Abandoned Carts Have Feelings Too. Also, They Talk. Also, This Guy's INSANE.

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Why would you abandon a shopping cart? Do you like raising their hopes and dashing them? Did someone once abandon you? Or is your heart cast entirely out of ice?

Cart whisperer Liberty Fillmore wants to know. Watch as he guides estranged metal baskets back into the sunshine and absorbs the therapy bills that, by all rights, YOU should be paying.

Oh, if Mother could see you now.

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by Angela Natividad    Mar-25-08    
Topic: Campaigns, Online, Strange, Video



CareerBuilder's Lesson 32C Gauges Workplace Worth

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Created by Wieden + Kennedy, CareerBuilder has launched a four part video series called Office Worker Survival Series which aim to "humorously instruct the disgruntled worker how to navigate the treacherous waters of corporate America."

In the first video, Gauging Your Workplace Worth, the worth of an employee is examined based on how elaborately their birthday gets celebrated in the office. From time of day to location to attendance to food to whether or not your co-workers sung happy birthday to you, the CareerBuilder Birthday Celebration Observational System gauges the liklihood you'll be considered for a promotion in the future or tossed out the door at the first sign of a downturn.

And no, we didn't miss the nod to bra sizes in the Lesson labeling system. We are, however, very interested in how big the lessons will become as the series progresses.

by Steve Hall    Mar-25-08    
Topic: Good, Video



Obama Girl Tells Hillary to Stop Hating on Barak.

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Who knew? Really. Who knew Obama Girl would amount to anything more than a one-off from some random YouTube chick with a "crush" on Obama. Well, it seems a good percentage of the nation has a crush on Obama and that crush might get him all the way to the White House this fall.

In the latest Obama Girl video from Barely Political, Amber takes down Hillary and urges her to stop hating on Obama. Amber tells Hillary her quest is becoming hopeless, that America is Obama Nation, and that her continued attacks are just making the McCain option look better which, of course, is not good for the Democrats' cause.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-25-08    
Topic: Cause, Good, Political, Racy, Video



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










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