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 |  Jan 28 2014, 9:15 AM

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Volkswagen just released its Super Bowl commercial, saying it has the most cars on the road in  the U.S. with over 100,000 miles logged of any automaker. 

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 |  Nov 06 2012, 7:15 PM

What happens when you introduce something extraordinary into an average, everyday occurrence? MINI USA conducted a social experiment to see the look on people’s faces when confronted with the unexplainable. It’s just not normal.

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 |  Sep 18 2012, 6:02 PM

This could be one of the best marketing ideas ever or one of the most embarrassing endorsements of all time, it’s up to you. 

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 |  Apr 19 2012, 3:31 PM

Gentlemen, start your felines. In a hilarious marketing campaign, the developers behind the XLR8 app that makes acceleration noises as you drive, strapped an iPhone to their kitty and sent it running.

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 |  Mar 15 2012, 7:01 AM

Hillary Clinton, along other politicians, relied in past political campaigns on video games translating into real-life violence and consequence.

Please don’t show her this video, lest we endure another lecture on the dangers of digital entertainment. instead laugh at the Super Mario-themed clip featuring a scooter-rider dodging digital cones. Trust us, the video has a funny ending and it’s much better after having seen the full clip.

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 |  Dec 20 2011, 5:45 PM

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There is less than a week until Christmas and if you’re looking for a gift that’s just plain bonkers we’re here to help. How about a 1991 Toyota Camry LE customized like a candy cane and decked out in what can only be described as hilarity and nonsense.

Despite the Providence, RI. seller, repeatedly insisting the car is not for sale during his advertisement, it can be had for a tiny buy-it-now price of $1.7 million on eBay. For that price it comes complete with the world’s smallest pogo stick instead of a spare tire, hopelessly goofy workout equipment on the roof, a live Boston terrier hood ornament and many other homespun features.

The price-tag might seem outrageous, but consider this: the silly Santa selling the car might actually be ahead of safety innovators like Volvo. His creation sports functional fashion: stripes that boast “900 candlepower” to make sure you not only see the car day or night, but that you’re as good as blind while driving behind it. If you get hit in this thing it’s probably intentional.

Not only that, but the car runs on insanity instead of gas— “eat your heart out, GM,” the seller says in his video. It’s probably true because you would have to be crazy to bid on this thing, or would you?

Right now there are 23 bids for the car, which is currently fetching $2025. Sure it falls short of the price tag, but what value can you really put on a car that really is unforgettable? The answer is just around the corner. Rhode Island’s funniest car will disappear from eBay on December 22 and we’re eagerly watching to see what people are willing to pay.

GALLERY: Candy Cane Toyota Camry

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