Pantone Merkel - a rainbow Spectacle of Tragedy

Earlier we retweeted the Pantone Merkel which is all kinds of funny, and now we found via Nextnature that these images of our rainbow-leader were collected by Noortje van Eekelen as part of her Spectacle of Tragedy project. The real tragedy is in the cut of that suit-jacket.
"Welcome to the Visual Database of the European Show and its Leading Actors" reads the tumblr Noortje has set up and there's even a full page of Berlusconi’s favorite girls. Trust me to find the titty.

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2012 Gathering Of The Juggalos Infomercial - Zombie apocalypse - 23:15

2012 Gathering Of The Juggalos Infomercial - Zombie apocalypse - 23:15

It's that time of year again, our guilty pleasure, the all out gawking at the Gathering of the Juggalos infomercial.

 

Varvatos Fall campaign featuring Paul Weller.

It happens. Mods and Rockers need to cash in. As we've pointed out here, the well is running dry thanks to online piracy. Rock n' roll don't pay the bills any more.

So it only makes sense that Jam/Style Council all around awesome Mod revivalist frontman Paul Weller would want to get his dandy on for John Varvatos. Plus it keeps him in fun clothes. And the man does look good in clothes.

 

Launching Menopause Products With Poise.

Ad Shop Organic and Kimberly Clark has just dropped what it dubs as a "taboo shattering conversation," around its line of products geared toward women who are going through menopause.

Under the name of Poise the site includes Q&A (fine) user generated content under the title "Menopause Stories" (tmi) and 360° product demos (gross.)

In addition to the usual kinds of social media suspects, this begs several questions.

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Dear Nicholas who works in social media: do not do that thing with the engagement ring

No matter how I interpret "cat box" it's not a good place for an engagement ring. Thank you @AnnaHolmes for making us giggle so hard we got coffee up our nose with this tweet:

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One weird trick, one weird trick to make people click your dang banner.

We've seen the "one weird trick" a "housewife" or "Mom" discovered that cures fat abs, wrinkles and all sorts of yellow teeth. Now they've taken the "one weid trick" to new levels and promise you your own nuclear power plant in your house. This isn't new, in 2009 I posted "In this house, we obey the laws of thermodynamics" about the funky banner ads then that promised a "zero point magnetic power generator", but in a software box. These days everything has to have the word "weird" in front of to sell, and we prefer to click on banners that say a suburban housewife found said "one weird trick" even when it comes to supplying our future with free/cheap energy. Gee.

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Lean Mean Fighting Machine will fire someone based on a twitter followers fancy.

Sick of having no control of anything? Have control over one of our careers: Be our 5000th follower & fire one of us... tweeted Lean Mean Fighting Machine and backs it up with this post promising that someone will get fired because there's always someone who brings the whole place down.

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Code Club - The Interview / Albion London - (2012) 2:00 (UK)

Code Club - The Interview /  Albion London - (2012) 2:00 (UK)

Digital shop Albion London created a fun film to promote the Code Club, a nation-wide network of after-school coding clubs for kids aged 10-11.

Isn't that too early to become a nerd? I keed, I keed!

The video is kinda funny. Nothing I like more than seeing some snot-nosed Veruca Salt wannabe and her friends diss the world's most influential pioneers in the digital world. Like Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the real dude who 'invented the internet,' as well as some other people you might know, like Chad Hurley , this dude Niklas Zennstrom , the Duke of York and more.

 

I'M HAPPY - Tropfest NY 2012 Finalist (TSI "Bagel) - (2012) Short film

I'M HAPPY - Tropfest NY 2012 Finalist (TSI "Bagel) - (2012) Short film

"I'm Happy" is a short film by (and starring) Michael Neithardt, who is also Executive Producer, New Business at Psyop. It recently had its world premiere at Tropfest NY in Bryant Park.

 

AXE / Lynx - Susan Glenn - (2012) :60 (USA)

AXE / Lynx - Susan Glenn - (2012) :60 (USA)

She's not A girl, she's THE girl. Fear No Susan Glenn.

...an with this ad, Axe drops the tired old "gets you laid" schtick and grows up to be all poetic.

The name Susan Glenn has been planted all over the web since May. Online slang dictionary defines Susan Glenn as "That girl that you like so much but you never actually flirt with because you are too worried about messing it all up", and in a post made a month ago on the "all posts are actually ads" site known as Buzzfeed you will find Dudes failing to get their Susan Glenn in 11 gifs.

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