Archives for category: Humor

AnadoluSigortaHeaderThe Street Fighter video game franchise is one of the best selling of all time, it only makes sense to take advantage of that global reach in order to sell products. Turkish car insurance company Anadolu Sigorta used Ryu, the poster boy of the series, in their latest TV spot. In a spot-on recreation of the bonus levels from the 1991 classic Street Fighter II, Ryu convinces a stubborn motorist the importance of having auto coverage.

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JoshCooleyHeaderJosh Cooley, a story supervisor at Pixar Animation Studios, best known for his work on  UpRatatouille and Cars, has recently tried his hand at more adult subject matter. While we might still be many years away from Pixar’s take on Silence of the Lambs, Conley has applied the same kid friendly animation style to some iconic scenes from classic R-rated movies. Read the rest of this entry »

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Old Spice has reenlisted former Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa for Interneterventions, the new online initiative pushing the brand’s body sprays. The campaign is built around nine bogus websites that advertise gawdy, faux-manly products and services—like black leather sheets, a live-in gym and a solid gold bluetooth—and Mustafa’s over-the-top disdain for all of them, and anyone who would be sucked in by them.

Users can send the sites to friends as a prank (via Twitter, Facebook or email), and when they try to click around, a warning buzzer sounds and Mustafa appears to offer help for poor lifestyle choices.

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ZachKingHeaderLos Angeles-based video artist Zach King has made a name for himself with his quick-cut style Vines, even making it to the semi-official Best Vines of 2013 compilation clip. Now you can watch and be baffled for seven straight minutes as King pulls kittens from computers, jumps through walls, and fries a ping pong ball like an egg, among dozens of others tricks.

Thanks to Bill Litfin for today’s fodder.

FlyingMouseHeaderMalaysian-based Flying Mouse is an award winning t-shirt designer and print maker, that has made an impression with his superhero based work. In his new series, Part Time Job, he toys with the concept of popular heroes applying their super abilities to practical side jobs.  Read the rest of this entry »

TheMimiFoundationHeaderInspired by a patient’s statement that before cancer, she used to be much more carefree, The Mimi Foundation gave 20 cancer patients makeovers. The only rule was that the patients keep their eyes closed while make-up artists applied gaudy eyeshadow, bright lipstick and lavish wigs. The idea was that the participants’ discovery of how silly they looked “allowed them to forget their disease, if only for a second.” A photographer was positioned behind a one-way mirror during the reveal, to capture their reactions.

Thanks to Tami Bohn for today’s fodder.

IsTheManWhoIsTallHappy?HeaderFrench filmmaker Michel Gondry had the opportunity to record the many conversations he has had with famed linguist, philosopher and political commentator Noam Chomsky. The compiled result is the upcoming film Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?. Gondry uses his own brand of animation to visually convey Chomsky’s dense stream of ideas. The film will be out in select US theaters on Nov 22.

OralBHalloweenHeaderDuring Trick or Treat, it seems that there was always one house in the neighborhood that handed out healthy alternatives to the standard Halloween fare. I don’t think that the residents inside realized the amount of disappointed young faces they were sending back down their driveway when they dropped an apple or raisins into the open bags.

A new commercial for Crest toothpaste and Oral-B toothbrushes shows what happens when precocious children expecting to devour delicious sweets while dressed up in cute costumes are presented with “healthy Halloween treats” instead.

DorotaPankowska#423 year old photographer Dorota Pankowska has created a new genre of street art– food graffiti. What started as a public display of affection for Nutella turned into ‘Pro Bono Promo’, a 10 piece  street installation series. Armed with substances like Cheez Whiz and Miracle Whip, Pankowska used them to stencil the iconic brand logos of these very condiments.

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I collected baseball cards as a kid, because that was just what you did. Had I been the one to think of Baseball Card Vandals, then those crates of colored cardboard would have some value. Their formula is simple, take a worthless baseball card and deface to the point where you’ve got a pretty serviceable joke, then post it on the Internet for the world to see.

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