Ice-cream ads: words fail me. In a good way.

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48 Responses to “Ice-cream ads: words fail me. In a good way.”

  1. kmoser says:

    I thought it was “Little Babies Ice Cream”, i.e. made of little babies.

  2. Chris Burch says:

    Those ads go through the far reaches of anti-advertisement until they actually curve back around to advertisement! A very daring voyage indeed. As ice cream is my favorite food, I now sit here astounded and confused. The perfect start to my weekend!

  3. I scream, you scream, we all scream for existential dread.

  4. chgoliz says:

    I sincerely hope this is the most disturbing thing I see this month…since it cannot now be unseen, that has to be my fallback position.

  5. splashu says:

    I have no mouth and I ice cream

  6. IndexMe says:

    Ugh. Announcer actually says “I eat little babies.. ice cream”.
    That said, interesting elfish skeletal structure, kinda bjorkish / moominlike. But the announcer ruins it.

  7. Bj Nicholls says:

    Thank you for helping me with my dieting.

  8. Boundegar says:

    Horrifying.  I love it.  If only I still lived in Philly.

  9. Preston Sturges says:

    Somewhere on the internet is a picture of a woman in a cat-like pose covered in marshmallow Fluff and licking it out of the jar. 

  10. snagglepuss says:

    I just dread what Baskin-Robbin’s response might be.

  11. Preston Sturges says:

    The best part? Her parietal lobe is pure caramel.

  12. Preston Sturges says:

    Ben & Jerry’s Cerebellum Crunch?

  13. Josh Pincus says:

    This is AWESOME. And Little Babies ice cream is pretty good, too.

  14. Preston Sturges says:

    It’s like where Anthony Hopkins feeds Ray Liotta his own brain in “Hannibal.” 

  15. Jeff Erickson says:

    Yo dawg etc.

  16. Preston Sturges says:

    That’s gonna go straight to her hips….

  17. Preston Sturges says:

    If I was going to be licked by a giant tongue, I can think of more interesting scenarios. 

  18. This made me gag… unappetizing doesn’t begin to cover it.

  19. Jim Marchese says:

    Little Baby’s Ice Cream – expensive as balls and worth every penny.  Earl Grey Sriracha and Balsamic Banana are my favorite

  20. SomeGuyNamedMark says:

    This ad has convinced me that ice cream is evil.

  21. Chuck says:

    One must keeping eating to maintain equilibrium.  The melty bits run away with parts of you.  Curse those sneaky melty bits.

  22. That first ad reminds me of “What Happened To Eric” in Iain Banks’ first novel ‘The Wasp Factory’

  23. I’m in South Philly and I can vouch for the quality of their ice cream.  Beyond amazing.  The Earl Gray Sriracha is a local favorite, and I’m a big fan of their Banana Balsamic.

  24. garyg2 says:

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    Now I guess I’ll have to tell ‘em

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    Of my ice cream cerebellum

  25. woid says:

    Matthias Bossi and his wife, Carla Kihlstedt, are both fantastic musicians, video makers, and all-around artists. A few months ago, they rolled out a web site, Rabbit Rabbit Radio, where they put out a monthly compendium of new work — not just music, but video, stories, graphic art, and whatever else they’ve created with their friends that month.

    Rabbit Rabbit Radio works on a pay-what-you-want basis, from as little as a dollar a month on up. I’ve been a subscriber from the start, and every month has been great.

    I’m a fan (obviously), and I think fellow Boingers would be too. They’re at rabbitrabbitradio.com.

    • woid says:

      Sorry, wrong rabbit.

      Correct address: http://rabbitrabbitradio.com/

    • License Farm says:

      Matthias & Carla were also previously members of the superb but completely uncategorizable musical collective Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, which sadly closed up shop early this year. I once saw him vamp for about 5 minutes while Carla replaced a string on her violin, babbling stonefacedly about meeting the last man in the world, Patrick Swayze, & stroking one another’s moustaches. As I’d never heard him speak in concert, it was all the more surreal a moment.

  26. chris jimson says:

    Yet more evidence of the Hollywood liberal elite agenda to promote cannibalism.

  27. Kimmo says:

    This is the only way advertisers can reach me now; come up with something so weird and cool that someone tells me I’ve gotta see it.

    I like where this is going.

  28. jwkrk says:

    BLINK!  My eyes were in sympathetic agony by the end…

  29. Sekino says:

    First impression: “This is so freaking creepy.  I’ll never want ice cream again…”

    Second impression: ” That took some serious balls to put this much weirdness out there, especially in America (and not Britain)…”

    Final verdict: “My god they’re geniuses!  I want ice cream!”

  30. Another satisfied client of  Hades Advertising Inc.

  31. ….and to think that in 1972, a California TV station banned the advert for Captian Beefheart’s “Lick My Decals Off, Baby” on grounds of obscenity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzqDDS_RFLQ

    For that matter, ten years later MTV also wouldn’t air the music video for Beefheart’s song “Ice Cream For Crow.” Hm….

  32. lecti says:

    I want to buy their ice cream just for having the guts to approve this ad.

  33. Brian Blank says:

    Words do not fail me. In a bad way. I’ve worked in advertising for 20 years. These are quite possibly the worst commercials I’ve ever seen — definitely in the top two.

  34. Gary McCoy says:

    Their tagline should be,You’ll enjoy our ice cream even as it steals your SOUL!!!

  35. gATO says:

    Reminds me of oh-so-many weird and wonderful japanese commercials; even the copy sounds like engrish.

  36. I live in Philly and am a huge fan of their icecream. They have unusual flavors and their Birth Beer is fantastic!

  37. Scott Gross says:

    Great product, great advertising, and the people behind the company are incredibly nice.

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