A parody of Lord Kitchener Wants You poster to illustrate poppy fascism. By Oddball Times

Poppy Fascism Has Spread: From The Poppies In Flanders Field To The Poppy Fields In Afghanistan To The Lapel Of Spineless Celebrities

After fighting war after war against dictators and fascists, Britain now pays homage to dictatorships and fascism by forcing its citizens to wear the remembrance poppy. Brits love being pressured to don the red flower every November (and now October) as it apparently helps them remember how free they are. The public are reminded that … Continue reading Poppy Fascism Has Spread: From The Poppies In Flanders Field To The Poppy Fields In Afghanistan To The Lapel Of Spineless Celebrities

A parody of the Nike Colin Kaepernick advert. By Oddball Times

Product Idea: Colin Kaepernick Knee Pads

Now that Colin Kaepernick has trademarked his face, I have a fantastic idea for a Kaepernick-endorsed product and since he's up for marketing himself for the likes of Nike, I'm sure he'll love my idea. So what hair-brained concept have I come with today I hear you ask? Well, it's a pair of Colin Kaepernick … Continue reading Product Idea: Colin Kaepernick Knee Pads

A parody advert for Air Wick using the character of John Wick holding the air freshener and posing as the Jumpman Logo. By Oddball Times

Tie-In Product Idea: John Wick And Air Wick

When a film such as John Wick becomes popular, it's time to think product tie-ins. There's no doubt that John Wick and John Wick: Chapter 2 were massive hits at the box office, with the first movie netting over $88 million and the second instalment grossing over $171 million. It's obvious that the next film … Continue reading Tie-In Product Idea: John Wick And Air Wick

A cartoon image of a toxic waste can with a ring pull by Oddball Times

Soft Drinks Have Gone Soft: Why There’s Nothing Sweet About Artificial Sweeteners

Saccharin and spice and all things nice? A spoonful of Aspartame makes the medicine go down? Pour some Sorbitol on me? Stevia, ah honey honey? Brown Sucralose. Just like a young girl should? Change an ingredient and a product is no longer the same. Tell that to Lucozade, Irn Bru, 7Up, Fanta, Sprite, and the … Continue reading Soft Drinks Have Gone Soft: Why There’s Nothing Sweet About Artificial Sweeteners

A cartoon picture of HAL from 2001, WOPR from WarGames, and an Amazon Echo referencing the Cleese, Barker, and Corbett Class Sketch. By Oddball Times

Smart Speakers: I Know My Place

Today I called out... “Alexa, play Demon Seed and tell me the dictionary definition of irony” …my Amazon Echo didn't answer. Maybe because it didn't understand the command or maybe because I was attempting a Scottish-Punjabi accent, maybe it was because I'd just ingested helium, or maybe because I'd forgotten that I actually have a … Continue reading Smart Speakers: I Know My Place

A cartoon of a man brushing his teeth with lots of foam. By Oddball Times

Brushing Thoroughly With Colgate’s Complete Range Of Toothpastes

Thanks to Colgate's ever-expanding range of toothpastes, I find myself furiously brushing my teeth from around 5:00am all the way to 8:00am. I begin brushing with Colgate Max Fresh Intense Foam because I enjoy the sensation of “intensely foamy” toothpaste. Of course I want my teeth to be healthy, so I follow this with Colgate … Continue reading Brushing Thoroughly With Colgate’s Complete Range Of Toothpastes