And if you believe, like me, that the only good mime is a dead or badly-maimed mime, then don’t click on the gallery. One of the great mysteries of advertising is how the same creative linchpin will inexplicably pop into ad creatives’ heads at several different agencies simultaneously. I don’t know how “mimes” infiltrated the worldwide ad ether, but this shit must end now. Jesus Christ, there’s even one shooting his mouth off here in NYC for a Klondike bar. The biker gang execution above for the VW Golf’s quiet cabin at least makes sense. It’s the deceptive campaign for Bose’s so-called “noise-cancelling” headphones that really irks. The product “cancels” ambient sounds, not voices. Plus…just kill those fucking mime babies. |Images: Advertka and Coloribus|