Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Fredo Corleone: I'm your older brother, Mike, and I was stepped over!
Michael Corleone: That's the way Pop wanted it.
Fredo Corleone: It ain't the way I wanted it! I can handle things! I'm smart! Not like everybody says...like dumb...I'm smart and I want respect!

This scene is, of course, from the Godfather II. A classic film and possibly the only sequel in history to ever be considered better than the original.
That is, until today. Until Brad J. Lamb decided that one masterpiece wasn't quite enough. As if he somehow hadn't pushed the envelope with his Gold Paint Brush-winning: "This Lamb Sells Condos," featuring his head on a lamb's body. Nope. Mr. Lamb decided that he would just go ahead and break all the rules by putting his head on a lamb's body and that lamb would be flying above the earth like some kind of an astronaut person and the headline would read: "MILES ABOVE THE COMPETITION." Amazing! Now, I'm feeling sort of very lighthea--

--Wow, I think I may have just fainted. Twisted my left ankle. It's okay now. I'm fine. In fact, I'm better than fine. I would say that I'm ecstatic! Bless you Brad J. Lamb. And bless the Titanium Paint Brush I'm sending your way.

Hymen Roth: What we'll do together in the next few months will make history, Michael -- history. It's never been done before. Not even your father would dream that such a thing could be possible.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Eye Opening

Nice timing, Mr. Nichols. The gang here at Keepin' It Realtor finally put down our chisels and tablets and decide to take a whirl at this Internet thing, and who should come along but you. You with your cutting-edge website with its fancy .com web address, convenient, adjustable scroll bar on the side, and most importantly, the "House-Trained REALTOR" money shot of you beside a dog. YES, Benjamin, we not only get it, we LOVE it! Kudos!! Your Gold Cyber Paint Brush is being sent via "email." Ha! Only kidding. That's impossible.

Appreciate the internet weblink James!


Andrei, we can barely spell your last name, but we can certainly spell "a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e." If there were a Paint Brush for cute cats, you'd have won gold. There isn't. But you were very close. The backside of your beautiful calendar card deserves a Silver Paint Brush. Congrats!

Thanks for the submission Sarah!

Monday, December 29, 2008


Indeed. Indeed! INDEED! Well, it certainly has been some time since we've received a submission at this level. If I can have but a moment to catch my breath before I describe this little piece of...heavenly beauty. Ok. Here goes. The artist's name is Steve Weisz. Then the headline is: "Make a Weisz MOVE." I mean, c'mon? How much better can your puns get? Obviously, they can't. Steve, I am actually writing this on my Palm P.D.A. (Personal Digital Assistant) as I run down the street (half-dressed!!) to the post office to send you your much deserved Gold Brush, A.S.A.P.!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

No Thank You Very Much

If there's one thing we love at Keepin' It Realtor, it's Larry the Cable Guy. He puts us into stitches. But there's one thing we hold even more dearly, and that my friends is...originality. Sorry, Minister Realty, but where we eat our brunch, "GIT-R-DONE" is called borrowed interest and we don't think there's anything "interesting" about that.
This is not even Merit worthy.

Big thanks to Geordie for sending this in so that other contributers can understand exactly where we set the bar.


Who among us can look at Marci Koifman's bus bench ad and not immediately think of Boris Spassky's Sicilian Defense against Bobby Fischer in Game 4 of the 1972 World Chess Championship? I know I can't. Not only does Marci's ad make ever-so-subtle references to The Match of the Century, it also happens to be pretty darn persuasive.  "Selling your home with a strategy for success!" Indeed! "It's your move!" It sure is! The visual of the pawn in hand (a la Spassky) AND the chess board lawn...Checkmate, Marci! Enjoy your new Gold Paint Brush.

Monday, November 3, 2008


There are times in your life where it really does seem as if the stars are aligned. For instance, I found both of these ads on the same day! Notice any similarities (beyond all the handsome looking people?)? They both have a little headline fun with the word "reality." But before we start passing around the Gold Paint Brushes around here, let's take that important second look. The Queens, nice as they might be, fail to seal the deal. Making "realty into a reality" is very, very memorable. No question. But unfortunately for the ladies, they've run into the legendary Scott Stren. He doesn't just settle for "reality." Scott drops the "i"-bomb (with helpful arrow) into "realty" to make sure his audience truly understands the pun. Genius. And gold.
Nice try, ladies. Bronze for each of you.