FOLLOW US ON: follow us in feedly
GET THE NEWSLETTER
CONTACT US
Denmark: The Land Of Consequence-Free Sex!
01.06.2010
12:52 pm
Topics:
Tags:

image
 
More mixed signals from the wild world of Danish advertising.  First came this highly questionable campaign to combat violence against women.  Now comes the video below.

“Karen” is an attractive young mother who’s looking for the father of her child, the product of a one-night stand.  She’s not obsessed, a bimbo, or looking to assign blame.  She simply wants to alert the baby daddy—whomever he may be—that their child “exists.”  But as Sociological Images points out:

The video was actually produced as part of a campaign by Visit Denmark, a Danish tourism agency.  The idea is, apparently, to market Denmark to male tourists with the implication that it?

Posted by Bradley Novicoff
|
01.06.2010
12:52 pm
|
Riding Trains With Loco Toldeo
01.04.2010
02:45 pm
Topics:
Tags:

image
 
Taking an ever-so-tasteful cue from the Nacho Libre playbook, here’s something from a new British campaign designed to encourage train-riding in its citizens.  Let’s see…he’s Mexican, he’s in England, and he’s equipped with no more than a cape and a kooky accent.  Oh, Loco, you so loco!

 
(via Sociological Images)

Posted by Bradley Novicoff
|
01.04.2010
02:45 pm
|
CNN’s Rick Sanchez aggressively pwns Republican Senator John Ensign
01.01.2010
12:00 pm
Topics:
Tags:

 
I have a love/hate relationship with CNN’s Rick Sanchez—I mostly like him, but his show can just as easily prove goofy rather than great. He’s CNN’s best showman right now, by far, but he can let off some real howlers from time to time, too (which, as I think about it, is probably why I find his show so watchable). Watch here as he really goes after scandal-chased—and conservative Christian, natch—Republican Senator John Ensign. The fun really starts at 1:32 in.

Senator?

Posted by Richard Metzger
|
01.01.2010
12:00 pm
|
Oneohtrix Point Never: Computer Vision
12.30.2009
05:03 pm
Topics:
Tags:


Dear God, this makes me feel like I drank too much cough syrup.

(Via Swen’s Weblog)

Posted by Jason Louv
|
12.30.2009
05:03 pm
|
To Permit Mouth To Be Able To Rejoice
12.16.2009
02:10 pm
Topics:
Tags:

image
 
What’s wrong with “bite the wax tadpole” as a slogan for Coca-Cola ?
 
via Coca-Cola Conversations :

When Coca-Cola was first sold in China in 1927, it was obvious to the Coke employees in China that the Coca-Cola trademark must be transliterated into Chinese characters. To find the nearest phonetic equivalent to ?

Posted by Brad Laner
|
12.16.2009
02:10 pm
|
Hazel Hill: Living on the Edge
12.15.2009
07:27 pm
Topics:
Tags:


Hazel Hill, the designer of Thee Psychick Bible and one of the masterminds of Show Cave, showed this video to an awe-struck crowd this weekend at her art space. Jaws dropped.

(Via Made of This)

Posted by Jason Louv
|
12.15.2009
07:27 pm
|
Bill O’Reilly pwned by Law and Order SVU, gets his panties in a twist
12.12.2009
05:36 pm
Topics:
Tags:

Watch as Bill O’Reilly gets his panties in a twist! This REALLY bugs him. It’s obvious that this got under his skin and really drove him nuts! At approx 2:10 he says something so ridiculous I am surprised he didn’t spontaneously combust from the hypocrisy. Bill, tell us what you really think… And then he pulls out Laura Ingraham to help back him up, and she of course, obliges. It a classic! (Something tells me John Larroquette and Ice-T had a good time with this dialogue!)

From Yahoo News:

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly lashed out at “Law & Order” franchise creator/executive producer Dick Wolf Thursday night. The bombastic host, upset over how he was recently characterized on the long-running NBC drama, called the “far left” Wolf a “despicable human being” whose show is “out of control.”

Sparking O’Reilly’s ire was an episode of “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” that aired earlier in the week, in which a crazed anti-immigration activist set out to murder the children of illegal immigrants. In one scene, a character named Randall Carver, played by veteran actor John Larroquette, is sitting on a park bench talking to Fin, the detective played by Ice-T. In defending the actions of the man who killed the immigrants?

Posted by Richard Metzger
|
12.12.2009
05:36 pm
|
Jersey Shore: Best Show Ever?
12.11.2009
09:38 pm
Topics:
Tags:

image

While not a general fan of the reality TV genre, I did catch the first episode of MTV’s new “Jersey Shore” show online recently and have to say it’s some of the best TV ever. Largely because there’s nothing funnier than NJ Guidos. Especially the prime specimens MTV has picked to star in the show: utterly self-obsessed, plastic freaks with names like “The Situation” (in honor of his abs) and “J-WOWW.” Apparently the MTV offices are getting regular death threats from real guidos incensed at the portrayal of their ilk. Amazing. Cracked did a rundown of the show so far here:

MTV?

Posted by Jason Louv
|
12.11.2009
09:38 pm
|
4chan: Lost in the Filth Simulacrum
12.09.2009
04:30 pm
Topics:
Tags:

image

A long article I just wrote about the bizarre, hallucinatory, sickening, purgatory, Bardo-like experience of browsing 4chan has just been published on R. U. Sirius’s h+ Magazine blog. Check it out!

In the last decade, we’ve seen the increasing acceleration of information (a la Terence McKenna and Moore’s law) heralded as the key to new business development, though it has, in fact, so ruined our attention spans that it is almost impossible for modern man to get any kind of productive work done. We’re too lost in the datastream, too focused on taking in new information to complete a task that takes more than a few minutes, at best. I think a direct correlation can be made, for instance, between the rise of social media and the fall of the economy. The kaleidoscope of the Internet is more endless, more distracting and more mutating than even the most potent psychedelic drugs could have ever prepared us for. And 4chan is the ultimate, final trip.

If the mainstream Internet-using world has driven itself to distraction and insanity with social networking, the denizens of the Chans have upped the ante past all conceivable boundaries, like switching from a light alcohol problem to crushing and injecting Oxycontin. This is the place where all senses are deadened, where the mind cannot function because it is trapped in its own overstimulation. This, I am sure, is where media theorists from Marshall McLuhan to Neil Postman to Douglas Rushkoff assured us that the inherently liberating force of information technology was leading us. And though I am sure they knew that the filth and fury would follow, I’m not sure they ever expected it to look quite like… this.

My own 4chan addiction crept up slowly. Once a casual user of gateway drugs like icanhascheezburger.com, ytmnd.com and Encyclopedia Dramatica, I followed a link to the black hole itself one day and—sucked past its event horizon—have since been unable to escape. Stuck there now, I am clicking back and forth from this article to peruse the halls of 4chan’s /x/ forum, afraid that I might have missed the latest spew from the Internet’s collective maw. It is the car crash that cannot be looked away from. Ever.

(h+: Lost in the Filth Simulacrum)

Posted by Jason Louv
|
12.09.2009
04:30 pm
|
“Hit The Bitch,” The Danish Domestic Volence Awareness Campaign
11.17.2009
03:44 pm
Topics:
Tags:

image
 
From the annals of good ideas gone horribly, horribly, wrong, comes this seriously misguided attempt at a domestic violence awareness campaign.  As hatched by a Danish advocacy group, the “Hit The Bitch” website allows you (or someone like you), in the guise a meaty male hand, to beat the crap out of a woman.  And, for the sake of convenience, to simulate the beating, you can use either your mouse or your webcam.  Here’s what Gwen Sharp at Sociological Images has to say about it:

The woman gets increasingly bruised and bloodied as you hit her.  I forced myself to try the site and hit her twice, and it was honestly sickening to watch her head jerk backward or to the side and hear the sound of the slap and her reacting.  At the top, a counter keeps track; you start out as 100% Pussy, 0% Gangsta, but your Gangsta rating goes up every time you hit her (below).

Apparently, though, when you get up to where you?

Posted by Bradley Novicoff
|
11.17.2009
03:44 pm
|
Page 49 of 51 ‹ First  < 47 48 49 50 51 >