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Paul Rudd “I Love You, Man” Outtakes

June 14th, 2010 · Comments Off

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Before there was Axe Body Spray, there was Hai Karate.

March 5th, 2010 · Comments Off

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Quite possibly the best video ever made.

February 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Tee hee. Thanks to Adrian for the link.

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Canadian, please. Yes, please!

July 10th, 2009 · Comments Off

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Tea Partay

July 9th, 2009 · Comments Off

An oldie, but goodie. Something light for the summer, playa:

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Anatomicals “Shower to the People”

June 5th, 2009 · Comments Off

Came across this super fun line up of body products at Winners of all places. Their line goes: “Whatever you look like, whatever shape you’re in, we only want you for your body.” Nice one. Lots of great product names, delivered in simple, inviting packaging using Helvetica Rounded.

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Dancing Matt

September 16th, 2008 · Comments Off

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.

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Diamond Shreddies make me giggle

February 5th, 2008 · Comments Off

This campaign caught me off-guard when I first caught the ad. It took a second for my brain to resolve what I was seeing, but then the giggling started and really hasn’t stopped since last night. This kind of irreverence is great – certainly more successful than the trying-too-hard Crispin Porter Bogusky campaign for Burger […]

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Cherry Chocolate Rain

November 29th, 2007 · Comments Off

Ok, I guess I can’t ignore this any longer. Tay Zonday is clearly insane, but may be a genius (or at least smart enough to listen to the right people). The original video showed up in April, and caused a firestorm of disbelief and laughter as it spread across the web: was this for real? […]

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Steakhouse Guys

August 23rd, 2007 · Comments Off

Thetyee.ca is a BC-based online paper, something I’ve been reading occasionally for a few years now. Usually very entertaining. Anyway, I was talking about early retirement with a friend yesterday, about getting some matching velour tracksuits, hitting the croquet pitch, wearing a nice gold chain, sitting in the gazebo with the indoor/outdoor and Hawaiian lamp… […]

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Filet o’ Fish

June 15th, 2007 · Comments Off

Saw this for the first time last night and was riveted. I didn’t know whether I should poke my eyes out by the end of it or stand and applaud. In any case, it’s directed by Napoleon Dynamite’s Aaron Ruell, and commissioned by Leo Burnett.

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June 11th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Taking the piss out of us designers. Pretty funny, I guess… hmph. From Digital Kitchen. Their reel.

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Super News: Steve vs. Bill

February 16th, 2007 · Comments Off

Super News is hosted on Current.tv and is always funny. The latest one features The Steve vs. The Bill. The rest are here.

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January 31st, 2007 · Comments Off

Skittles Beard Skittles Leak Here’s an excellent example of a question that pops into my head quite often: How did they pitch this? How did they get them to say yes? This example is particularly well-done in an insane, what-were-they-smoking way, whereas most often I find myself asking those two questions when watching ads for […]

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Watashi wa, Mac-desu

January 30th, 2007 · Comments Off

These are fun, but serve as a reminder of my lack of Japanese language skills, despite my ethnic heritage. Sigh… some day!

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Tags: Advertising · Apple · Archived from Blogger · Branding · Film & Video · Funny · Japan

Logos being Web 2.0′d

July 26th, 2006 · Comments Off

I remember Kottke had a post about a page of Web 2.0 company logos, and noticed that the “…names sound like a bunch of companies that make children’s toys (which when you think about it, isn’t too far from the truth).” Beyond that, they tend to have a similar art direction: bright colours, lots of […]

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SXSW Interactive Goodies

March 17th, 2006 · Comments Off

SXSW ended over the weekend, and now that most folks have recovered from their hangovers, they’re starting to post photos, videos, podcasts, and blog entries. A few good ones: Podcasts (MP3s) Heather Armstrong & Jason Kottke Keynote Chat Two blog giants sit down and share stories. Interesting to hear them *speak*, and have them share […]

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Great quote

February 14th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Addressing account executives (film industry): “Because (and I’m paraphrasing David Mamet) unless you’re an artist, unless you’ve written drama, unless you’ve been HUMBLED by the process of MAKING IT ALL WORK you will still maintain the arrogance drilled into you from birth and solidified by your graduation from Yale that YOU KNOW THE ANSWER TO […]

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Best One Yet

September 6th, 2005 · Comments Off

More on the Intelligent Design debate, this time, from The Guardian. Excellent.

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"What Would Flying Spaghetti Monster Do?"

August 31st, 2005 · 2 Comments

It’s rare that I find myself navigating the murky waters of politics and religion, because, well, I have absolutely NO PLACE commenting on either, given my complete lack of religious upbringing and cynical view of politics, but I couldn’t resist posting something about the hottest new right-wing creationist myth being sold all over the States: […]

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