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Groupon Pulls Confusing Super Bowl Ads Off the Air

Those questionable, Christopher Guest-directed Groupon ads that ran during the Super Bowl -- where actors like Timothy Hutton made light of the problems in Tibet -- are no more. Groupon founder Andrew Mason says he's pulled the ads from further circulation, and offered this explanation: "We thought we were poking fun at ourselves, but clearly the execution was off and the joke didn’t come through. I personally take responsibility; although we worked with a professional ad agency, in the end, it was my decision to run the ads." [Groupon via AV Club]