From the annals of poorly considered marketing campaigns, this ad for Schick razors, which touts the fact that the product is so gentle it was used to keep the horribly burned flesh of the survivors of the Hindenburg nice and smooth.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.