Someone give that girl a napkin

March 14, 2008

Another awesome ImprovEverywhere skit enlivens the day of food court patrons.


Ireland trades festival tixs for Sperm: Sells out in a day

March 14, 2008

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With sperm donations down nearly 40% over the last 4 years in Ireland, a new site has begun offering tickets to any music festival in Europe to men who make a deposit. Deposits are made via special containers obtained from the site and a courier network which delivers the containers back to the company. Men across Europe have responded to the call and have inundated the site with request for the donation containers. After only a day the site owners posted a note saying they were shutting down the pilot program:

The purpose of this website was to test market interest through a pilot scheme. Applications for donation packs have far exceed the expectations.

Our clients are calling a halt to the invitation to apply for packs, and will review the results of the scheme to decide on how to proceed.

Via: NME


Obama and McCain battle it out on YouTube

February 11, 2008

The nature of the medium has changed the tenor of the message. Two videos posted this month to YouTube show the power and potential impact of online messaging. The first is will.i.am’s inspirational probama (pro-Obama) video which has attracted millions of people with its moving subtext, great music, beautiful celebrities and grass-roots, folksy nature.

The truly transformative power of Internet messaging is its ability to level of the playing field and allow all voices to be heard. Seizing on this power, a group of political activist supporting John McCain, have posted an inspirational and moving video of their own. While lacking some of the production qualities of the will.i.am video, its another moving example of how the Interent is giving voice to impassioned, but previously voiceless Americans.


Back-backers, Bears and Beavers watch-out, the Forrest services has Tasers

December 6, 2007

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While scanning headlines over at Docuticker a came a cross a story which caught my attention, entitled Cash Starved Forest Service Spends $600,000 to Buy Tasers. Hmmm, lets seee should the agency buy more flame retardant or electroshock treatment for wild bears and hippy stoners? What to do, what to do….

It appears that the Forrest Service has ordered a truck load of Tasers for the 700 officers in its employ. However, they forgot to get those same officers some training in the use of those Tasers so unfortunately the weapons are sitting on a closet self in Gail Kimbell’s office. You gotta love the Bush administration!


Boys Take Your Shirts Off

October 18, 2007


Improv Everywhere is almost as brilliant as The Yes Men and their latest mission doesnt disappoint. Abercrombie and Fitch, the bastion of retail Aryan purity, was the target of Improv Everywhere’s mission (I challenge you to find a non-white face on their site). What would happen if you introduced commercial miscegenation, the bane of Abercrombie and Fitch’s brand image, into the companies flagship store on 5th Ave in Manhattan? Thanks to Improv Everywhere we can now have an answer to that question. Check out their site for more videos, pictures and the full story from the mission.