Dog Valentines from Purina

Lowe Roche, Toronto has added some new interactive elements to for Purina in spirit of Valentines day for all dog lovers : learn how to speak dog. The idea is very subservient chicken a la: "type in “hungry” & the dog eats. Type in “cold” and the dog has a sweater on. “Angry” made me laugh (vicious growl on that dog!) did “bad”..check out “bad”." as the release explains.

However, trying it out I asked how to translate "I'm in puppylove" and the pooch simply went to get a sweater. Ho-kay. I'm not a dog lover though, and neither are my 36 cats and single turtle.


Wonderbra ad special for Pancake day

Yesterday was Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, and International Pancake Day for a lot of people, even though only 27% of households in Britain planned to make pancakes, and International House of Pancakes in the US decided to move pancake day to feb 12 instead since super Tuesday was overshadowing their pancake fest. Over in Sweden our pre-Lent party is celebrated with a calorie-laden dessert bun called a Semla instead. Still, pancakes are flat and wonder bra changes flat things to be not flat right? Yes, you know where this ad is going - see it inside.


News reporter who gets bird poo in mouth is viral for some soda-pop, or something.

There are so many layers of "fake - gotcha!" in this that I can't be bothered doing anything but laughing. See the "making of" bird poops in mouth inside.


Kurt Cobain's cigarette butt for sale on eBay

Grey Melbourne wants people to know that cigarette butt's are made of harmful plastic acetates which practically last forever, so they are using the tried and true method of setting up an Ebay Auction to spread the word. In it they're selling Kurt Cobains cigarette butt.

(I wonder if anyone told ebay that this is actually an ad/ad-stunt? eBay tend to kill "false auctions" so it seems wise to have let them in on the idea.... I'd test this by reporting a fraudulent listing but one needs an eBay account for that and I can't be arsed.)

The auction reads:

This butt is 13 years old but in amazing condition. Luckily butts are made of plastic acetates and are full of toxic chemicals that last forever. They are not made of paper and cotton, which is what most people mistakenly think.

So rest assured this valuable piece of rock n’ memorabilia will be a valuable part of any collection for years to come.


Designer // Slash // Model - words from the pretty people.

Omg, these MODEL SLASH DESIGNERS are making me laugh. "Perfect people make perfect design". Chaz is "The original pixelfucker", Gunther has some wise words for you, Chrissy is just so cool, y'all. And when you've uploaded your own gorgeous face get the T-shirt.

Another thing that gave me a serious case of the giggles today - typographic irony: Precisely What the Author Had in Mind


Hitler needs another Art Director, schnell!

A while ago MaketheLogoBigger posted The great Art Director Escape, and I see now that adding funny subtitles to this film has become a bit of a meme like LOLcats. Der Untergang is a thoroughly impressive depressive movie where Bruno Ganz portrays Adolf Hitler so realistically you'd think it was a documentary. I saw it twice in the movie theatres, once without subtitles (and I don't speak German!).


Facebook fertile grounds for adware and phishing scams

It was bound to happen, since Facebook is so popular and so wide open to attach ones own programs onto, now there's both forced adware downloads on facebook and chinese hackers phishing scams in innocent looking "wall" scrawlings. You might want to log out of facebook now and never log back since if it's not facebook itself spying on you, someone else will. Social networking sites aren't built out of the goodness of some geeks heart but as a place where they can make lots of money from advertisers (you know this), so if you don't want all sorts of data collected about you, just delete your account.


Penelope Cruz lesbian librarian does not equal instant viral.

The gossip rags and websites are all getting their knickers in a twist about Penelop Cruz and her sister Monica sharing a "lesbian kiss" in their baby brother Eduardo Cruz' music video “Cosas Que Contar.”
See Daily Mail, The Superfish and Fox News for example.


Banner hijacking still going strong - Adrants now victim to uplothario campaign.

I've bored you with this before: Worst banner ad ever, System doctor takes over your browser and Hacking web banner networks sends banner ads from hated to feared. Well, that redirect trick is still appearing in flash banners on ad networks everywhere it seems - just a few days ago fellow adblogger had the misfortune of carrying one of those buggers.


Derren Brown dupes ad guys

Ladies and gentlemen, this is how Badlanders are created, it's a simple fact that input affects the output and if you see the same old stuff everyone else sees, you'll come up with the same old stuff everyone else comes up with.