Monday Funday is our weekly round-up of the great, and not-so-great, in funny branded content. We’ve got three picks for you this week which will hopefully raise a smile and get you through the Monday blues.
Why is Chris Hoy like a racehorse?
Massive flanks? Gratuitous glucose consumption? Both compete in sports rife with doping? Obviously the answer is ‘all of the above’, but also they’re both deserving of drivers’ care and attention (according to this new video from Cycling Scotland). The video uses humour to put across a serious point about road safety, something usually communicated with graphic shock-vertising.
Skittles; keeping it (sur)real
It might take a couple of minutes to get your head round, but once you ‘get it’ there are few funnier corners of the Internet than the Skittles Twitter account. Packed to bursting with weird one-liners and non-sequiturs, it reminds us of Zach Galifianakis’ stand-up. Here are some favourites from the last few days.
The list of things that are awesomer than Skittles is very short. It’s basically just ninjas and Skittles fans.
— Skittles (@Skittles) August 7, 2013
Don’t ever help a cheetah cross the street. They’re fine.
— Skittles (@Skittles) August 11, 2013
It’s a little-known fact that most people can’t even find the power button on a pack of Skittles.
— Skittles (@Skittles) July 29, 2013
From the ha-ha-ha-rchives
This is our weekly spot for golden oldies, and you can’t get much oldie-er than Old Spice. The manly fragrance brand has been dominating YouTube for years, ever since the brand’s first viral vid, ‘The Man Your Man Could Smell Like’, was uploaded in 2010. The vid was so successful it spawned hundreds and hundreds more, which have seen ‘The Man’ sorting out Christmas gifts for the entire planet, guest stars like Terry Crews (The Expendables) and our personal favourite, Wolfdog, the new head of the Old Spice marketing department. Stamp, stamp, stamp. I just made a million dollars.