Twitpic is going to shut down.

Twitpic, the service on which I published that Kaka picture (pre-smartphone!), is shutting down. The reason? Twitter has been clumsily throwing their weight around via one of their lawyers threatening to lock Twitpic out of their API if Twitpic didn't give up their trademark. Lawyers. The only people hated more than us ad-folks.

So Twitpic are packing up the whole service and going home.

Read the statement on twitpic's own blog here

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Lenny Kravitz "The Chamber: Explicit" (2014) 5:50 (USA)

Lenny Kravitz "The Chamber: Explicit" (2014) 5:50 (USA)

Lenny Kravitz gets down and dirty and film-noir-esque in this NSFW video featuring Lenny Kravitz, Dutch supermodel Rianne Ten Haken and sex and blindfolds and boobs and nipples. Lenny Kravitz looks ripped for a 50-year-old man. Jeez Louise.

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State Farm "Trainers" (2014) :60 (USA)

State Farm "Trainers" (2014) :60 (USA)

I know you're thinking "Hey-- that State farm ad with Rob Schneider dusting off his 1990's Saturday Night Live bit, was cool, but I really wish they'd do a Hans and Franz one, because the world is

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AAMCO "800 Pieces" (2014) 1:30 (USA)

AAMCO "800 Pieces" (2014) 1:30 (USA)

You have 800 pieces in your transmission. Only AAMCO knows those 800 pieces. I wish they knew a bit more about sound mixing, because when the man is speaking on camera it is extremely jarring, compared with the VO especially when the background music doesn't change.

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Gillette "Piano" (2014) 1:25 (USA)

Gillette "Piano" (2014) 1:25 (USA)

To show off the Flexball Razor, Gillette attached 88 of them to a piano and had composer Son Luz compose a song on the very same piano.

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Activision "Destiny Live Action trailer" (2014) 2:00 (USA)

Activision "Destiny Live Action trailer" (2014) 2:00 (USA)

Oblivion and Tron: Legacy filmmaker Joseph Kosinski directed this spot featuring Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song." Zeppelin have rarely licensed their music. But the track lends itself to some epic game play in this film starring Peter Dinklage's VO. Become Legend.

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Guinness Africa – #MadeofBlack - (2014) (UK)

Guinness Africa  – #MadeofBlack - (2014) (UK)

Guinness explode on the African continents market with this ad, that features talent from Lagos, Accra and Cape Town all the way to Nairobi, Gaborone and Johannesburg picked to express what "made of black" means.

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Olivari Olive Oil "Audio Cookbook" (2014) 1:00 (USA)

 Olivari Olive Oil "Audio Cookbook" (2014) 1:00 (USA)

From the makers of Olivari olive oil, now comes the audio cook book. Hundreds of recipes that you can control by voice. So your phone or tablet won't get all gunked up.

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Sustrans "Wizard Of Oz" (2014) 1:10 (UK)

Sustrans "Wizard Of Oz" (2014) 1:10 (UK)

Being a kid used to be filled with excitement and anticipation upon a journey to school. Until the buzzkill squad put the fear of God into us that we couldn't walk to school without all manner of horrible things happening.

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Sleepy Hollow apologises for #Headless campaign's timing as ISIS beheads another journalist

Sleepy Hollow was promoting it's release to DVD and the shows new season with a hashtaggged "#HeadlessDay" promotion... which happened to be mailed out just as the news about the Steven Sotloff’s death reached the world. The campaign consists of meme-jokes with the tagline "Happy Headless Day from Sleepy Hollow" and the timing is terrible. The idea was that people could share the memes on social media and tag them #HeadlessDay - yikes.

ThinkJam who created the campaign immediately issued an apology and pulled the campaign from running now.

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