Dancing Robots Bring Retro Appeal to (Endless, Endless!) Holiday Activity

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If hanging out with the warm-blooded doesn't get you all aglow, build an Exorobot that dances to Daft Punk.

Check out the hula skirt on our fancy new friend.

Courtesy of the strange and magical folk at Exopolis.

by Angela Natividad    Dec-21-07    
Topic: Agencies, Online



VML Says Happy Holidays with Handbell Hero

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Blondie is long gone, so it's rare nowadays that we get asked to ring somebody's bell.

Perceiving our growing sense of injustice, VML invited us to ring its bells with Handbell Hero. It's kind of like Guitar Hero -- WITH BELLS!

This was way funner than that ornery virtual account manager that Burns left us (to die!) with.

by Angela Natividad    Dec-21-07    
Topic: Agencies, Games, Online



Man in Testicle Suit is Deployed onto Ice Rink. Hijinks Ensue

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Ever consider funding the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation?

If you haven't, watching a man dressed like balls get slammed into a window might convince you to. And even if it doesn't, you might wander into a bathroom to check your 'nads, which is almost as good.

(Sidenote on the video: Giant pubes on the ice! Giant pubes ON THE ICE!)

See more videos by agency Struck at Carpe Testes (aww, cute URL).

by Angela Natividad    Dec-20-07    
Topic: Cause, Good, Online, Spoofs, Strange, Video



'BootB is a Republica, Built Around ... Creativity'

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Looking for a cheap and easy way to poach talent worldwide? Look no further than BootB, a "creative marketplace" for doing just that.

Register on BootB and publish your "creative needs" and budget on the site. Your brief is translated into 12 languages and pushed across the globe. You buy the idea you like, and BootB guarantees payment to your contractors.

The company's got a short testimonial list that, nonetheless, includes execs from Peugeot and LEO. But why listen to us harp on? Learn about BootB from the horse's mouth.

If it's any indication if its quality, BootB's got a pretty spiffy website.

by Angela Natividad    Dec-20-07    
Topic: Agencies, Online



Ever Wonder Why People Top Their Trees with Angels?

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If you're on the hunt for creepy new fables, find out how the Christmas tree fairy came to be. It's twisted.

by Angela Natividad    Dec-20-07    
Topic: Good, Online, Spoofs, Strange, Video



Trace Adkins aka 'The Love Doctor' (WTF?) Hypes Album With Overlay Ad

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Don't you just love online ads that appear out of nowhere, blocking the content you are trying to read and distracting you with sound? Of course you do which is why you'll love this Innovate Ads overlay ad appearing on 25 radio station websites featuring Trace Adkins hyping his new album and single, Love Doctor. Could the dude droll on the country shtick any thicker? I guess you just might also have to love country to love this ad.

by Steve Hall    Dec-19-07    
Topic: Bad, Online



Thanks to 'Net, 'Don't Tase me, Bro!' Becomes the Stuff of Pop Culture

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Remember that YouTube video of the college kid getting repeatedly Tased for hassling John Kerry? His repeated cry, "Don't Tase me, bro!" has become the most memorable quote of '07.

Editor Fred Shapiro of the Yale Book of Quotations calls it a "symbol of pop culture success," beating out Imus' "nappy-headed hos" comment.

Can you guess what the second-most-memorable quote on the list was? We'll give you a hint: "I personally believe..."

by Angela Natividad    Dec-19-07    
Topic: Online, Publishing, Trends and Culture



Nothing Says Naughty Like a Sackful of Coal

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EarthJustice is conducting a poll for the biggest eco-Grinch of '07. Contenders for a lump of (virtual) coal include Bush's climate change negotiators, Earl Watkins of Sunflower Electric, Shell, and a couple of governors who hate wolves. (Well, they weren't our favorite fairy tale character either.)

Once you've voted, you can send virtual lumps of coal to anybody you happen to dislike.

Or you can do like we do, and just leave a burning paper bag of shit on their porch.

by Angela Natividad    Dec-19-07    
Topic: Cause, Online



If the Holiday Message Deluge Weren't Enough...

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...we give you a menagerie of holiday games, courtesy of Miniclip -- the same people who brought us presidential paintball.

by Angela Natividad    Dec-19-07    
Topic: Games, Online



Digitas Health Brings Snowflake-Shaped Hope to Cancer Patients

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What do you give the person who's got everything? A snowflake full of hope, courtesy of Digitas Health.

The Hope Lodge is a campaign to bring holiday cheer and free shelter (at 22 different locations) to people undergoing cancer treatment.

by Angela Natividad    Dec-19-07    
Topic: Cause, Online










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