Ah, ye olde dick joke -- the timeless comedy genre that appeals to the 12-year-old in all of us (well, at least some of us). You can now apparently count NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley and sponsorship partner Weight Watchers among the fans of phallus-focused funnies, judging by this new ad.
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In it, Barkley calls roll for a total of 16 "names" including Peter, Johnson and Willie. The premise is simple, but perhaps a little too simple. According to Oprah's Dr. Oz, "If you lose 35 pounds, if you're a male, you are gaining one inch of penis length." Never heard that one before, but this isn't the first time Barkley (who was nicknamed the Round Mound of the Rebound for his chunky build as a player) has embraced the bizarre for Weight Watchers -- he dressed in drag for an ad earlier this year.
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Whether you find it funny or flat, the ad did succeed in creating some buzz on the web after it hit YouTube Thursday. Check it out for yourself above, then let us know what you think in the comments -- clever advertising or a sophomoric fail?
If you're a book lover, getting an e-reader is both exciting and vexing. True, you can have hundreds of books ready to read at a whim. But the downside is that no one else knows what you're reading (but then again, maybe that's a good thing). Etsy user NovelCreations came up with the perfect solution -- book purses! See if your favorite old or new classic has been turned into a e-reader transportation device. Of course the purses aren't specifically for e-readers, but it's still a fun idea. They seem fairly customizable, so don't feel shy asking the seller if she can make your favorite the way you like. And in case you were wondering, she recycles the inside pages of the books but says, "If you want the inside pages from your purchase, select the inside pages shipment from my website."
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