apples ipod - has dirty little secret?

ipods dirty little secret

click on the image to reach a Quicktime movie.

Note that iPod Users Get Official Battery Replacement (Slashdot) and places like ipodbattery sell spare parts and extra widgets. You will void your warranty if you replace the battery yourself.


Kazaa plans defensive ad campaign

Now that Napster relaunched as a pay service, trotting out a campaign about the cat being back, Kaaza is planning an adcampaign of their own.

According to a brief statement previewing the campaign, the print ads will be a "call to action to peer to peer users to communicate the message that, given the chance, users will pay a fair price for movies, music and games from P2P networks." The ads are also intended to let traditional entertainment corporations know that they are 'missing a huge opportunity to reach file-swapping communities'. The print ad campaign will launch the 19th of November.


Alien Invasion

A new Greenpeace UK spot has aliens, portrayed by Eddie Izzard, Joe McFadden, and Jim Broadbent, pondering an invasion of Earth. Is it a worth while venture? Can their top man pull them together?

Check out the spot here. (quicktime and windows media)

Ad agency: HHCL/Red Cell.


bloggers strike back against comment spam

Spam (not the ham product) is the lowest form of
"Advertising". "Marketing" is a word that encompasses even the fly-by-night get rich quick and/or enlarge your penis 'businesses' who SPAM.

Spam is an ever growing problem, as peoples emails are getting more protected with blacklists, spamassasins and the likes, and those human authentication systems, where a human eye must pass a spam test before the mail is let through. Email is getting to be near worthless as a communications medium as many marketeers predicted in 97, and spammers are now turning to more fertile grounds.

Blogs, of course! Kalsey has written the anti blog spam manifesto and is getting hundreds of comments and trackbacks from blogs that agree.

Spam in blogs serves not necessarily to advertise the penis enlarger or free cable to the blogs readers, but to jack up the spammers Google Ranking. Rest assured that with MT comment spam blacklists and people who prune their blogs ever since the referral spams started to show up, this tactic is not very likely to work for very long.


Trojan Games: Masters of the precision vault

claymore "To quote from Reach and Frequency, competition is stiff". - Where the Americans are masters of the precision vault and the Ukranian pelvic weightlifting team hold arms out for three lights. A sure-fire viral condom campaign in the making, Trojan proves the brits have humor, if not sex even!


Florida Shorts Outside the Box

Film Florida presents Florida Shorts
A web based sitcom about creatives, producers, directors and other species. A series of short films that poke fun at the film production process, complete with stereotypes like the fussy creative director who demands perfection from anyone around him including cabdrivers and waiters. ;) shot by Mia Films director Massimo Martinotti.


Bigfoot or Elvis? In any case he's alive!

I've found a cool movie and website at:

click here to go to the movie page and select your language

Mystery solved ;-)


Chefs pose nude with their favorite blender.

Here's a dangerous looking visual, naked chefs hide their salami behind their blenders at

When I was asked by Vita-Mix to help convey just how awesome the Vita-Prep blender is, I knew that the best way was for one chef to look another in the eye and say "this is the blender you want."
I wanted an ad that would grab your attention and make you say "man, these chefs really do love their blender." I called Jean-Louis and told him I wanted him to do a full page ad in Food Arts for the Vita-Prep. "But," I told him, "you'll have to be completely naked."


Nokia launches TV phone

Forget wide screen commercials, think hand held telly! Only one year after unwrapping the game-boy-phone, which is a great little gamer but makes you look like you're spaeking into a taco, Nokia are now homing on on "media-obsessed consumers" who want to watch and interact with TV and access the Internet from any location.

The Nokia 7700 'media device' also has a video camera, an FM radio and calenders, email and other things you'd expect from a cool phone or PDA these days, including a touchscreen.


As I do my little turn on the catwalk...

The hilarious new push for Clarks totally parodies the fashion world by putting down to earth geezers on the catwalk, sporting their new Clarks shoes to the tagline "Life's One Long Catwalk". Done by St. Luke's, London. See it here.