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Taco Bell creates a GIF comic on its tumblr site.

It's called The Spicy Adventures of Johnny DLT. And it features LA illustrator Ashkahn. Apparently it's about a guy who likes Spicy Cool Ranch Chicken Doritos Locos Tacos, and some weird things that chase him or something. I don't really know how the story ends. TL;DS*

TL;DS = Too Long, Didn't Scroll.

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Snapchat discovers permissionless innovation has consequences

Snapchat, the social media app who late last year turned down Facebook's three billion dollar offer, will instead be paying the piper. In this case, the pipe is the FTC.

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Snapchat has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that it deceived customers about the disappearing nature of messages sent through its service and that it collected users' contacts without telling them or asking permission.

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Hyundai and Innocean Do Another Dumb Way To Die

Last year in the final scramble to produce an award-winning entry for Cannes, Innocean Europe released the controversial suicide-by-exhaust-fumes film ”Pipe Job” för the Hyundai ix35. You know, the suicide-by-car idea that is officially older than dirt, or least already done back in 1997.

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Agency 358 creates notebooks poking fun at Finnish life.

The headline sums it up but if you aren't familiar with Finnish people, the stereotype is they don't know how to make small talk. There's also no skyscrapers in Helsinki. And apparently they don't have sex after 40.
Rather than just get more notebooks to use, Helsinki-based 358 created their own, complete with titles to books no Finn could ever write. Hence the empty pages. It would be the equivalent of a novel in the American South called "UnSweet Tea," or here in L.A. 'Showing Up On Time."

Hey 358, can we get one? Adland could use a new notebook.

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Reporters Without Borders lists 100 Heroes of Information

May 3rd is World Press Freedom Day. Reporters Without Borders will showcase the profiles of "100 Information Heroes" who have helped promote freedom of information.
If you want to support the cause, BETC Paris created a Facebook application allowing you to learn more about these incredible people, as well as change your profile picture to honor them.

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The Problem With Steve Albini

In 1994, guitarist, analog devotee, music producer and critic Steve Albini wrote a very detailed creed entitled "The Problem With Music."

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Stop Abuse in animals, and Stop Abuse in humans, too.

It should come as no surprise that 76% of animal abusers also go on to abuse a member of their family, yet it is a shock. Especially as depicted in this campaign for the Spot Abuse project, which encourages you to say something when you see something. Dial 9-1-1 and make this percentage get smaller. If you can stomach it, check out the TV spot, too.

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Google Adsense whistleblower story may be fake but not without truth

A deep throat has spoken up regarding Google Adsense banning habits, and their entire mail can be read here. The Next Web has already written about it , and discussion forum boards were hopping all day yesterday dissecting the accusations.

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