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Stay out of the Doghouse This Holiday Season with … JC Penney (really?)


(via AdFreak)

I’m pretty sure JC Penney would be the quickest trip to the doghouse in my short but infamous gift-giving career, but these commercials are hilarious. See the original campaign below.
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National Geographic Photographer’s Encounter with a Leopard Seal

via Jon Rawlinson

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Kuroshio Sea Aquarium

Kuroshio Sea – 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world – (song is Please don’t go by Barcelona) from Jon Rawlinson on Vimeo.

I’m not sure it ever occurred to me on my own to visit a fishbowl of any size unless I was picking one something for dinner. Jon Rawlinson‘s gorgeous video of the Kuroshio Sea (hat tip boing boing) at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium may be changing my mind. It’s home to several whale sharks which have grown up to 40 feet long in the wild. Read the rest of this entry »

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Video: House of Cards

Brilliant PSA for a housing charity by Leo Burnett, via AdFreak. Read the rest of this entry »

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Norton Commercial: Dokken v. Chicken


Terrible software; great commercial. Read the rest of this entry »

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Stunning BBC Surf Footage with TyphoonHD4 Underwater Slo-Mo Camera

Engadget noted a great shot posted by the BBC, made possible with the TyphoonHD4, combining high light sensitivity, high picture resolution and ultra high frame rates to create stunning images in the hands of the right crew. Gorgeous! Oh and it’s $100,000…. so it’s not coming along fishing with me next time, I suppose.

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Beer Wars

BeerWars the Movie

“All most all our beer now is coming from Budweiser, Miller and Coors. It’s as if all we knew about food we learned from McDonald’s.”

That’s the kind of war I can get behind.

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Spike Jonze, Where the Wild Things Are

From the looks of it, the movie spends a fair amount of time on Max’s pre-adventure life, in which he appears to be something of a starry-eyed outcast, estranged from his peers and even, perhaps, his mother—and obsessed with sailing away to a fantasy world. The scenes from the land of the Wild Things, meanwhile, mostly involve a dazed Max being spirited away from some unseen danger by one of the wild hairy beasts. There’s also a Perfect Storm-like scene, in which the ocean tumbles by in impressive fashion. The trailer wraps on the “Oh, please don’t go” scene from the book, and overall delivers a decent, if totally vague, emotional thump. The Arcade Fire song “Wake Up” (apparently reworked slightly from the original) works nicely, too.

Where the Wild Things Are

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Music I Like: Jon Jackson, Untitled


Untitled from Jon Jackson on Vimeo.

songs:illinois

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Donate Blood, Make Up for Just About Anything

Door Number 3 did a bang up job on the Blood Center of Central Texas ‘Redeem Yourself” campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

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