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What, no sweatbands? How about a hat, for cryin' out loud? This ad uses Mia Hamm's number to tell us milk has nine essential nutrients. But there are only four essential Nike swooshes on her clothing! OK, the trained-seal pose may have been distracting, but we bet Brandi Chastain could've done better than this in a sports bra.

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Hey, the rockin' U.S. Census is back! You remember the Census, don't you? That attempt each decade to racially profile the entire nation? Well, this dark blotch is a Census ad, picturing an oily pothole at night. The copy tells us the hole won't get filled in unless you fill in your form. So that's what they do with all the paper!

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From Canada, land of moose meat, mukluks and . . . butt breeches? comes Stupidcomputers.com, the Maxim of online computer merchants. They have a special language here, where they sell loads of nishe schtuff that's the absolute shiznaut, and they even have a Top 5 Babe Sites section. Moreover, the above ad, as well as another wonderfully tasteless one, is offered as downloadable wallpaper. Northward ho!

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