Archive for June 2008
Presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama spoke today in Chicago in front of a seal surely meant to convey a presidential image and his readiness for the job at stake. Instead, he made me giggle.
What happens when two tough cowboys face a fierce herd of Pomeranians? Only musicians/funny men We Are Scientists know the answer to this and other questions.
Love him or hate him, Obama has finally put his campaign money where his mouth by opting out of the public campaign financing system.
On June 10, onlookers in the busy Ginza district of Tokyo witnessed a woman descending the side of the Sony Building into a suspended bed during the height of lunch hour. People stood stunned in the streets as they watched the woman yawn and stretch, then climb into the four-story-high giant bed and nap for approximately 20 minutes.
In light of the AP's recent confusion over copyright law's "fair use" provision, professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University gives us an entertaining overview of the law through his own demonstration of fair use.
Okay, I’ll admit that’s a harsh riff on Gatorades tagline, and 80s jingle that is still emblazoned on my brain. After all, according to Beverage Digest, Gatorade owned a 76.3 percent market share in ‘07 for take-home sports drinks.
This Japanese ad campaign for Louis Vuitton, featuring characters created by acclaimed "Superflat" artist Takashi Murakami, is a true combination of art and marketing at its finest.
Don't worry, Microsoft, this one is okay to spread. Featuring comedian Amy Sedaris, this viral video for Microsoft Office 2007 is cute and smart - two words not typically associated with Office products.
So "Xanadu" isn't the Best Musical. Still, Tony Campaign Manager Cubby Bernstein's efforts have made the Tony Awards relevant again, at a time when the awards show's viewership is in decline.
Queensland, Australia’s Operator Please was formed in 2005 by female vocalist Amandah Wilkinson who got the band mates together to enter their high school Battle of the Bands contest. Not surprisingly, they won. Now, they have moved from the high school gymnasium to huge music festivals and will be touring this summer with The Futureheads.