Apr
29
2008
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Retail Dealer in Opium, Coca Leaves, etc.

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Currently being auctioned on eBay, this 'special tax stamp' from 1951-52.

Previously on P&F:
US Marijuana Tax Stamps 

Written by Peter C in: Drugas,History,Hmmn. Interesting. |
Apr
28
2008
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Guess where those Tibetan Freedom flags are made…

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Oh the humanity! From the BBC

Police in southern China have discovered a factory manufacturing Free Tibet flags, media reports say.

The factory in Guangdong had been completing overseas orders for the flag of the Tibetan government-in-exile.

Workers said they thought they were just making colourful flags and did not realise their meaning.

But then some of them saw TV images of protesters holding the emblem and they alerted the authorities, according to Hong Kong's Ming Pao newspaper.

Written by Peter C in: Asia,History,Hmmn. Interesting.,Humor,Weird News |
Apr
28
2008
0

Pink Floyd’s flying pig at Coachella 2008 endorses Obama

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From AP

Roger Waters brought Coachella to a close with an epic two-set performance that included playing all of "Dark Side of the Moon" and unleashing a giant inflated pig into the night sky.

But Waters' biggest prop was an inflatable pig the size of a school bus that emerged while he played a version of "Pigs" from 1977's capitalism critique, "Animals."

The pig, which was led above the crowd from lines held on the ground, displayed the words "Don't be led to the slaughter" and a cartoon of Uncle Sam wielding two bloody cleavers. The other side read "Fear builds walls."

The underside of the pig simply read "Obama" with a checked ballot box alongside.

Link to more photos 

Previously on P&F about Coachella:
Fabio's awesome Coachella '07 Flickr set(s)

Apr
28
2008
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Coca Cola sponsorship as flashpoint for Tibet — both ways


*Real* guerilla advertising: Large banner unfurled on Coke billboard

China's torch has arrived in Australia amid protests in Sydney and Canberra. Four tibet activists were arrested after unfurling a large banner on a prominent Coke billboard in Kings Cross protesting Coke's sponsorship of China's tainted torch relay.

Link to SFT 

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But when this Coca Cola poster in Bremen, Germany, caught the attention of a Chinese Ex Pat blogger, Chinese nationalists called for a boycott too. Coca Cola, in a formal statment, claim the ad was from a 2003 campaign.

Sources: Asian Offbeat, The Guardian and SFT

Written by Peter C in: Advertising,Events,History,Hmmn. Interesting. |
Apr
16
2008
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Apr
16
2008
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Food packaging vs. actual product shots

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A German website, Pundo3000.com, has conducted a study of 100 different products by comparing the look of the products as shown by the packaging with the actual contents inside the boxes. Quoting the website, which is in German: “All products were purchased, the packaging photographed and the contents prepared and photographed too. All products were then eaten up.” and also: “The purpose of the project is not to discredit any brands or products but to critically compare the packaging advertising with the inside contents”.

Link to more photos 

Previously on P&F Fast Food: Ads vs. Reality

Written by Peter C in: Advertising,Food,Humor |
Apr
11
2008
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Merseyside town considers changing its name due to graffiti

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From the BBC:

Residents living in a graffiti-plagued village on Merseyside are being asked to consider changing its name to tackle vandals who alter signs in the village.

Lunt, which dates back to Medieval times, has been repeatedly targeted by vandals who change the "L" to a "C".

However, the proposal to change the name has split the village with some residents insisting the vandals should not be allowed to ruin their heritage.

One suggestion is to change it to Launt which would be pronounced the same.

However, despite the dismay that the vandalism causes, some villagers are defiant at the thought of giving in to the vandals.

Read more

Thanks Brady! 

Written by Peter C in: Events,Humor,Weird News |
Apr
11
2008
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Bus Shelter AMPM Ad goes awry

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From AdFreak:

People in Chicago must be starving after the long, cold winter there, as they have ravaged this bus-shelter ad from ampm convenience stores to retrieve the snacks inside. Ogilvy put the ad up with the idea of slowly taking the snacks away over a four-week period, to reveal the tagline, “Too much good stuff.” Area vandals shortened the campaign’s run to two days. Curiously, they didn’t seem to like the Doritos much.

Written by Peter C in: Advertising,Design,Hmmn. Interesting.,Humor |
Apr
04
2008
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Apr
04
2008
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Martin Luther King remembered

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Crowds have gathered in the US city of Memphis, Tennessee, to mark 40 years since the assassination of legendary civil rights leader Martin Luther King.

The commemorations focus on the former Lorraine Motel, now a civil rights museum, where he was shot dead aged 39.

Link

Written by Peter C in: History |
Apr
02
2008
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Most American Ex-Presidents get airports, libraries named after them…

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Not George Bush, San Francisco is proposing naming a sewage plant after him!

"Looking to honor the forty-third President of the United States of America, George W. Bush, the recently formed Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco is looking to change the name of the Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Facility. It seems the group would like to rename the SF Zoo adjacent facility to the 'George W Bush Sewage Plant,' SFist reports.

Found on the Huffington Post

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