What's the scariest Halloween scenario you can possibly imagine? If you're of a certain age, it's a celebration without candy. That's the brilliant setup behind a viral commercial that tricks unsuspecting tots into trying out 'healthy' snacks in lieu of their beloved teeth-rotting loot.
In the ad posted on Today Moms, a man doles out asparagus-flavoured veggie chews, tofu ghost mellows, artichoke buttercups, and delicious nori pops (two words that should never appear in direct succession.)
Predictably, the kids' reactions are priceless, if samey.
“This is the most worst I ever tasted,” says one boy, while a girl tries hard to remain polite, but can't quite bring herself to follow through with it.
To their credit, the kids are game, giving the new treats a shot, even if most wind up ultimately spitting out the sugar-free alternatives.
Procter & Gamble, makers or Oral-B and Crest dental care products, is the culprit behind this clever commercial.
“The children’s reactions were absolutely natural and unscripted,” said P&G North America oral care marketing director, Rishi Dhingra. “We did not give the children any food items to sample with the intention of making them ill or causing any other adverse reactions … Participation was voluntary and all of the children were free to leave at any point if they wanted.”
Phew, that's a relief. Pass the jujubes... Don't miss this decidedly scarier Halloween prank.
In the Halloween spirit yet? Well, celebrities are, but it seems they too are sometimes guilty of a colossal costume fail. Julianne Hough is a prime example.
Hough clearly thought it would be fun and flattering to don a 'blackface' as part her favourite character, Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren, from Orange is the New Black at a Halloween party.
Needless to say, pretending to be another race isn't cool—ever—even if you are just doing it as a mark of idolatry for Orange actress Uzo Aduba.
Cue the 25-year-old Safe Haven star's public apology on Twitter via Jezebel:
"It certainly was never my intention to be disrespectful or demeaning to anyone in any way. I realize my costume hurt and offended people and I truly apologize."
Looks like it's candy corn in the corner for Hough and Prince Harry from now on...
What do you think of Hough's outfit? Deeply offensive or homage to a TV character?
Has Halloween become just an excuse to wear a racist get-up, or has political correctness turned us into a bunch of party poopers?
Psst, wanna see a hot babe draped across a motorbike? Boy, has MotoCorsa got an eyeful for you, and probably not the kind you were expecting.
As a parody of the sexy photo shoot featuring Kylie Shea Lewallen to launch the shiny new Ducati 1199 Panigale, the boys at the Portland, Oregon bike shop decided to put themselves in Lewallen's red spike heels. Literally.
The results are by turns hot and hilarious, via New York Daily. I love nothing better than when the tables turn on the genders—as in this clever video—and make us rethink the status quo. Check out the full photo shoot here.
In this case, I'd say the bike is pretty enough to stand on its own...