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Rockaway Taco: riding the wild surf in Queens
09.27.2010
02:19 pm
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A short and sweet film by The Selby about some urban hipsters and surfers opening a taco stand and juice bar in the aging community of Rockaway Beach, Queens. I used to go surfing at this very spot.

Via theworldsbestever

Posted by Marc Campbell
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09.27.2010
02:19 pm
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Scandalous ice cream ad depicts pregnant nun and two priests gettin’ jiggy wit it
09.16.2010
12:58 pm
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As expected, folks are pissed by the new ads from Antonio Federici, the world’s most blasphemous ice cream. From Campaign Live:

One ad created in-house shows a pregnant nun eating from a pot of Antonio Federici Gelato Italiano under the strapline “Immaculately conceived”.

Another ad shows two male priests apparently about to kiss, with the strapline “We believe in salvation”.

The print ads appeared in women’s weeklies Grazia, Look and The Lady, but were investigated by the advertising watchdog after it received a number of complaints about them.

Antonio Federici said the idea of “conception” represented the development of their ice cream, and its decision to use religious imagery stemmed from its strong feelings towards their product – the text also read “Ice cream is our religion”.

The Lady later said it regretted the offence that had been caused to its readers and said it would not publish the ad or anything similar to it in future.

The ASA told Antonio Federici that is was not to repeat the ads in their current form, as it was likely to be seen as distortion and mockery of the beliefs of Roman Catholics.

Italian ice-cream ad banned by ASA for religious mockery

Posted by Tara McGinley
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09.16.2010
12:58 pm
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Indian woman breastfeeds calf
09.01.2010
04:45 am
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Chouthi Bai from a village in Rajasthan breastfeeds a three day old calf whose mother recently died. Bai feeds the calf 3 or 4 times a day. “The gods will be pleased if I raise her.”

What an extraordinary way to acquire good karma.

Via Nothing To Do With Arbroath

Posted by Marc Campbell
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09.01.2010
04:45 am
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The Walker Brothers for Look Chocolate
08.26.2010
09:55 pm
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I just randomly stumbled upon and decided to share this late 60’s Japanese chocolate commercial featuring The Walker Brothers. So funny to see Scott Walker, eternally brooding quasi-operatic divo, happily hawking the chocolate here.
 

 
This of course made me want to hear The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore because it’s such a hauntingly beautiful song.
 
Hear/see that and more Walker Brothers after the jump…

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Posted by Brad Laner
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08.26.2010
09:55 pm
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Fast food training film from hell: how to serve hot drinks at Wendy’s
08.21.2010
02:46 am
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‘Hot Drinks’ is an actual training video for the Wendy’s burger chain.

Posted by Marc Campbell
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08.21.2010
02:46 am
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Mister Softee 2010:  Robot Sells Ice Cream In Japan
08.19.2010
05:23 am
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Yaskawa-kun, the lovechild of the Pillsbury Dough Boy and Mister Softee, dispenses soft-serve ice cream at Tokyo’s Summerland Waterpark. 

 

Posted by Marc Campbell
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08.19.2010
05:23 am
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London in the sixties: 2 groovy short films on fashion and cafe culture
08.19.2010
03:20 am
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Look At Life were a series of short documentary films produced in the 1960s by the Rank Organization. They were shown in British movie theaters before the main attraction. Shot in vibrant color, Look At Life often focused on ‘Swinging London’.

In these two clips we get a peek into the King’s Road fashion scene and hip London coffeehouses. Groovy.

 

Posted by Marc Campbell
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08.19.2010
03:20 am
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Birds for Justice: DC Central Kitchen replies to Rush’s remarks about non-profits
08.19.2010
12:24 am
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On Inauguration Day 1989, Washington DC-based club manager and booker Robert Egger opened the DC Central Kitchen in order to use job training, meal distribution, and supporting local food systems to help fight poverty, hunger and homelessness in the nation’s capital.

It was about five months after a certain repugnant blowhard named Rush Limbaugh took his show into national syndication. Last week, that blowhard had this to say about non-profit organizations:
 

 
Egger’s thoughtful response—after the jump—should encourage all you Dangerous Minds readers to donate to the DC Central Kitchen today…watch till the end…
 

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Posted by Ron Nachmann
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08.19.2010
12:24 am
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Madlib comes out with his own brand of designer espresso
08.16.2010
01:17 am
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According to XLR8R, Dangerous Minds pal Madlib has come out with his own brand of designer espresso:

OK, we know the dudes at Stones Throw like to get creative with their merchandise, but this might be a hip-hop first. Madlib and Intelligensia Coffee are teaming up to make a custom espresso blend inspired by the Beat Konducta. The limited-run blend is being debuted tonight at the cafe’s Pasadena location, and Intelligensia is calling the product “a syrupy, sweet offering that has kept (Madlib) awake long enough to average an album-per-day over the past three years.” We can’t vouch for the taste, but we’re certainly intrigued, and more importantly, we’re wondering how Diddy or Jay-Z did not come up with this first. Apparently, the hip-hop underground is leading the way in both beatmaking and brand-building.

I hear it goes well with this.

Update: Tara has had some. She describes it as “like crack.”

Via Coolhunting

 

Posted by Richard Metzger
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08.16.2010
01:17 am
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Don’t fuck with the Panda
08.10.2010
04:56 am
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This Egyptian commercial makes its point very clear: don’t fuck with the Panda, buy her cheese!

Posted by Marc Campbell
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08.10.2010
04:56 am
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