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In October, Comedy Central will launch Drawn Together, an animated reality television show that will put "real" reality shows to shame with its raunchy humor. That's besides the point. One of the sites that's hosting a preview of the show has a banner from another site we mentioned here that allows you to add your own headlines to a McDonald's logo resulting in an ad banner. The banner on this site says, "We killed John Candy." Here's a page with about a hundred other McDonald's spoof banners. Where are the McDonald's lawyers?
The online casino Golden Palace, well known for its publicity stunts, made an appearance today at the Olympics in Athens. A man, dressed in a blue tutu and Golden Palace written on his chest climbed a diving board during the men's synchronized diving event and stood there a for a minute before jumping into the pool. Needless to say, he was descended upon by police.
The man, Ron Bensimhon of Montreal has done stunts like this before for Golden Palace but this time the online casino says Bensimhon was acting on his own. Right. Anyway, Golden Palace got some free publicity out of it. Thanks to Charley Brough for the tip.
WeatherBug today said it recorded a surge of traffic, downloads and distributed severe weather alerts as Hurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie made landfall last week. WeatherBug provides live neighborhood weather information from 7,000 neighborhoods across the U.S. to broadcasters, federal and state government agencies, the National Weather Service, schools, consumers and businesses.
According to comScore Media Metrix, the WeatherBug desktop application recorded more than seven million daily active users on Friday, August 13 - the peak of the storm. This surpasses weather.com's own internally reported figure (6.3 million unique users) by 11 percent.
Finally acknowledging the underpinnings of the male mind in relation to sex, erectile dysfunction company Viagra is getting phat with its advertising. The new ads reveal the mindset of most men when they are "in the mood." One of the new ads shows a guy standing in front of the V in Viagra in a way that makes the top of the V look like a devil's horns sprouting from his head. The change in tone is a welcome one after years of the boring medical-focused approach.