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Creepy Dental Surgical Masks
08.08.2009
07:05 pm
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“With regular brushing using Cologate Smiles kids’ toothbrushes, there’s no longer any need for kids to be afraid of the dentist. This was a wide-ranging promotion in which surgical masks were sent to dentists to get the message across in a striking way - the masks had funny comic-style mouths on them that help to lighten up a visit to the dentist for the kids and everyone else too.”

No need for kids to be afraid of the dentist?!?!?! I’d shit myself if someone came near me dressed like this, wouldn’t you?

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Ads of the World

Posted by Tara McGinley
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08.08.2009
07:05 pm
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Super Montage of Dan Meth’s Cartoon Influences
08.08.2009
12:02 pm
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I had a total blast watching this!  Dan Meth says, “When people ask ‘What are your cartoon influences?’, it usually stumps me?

Posted by Tara McGinley
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08.08.2009
12:02 pm
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Wiping It Clean With Michel Gondry
08.07.2009
03:10 pm
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Owning original pieces of art does involve its share of responsibility.  So, if you’re disinclined to own a Michel Gondry original, maybe invest in something more disposable?  Gondry’s “notes from the throne” can be yours for just $13.95.  And no, that’s not the price for a 6-pack (but each roll is printed with soy-based inks).

 

Posted by Bradley Novicoff
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08.07.2009
03:10 pm
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Exposed: The Kubrick-Illuminati Connection
08.06.2009
05:39 pm
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Oh, those tricky subliminals—they’re everywhere!  Especially over on the YouTube site of 111TRUTH111 (if that really is his/her name).  The site attempts to rip the Masonic robes right off of not just Stanley Kubrick, but off other, to my knowledge, non-Masonic-types like Neo, James Bond, and, why not, Buzz Lightyear.  Didn’t spot the triangle imagery Kubrick seeded throughout Dr. Strangelove?  Well, you can see it all here.  Wanna play spot-the-Horus-eye in A Clockwork Orange?  Once again, 111TRUTH111’s got you covered (with some lovely accompaniment, of course, by Massive Attack and Radiohead).

But as George C. Scott‘s Buck Turgidson sighs in Strangelove, “The truth is not always a pleasant thing.”  Nor is it very graspable, either.  Like much of the Illuminati-related material out there, these clips suggest everything and explain nothing.  Where are you when we need you, RAW?!

 
RE: the top photo, bonus points for those of you who spotted the triangle formed by Kubrick!

Posted by Bradley Novicoff
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08.06.2009
05:39 pm
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Learn Jamaican Patois with “Dr. Seuss”
08.06.2009
08:27 am
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Teach yourself Jamaican Patois with children’s short stories!


Bubble Bear

Are You My Mother?

Whose Mouse Are You?


(via Arbroath)

Posted by Tara McGinley
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08.06.2009
08:27 am
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Martian Space Party: The Firesign Theatre
08.05.2009
05:08 pm
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I am happy to report that I will interviewing Phillip Proctor and Peter Bergman of the legendary Firesign Theatre in early September for Dangerous Minds. Very excited about this, but as if that wasn’t enough, I’ve just confirmed that I’ll also be interviewing the entire Firesign Theatre—yes, all four or five of the Crazy Guys—on October 11th, just days before their series of reunion shows in Los Angeles at the Barnsdall Gallery Theater.

I was looking for a video clip to post. There isn’t tons of Firesign Theatre visual material out there, they are mostly audio performers, of course, but there are a few things. I thought I might be able to find a clip or two from Martian Space Party and lo and behold, I found the entire thing on Google Video. Here’s what IMDB says about it:

A concert film/mockumentary posing as live news coverage from the 1972 National Surrealist Party Convention, interrupted by news flashes from Monster Island, where the president is denied entrance to the forbidden city, but does meet his nemesis, Glutomoto.

That’s not exactly right. It’s not a concert performance—although there is an audience—it’s a film of a live radio show from the Firesign’s Let’s Eat! radio series. I believe this was filmed at KPFK in Los Angeles and that it was the very last “live” radio show the FST did during their classic era. It was produced by tech journalist Steve Gillmor, of The Gillmor Gang.

Forward Into the Past: The Firesign Theatre live in Los Angeles (Buy Tickets Here)

Posted by Richard Metzger
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08.05.2009
05:08 pm
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Henry Rollins vs. The Techno Viking
08.04.2009
11:14 pm
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Our friend David Pescovitz at Boing Boing posted this hysterical video of Henry Rollins mashed up with The Techno Viking.

Posted by Tara McGinley
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08.04.2009
11:14 pm
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Website dedicated to forgotten bookmarks
08.03.2009
09:03 pm
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Forgotten Bookmarks is an amusing blog where the content consists of rather personal bookmarks found in used books.  The writer of the blog says, “I work at a used and rare bookstore, and I buy books from people everyday. These are the personal, funny, heartbreaking and weird things I find in those books.”

I had a great time going through the endless entries of found bookmarks. However, I did find some of the lost love letters and old photographs kinda sad.  

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Forgotten Bookmarks

Posted by Tara McGinley
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08.03.2009
09:03 pm
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Stan Lee’s Brain in a Vial
08.03.2009
11:55 am
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Here’s a creepy “save the date” invite for an event created by Elixir Designs:

If what you do is ostensibly what your competition does, then why do your customers choose you? Because you do it differently. And, you want to do it better. We help our clients cultivate their authentic differences. Then we communicate them in ways that their customers trust.

Our tangible work-the graphic evidence of the design process- embodies the client?

Posted by Tara McGinley
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08.03.2009
11:55 am
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A Peek Inside The Vortex Cannon
07.31.2009
12:40 pm
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My Halloweens of yore would sometimes revolve, unwisely, around tin cans, tennis balls, propane and a Bic lighter.  I remember one year quickly shucking off a highly flammable Adidas tracksuit as it started to go up, so, yeah…unwise.  But, oh, what I might have achieved with a Vortex Cannon and its 200 mph “cloud!”  I’m not sure it’s any more safe or stable than what I was packing, but I’ve got a feeling I would have ended my Halloweens with a ton more KitKats.

Posted by Bradley Novicoff
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07.31.2009
12:40 pm
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