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Stop the madness!

In an effort to scare all you drunken ad-folk straight here's a early eighties anti-drug video. If the talking Hasselhoff poster doesn't get to you I don't know what will. ;)


UK Army hopes to gain recruits by climbing Everest

The Army in the UK is taking a more modern tactic in an attempt to attract new recruits. A team of Army mountaineers have taken on the task of climbing Mount Everest in the hopes of being the first Brits to summit Everest through the West Ridge.


The Volkswagen GTI Mk V joy ride.

We have all seen the interactive websites. There are some advertising beer, magnetic paper, breath mints, and all kinds of stuff. It shouldn't come as too much of a surprise to learn there is yet another interactive website out there. This one is for the Volkswagen GTI Mk V.

You get to configure a Volkswagen GTI Mk V from the roof rack to the valve stem caps. Body colour, engine, interior, and electronics are just some of the choices. But it doesn't end there. You get to go for a joyride in your new GTI when you're done.


Think you stand a chance against a block of ice?

Do you feel lucky punk? Do ya? Hmmm? Test your mouse-clicking speed skills in the Pepsi slamming ice game from Pepsi Japan.


BBC Motion Gallery Debuts Search Widget for Mac OS X

BBC Motion Gallery, the footage licensing arm of BBC Worldwide, has introduced a customized Dashboard widget for Mac OS X version 10.4 "Tiger" that will enable users to quickly search online archives without launching a Web browser.

A widget is a mini-application that sits on the Tiger Dashboard and enables users to perform common tasks and get quick access to information. The BBC Motion Gallery search widget allows customers to instantly search through tens of thousands of video clips directly from the desktop. It features a search field, clip preview window and the ability to display up to six video clip thumbnails at a time, giving customers single-click access to rapidly search through tens of thousands of clips in the BBC Motion Gallery digital archive.

The BBC Motion Gallery Search Widget is available immediately for download
via and at the Apple site, The Search Widget will work on any Mac computer running Mac OS version 10.4 "Tiger"


Miracle Tortilla - Jesus Had One, You Can Too!

At Miracle Tortilla they'll make your miracles come true, and their helpful materials section show that all you need to create your own little miracle is a heatgun, some browning sauce


Don't be sucking on free services hospitality.

Anyone else getting a little sick of all these hoazes, er, fictional ad people getting their own blog-pages, myspace profiles and livejournal accounts or is it just me?


Greed: Flynordics new film

Johan Renck aka Stakka Bo, the director who did those Nike 'choose your ending' ads and a bunch of music videos including Madonna's "nothing really matters" has just directed a film for Flynordic - the low budget airline.
The film, which looks a lot like a music video since it's rather long, asks "what are you really paying for?" and if we are supposed to deduce the answer from this film I guess we are paying for expensive ego directors , some editors coke habit and a lot of stock footage. Click image below to get to flynordics website, where you can click "filmen/låten" to bring up the commercial in the flash interface.