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Lying in political ads? Who would have thunk it.....

It's political ad season again and the truthbenders are working overtime. If we are to believe the movies, everyone was either on drugs or in Vietnam in the sixties - or both. Perhaps that explains George Elliotts lack of recall, as the Smoking gun points out he recommended Kerry for a Bronze Star in 1969 and called Kerry "highly courageous in the face of enemy fire" back then. The tune is quite different now that he's appearing in ads for Bush attacking Kerry, with the ironic sounding statement "John Kerry has not been honest about what happened in Vietnam". Who's not being honest? ( mercury news ).
To keep track of the Bush-connections behind the anti-Kerry ads, The New York Times has provided us readers with this nice graph.

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MoveOn does the subservient chicken dance

Subserviant president created by Moveon.org does just what the subservient chicken did, that is anything you tell it to. Almost.

Try "Get drunk", "weapons of mass destruction", "foreign policy", "bite me", "magic trick" and "lie to me" for starters.

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Lastminute.com tries to excite travelers with cleavage

In one of those "really sad ad" departments lastminute.com is trying to be funny ha-ha with a viral game that had some success due to it's silly content. Yesterday lastminute premiered the press and posters that go with it.

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Crispin Porter & Bogusky do another website

... Complete with goofy character like that Ugoff fella.
Forget Atkins, go on the Angus Diet! Everyone now, say "Pleez-zure".

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Charlie the Tuna wants your vote!

The advertising week NYC is coming up soon, and Charlie the tuna is out campaigning for Your vote. He's begging, really.

In mass-email that seems to spread around Del Monte foods mainly, Charlie begs for votes so that he can be the favorite brand icon ever, and have his likeness on posters and on the streets of Manhattan. Read more to see the mail.

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OnStar ad spoof . . .

Blondes, perhaps the only group we're still allowed to make fun of. (Radio ad - mp3)

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Eat Your Peas!

From the Ringling School of art and Design, Paul Hargrave has made a great creepy animation, called "Eat your peas". Want to learn to be this good? They're still accepting admissions for fall 2004. ;)

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What kind of Dog are you?

I'm a Coton de Tulear, apparently. What dog are you?

The new film "Gone to the dogs" is being promoted with a little game on their site (click on game). It's suprisingly accurate, somehow.

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www is redundant, by the way

I don't know how many people have noticed but this site does not use www in front of the domain. We're a bonafida class B non-www site and have been for the past three or four years. If you link to us and use the dang www's, our redirect will get rid of them anyway. In fact, all domains on this server redirect to non-www domain names.

no-www.org is a site where you can test yours and others www-class and explains in short why the www is - and has been for years - redundant. Isn't it a blessing to be able to say "u-arr-ell-dot-com" these days rather than "double-ya double-ya double-ya (phew) u-arr-ell-dot-com" to someone? You save on typing and space on businesscards, it's all good. :)

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Lego introduces - Spiderman 2

Lego has done their own special version of spiderman 2 - in Lego naturally.

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