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When the Government Allows Product Placement in the Pledge of Allegiance

The end of the year is the perfect time to look back and reflect. And it’s for that reason (and also complete laziness on our part — but no matter), that all week long we’re spotlighting some of the staff’s favorite one-pagers from over the years. Upon reflection, we’re sure you’ll realize you’ve wasted your time. Enjoy!

NBA Jerseys We’ll Soon Be Seeing


Although the final decision won’t be made until 2013-2014, it’s looking like the NBA is going to start putting corporate logos on team jerseys. Who knows — with this new revenue stream, maybe the league can finally pay LeBron a proper salary (The man has a family to feed, dammit)! On the downside, though, once you start messing with sponsors, things can easily get out of hand.

Other Product Placement in the New James Bond Movie


It was recently announced that in the next James Bond movie, Skyfall, the legendary spy will not be drinking his trademark martinis — instead he’ll be sipping Heinekens. We think it’s shameful when a classic institution whores itself out (unrelated, but be sure to watch MAD on Cartoon Network!) — and we realize it’s only the beginning in a slew of dreadful product placement in the Bond films.  

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