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Back in the 90s, when the internet was taking off and the world seemed to be on the cusp of breaking into a new era that didn't involve half of the planet being broke all the time and sudden 99% riots taking over the world, I was very exited abut ... web advertising.


Procter & Gamble's mobile banner ad will text your mum a thank you

Kirowski Isobar Budapest created a mobile ad that read "Three words we don't say enough: 'Thank you mom'", and when you tapped on it, it searched your phone for "mom, "mother", "Mum" and other variations to set up a text message to the lovely lady listed as your mom on your phone.


Amex thinks you might like piracy and child pornography

Last week, google announced its non-plan to combat piracy by dropping nefarious websites lower in their search rankings. I know, right? Take that, pirates!

Why not ban the sites outright? Money. Google's DoubleClick can make some serious cash serving their ads on these sites. We've written about it before.

But slowly the tide is changing. And it's changing because some advertisers have realized it's not good business to place an ad on an illegal website encouraging piracy and child pornography searches.

BMW recently did the right thing by pledging to drop its advertising from these illegal sites.

Eventually google will have to start to taking this issue more seriously as it loses revenue from companies like BMW. Money talks as always.

And if David Lowery, frontman for Cracker, and Camper Van Beethoven not to mention The Trichordist has anything to do with it, American Express might be next. They seem to be advertising on, which is a great resource for getting the latest pirated copies of your music and movies, as well as porn to appeal to the more prurient and depraved on the internet.

Lowery has sent us a letter written to Google's people, which you can read in its near entirety below. Screen captures are also courtesy of Lowery. (note: While Lowery has more screen captures, we have omitted some, but only for the sake of brevity.)


Tom Waits - "Hell Broke Luce" - (2012) 4:07 (USA)

Tom Waits - "Hell Broke Luce" - (2012) 4:07 (USA)

Matt Mahurin directed "Hell Broke Luce" from the album "Bad As Me" with a hearty dose of visual surrealism.


Hollywood Center Studios’ Virtual Stage Provides The Movie Network with Space for Laughs

Hollywood Center Studios’ Virtual Stage provided the shooting location for an on-air promotional campaign for JFL XXX — The Ultimate Nasty Show, a live comedy special broadcast this month on The Movie Network in Canada. The stage’s proprietary virtual set technology offered the producers an efficient and cost effective means for completing the project by allowing them to create two sets, literally at the touch of a button.


The reasons you shouldn't hire neither old nor young to run your social media account

First there was Why Every Social Media Manager Should Be Under 25 by Cathryn Sloane at the site "nextgenjournal" dedicated to proclaiming how cool the next generation is, as opposed to yours. It brought down a storm of comments, and now Inc Magazine ran 11 Reasons a 23-Year-Old Shouldn't Run Your Social Media.

Here's the thing. Both articles are total link bait, and both are clear successes in how to play social media. And wildly successful at that.


Beastie Boys sue Monster Energy Drink

Well that didn't take long. Only yesterday we talked about the details of Adam Yauch's will which basically stated making use of any Beastie Boys song, likeness, etc verboten. . And now, the news comes in via Pitchfork and and Variety that The Beasties are suing Monster Energy Drink for doing just that. Yup, it's copyright infringement time.