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South Dakota Yanks Their Don't Jerk And Drive Campaign

Yes, this is real. And yes, I am thirteen. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety -tee hee-- pulled -- tee hee -- its new public service campaign encouraging drivers not to jerk the steering wheel on icy roads after people complained that the ad contained double entendres. In other words, it was guilty of being written by a Copy Wanker, to use Dabitch's phrase.
The best part? It was intentional. According to the Argus Leader:

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PETA's bukkake "don't swallow" ad pulled

PETA; true to their tasteless sexist form decided to erect a billboard in Nottingham protesting milk. “Some bodily fluids are bad for you. Don't swallow. Ditch Dairy.” the line read, next to an image of a woman whose face and hair had chunks of white stuff sprayed all over it. Yes, it looks like bukkake, and considering the cheeky line, that was the point.

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Agency 358 revamps Finnish beer brand Lapin Kulta

My favorite Finns at Agency 358 just revamped Lapin Kulta, a lager that now looks, at least to me, a lot more premium than it used to. The red northern star on the packaging is a nod to the fact that the beer is ever moving forward. Nice and clean and crisp. Just like the beer. Love it.

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7up, took over a London bus with an urban knitting campaign #feelsgoodtobeyou

You may have seen it all over twitter already, the knit-bombed London bus. A stark contrast to this seasons grey skies. Magda Sayeg and her team of 12 fellow knitters from Austin, Texas completed the design, bringing thousands of square feet of yarn that filled almost 20 suitcases to the UK. Dressing up the bus took three days, and you can see the result driving around London now.

The making of the bus:

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"Exit" and the city Wunsiedel turn a neo-Nazi march into a charity run.

In a guerilla action stunt the charity "Exit", which helps people out of neo-Nazi groups, turned a neo-Nazi march into a walk for charity. Simultaneously speaking to their target - that's neo-Nazis who want to leave who might possibly be in the march - while using them as a way to promote the charity. Ballsy. Oh, so very ballsy.

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Updating facebook in realtime via your bracelet x2

You remember the "real life like buttons that Coca Cola used in their amusement park back in 2010? A very simple idea, user data in IDF bracelets, allowed teens to "like" things as they enjoyed the park, and it updated their facebook in realtime. The park itself enjoyed the ability to brag about the most "liked" rides and the extended social media outreach gossiping teens provided.

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Giant pink condoms covering tall things - Twice

When the giant hot pink condom in Sydney was put on a landmark in Sydney last week, we had a severe sense of Deja Vu. The Aids Council of New South Wales (Acon) created the “I’m ON” campaign to encourage safe sex among gay men, but it's not the first time we've seen giant pink condoms raising Aids awareness.

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John Cale releases tribute video on anniversary of Lou Reed's death

Today is the one year anniversary of Lou Reed's death. As a tribute former Velvet Underground member and love/hate relationship friend John Cale drops this video for a rework of "If you were still around." The song was originally released by the viola-playing Welshman back in 1982 off the album Music For a New Society. Now it is a tribute to Lou, (and Andy Warhol, and Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison and tragic Warhol superstar Edie Sedgwick and Nico.)

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Banner ads are 20 years old today, meet its siblings astroturfing & vine-ads

Wow, time flies when you're watching ads. We were here for the banner ads tenth birthday, and we celebrated the 15th birthday as well, and now banners are all grown up, 20 years old today.

Otto Timmons told us this about the banner ad above, which was one of the first banner ads ever and ran on Hotwired in 1994.

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Literal branding: Advertising on strippers bodies

Show Palace strip club now offers temporary tattoos on their strippers as advertising space. Yep. The word "branding" is feeling rather icky in this context.

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