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Facepalm-Worthy Knockoff Brands That Tried Their Best

Believe us when we say, these cringey pics of knockoff products are fricken hysterical. From "Star Wabs" to "Mountain View," each one of these pics displays impressive efforts to get around the whole copyright issue. 

Hallelujah, we've got even more cringe pics for you here!

Funny pics of knockoff brands and products fake false advertising fail | Dr Bob Dr Bob ARRG ZUSK doctor dr. pepper | SHOP H Binbows Michaelsoft ?T?? microsoft windows rip off
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Baby Nut Is Inspiring Some Hilariously Violent & Angry Tweets

Planters Nuts had teased their Super Bowl ad since the untimely demise of their mascot, Mr. Peanut. Unfortunately, the funeral-themed bit didn't sit as well with viewers as they had anticipated. The ad shows mascots mourning the monocle'd peanut in a cemetery, when the Kool-Aid man's tears cause "Baby Nut" to emerge from the dirt, a mascot reborn. 

The move is a pretty obvious nod to the popularity of Baby Yoda, and many people found the move to be a cheap exploitation of the public's affinity for cute characters. These feelings were then channeled into some seriously Anti-Baby Nut tweets that made us wonder if peanut allergies are more prevalent than we thought. Whatever the case, the passionate contempt for the small legume is vastly entertaining. We can't wait to see what Planters does to spin this one. 

 

Funny tweets about baby nut after super bowl liv | Saint Vic @vic_xo_ No tf he doesn't cartoon peanut can't even compete @OnAirJackson1 15h Jackson Ammons Baby Yoda has some competition #BabyNut Hector J. Navarro @HectorNavarro_ would mash Baby Peanut pulp and feed Baby Yoda sandwich
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Planters Just Killed Off Mr. Peanut & Twitter Has Mixed Feelings About It

In what can only been seen as peak late stage capitalism, Planters announced today on Twitter that their mascot Mr. Peanut has died in an act of heroic sacrifice. According to a pre-Super Bowl advertisement, the beloved monocled peanut passed while saving two friends from a terrifying car wreck. 

According to a press release, the company will be broadcasting Mr. Peanut's funeral during the third quarter of the Super Bowl. Twitter users are reacting to this "news" with a mixture of grief, puns, memes and outrage. The outrage comes from people who think it's absolutely insane that advertising has stopped to the level of "killing" fictional characters before the most profitable advertising event in the country. We're inclined to agree, but some of these jokes (particularly the ones regarding peanut allergies) are too good for us to ignore. 

Funny tweets in response to Planers killing off Mr. Peanut, RIPeanut, planters nuts, advertising, super bowl | MrPeanut is with heavy hearts confirm Mr. Peanut has died at 104 ultimate selfless act, he sacrificed himself save his friends they needed him most. Please pay respects with #RIPeanut MR MEMORY 1916-2020 PEANUT meme heaven harambe tupac michael jackson steve irwin muhammad ali welcome mr peanut
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22 Design Fails By Dummies Who Only Had One Job

We get that sometimes mistakes get made. Even very embarrassing mistakes where people laugh at you for years. That's just a normal part of life. 

Where we draw this line of empathy, however, is when brands f*ck up so royally that one can't help but do a double-take. If you're still not on our side here, just think about how each of these designs likely had to go through multiple levels of editor-approval before being printed! Yikes...

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Design Fails That Really Should've Gotten A Second Opinion

Designing something for a product is apparently really hard - that, or the people making this stuff were incredibly overworked or just straight up clueless. Either way, the marketing teams hardcore need to step up their game. 

But hey, at least these fail-filled pics give us a decent amount of entertainment, right?

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Brands & Trolls Embrace Destructive 'Don't Have A Bookmark' Memes

An ancient meme from @shitheadsteve about using ketchup as a bookmark has started a serious Twitter trend almost three years later. The meme seems to have kicked off with a goofy tweet from Chex Mix, suggesting using their snack food as a way to keep your place while reading. Brands such as Vitamin Water and Steak-umm quickly followed suit with their own destructive bookmark ideas. While the trending meme is ruffling the feathers of serious book nerds, far more people are having their own goofy fun. Here are some of our favorite shitty bookmark life hacks. Just don't use them on your first editions.

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18 Amusing Times Customers Were Let Down By Dishonest Advertising

You can't always be sure that what you purchase online is going to be exactly what the picture shows. All you can really do is read the reviews and, at the end of the day, put your trust in the Amazon gods. After that it's up to the divine powers of eCommerce whether you get a working product or something completely and utterly disappointing like what these people got - some prime examples of expectation vs. reality!

17 Amusing Times Customers Were Let Down By Dishonest Advertising
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This Overly Dramatic Subway Ad Has Been The Victim Of Utter Mockery By Memers

It seems like every brand these days is using some profound human experience to sell their product in hopes that it'll insight some feelings in their customers. We've seen Burger King do it, and apparently now it's Subway's turn. 

Twitter user Ryan Simmons pointed out that a Subway commercial made in Brazil went completely over the top, to say the absolute least, in this new dramatic two-minute video. The seemingly heartfelt ad features a young boy coming of age and ends with him ordering a sandwich at Subway. How the hell Subway's marketing team thought that one up, we'll never know. 

The ad features the main character creeping on his own mother, peeing in a fountain, and shaving his head. Yeah, you're just going to have to watch it to even remotely understand what we're talking about.

This Overly Dramatic Subway Ad Has Been The Victim Of Utter Mockery By Memers
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28 Cringey Times Brands And Adults Tried To Speak Millennial

We're still not sure what "yeet" means, but there is absolutely no doubt in our minds that these people and brands really missed the mark with these sad attempts at seeming relevant. Culled from the depths of r/fellowkids, these images are proof that sometimes it's really best to not try at all. 

28 Cringey times brands and adults tried to speak millennial, sad attempts at meme references, bad advertising.
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14 Dystopian Memes To Remind You Of Your Meek Existence In This Hellhole We Call Earth

Do you ever just stop to think about how we're living in a dystopian nightmare and that life doesn't matter at all? You go to work every day to make money just to pay for your miserable life, and then you die without ever retiring. Enjoy these tidbits from our corporate overlords!

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Spoiled Rich Girl Revealing How She Affords NYC Life Will Make You Rage

Refinery29 probably made a bad call with publishing this article in their series entitled Money Diaries, which chronicles how the Millennial woman budgets her "hard-earned" money. In this particular installment, R29 interviews a 21-year-old college student and marketing intern living in New York City who makes $25 per hour and can somehow still afford to have a little extra cash left over after she pays the bills.

Sounds like a pretty typical Millennial life, right? Well sure, until you learn that said marketing intern has rich parents who pay her rent, phone bill and health insurance costs. Needless to say, the internet is absolutely raging about this spoiled rich girl's lavish lifestyle.

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22 Admirable Shows Of Advertising And Branding Prowess

Setting yourself apart from the crowd is a clutch part of owning a business and creating advertising campaigns. Here are 22 businesses and ad geniuses that really deserve our utmost respect. 

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