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No Age enables Converse sweatshop workers by protesting sweatshop workers.

This story comes out of Pitchfork.

"Experimental" "Punk" band No Age hoisted a giant F.U. to Converse at a recent show on December 18th in Barcelona, while also enabling Converse to sell shoes because it was a Converse sponsored event.

No Age have done this anti-corporate stuff before, headlining an Anti Walmart concert protesting Walmart. I believe it was called the Low Hanging Fruit concert.


Newsweek #lastprintissue

This is the last printed issue of Newsweek, carrying a hashtag on the cover. A new era has begun, where piles of read papers don't have to be dragged out to the recycling bin any more. For 80 years, this magazine has been available in print form, but is now moving to digital only. There's 50 ad pages in this edition, it has an all star lineup with Jon Meacham, the former editor in chief, writing on the magazine's presidential covers and Mark Whitaker writing about the Newsweek civil rights coverage.


Senate passes a resolution asking to drop adult classifieds

A resolution drafted by two senators is calling on the Village Voice “to act as a responsible global citizen” and take down the adult classifieds section on its Backpage website. Kind of like Craigslist, Backpage is a place to get used sundries, free sofas, junk and treasures, and in Backpage's case, child prostitutes.


Wrapping paper that tells you what's in the gift = crapping paper!

So you've made a mad dash to the high-street and found some wine / bath stuff / a book / a whatever that'll do for everyone on your list, and as you kick off your shoes at home you realize.. crud, you forgot the wrapping paper! No worries, crapping paper to the rescue, just download and print and you're set to go. There's even a clever little crapping paper generator at the bottom of the page for that extra special box of tea & maltesers you got aunt Sally. This has been an Johnny & Angus production.


Adland booted from Google Adsense due to PETA's misogynist ads

Well a merry christmas to us! Adland has had "ad serving disabled" without warning by our dear pals the Google Adsense folks. What did we do? Serve gore to you. It's the top five of PETA's most sexist ads that offends, as there's a woman being clubbed to have her fur stolen, and some lowly mostly nude interns sweating in cellophane in the hot Memphis sun that have blood on them. Like anything PETA, it's a very popular post, partly due to the offensiveness of the imagery. Not sure if it's the nudity or gore that got caught in Google's defunkt algorithm.


Updated Spoiler Alert: Super Bowl XLVII ads you'll see

As we hurl head first to the start of a new year, we get ever closer to the Big Game. So, whilst you’re recovering from your agency’s holiday party, production house party and advertising association party, grab some hair of the dog, some aspirin, and check out who will be in the game come February.

NEW: Ford Lincoln will have its first ad in the Super Bowl lineup. A campaign on Twitter is asking fans to tweet their thoughts on the brand using #SteerTheScript, and Jimmy Falon will then turn the tweets into a 60-second spot. The brand also has Emmitt Smith onboard as brand ambassador, so we might also see him in the spot, too. Agency: in-house agency HudsonRouge (source)

NEW: Unliever’s Axe will also have its first appearance in the Big Game this year with a 30-second ad titled “Lifeguard” that their press release claims “includes a twist at the end that aligns with a larger creative campaign scheduled for a January 2013 launch”. Agency: BBH London (source)


Instagram's new TOS is social suicide - UPDATED

By now you all have heard about Instagram's new terms of service, the one that states that much like Facebook, they can use your images in ads. We had a hunch this was coming, after all last week they pulled Twitter integration to make money off ads, and we told you that was the place to go and download all your pics in one go.


Intern Holiday Bonus

The Press Release reads:

This year, instead of spending all of their fourth quarter earnings on extravagant gifts for their clients, Lowe Roche has decided to pledge their support to those less fortunate. Their interns. And they'd love your help. For every visit to the site, Lowe Roche will donate $1 to their working-for-absolutely-nothing-in-the-name-of-experience cause. Lowe Roche thanks you, from the bottom of their hearts. And their egos.