Friday, January 23, 2009

The Ugly Mug Contest is now the Sexy Ugly Mug Contest



*EDIT* To answer a couple of questions, no, what you are about to read does not mean you have to do a "se*xy pose." I was trying to be funny about selling the idea. I cannot believe I almost led some of you down a path of debauchery.

So Big Mama had a contest. Within 30 seconds of announcing it, she had 921 comments.

That's a lot of comments. I mean, if I entered a competition called "Person Mostly Likely to be Called Linda Crow," I probably could not get 921 votes.

But I think I know why my contest has been so wildly unpopular.

I think it's because I have totally disregarded every smart piece of marketing smartness known since Darrin Stevens first let us into his world at McMann and Tate Advertising: Sex sells. And by the way, who was McMann?

So I decided to spice up my ad campaign a little, hoping tons of people will hypnotically get on board when they see my publicity blitz.

I had to have my people (Clinton Kelly) call a few of their people, but I think it was worth the effort and that you'll enjoy seeing how sexy ugly mugs can be.

Here is Tina Louise, a.k.a. "Ginger" from Gilligan's Island. Hubba hubba.
















































Rumour has it that Fergie is thinking about changing her nickname to "Muggy-licious."

Now honestly.


It looks like everybody whose anybody digs an ugly mug.

Can you honestly say you don't want to be one of the beautiful ugly mug people?

Remember: $15 at Starbucks, plus one or two other little surprises. Monday's the day. You can do it.

28 comments:

Mocha with Linda said...

Must.Find.Ugly.Mug.

Need caffeine!!!

Andrea said...

The best one is Obama. With George a close second, just for his sexiness alone. I'm not saying Obama isn't sexy, or that he is. I just mean the photo of him holding the mug was funny.

I really need to go to bed! :P

sara said...

the PRESSURE!!!! aahhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Smelling Coffee said...

You are so funny! Can't wait to see the winner of this ugly mug contest. Makes me wish I had one to show. :-)

Esthermay said...

Oh, Puhh-LEase!
I'm confused. Do I pose sexy-like with my already-entered mug (pastor husband WILL prohibit this)or do I do a "linda" and insert my ugly mug into photo of another less sexy person?
PuhLease advise.

Becky said...

LOL! You are stinkin' hilarious! I'll take the George Clooney invite please. Hubba Hubba !

I love the little Photoshopped fingers on the obamanater.

Kim said...

ROFL

Linda, I looked, I really did but we don't have Goodwills here and the regular stores I've been to just don't have any ugly mugs. I'm so sorry because I feel I'm missing out on the this opportunity to be a part of something GREAT!

Jenl said...

I was cruising through the post totally feeling superior to all the other ad-affected sheep when suddenly....Shirtless Sawyer!!!

In a blink (and a long pause) I realized you can just about talk me into doing anything now.

:)

you = marketing genius!

Autumn said...

Very funny! I wish I had an ugly mug to enter, but I (unfortunately?) am the "Queen of Throw it Away." My hubbie says if you stand still long enough in our house, I will take you to the Salvation Army or Goodwill. I am looking forward to seeing all the ugly mugs out there that haven't been thrown away!!

Kelly said...

How could anything be uglier/sexier than the mug in the pictures? Although I do have quite a few ugly mugs, they're just not sexy though. One has a chicken noodle soup recipe on it. Go figure. Love your blog.

Beverlydru said...

I've got the ugly mug. Looks like I'll need to paste it in the hand of Sawyer now. I'll see what I can do.

Love your photos.

Anonymous said...

I know one you could use, harry potters ugly muggle, I acually saw a saw a tea pot on ebay that looked like your ugly mug, I laughed, but refused to bid.

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

You are so creative. Too funny, I am trying to come up with one..

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Linda, I have no ugly mug, but will take George Clooney anytime ....

a Tonggu Momma said...

This. Made. Me. Crack. Up.

I am heading to Goodwill this week. I will search. I must prevail.

My ADHD Me said...

"Person most likely to be called Linda Crow." WAHAHAHA

Obama-Now that is One Ugly Mug!!

Chatty Kelly said...

Wahahahaha! Oh, Lid! You crack me up. I must go invest in an ugly mug so I can play with you. Really. I do have this one mug...it says 'I Heart Ken Lee." Wonder if I should enter it?? NO - it would win the cutest mug contest.

beckyjomama said...

I so gotta start diggin' for a mug ...

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

I hit one Goodwill yesterday. The ugliest thing they had had a white cow on a red tablecloth background with daisies in the grass. It was actually kinda cute.

Still looking...there's one closer to my house I hope to hit today. :-)

George Clooney can make ANYTHING ugly sexy again!! :-P

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Considering I am new to your blog....I had to go back and research this post a bit. :) You are too funny, and hope your ugly mug contest is a huge success. $15 Starbucks...so worth it, and I'm bummed cuz I finally donated my ugliest mug to Good Will. Poor unsuspecting next purchaser. :)

Linda said...

You're bringing sexy mug back!

Kingdom Mama said...

I had one!! We found it at a thrift store and we were doubled over laughing. But when we checked our bags at home it wasn't in there. Someone must have stolen our ugly mug!!

skoots1mom said...

thanks for coming by...
i have to laugh...i thought your first comment to me was going to be the two items at the top of my shopping list! : )
I didn't even notice it until I had posted the pic!

I'm still debating how I can make my ugly mug sexy...hhhhhmmmmmm :\

Debbie said...

HILLARIOUS!!!

Esthermay said...

Dear a Tonggu Momma:
NO. I. Must. Prevail.
I need the Starbucks!
I need the Starbucks!
I need the Starbucks!
I need the Starbucks!
Dear Linda:
Can't vote for self. Yeah. Duh.
How many entries to I get????
I'm goin' all out, baby!

Jenny said...

Wish I could play, but all my coffee mugs are white or of my cute puppy.

skoots1mom said...

ok...two things...
1. congrats on Indiana taking it last night...Miss Georgia came oh, so close...my DD was pulling for Miss Indiana all the way!!
2. what picture editor did you use to do your cute sexy mug pics? I'd love to play around with pics that way

Debbie said...

All my mugs are cute and not sexy. I am so left out.