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Yet another iPod (spoof). The flea.

Those equipped with windows media can head over to the New York Times and catch an iPod spoof The iPod Flea Ad Spoof.

This week, David Pogue has arranged for a special guest video artist: Scott Kelby, Photoshop maven. Last week, as he keynoted his own Mac Design conference, he played a hilarious Apple ad spoof for something called the iPod Flea, which I'm pleased to offer in its Web debut.

Via researcher.


In-Action Heroes - For Real, part two!

So, there really is no escape from the In-Action heroes, we thought the dolls were the real deal, but then Aquaman from yesbutnobutyes told us:

They did a real-life version here in Midtown New York a few months back. A friend of mine took a picture and posted it on our blog. The agency behind the campaign contacted us and asked if we wanted to interview him. We figured, what the hell? Here's you go...

The interview the suck-up man is here. Some poor starving actor had to play the part of the suck-up man stuck in in a box all day, while some poor starving copywriter had to answer these questions. Only in New York, aye? ;)


'Charlie the Tuna' creator drowns

R.I.P. Charlie. Tom Rogers, creator of Starkist's Charlie the Tuna, drowned in his backyard pool on June 24. Sadly, this is not a joke.


Regulators attempting to squash Crazy Frog

Crazy Frog is back in the news this week. The Dutch Advertising Standards Authority has now banned all TV ads from the company's 2004 "Jamba Sir Mix-A-Lot" ringtone and wallpaper campaign. Jamba appealed, but its complaint was rejected last month. Sadly the new Jamba TV campaigns are not affected by the ruling.

But it appears that in Germany and in the UK, watchdog groups have started investigations regarding "doubtful media practices" and "complaints over hidden subscription charges." So who knows, maybe we'll be free of the frog, eventually.


Hardees attempts to milk attention without Paris

After all the press Carl's Jr. got with the spicy Hilton commercial, the Hardees chain is picking it up. The chain is also hoping a new spot for their Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shakes & Malts, this time without the help of Ms. Hilton, will milk some attention from their 18-34-year old male target as well.


In-Action Heroes - For Real!

Collectors rejoice, Claymore has spotted that the In-Action Heroes from the degree ads are now available for real! Yes, get your very own Suck-up and Wuss-man to play with, sadly Mama's boy is not available yet. If the online ordering thingie konks out on you, try ringing 1-888-435-3639 instead (US only).

The Degree ads:
Degree for Men - In-Action Heroes - Mama's Boy
Degree for Men - In-Action Heroes - Mama's Boy - variant


The wedding crashers trailer crashed

Nice viral idea for the wedding crasher, they invite you to crash the trailer.


The front page: what did yours look like?

Major news events have a way of hogging the front page of a newspaper and setting the tone, so what did your newspaper look like today? Brash, somber, bloody or as usual?