A co-worker of mine sent me an email of ads you'll never see again. However, thanks to the Internet, we can see them all the time! And laugh at them. Or gawk.
Advertising people are genius. Or stupid. I have friends in advertising so I'm not going to judge them. I am a marketing person so I get why some people (me) will buy a product (glitter face paint) that is not needed. Advertising has done wonders for our economy and a lot of damage to my pocket book.