Thursday, July 03, 2008

Link Haze, 7/03/08.

• the fake American Apparel ad artist (or a copycat) tags AA in-store signage. As stereo hell, suggests—check the security camera tapes! (link)
• How to trap a man? Wires and padding. (link)
Zappos "hires" robots to "man" inventory floor. Soon, Zappos managers will start disappearing. (link)
Kanye West's lame viral campaign for Absolut. In An Absolut World, everybody sells out. (link)
• The Social Media yellow card. I would be shown a red card and receive a lifetime suspension. (link)
• Presidential candidate logo comparison. (link)
•Speaking of logos, Walmart's now has a big asterisk after it. (link)
• Eat Shit And Live. (link)
• Sprint takes laziness to a lazier level. They're asking consumers to create their own summer family YouTube videos complete with product placement. (link)
• Does this Rembrandt spot feature the best on-screen kiss ever? (link)
• 90-day supply of Lipitor for 10 bucks? Let's gorge on cake! (link)
Animal has been The Shit this week: cool Dark Knight poster (link), Ray-Ban's (SO COOL) pathetic stunt (link), and NYC will be using...Mimes in a new abstinence ad campaign (link).
• Pretty smart use of an auto carrier as an ad medium. (link)
• On the other end of the ad medium spectrum is baggage claimvertising. (link)
• I give People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals a lot of shit, but for some reason I agree with them here. (link)

5 Comments:

Blogger GPJaxies said...

Not the best on-screen kiss ever. Wasn't there a single take they could have used? The cuts were useless. A single take would have had much more impact.

5:34 PM  
Blogger spencer said...

Hey, don't blame Kanye. I would sell out too, in about a quarter of a second . . . if only anyone were buying.

9:13 AM  
Anonymous scamps said...

Um, I'm going to go ahead and blame Kanye.

7:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course lady bugs and other insects can be merchandise. If not, I guess we should not be able to buy and/or sell dogs, cats, birds, farm animals, or any other living creature.

Of course, PETA does not extend their concern to all living things (i.e., plants). PETA only extends their concern to animals because of Anthropopathism: the ascription of human feelings to something not human. Why they limit it to animals and not plants--oh right, they have to eat don't they. Sure is easier to say look at that cuddly bear than to say look at that cuddly poison ivy...

God or evolution gave us teeth. We have both flat, broad teeth used to grind plant matter and teeth designed to tear flesh. I guess it is a good think the ancestors of PETA members ate some meat--or they might not be here to complain...

2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anthropomorphism?

10:42 PM  

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