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NYPD social kicks off #mynypd hashtag, it backfires

The social media account for NYPD thought it was a good idea to start the #mynypd hashtag, asking the public to post photos of themselves with the NYPD. The responses weren't what they expected, with people posting pictures of themselves getting arrested and all sorts. File under: Really, you didn't see that coming? Prediction: opening for social media manager at NYPD soon.

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Hell Pizza makes billboard out of real rabbits

Hell Pizza, the New Zealand pizza provocateur, must have missed the international news spotlight. So, just in time for easter they've put up a billboard made with real rabbit - just like their rabbit pizza. Yep, that's right, lots of furry widdle rabbit furs were stapled to the billboard, leaving only open areas where the headline is. Quelle outrage!

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PETA tries new 'shock' ad tactic, showing gay man as fairy

PETA must have realized somewhere that their constant nudity and generally misogynist advertising wasn't raising any eyebrows anymore, as even I got bored writing about it, but not before we had our advertising income ganked by Google for criticizing PETA ads, so they've changed tactic.

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Seattle hamburger joint shows Jesus smoking a joint, because marketing.

Seattle burger joint Lunchbox Laboratory saw a huge opportunity in the fact Easter falls on April 20th this year. What better way to get press than combining the most important holiday in the Christian religion with a stoner holiday as a giant fuck you to a lot of people, only to claim that's a good thing because you're getting talked about.

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Kanye West speaks about his collaboration with adidas

At this employee-only event, presumably in Herzogenaurach Germany, where Adidas is headquartered, Kanye West gave a performance, and spoke to the employee crowd about the upcoming designs he will "create" for the brand. Check out the video below. It's very lo-fi though but the audio's decent.

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Upland Brewery Company gets an updated look

Designers, prepare to geek out on this really nice work by Young & Laramore for Indiana-based Upland Brewery Company. IN addition to packaging they did the collateral, signage and tap handles made from real axe handles. Hand made indeed. The logo was illustrated by Colorado artist The Bungaloo!. Packaging and related materials, done by France’s BMD Design.
Is it too early for a frosty cold one?

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#Sharefordogs - the adorable clip that turns slactivism into money

Aaaaaaw! Puppies! Oh yes, Pedigree has found your soft spot, dear slactivists, and have unleashed #Sharefordogs, a posse of cute puppies, on the world in order to actually make money for dogs. How so? Well, they know you by now, they know you'll share the puppy-clip with all your friends and family, and all you ever do is click "share", "like" and make "aaaw" faces at your screen. So they've turned this into their advantage:

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#NotABugSplat puts giant portraits of children in the landscapes targeted by drones

Notabugsplat is a giant art installation project created by an artist collective in Pakistan and the US, including the french artist JR. By rolling out a really large image of a child's face near dwellings, the artists hop to jolt drone operators sitting thousands of miles away who refer to kills as BugSplats into realizing that there's great human loss in each strike.

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