Asian Poet Shoots Daggers of Diction at Rosie O'Donnell


We all need our checks and balances. And when the ever-watchful public eye has set its sights on you, the checks can come in torrents. Such is the case with Rosie O'Donnell. For that Chinese "accent" she recently performed on "The View," Rosie's receiving a hailstorm of nasty response from the Asian community.

One that's generating some serious traffic on Youtube is the eloquent and forceful rebuke by poet Beau Sia, whose cool definition of "accent," and snarky "plus-sized lesbian" remark, rang like a slap in the face - and we're not even the targets.

We're not sure what's worse: Trumpster in a spitting rage, or the growing majority of the world's population raging poetic justice against you.

What happened to the funny and gentle Rosie, circa Harriet the Spy? Bring her back. We are scared of this manic new one.

Thanks to Bill for the tip-off.

by Angela Natividad    Feb-28-07    
Topic: Celebrity, Consumer Created, Good, Online, Video

Lindsay Gets Sculpted in Celeb Surgery Ads

kickingreat_2.jpg, the culprits responsible for the interactive celeb quiz banners where you can win Paris Hilton's G-string if you guess whose lips are whose, finally give up on that tired idea in favour of a new approach.

These celebrity surgery banners take the usual headline-whores and mash them up, nip/tuck style. We did a whole lot of staring before we even got to the awkwardly-posed question below: "Whos body is this?"

We started a snarky joke about that, then stopped. Hey, adult illiteracy is no laughing matter.

by Angela Natividad    Feb-28-07    
Topic: Online, Strange Tempts Clickage with Puzzles


We had high ad hopes for When they started unrolling the "She married him?!" ads we thought, how cute, they're going to play on cliches. High school is rich with them.

But an otherwise promising direction's lost its luster as failed to give us much more than the same pair of ads and the same cliche, both featuring the bespectacled chick we've come to consider their poster child.

Apparently this darling has stopped bringing in the dosh because is going interactive. Here we find their first effort. In line with the nostalgic yearbook photo theme they bring us ... an image jigsaw.

Unless you're Picasso there are only two moves worth making. If even then you're not clever enough to put the pieces together, just follow the green arrows on each square. Try not to blink; you might miss one.

by Angela Natividad    Feb-28-07    
Topic: Brands, Online

AOL Wants You to View Their Videos...So They Can Make Money


Man, Ed O'Neill has come a long way since his Married With Children Days. Now he's a spokesman for an AOL effort which urges people to watch videos on AOL video for zero cents a day. Aside from the fact, in order to view the videos, one needs a computer (which costs money) and an Internet connection (which costs money), it all sounds pretty good. Oh, and you have to look at ads too. But those really are free. Nothing like begging for ad impressions. Hmm.

by Steve Hall    Feb-27-07    
Topic: Online

Punk Marketing Returns with Bathing Cleo


Those Punk Marketing guys really know how to capture attention. In a surprise hijack of our ADHD-afflicted mental states, a bathing Cleo appears for the sultry third installment of the book's twisted "storytime with a stripper" effort. And while arguably more chaste, we like it way better than PETA's striptease state of the union.

"Business people must rise up and take back subtlety," Cleo purrs as she toys with a bar of soap. Interesting point. And we're appalled that we sat through all 4.5 minutes of it. If this is indeed the best way to capture an antsy websurfer's attention, how best to capture a reader's? Does the book come with illustrations?

Catch the first and second vids here.

by Angela Natividad    Feb-27-07    
Topic: Online, Promotions, Publishing, Racy, Video

Kraft Encourages Naughty Microwave Habits with Site for Co-Eds


Aware of the average college student's ongoing state of starvation, Kraft puts together University of St. Arvin, where users can auto-generate depressed letters to parents and otherwise scam their way into some Easy Mac.

Our memories of dorm room subsistence are vivid and not very pleasant. We haven't touched Easy Mac since. But even if processed insta-food is behind us, microwaving stuff that shouldn't be microwaved is not.

We're glad we've been given the opportunity to experience this small pleasure from the safety of our own monitors. What can't a computer do for you today?

by Angela Natividad    Feb-27-07    
Topic: Brands, Good, Online, Promotions

Vitali Domesticates Gay Marriage


In support of equal marriage rights, agency Young & Rubicam, Chicago join forces with director Max Vitali of HSI Productions. The resulting smile-coaxing spots crush the notion gays will do nothing but cross-dress and debauch if permitted to marry.

The series comically emphasizes the familiar and occasionally frustrating domesticity we all experience after a given amount of time with our partners. We also dig the candid tagline, "Gay marriage is just like yours. Only gay."

Thus inspired we thought it would be nifty to add "Adrants is just like you. Only sexaaaaaay" to all future marketing efforts. We find it catchy.

by Angela Natividad    Feb-27-07    
Topic: Good, Online, Television, Trends and Culture

Descente Really Cuts to the Chase


Protect Your Penis, shout an otherwise boring-looking set of banner ads.

How do you not click? The following page hit us with massive text reading, "I'm not a real doctor, but I still care about your genitals." The message is flanked by a studious guy in a deceptively doctorish coat, smirking at us.

An elderly stranger expressing interest in our genitals is generally cause for alarm (we are modest, after all) but somehow these ads for Descente bicycle shorts just rub us the right way.

Like Mike at BRILF, we think Descente should take the campaign to the big leagues: virals, podcasts, medical information, what-have-you. If much ado can be made about male cramps, then by gad this too can join the ranks of the mushrooming pseudo-pharma community of advertising! Factory Design Labs is the proud penis presenter of this campaign.

by Angela Natividad    Feb-26-07    
Topic: Good, Online, Promotions

23 Digs Deep in Audience Psyche, Uses Friends to Freak Out Friends


The Number 23, a New Line Cinemas movie having to do with obsession and paranoia, spreads the disease with this interesting would-be viral.

How it works: fill out information about a friend, then enter his e-mail. Friend receives relatively innocuous e-mail asking him to play a game. He's asked for his birthdate and favourite number.

The information you entered about him is then revealed to him in a creepy and intimate manner, along with applicable tie-ins to the number 23.

We dig the idea but considering the Adrants-specific demo was probably made for Adrants Steve and not Adrants Angela, we were more bewildered than scared.

We have no wife to kiss. Unless the game predicts the future, in which case we're super weirded out. We didn't think we swung that way.

by Angela Natividad    Feb-26-07    
Topic: Online, Promotions

PETA 2 Baits Visitors with Bonsai Kitten Reference


We don't know if PETA 2 is actually PETA-funded or an independent group seeking to affiliate itself closely and confusingly with the pro-animal-rights giant, but we visited their site after seeing a Gmail text ad that said "Shut Down Bonsai Kitten. You can help shut them down by signing the petition now!"

This amused us because we haven't thought of Bonsai Kitten in years. But upon hitting the PETA 2 link, we found no Bonsai Kitten references anywhere. And we seriously trolled the site.

This is when we realized we were cleverly tricked. And while they were busy hyping the merits of Facebooking PETA allegiance and asking what Jesus would do for the chickens, they were not going to give us Bonsai Kitten.

While we're actually really bummed about that, kudos to them for getting us to click-and-dig. And the use of a Bonsai Kitten reference, of all things? Pure genius.

We only wish there was actually something Bonsai Kitten-related on the site so we wouldn't feel so jipped. If you happen to find something, do link. This might affect the quality of our day.

by Angela Natividad    Feb-26-07    
Topic: Good, Online

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