Designer Daily has done a little legwork spotting Hokusai’s great wave references everywhere. I'm really impressed by the Levi's ad made of jeans and the great wave made of rice crops. Even Kozyndan's great rabbit wave is being spoofed and referenced all over, I spotted it on Cartoon Network Ed, Edd n Eddy the other day but failed to grab my camera on time. Plus people still won't shup about Sony Bravia Play-Doh ripping the Kozyndan bunny wave since Fallon did after all ask to see their work before going into production.

Comhem - Web Hits / Viral homage / Youtube Hits by Judit & Judit - (2009) :45 (Sweden)

Judit & Judit the comhem girls who already nod to Snapple's Wanda, have created a homage to all those virals out there in this 45 spot to celebrate that Comhem has delivered internet to Sweden since 1999. In it we see references to Mentos & Coke*, Chocolate Rain *, "Leave Britney alone!"*, the Swedish TV host who was suddenly ill on live television *, Nunchuck guy *, The Bad Day Viral (which already spawned it's own viral homage), Ansiktsburk * a turkish song subtitled with what it sounds like in Swedish, ending up being a love poem to "face-cans", and many more. If you recall all of them, you need to step away from the keyboard for a moment. ;)

The ad was shot by Traktor and created by King advertising agency, Stockholm.

Whomever did the media buy at Microsoft must have been sleeping under a rock for quite some time, as adage reports: Microsoft Shocked 'Family Guy' Humor Includes Incest, Holocaust Jokes.

Everybody has been saying that the Microsoft Windows 7 + Family Guy match will suck, and by everybody I mean brandfreak and Gizmodo who called it "the hackiest ever hackathon". Except me, because looking at everything from Seinfield to those House Parties then Kylie the cute and the random Windows 7 music video styled adverts aimed at college kids (one, two,three, four & more), I thought it was pretty clear that Microsofts advertising is as dysfunctional as the Family Guy family.

"We initially chose to participate in the Seth and Alex variety show based on the audience composition and creative humor of 'Family Guy,' but after reviewing an early version of the variety show it became clear that the content was not a fit with the Windows brand," a Microsoft spokesperson said in an e-mail statement. "We continue to have a good partnership with Fox, Seth MacFarlane and Alex Borstein and are working with them in other areas. We continue to believe in the value of brand integrations and partnerships between brands, media companies and talent."

Hat tip to @mtlb , that's makethelogobigger on twitter.

KFC 'colonel' dupes UN security. A man dressed as Kentucky Fried Chicken's "Colonel Sanders" gained access to restricted areas of the UN last Thursday, where he posed for pictures under the giant UN logo and shaking hands with the UN General Assembly president, Dr. Ali A. Treki of Libya. Only problem is, the real colonel died in 1980, as we adgrunts know. This is what you get for bring people back from the dead all the time, adland. Like Orville Redenbacher and the Jolly Green Giant, the Colonel will never die.

"It should not have happened -- that I will stress, and very strongly," said Michele Montas, spokeswoman for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
"There was some lapse in security and the individual in question . . . was, on the initiative of one security guard, taken . . . into the UN."

Guinness scores another win with their Halloween print ad. Though, those car keys should have been left out.

Adfreak thinks the Chris Farley spot for DirectTV feels wrong. Like it's too soon. It's been ten years, too soon would be a Patrick Swayze ad.

There are some really unfortunate brand appearances at a whole new meaning to taste the rainbow and John Deere did not sponsor this car

The whole point of pointless planet is to mock ads, dissecting them one screenshot at a time.

Bannerblog Shows off a really nice sliding Banner for ICA in Sweden. Drag it too hard and the guy gets on a bike, helmet and all, to keep up with you. check the ICA banner here.

James P. Othmer, author of Adland the book with its own commercial was in the powerhouse lineup on the beancast yesterday, other sharp minds who gabbed about the death of direct were Edward Boches, CCO Mullen, Joseph Jaffe, President Crayon and Ben Kunz from Mediassociates.