June 2005

This is going to make us a little uneasy next time we have Mexican food.

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Dear Japan:  We Love You.

Spending time with Japanese television is like dating Melanie Griffith in “Something Wild”, except less Ray Liotta. 

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You know, for a channel that we don’t watch at all, we sure love Spike TV’s commericals.

Truly, one of the best voice-overs in history. 

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Here’s a spot that makes excellent use of sound.

Too bad it’s for a store whose employees look at me and say ‘Deliveries are dropped off at the side door, Scruffy”

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All Aboard!

by alphamonkey on June 30, 2005 · 2 comments

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Virgin has made a fantastic spot to showcase their revamped train service.  While normally I’d bemoan the appropriation of pop culture moments, I like how this one is handled.

Where is the love for “Throw Mama From the Train”, “Emperor of the North Pole”, “Silver Streak”, or “Runaway Train”?

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Let this be a lesson to you all:  Never put out the hamster ball during soccer season.

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Town Sprayed With Scent to Attract Women


Watch close and see if you can figure out what this little viral is for. If you don’t pay attention, you will miss it.



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Age Maps

by alphamonkey on June 30, 2005 · 1 comment

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Photographer Bobby Neel Adams has a great project online: Age Maps, where he composites older/younger photos of individuals.  The effect is uh, interesting to say the least. 

It’s like the world of Two-Face! 

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What a great use of cuts and blending this clip has.  Well done, Observer.

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Here’s a great video for a gorgeous song: High Tide by Boomclick.

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