In 2013 a Nike ad featuring Oscar Pistorius and the slogan "I am the bullet in the chamber" was pulled from Pistorius' site after he was charged with murder for fatally shooting his girlfriend. the42.ie/nike-react-to-os…
The line "I think it's across the bay, in Alameda" in Star Trek IV was ad-libbed by an extra. Studio had to get her to join the Actor Guild so they could keep the spontaneous line in the movie. legendsrevealed.com/enter…
Michael Keaton ad libbed the now iconic introductory line "I'm Batman" instead of the scripted line "I am the night" in the 1989 Tim Burton blockbuster film, reportedly because he wanted to simplify the dialogue. moviefone.com/2019/06/23/…
When Edward I, King of England annexed Wales in 1277 AD, he promised them his son, and heir to the throne, would be Welsh. This is why the heir apparent in the UK is always titled "Prince of Wales" before taking the throne. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edw…
Today I Learned Taika Waititi Directed and Starred in an Air New Zealand Safety Ad inspired by The Lord of the Rings. lbbonline.com/news/one-do…
Wendy’s β€œWhere’s the beef?” Lady was fired after she appeared in a Prego ad saying, β€œI found it!” yahoo.com/entertainment/t…
Nike pulled a t-shirt that said "Boston Massacre" with a blood spatter pattern off the shelves after the Boston Marathon bombings. Another product they've had to recall was an ad featuring Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius with the caption "I am the bullet in the chamber." abcnews.go.com/blogs/head…
Vintage ads encouraged women to use β€œβ€˜Lysol’ brand disinfectant” for β€œfeminine hygiene.” The ad had women claiming, β€œI use Lysol always for douching.” smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Today I learned that the first Steam Engine was invented in Alexandria,Egypt in the 1st century AD. The Egyptians couldnt find any practical use to it and the tecnology was lost in history un beeing re-invented in the 17 century! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeo…
MTV would have folded in 1983 if Mick Jagger hadn't agreed to say, "I Want My MTV" in front of a camera and allowed it to be used in MTV's iconic "I Want My MTV" ad campaign. That ad campaign saved the network from ruin. betweenthelinernotes.com/…
Yul Brynner had a TV ad after he died: "Now that I’m gone, I tell you: Don’t smoke. Whatever you do, just don’t smoke" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yul…
Carry Grant's ad-libbed line β€œBecause I just went GAY all of a sudden!” in the movie "Bringing Up Baby" is arguably first use of the word β€œgay” in the homosexual context on film theretroset.com/just-went…
Leslie Neilsen's jokes were scripted β€œThere’s no ad-libbing,”Zucker said of him.β€œI think a lot of other directors thought that because Leslie was so hysterical in The Naked Gun that they could just turn a camera on this guy and he’d be funny. But they found out the hard way that wasn’t true." www-sportingnews-com.cdn.…
Adding 10,000 years to the AD year count (i.e. 12014 for this year) gives us the Holocene Calender. It is an estimate of the number of years since the Neolithic Revolution, which is considered to have been the birth of civilization. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hol…
I learned about the sunken city of Heracleion, an ancient Egyptian city built over several Islands 35 km north of Alexandria. It is thought to have been sunk by an Earthquake at around the 2nd Century AD. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
The War of the Three Kingdoms at the end of the Han Dynasty (China, 184-280 AD) caused 36-40 million deaths. In comparison, World War I caused 20 million. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Today I learned that the line "We are gonna need a bigger boat" by Chief Brody in Jaws is actually revered as one best ad libs in film making history. ign.com/top/movie-moments…
In 2014, in correspondece with its breakfast menu release, Taco Bell gathered 25 people named Ronald McDonald and created an ad in which they simultaneously said "My name is Ronald McDonald, and I love Taco Bell's new breakfast" usatoday.com/story/money/…
In 79 AD, as the Emperor Vespasian neared death, he said "Vae! Puto deus fio" which can be translated to "Dammit! I think I'm becoming a god." He later died of a sudden attack of diarrhea. penelope.uchicago.edu/Tha…
The Stand by Your Ad provision is a federal act requiring candidates to state "I approved this message" in all political advertisements, to discourage them from making controversial claims or attack ads. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
The song "I am America" used in Herman Cain's campaign ad is about the citizens of the US combating political corruption youtube.com/watch?v=0heL2…
Today I learned that playing the Nazi card in order to make something look evil is called Reductio ad Hitlerum en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
Steve Jobs wanted to name the iMac the "MacMac". His ad agency changed his made and started the whole "i" name range. fastcodesign.com/1669924/…
Google makes 75% of its mobile device ad revenue from iOS-run Apple devices despite Google Android-run devices outselling iOS-run devices approximately 5 times to 1 in 2014. nytimes.com/2015/05/28/te…
The average cost of a 30-second ad for Super Bowl I cost $37,500, and could exceed $5 million for Super Bowl 50. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
When the Ting Ting's single "Shut Up and Let Me Go" was featured in an iPod ad, sales for the song rose 2181%. billboard.com/articles/ne…
"I approve this message" is due to the Stand By Your Ad provision of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act

In American politics, "I approve this message" (sometimes in the past tense, also with "authorize" in place of "approve", or with "ad" instead of "message") is a phrase said by candidates for federal office in political advertisements on television and radio in order to comply with the so-called Stand By Your Ad provision of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), enacted in 2002, that requires "a statement by the candidate that identifies the candidate and states that the candidate has approved the communication." The provision was intended to force political candidates running any campaign for office in the United States to associate themselves with their television and radio advertising, thereby discouraging them from making controversial claims or attack ads.

(source: wikipedia)

The American New England was not the first New England in history. In the 11th Century AD, Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos granted retired Varangian guardsmen and Anglo-Saxon refugees a strip of land along the coast of the Black Sea, which they subsequently named "Nova Anglia". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
MCI, after winning their AT&T lawsuit, hired the same actors used in a previous AT&T ad, essentially using AT&T's "Reach Out" strategy back against them: The woman actor was crying because her son "said he loved her" was now crying because "I just received my phone bill" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MCI…
The first documented use of toilet paper in history dates back to the 6th century AD, in early medieval China. Scholar-official Yan Zhitui (531–591) wrote: "Paper on which there are quotations or commentaries from the Five Classics or the names of sages, I dare not use for toilet purposes." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toi…
IOS 6 included the ad-free YouTube app in its earliest form, before completely getting rid of it because of how Apple and Google were enemies at the time. youtube.com/watch?v=3m1Zs…
Apple's inane "What is iPad? iPad is magical" ad narrative was borrowed from a previous "What is Newton" ad narrative

Newton: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpmJ16sfQyw

iPad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKwFfCQV_p4&feature=related

Before English monarchs used regnal numbers (e.g William I) they were first and foremost identified by their nicknames (e.g Wlliam the Conqueror) until 1066 AD en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The Verve donated the $175,000 they got from the Nike "I Can" ad to the Red Cross and also got World Cup Tickets. thevervelive.com/2008/05/…
Today I Learned that Beyonce's Fever Perfume ad got pulled in the UK before 7pm because it was too racy! youtube.com/watch?v=tdmnB…

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