January 29, 2014 |
It's okay to admit they both made you choke up, but the question is: Which one is better? Budweiser released their 2014 Super Bowl commercial featuring its iconic Clydesdales, and this year, there are puppies. Specifically, one puppy who bonds with a horse, and despite being adopted into a forever home, keeps finding his way back to the stable to meet his equine friend. It's BAWW-worthy for sure, but the question remains: Does it top last year's ad, featuring a similar theme of a bond between a horse and his handler?
January 22, 2014 |
Uncle Jesse isn't the only one who can play this game. With the news that the men of "Full House" have reassembled for a Super Bowl commercial, we've got some powerhouse '90s reunion ideas of our own. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" When you think vampires, you think blood. Or better yet, bloody marys. Which is where Mike Ditka and his signature Kickass mix come in. It's vampires, it's football - it works on so many levels! "Hang Time" As the stars get older, all those hours on the court are tough on the body.
December 17, 2013 |
"The Bible" is getting a sequel. NBC will air a 12-hour miniseries called "A.D. " from "The Bible" creators Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. "A.D. " will most likely air in spring 2015, because unlike Earth, a miniseries can't be created in one day. But NBC wants to cash in on the success of "The Bible," which debuted March 3 on History Channel and averaged 13.2 million viewers when including live and DVR viewing within seven days of the premiere. It became the third most-watched cable TV series or miniseries in 2013, and had huge DVD sales.
December 10, 2013 |
Christmas comes early every year for Bridgid Defranceschi of Lakeview. On Saturday morning, she'll do as she always does - wake up energized after a long night's sleep, prepare eggs and toast for her friends and family and don her best Christmas outfit - to go boozing for 12 hours. For the past five years, Defranceschi has partied in a thousands-strong, daylong 12 Bars of Christmas (TBOX) pub crawl in Wrigleyville that features costumes, stickers and enough cereal to make Grape Nuts lovers, uh, go nuts.
July 11, 2013 |
Fixie single: Look like Lincoln Park. Ride like Wicker Park - $300 (Bucktown). That was the title of the Craigslist ad Skip Tramontana wrote in five minutes while eating breakfast at the Bongo Room on Tuesday. It was one of many ads the single dad put up trying to sell some extra stuff to pay the nanny. Two days later, not only did the bike sell after sparking a bidding war, but he has also gotten multiple job inquiries, six offers for dates and tons of emails from offended bros and hipsters.
April 3, 2013 |
Last year, Rich Seng launched a crowd-sourcing advertising competition, 30 Seconds Over Chicago, that he hoped would bring together local creative forces with Wicker Park businesses. The latter would submit a creative brief to Seng's website and the former would scour the briefs for one that matched their skillset, submit a proposal, and the result was supposed to be a commercial for the business. Unfortunately, with just a couple days left in the competition, the 39-year-old Seng had just 40 submissions--20 of which were dummy pitches that he...