Type UFO in Google Earth to Find, if Not the Colonel, The New York Times

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Some YTMND.com ("You're the man now, dawg!") user made a subsite titled "Type UFO in on Google Earth to Find This" to show people that, when they type "UFO" into Google Earth, they'll see the face of the KFC Colonel at 1 Old Mill St. in Nevada.

I always thought there was something funky about that chicken. All those legs in a bucket just never seemed natural.

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by Angela Natividad    May- 2-08    
Topic: Brands, Online, Spoofs, Strange



'Projectile Dysfunction' Rampant Among Young Male Gamers

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As AdFreak Tim Nudd correctly surmises, this fake medical condition approach from DDB LA which promotes Activision's Enemy Territory: Quake War will resonate perfectly with young boys who, if they aren't thinking about gaming, are thinking about sex. So, an "ailment" such as "projectile dysfuntion" is sure to get a laugh. There's a video and there's a site. Now go have a giggle because yes, even at your age, you still think this stuff is funny.

by Steve Hall    May- 1-08    
Topic: Good, Online, Spoofs, Strange, Video



WPP Wants Rocket Scientists For Project DaVinci Dell Agency

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At the end of last year, Dell and WPP hooked up to create Project Davinci, an agency created solely to staff the Dell account in Austin and around the world. Recently, WPP took out an ad in the Austin Statesman looking for, well rocket scientists because, apparently, advertising people aren't smart enough to handle the seemingly daunting task of creating computer ads. That or they just wanted to write an oh-so-witty headline they could enter in some award show.

Poor Casey Jones. It seems his dream agency is taking a bit longer to get on its feet. Adrants reader illustrates the point with the photo caption, "...I was in the shower and it hit me, all I needed to do to save my ass was to go out and hire rocket scientists."

by Steve Hall    May- 1-08    
Topic: Agencies, Newspaper, Strange



Life Would be Very Strange if Facebook Interaction Was Real World

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Here's is an absolutely perfect (and hilarious) representation of what real life would be like if everyone acted the way they do when they use Facebook. Scary, Very scary. The video comes from the UK comedy group, Idiots of Ants. Earlier, the group had fun spoofing the debut of Facebook News Feed feature.

by Steve Hall    May- 1-08    
Topic: Good, Social, Spoofs, Strange



Not That You'd Know But Facebook's MorphMonkey Has Chlamydia

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AdFreak reports The American Social Health Association is using...what else...social media to educate people about the STD Chlamydia with a Facebook application, MorphMonkey. Created by Duval Guillaume, the application, lets people create love children by combining their images with a friend's.

In a bit of reverse nastiness, the campaign's tagline is "spread it to beat it."

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by Steve Hall    May- 1-08    
Topic: Games, Online, Opinion, Social, Strange



Ever See 1500 Coke Fountains Blow at Once?

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You don't really want to.

Dubbed "The Diet Coke & Mentos Experiments," the Leuwen, Belgium-based event happened on 4/24 and broke the world record for most "exploding" fountains at once: 1500. (The previous record was 973 out of Missouri.)

Not sure where Mentos fits in but it doesn't look like there was a lot of fresh-making going on. Did it sponsor the raincoats or something? Something to contemplate while looking over previous Mentos/Diet Coke collabos. Thanks Influencia for sending this over.

by Angela Natividad    May- 1-08    
Topic: Events, Product Placement, Sponsorship, Strange



Shop Bloom and Score Some Olive Oil for that Rash

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Life can be cruel. Here's a simple salve for that one time you:

o Were trapped in an elevator with diarrhea
o Discovered your adult illegitimate child
o Failed to pass for yourself in a lookalike contest (featuring Erik Estrada!)

Shop Bloom! It's the only grocery store I know of that's located in a cartoon meadow.

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by Angela Natividad    Apr-30-08    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Commercials, Online, Strange, Television, Video



Stall Call Nets Surprising Results

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This...is American Idol...oops...This...is a freaky commercial. It has nothing to do with American Idol but Ryan Seacrest's famed tonal delivery of the show' introduction is exactly the reaction this creepy spot for Norway's Tele2 mobile phone services causes though decidedly less upbeat than Seacrest's over dramatic delivery.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-29-08    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Strange



Creative Zone Immortalizes Your Big Contribution to Society

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However douchey you say rich media is, you know in truth that you love those interactive executions. If you could, you'd splatter them across the four edges of Internet so everyone can experience the scope of your cool.

Don't be ashamed; Eyeblaster loves them too. To ensure your life's work will never be forgotten, it launched the Creative Zone: a gallery of Precious Moments in Rich Media.

Heaven help your grandkids if this is the scrapbook you plan to bust out with at teatime.

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by Angela Natividad    Apr-28-08    
Topic: Campaigns, Online, Strange



Parker Pisses, Gloves Sleep, Axe Smells, Lynx Attracts, Advergirl Advises

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- George Parker tells us why political advertising sucks and why doing shots in a local bar doesn't make on "one of the boys."

- Somehow a boxing glove is suppose to induce sleep according to Sominex sleeping aid.

- Axe is doing its "our smelly deodorant will make you a chick magnet" thing in Japan.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-28-08    
Topic: Policy, Political, Racy, Strange








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