Archives for July 2005

The Crap Faucet

Rance Crain longs for some good old-fashioned TV viewing, presumably so the industry his magazine reports on will continue to generate news. The ad industry is counting on product placement in movies, TV shows, electronic games and mobile phones to be its salvation, but the ugly thought is beginning to seep into people

Fabulous Hairballs

Have you seen Blow Out on Bravo? It’s all about Jonathan Antin, hairdresser to the stars, and his product launch. In other words it’s a 60-minute commercial. Here’s a quote from the man himself on his QVC appearance: People that watch the show know that I am not normally at a loss for words, but […]

Forget “Be Like Mike”

At a time when athletes like Kobe and the mouth with a bat dominate the headlines, it’s good to know there is at least one real American sports hero for us to gain inspiration from. The above image is available as a screen saver at, a Nike site.

Blue Grassers Say, “Hold The Cheese”

BBC: The state of Kentucky is set to withdraw the design of the state’s smiling sunshine face from its licence plates because it is so unpopular. Perched beneath the line “It’s that friendly” on the plates, the smiling sun has met ridicule and scorn. Drivers have been drawing moustaches on the face, or transforming the […]

Former Juice Guy To Sell Beer

Adweek: Duffy & Shanley said it has been hired by Narragansett Brewing to help relaunch the company’s namesake beer brand via an October campaign that will initially focus on promotions and point-of-sale materials. The independent agency in Providence, R.I., is also handling package redesign, Web marketing and public relations. The beer was first brewed in […]

Stay Funny

Stay Free! is a bi-annual magazine with a blog component. Unlike Adbusters, the culture jamming subversives at Stay Free! are funny. And funny is good. I like funny. Don’t you?

“Always Stay In Your Own Movie”

Bohemian Cafe, S. 13th St., Omaha, NE (care of Flickr user, Norchas) I’ve been spending more time on Flickr, of late. The experience is a lot like reading blogs, but the content is all visual. Like blogs, people promote what they find most interesting. For some, it’s their self-image, for other’s it’s semi-erotic images, flirting […]

All Tiger, All The Time

So I’m watching the British Open, and right now Tiger Woods has a 4 shot lead with about 5 holes to play. Good thing, too–because Nike and American Express are blanketing the commercial breaks with Tiger ads. See the new Nike one here at Adcritic. It’s unlike the Masters, when Tiger sank a sweet putt […]