Pizza hut 'Kit Kat Pops' - melted chocolate bar wrapped in sweet pizza dough

Pizza Hut in the middle East seem to have taken the "this is why your fat" site as culinary advice, as they've invented the sweet pizza dough baked kit kat bar, a.k.a 'Kit Kat Pops'. Meanwhile, Pizza Hut USA wants to end world hunger and are raising millions for World Hunger Relief, with Christina Aguilera as celebrity draw. With Pizza Hut dishes like the cheeseburger-crust abomination, and now the sugar-bomb Kit Kat Pops all they really need now is a Pulled Pork & Mashed Potato Parfait to feed most of North-East Africa for a year. Maybe send some of that stuff to the USA too, to save those poor souls stricken by the bacon-famine. I suspect the R&D dept of Pizza Hut middle east is staffed by stoners. Dude.

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Depressed Copywriter 2.0 now with added lazy - sorry, I mean "crowdsourcing digital content"

Depressed copywriter is back,only to tell us they're now lazy too, though we knew that already - as we pointed out that they "liberated a 35 year old art movement" and posted it to tumblr, thus breaking that whole "ooh, digital creative" ground. As so many half-baked tumblr sites before them, they surfed the wave of popularity for a bit, even hitting Metafilter and Buzzfeed for maximum "virality". (bludgeon me with a pint for saying that).
The Depressed Copywriter showed up on Buzzfeed more than once too, but since Buzzfeed's MO is to make 1500 Buzzfeed Posts That Use Others' Content With A Minimal Amount Of Attribution Every Day, it's no surprise. You should see what they do to youtube videos in the form of gifs of the exact same with added headlines. I know, it's great work if you can get it, amirite? So now the Depressed Copywriter knocked on Adland'tv's inbox on facebook, (because the contact page we have is too obscure, you see), and said;

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Skullcandy and Yo Gabba Gabba

Well this is fun, albeit a bit odd. Skullcandy and their in-house team partnered with everyone's favorite indie-rock inspired kid's show Yo Gabba Gabba to showcase their customizable (by color) headphones.

The video features Skullcandy crew members Eric Koston, Steve Berra, Robbie Madison and Chrissy Teigen, Chanel Iman, Jessica Stam. For those who don't know who those people are, half are skaters and the rest are models. Because nothing says Great Quality Headphones than skaters and models, right?

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Christina Aguilera - Your Body - (2012) 4:40 (USA)

Christina Aguilera - Your Body - (2012) 4:40 (USA)

Christina Aguilera goes on a proper "man eater" tour where she sings about wanting casual sex with whomever is up for it, but then after luring her partners into cars, trucks or bathrooms, she kills them.

 

Target - "No Doubt" - (2012) :30 (USA)

Target - "No Doubt" - (2012) :30 (USA)

Mathew Cullen of MTh (Motion Theory) directs the latest Target spot, featuring top music act No Doubt.

 

Target - "Pink" - (2012) :30 (USA)

Target - "Pink" - (2012) :30 (USA)

Mathew Cullen of MTh (Motion Theory) directs the newest Target spot, featuring top music act Pink.

 

Regions Bank - "Wheels of Progress" - (2012) :30 (USA)

Regions Bank - "Wheels of Progress" - (2012) :30 (USA)

A new campaign for Regions Bank, directed by STORY’s David Orr, takes a metaphorical approach in articulating the bank’s role in driving the wheels of progress. Conceived by Birmingham, Alabama agency Luckie & Company, two spots employ truck tires, industrial gears, hay bales and an assortment of other rolling and spinning objects to make the point that Regions partners with businesses, large and small, to keep them “moving forward.”

 

Amazon kicks Apple in the shins - says "app store" is now generic

The Chicago Tribune reports that Amazon thinks the word "app store" is as generic as "kleenex", "fax" (from telefax), "hoover" (for those in the UK) and "xerox" are. They even called up the ghost of Steve Jobs to defend them! The gall of these people.

Apple added the trademark claim last November, soon after Amazon announced the launch of the Kindle Fire tablet and, according to the complaint, began to call its app store "Amazon Appstore" rather than "Amazon Appstore for Android." It said this change could have contributed to confusion among consumers.

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Eye Doctor offers Lasik to NFL replacement refs.

Unless you've been living under a rock you've heard that thanks to the NFL's referee lockout, replacement referees are making some, well, dubious calls during the start of this football season.

A lot of people are upset about it. Hell, even our very own POTUS has taken time away from his busy campaigning work schedule to weigh in on it.

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Your favorite monopoly is now shaping global politics

We already know Google's record of non-engagement when it comes to piracy. But just in case you don't, the short hand version is: Google's record of dealing with piracy have so far been a "cake and eat it too," methodology. That is, benefit its advertising platform business at the expense of artists, while simultaneously giving artists a chance to spend what little free hours they have chasing down offenders.

With this week comes the news comes that google worked closely with California's governor to allow trials of driverless cars on the state's streets.
Google was influential in pushing through this agenda. Why? Why are brands shaping our legislation? But not just brands. Huge honkin' monopolistic brands?

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