WWF Encourages Positive Climate Action with Mutant Fishmen

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The World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) is sharing tips and tools for minimizing your negative impact on the environment. See them at Reduce.WWF.be. (Helps if you're Belgian.)

To add cautionary appeal to the deal, WWF is promoting the site with guerrilla appearances of its fishman. Think of him as the mutant status quo for a less hospitable toxic Earth. The effort was put together by Germaine of Antwerp.

What's with non-profits and fishpeople? Why don't we ever get threatened with the conception of mutant minotaurs or X-Men? Is it not possible that our toxic future may yield supercharged heroes and creatures of fairy-tale lore in addition to radioactive six-eyed frogs and deranged (but unfairly oppressed) gill-faced rednecks?

by Angela Natividad    Mar-23-08    
Topic: Cause, Good, Guerilla, Online, Video



A Well-Intended Rip-Off's Still a Rip-Off, Frankly

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Check out this "Awareness Test" for Transport of London. The goal is to demonstrate that a driver can't avoid obstacles s/he doesn't expect to see. For people who've never seen the video before, it probably comes across as a neat way to deliver the message.

The problem is, there are plenty of people who have already seen something similar -- likely this video, which was put together in 1999 by Professor Daniel Simons of the University of Illinois.

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by Angela Natividad    Mar-21-08    
Topic: Cause, Commercials, Opinion, Video



Giant Tidal Wave of Soap Suds Floods Streets of Miami

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Hmm. Is this tidal wave of soap suds in downtown Miami the beginning of yet another Sony Balls, Paint or Bunnies? Who knows. It could be anything.

by Steve Hall    Mar-20-08    
Topic: Strange, Video



iJustine Examines 'Cultural Divide' Between Geeks and Music Fans

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This is hilarious. So last week, lots of people were in Austin for SXSW which is is three events in one: an interactive conference, a film festival and a music festival. During the first half of the week the film crowd and the internet geeks descend. After the geeks leave mid-week and the music fans arrive, the city takes on an entirely different vibe.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-20-08    
Topic: Industry Events, Strange, Video



Bessies Execute Bad Ads. Yippee.

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Remember when the Elmo Song assassination brought out the inner-child-decimating sociopath in you? The Bessies can help fuel that sleeping fire. Also see their take on crappy multi-blade shaving spots.

Tagline: "Only good TV lives." Courtesy of John St., Toronto.

Yawn. Gratuitous media murder is so freshman year. Right up there with the UC Berkeley Putnam Porno. (Don't ask.)

by Angela Natividad    Mar-20-08    
Topic: Events, Promotions, Spoofs, Video



Hey, Ad Guy. Look Much at Escalators?

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Escalator handrail advertising in all its obnoxious splendour.

Nothing you - haven't - seen - before.

This time though, all the radical hype is brought to you by AdRail, which uses patented technology by EHC to help get your brand under the grubby fingers and feet of the masses. What -- you're not convinced? Watch video or preview your design on a handrail.

by Angela Natividad    Mar-20-08    
Topic: Outdoor, Video



JerryTime Celebrates Easter With Nazi Propaganda Spoof

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To celebrate Easter, JerryTime, that goofy video series we discovered years ago, has put together a new video called Triumph of the Peeps which is a spoof of Leni Riefenstahl's famous Nazi propaganda film Triumph of the Will. In the video, Peeps replace Nazi soldiers and Arian youth.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-20-08    
Topic: Spoofs, Video



Goodby Gives 'Got Milk' Tenacious D Treatment

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So this is what what it takes now to sell milk. Yup. Goofy videos that are knock offs of other goofy videos (movies? bands?). For Got Milk, Goodby Silverstein & Partners offers up One Gallon Axe, a rock band video that, well, you just have to watch it to truly appreciate its weirdly odd goodness.

by Steve Hall    Mar-19-08    
Topic: Creative Commentary, Good, Strange, Video



Law Firm Gets Weird With Wacky Lederhosen Video

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Courtesy of law firm Hanson Bridgett, here's another contender for the WTF award. In the video, we've got four musicians (lawyers?) dressed in Lederhosen playing a tune as they walk to the Hanson Bridgett offices. That's it. Nothing else happens in this video save the appearance of what looks to be Apprentice bitch Omarosa towards the end.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-19-08    
Topic: Creative Commentary, Opinion, Video, Viral



Promotional Boat Video Bores Like A Winding Mountain Road Car Ad

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If you're a fan of monotonously boring winding mountain road car commercials, you're gonna love this video of a new boat called the XSR48. It's described thusly: "The XSR48 combines the DNA and high performance of a supercar with superyacht detailing to create the world's first true Superboat." Whatever.

by Steve Hall    Mar-19-08    
Topic: Bad, Video








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