One of my favourite TV specials growing up was Commercial Breakdown with Jasper Carrott, (they never seem to re-run any of his stuff, I don't know why - maybe it hasn't dated well?). Anyway, the point of the show was to introduce the British public to silly foreign adverts. Because it aired on the BBC, a publicly funded institution banned from carrying advertising, home grown ads were a no go.
But, really, that was where the true comedy gold was. Just look at this:
And definitely this:
My all time favourite funny ad though is actually a spoof of the subject that seems to make up 90% of modern British ad breaks: life insurance / funeral cover. Here, Kevin Bishop plays Michael Aspel, asking viewers if they're 'somewhere between the age of sixty and dead?' It's so awful - but the worse the actual ads get, the more you think it won't be long until this becomes reality!
Jessica is an amazingly funny and smart blogger from Wales who writes on a whole range of topics -- from entertaining vintage nostalgia, to technology tutorials, to book reviews, to raising her adorable munchkin, and so much more! This week Jess is talking about Catch the Bus Week.
Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and wonderfully authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an "un-labelly spot" for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits. She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more! Check out her educational ideas and resources in the latticed learning series!
by Penny's Vintage Home.
It was a quiet one last week, I'm guessing because it was Independence Day weekend. But when it results in set ups as pretty as this one by Penny, who am I to complain? :)
Now time for the new stuff!
If you're here in search of fun and uplifting reading materials, skip the rules and just start clickin'!
Bloggy buddies, thanks for coming to par-tay! You are welcome to link up to three posts, and old posts are always welcome! There are three rules only:
It's time for some #FridayFrivolity! Come #link up your fun, funny, happy & hopeful posts. https://t.co/wANXhsJxPK pic.twitter.com/cmBWJfyH6M— Jessica Powell (@jess__powell) 7 July 2016