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I am not anti-war, I thought these ads were neat though… very interesting concept.

The following 4 posters are designed to wrap around poles, campaigning for an end to the Iraq war.

What they look like around poles:

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That is the slogan that appears on the latest ad from Nike where the catch phrase is “Prepare for combat”.

There are two different ads.  One that features LeBron James, and the one above which features Kobe Bryant.  The Kobe Bryant one features the controversial slogan.

Nike says that the whole leaving something in the chamber is a commonly used reference for shooting a basketball.

Seems like a pretty deliberate way to get some press considering the locker room confrontation between those two Washington Wizards players in January brought guns and the NBA into the forefront.

Bravo to Nike for not wimping out and just going ahead with using a gun reference.  They knew damn well it would cause a stir.

On a side note, their tattoo work for the ad looks like Dragon Skin armor from Pinnacle Armor:

Full Nike Ad Story – HERE

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From Harper's Weekly, April 16,1904

Remember… Iver Johnson Revolvers ARE NOT TOYS: THEY SHOOT STRAIGHT AND KILL … but Papa says it wont hurt us, it’s absolutely safe, and an accidental discharge is impossible.

FACT: U.S. President William McKinley and Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy were killed by assassins using Iver Johnson Revolvers ( Source – Wiki )

Letting your daughter take a break from playing with boring dolls to play with the revolver instead definitely deserves a father of the year award.

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Looks like they must have hired HK’s marketing guy for this picture:

WoolrichAd

Problems:

1) Guy in front has his rifle scope on backwards
2) Guy in front has his left arm through the loop in the sling
3) Guy in rear has his sling on in a pretty akward manner considering he’s planning on shooting his sidearm with his right hand

All jokes aside, the clothing acually does look pretty nice.  You can check it out at their website – HERE

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Good to see gun advertising going more mainstream:

BushmasterMaximHat tip:  SaysUncle Blog

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In an unprecedented ballsy move, Springfield Armory bought up a TON of advertising space on one of my favorite forums GlockTalk , and which I also happen to have a small ad on.

For those that are not familiar with Springfield, they are one of Glock’s main competitors, and have been working hard at getting their new XDM line of polymer pistols out there into the hands of both Law Enforcement and civilians.

I’m not sure if there are any users on GlockTalk that have not heard of Springfield Armory, but if they havent then it will be pretty hard to miss one of their banners.

The very top banner, and the middle one are on random rotation, but the right and left side banners are static and will appear on every page!

I wonder if Glock ads will start appearing on Sprinfield forums such as XDtalk?   It’s your move Gaston… your move…

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