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How Little America Cares About War in Iraq as Seen on LIVE with Kelly & Michael

kelly michael uptonICYMI: Kate Upton is easy on the eyes. At least, that’s what the cool kids say. I’m married so my eyes were removed years ago (Hey baby).

Anyhow, Upton provides a ratings spike to most shows as you can imagine.

Such was the case for LIVE with Kelly & Michael. Kelly Ripa is one of her 18 annual vacations, so the ABC network show decided to have Upton co-host with the recent Hall-of-Fame inductee Michael Strahan.

There they are: chuckling about a trip to Starbucks and visions of Upton in “flip-flops and a robe” causing a local barista to “jack up” Strahan’s cup of joe. Suddenly, ABC News interrupts with news of a presidential approval for air strikes in Iraq…again.

Twitter then bombed ABC for that painfully awkward juxtaposition.

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SexCereal and Bacon Condoms: Because No Pitch Is Too Dumb

If you ever find yourself responsible for promoting a client whose hook is just too dumb to pitch, we’d like you to know that it can’t true. Don’t believe us? Consider the recent media coverage of SexCereal and Bacon Condoms, two products clearly designed to inspire headlines (and little else).

Neither of these products were April Fools’ jokes, but they both managed to win mentions in mainstream media outlets like The New York Times, Slate, Fox News, Good Morning America, LIVE with Kelly and Michael and even WebMD. How? They had hooks so dumb that folks just had to click. And we all know that producers are just dying to fill airtime with news about stunt products like a condom that helps “make your meat look like meat” and provides “the utmost safety for when you’re makin’ Bacon” or the “world’s first and only gender-based whole food cereal”, which promises to promote “good nerve function, healthy hormone levels, and an unobstructed blood flow to the pelvic area.”

PR wins all around. And yes, there’s a stupid video after the jump: Read more