems. Then again, every particle in your body came from the center of a star, or something, so it’s all relative, yo.

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Presentation Writing: Design and Delivery

Presentation Writing: Design and DeliveryLearn how to use storytelling techniques and visual content to create and deliver successful pitches and presentations! Starting August 6, Amanda Pacitti, the manager of learning at Time Inc., will teach you the best practices for presentations, from using software like Prezi and Powerpoint, to writing your script, and using images, audio, and video to drive your points. Register now! 

Kevin Nealon Has 99 Problems, Homeless Pets Being One of Those

Kevin Nealon, who the kids best remember as the stoned old politician on Weeds and the grown-ups know from his stint on SNL in the late 80s and early 90s, is here with a message for you. While there may be nothing you can do about glaciers, bulimic insomnia, or skateboarding in hospitals, you can remember to spay or neuter your pets or adopt some homeless, sad-eyed puppies from an animal shelter. You didn’t listen to Bob Barker‘s parting words on every episode of The Price is Right, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still time to make a difference.

The campaign, which includes billboards on the top the above spot, is the result of pro-bono work from Chiat-affiliated shop Let There Be Dragons for No-Kill LA. If you can’t make an accurate inference from its name, the organization seeks to prevent the euthanization of homeless animals in the Los Angeles area.

Find out more about Let There Be Dragons, which is being spearheaded by Mr. Lee Clow himself, by visiting their website here. Also, take a moment to admire the agency’s “office,” which looks like Sisqo’s tour bus circa 1999.

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