Why You Can’t Use Pepsi Points To Get A Fighter Jet (Cool Weird Awesome 352)

On this day in 1999 a court rules in a case involving a guy who tried to use a huge number of points in a Pepsi reward program to buy a fighter jet, which the soda maker had jokingly offered in one of its ads. It didn't work, but still, an A for effort. Plus: there's a new uncuttable substance that might make for a great bike lock.

By |2020-08-05T08:11:19-04:00August 5th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Competitive Dreidel Is The Best New Hanukkah Tradition (Cool Weird Awesome 198)

Take the Hanukkah favorite, dreidel, and turn the intensity way, way up. Now you've got Major League Dreidel, a growing new sport in New York City. Plus: an agency in Nova Scotia decided people needed a break from ads this season, and released some ad-free ads.

By |2019-12-23T08:44:06-05:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

We Need More Costumed TV Pitchmen and We Need Them Now

We need to rededicate ourselves to the principles that made local TV commercials into icons of our childhood! We need pitchmen and women who are either eccentric or incoherent - preferably both. We need jingles and slogans that are even more eccentric and incoherent. And we need costumes, and plenty of them!

By |2015-07-05T13:59:59-04:00July 28th, 2011|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |