Kayak Demonstrates How to Book A Flight Using Only Your Mind

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Kayak is getting kooky again. This time with a Barton F. Graf 9000-created video that demonstrates how you can plan a trip using only the power of your mind. And, inadvertently, illustrating just how easily the capital of California is forgotten.

Monitoring for online mentions of "mind control", "using only my mind", "thought control", "hypnosis", "telekinesis", etc., the team at Kayak will be delivering this YouTube video link directly to consumers on Twitter, blogs, forums, Yahoo! Answers and other online destinations. An interesting approach. Perfectly personalized in that appropriately kooky Kayak way.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-21-12    
Topic: Brands, Social, Strange, Video



Skittles Makes It OK to Touch A Zombie, A Werewolf and A Boob

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Skittles is out with another collection of Touch the Rainbow oddities which, again, ask you to place your finger on the screen so that you can touch things you normally wouldn't touch. Previous iterations of the campaign, created by BBDO Toronto, won a Cannes Gold Lion in Film and Cyber last year.

This round gives you the chance to tickle a werewolf baby, poke a Sasquatch, go finger to finger with a zombie, take out the eye of a cyclops doctor and fondle a princess's boob until she decides to kiss you.

Not that anyone is actually going to touch the screen but we like the pseudo interactivity of the campaign. The brand has carved out a nice niche for itself. A very weird one but a nice one none the less.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-21-12    
Topic: Strange



Why Cats Love Columbia Sportswear

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Here's a collection of some of the strangest ads we've seen in a long time. To put it's outerwear through a series of tests, the brand has employed the use of hot dog buns, a five bean salad and a cat. Watch as the oddity permeates your soul and you wonder why you aren't running out to buy a Columbia jacket right this very moment.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-19-12    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials, Strange



The Most Awesome Bottled Water Ad You Will Ever See

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Talk about throwing everything into the kitchen sink, this Lithuanian Vytautas Mineral Water ad does that and more. Words really can't explain how awesome this ad is other than to say it's not about giving a fuck or not giving a fuck. It's about giving a negative fuck.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-15-12    
Topic: Strange



Pepsi NEXT Distracts Parents From Acrobatic Baby

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Real quick. Love this new Pepsi NEXT ad from TBWA\Chiat\Day. Although they use the tried and true dancing baby approach, the spot works. It captures the classic moment of...well...missed moments when parants turn their heads just when their baby decides to do something amazing.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-14-12    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Tech School Ad Illustrates Teleportation Can Have Deadly Effects

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Every once in a while something so weird comes along and we love it. Why? Because we get to write WTF?! And we're pretty sure that's what everyone reading this is going to say when they get to the end of this video from Australia's Central Institute of Technology.

The work comes from Henry Inglis and Aaron McCann, a comedy duo from Perth. In the video, the pair teleport from one part of the school to another. All goes swimmingly until close to the end when things go a bit awry.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-21-12    
Topic: Strange, Video



Kayak is For Weird People

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It would seem Kayak is at risk of becoming the travel site where really strange and weird people go to plan their vacations. At least that's what we're beginning to think after seeing Barton F. Graf 9000's work for the brand.

Check out this latest entry which involves a woman who has a thing for a flare gun.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-21-12    
Topic: Strange



Children Killed Just Like Creative Concepts

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The killed ideas scenario has been around for a long time. It's been played out hundreds of different ways. Here's another. Murdered children used as a metaphor for killed creative ideas.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-20-12    
Topic: Strange



Woman Gives Birth to Giant Reeces Piece

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Alright, alright. How can we not cover follow up work to that freakishly amazing Skittles ejaculation video from last July? Directing team Jordan Sharon and Keith Hamm are at it again, this time spoofing Reece's with a freakishly delicious take on child birth. One must simply watch to experience the delightful oddity of this wonder.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-15-12    
Topic: Spoofs, Strange, Video



Finding Travel Deals Isn't Brain Surgery

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Here's hoping none of us ever experience a brain surgeon like the one in this Barton F. Graf-created commercial for Kayak. It's the next installment in the agency's Search On And Done campaign.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-15-12    
Topic: Commercials, Strange










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