This microsite is for Debitel AG and it was built by Robert & Horst. We've deduced it has something to do with getting a new mobile number every 30 seconds. Maybe.
The million-dollar question is, why does the lei'd pig get laid until she's red-faced after a disembodied voice says "Hello"? That really puzzles the shit out of us.
Update: Adrants reader Angela from Germany has kindly elaborated. The text reads, "Every thirty seconds a cheap number." But the expression used for "cheap number" also means "quickie," which is why the pigs get down and dirty after 30 seconds go by.
MTV, Ford Models and Elizabeth Arden are conducting a cattle call for the best-looking avatar. You can enter from the virtual world for The Hills, a TV show.
It was probably stupid to think even the virtual world would be exempt from aesthetic groping by the "culture makers." But hey, at least it's a lot easier -- and maybe less morally constricting? -- to get work done to meet the standard. Whatever it is.
In the first of what is sure to be many holiday advertising fuck ups, Lowes is taking heat for calling Christmas trees family trees in one of their recent catalogs. "Come on kids, let's go take a nice family trip down to Lowe's and pick up a family tree for the living room. After all, it's nice to stick a tree in the house isn't it?"
Lowe's has apologized for what it is calling a "breakdown in our own creative process." Um, right. Like no one noticed the non-sensicle heading, "family trees," above a shot of those cone shaped trees people like to put decorations on and presents underneath? Were human resources' PC police running the creative department the day the catalog was created?
Wow. We knew Orangina had pulp, but we didn't know they meant pulp like Pulp Fiction means pulp. (Or maybe we should be thinking Flashdance.)
Actually, there are a few other movie references worth noting in this commercial, which will change the way you look at forest animals. Seriously. Inter-bestial relationships were beyond our realm of Orangina-oriented thinking, plus we've never seen a flamingo pole dance before.
Says CD Todd Mueller of Psyop, "I guess it goes without saying that when you get the opportunity to spray Orangina all over the chest of a sexy bunny girl, you go for it." In terms of sheer logic, that's not really helpful, but it puts the spot in context.
(Dude, our dad gives us this stuff when we go home for the holidays!)
Catch more info on the creators, and Steve's take on the spot, here.
Boston's Barbarian Group had a hand in the creation of the2husbands, an online reality entertainment site on which women can pine for Zach or Tanner by submitting video pleas from which the general public will choose as wives for Zach and Tanner. Hey, finding a wife is hard work. A guy can use all the help he can get.
Complete with heart wrenching emo-vids (on the MySpace page) from Zach and Tanner, a kick off party and a MySpace page, the campaign promises to find the pair true love and $50,000 for each of the winning brides. Hey, who said marrying for money was a bad thing?
Oh, and let's not forget the little added twist. Tanner is gay but he still wants to marry a woman. Hmm. Stay tuned for the real reason behind all this.
Word from the Habbo Hotel, a virtual destination with a moderate following: virtual stuff is purchased with real money, so theft is liable for real consequences.
Guess that makes sense.
Remember the "flash" or index cards you used to remember spelling words in grade school? Now they're pegged to a key ring and proffered by Thumb Cards for a future in promotions.
Well, it's not the worst idea we've ever heard (toilet paper rolls? Branded college-ruled looseleaf?).
Under the banner "Your privacy is an illusion," ValleyWag published this story about a careless intern at Anglo Irish Bank. After frequent absences from work, the kid requested off for Halloween weekend due to an issue at home.
That same night the intern posted a bunch of pictures on Facebook of the Halloween party he apparently ditched work for. The next day, his boss responded to his email and attached an incriminating image of him in costume, then BCC'ed the rest of the office.
"Cool wand," he added in parenthesis.
Burn, baby, burn. But at least his fashion sense didn't go unnoticed.
We're not really sure what these cheesy and somewhat sonically taxing videos (silent film version; red pill; blue pill) are about, but we do know they were put together by Grenar Labs for a company called Vibrisse Libri.
As far as we can tell, those people publish books. Bad ones, if the ads are any indication. And possibly online. Possibly.
Indeed oddity reigns supreme in this French Orangina commercial during which animals with bikini-clad breasts and Speedo-clad packages cavort in some strange mashup of The Jungle Book and Eyes Wide Shut. There's even a little Flashdance in there too, It all culminates with the orgasmic bursting forth of Orangina bottles ridden by Zebras who unleash a Scary Movie-style blast of excitement all over a bikin-clad rabbit. Yes, you read that right.
We love it purely for its over-the-top presentation and we hate that we'll never see it on TV in America. Although, who thought those Herbal Essense orgasm ads would ever fly?
FFL Paris created the spot. Th Mill, Stink and Psyop produced.