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Year of the Freak

It was a busy year at AdFreak, Adweek’s daily blog, as we separated the wheat from the chaff, and then wrote mostly about the chaff. Gathered here are the highlights and lowlights from among the 1,450 items we posted between Jan. 2 and Dec. 11. To see all of the ads referenced here, visit AdFreak.com and click on the Year in Review button in the right column…

...Best Celebrity Endorsement: Gary Busey for GotVMail. For pure entertainment value, no one could touch Busey, who offered manic, nonsensical business tips in a staggering 40 spots for GotVMail. Wrote one reader: “Truly crazy or acting crazy ... he is funny.” Of course, it’s still unclear just what GotVMail is.