Monthly Archives: June 2008

“No excuse for not not voting” — Funny clip

“No excuse for not not voting” — Funny clip

From The Onion: Our morning show's political correspondent offers tips on how you can seem informed about politics without picking up a single newspaper. Link to clip

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Wordle — Word cloud generator, curiously addictive

Wordle — Word cloud generator, curiously addictive

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can(…)

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Glide Dental Floss — Pig ambient

Glide Dental Floss — Pig ambient

Saatchi & Saatchi New York ambient for Glide Dental Floss involves a pig. I have no idea what a pig has to do with dental floss. Are they saying that I have a bit of pork rind jammed between my teeth just like this pig is jammed between buildings? Are buildings the teeth of the(…)

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Freestyle Street Soccer

This doesn't appear to be a sponsored viral, but who knows, fun to watch just the same. Link to clip.

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The website is down! From the viewpoint of an IT guy.

The website is down! From the viewpoint of an IT guy.

Hilarious look at the life of a tech support person versus the evil Sales Guy, a la You Suck at Photoshop. Link to clip.  [Via]

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Puppies and Jugs

Puppies and Jugs

Wonderbra brand has launched a campaign to recruit women from across the UK to pose in their underwear. This viral ad was created by integrated marketing agency Iris. The new campaign, which with its emphasis on real body shapes echoes Dove's ongoing Real Women strategy, launches today. A viral film featuring a montage of images(…)

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Beirut fast food — Buns and Guns

Beirut fast food — Buns and Guns

From BBC: A fast-food restaurant in Beirut's war-torn southern suburb has hit upon an explosive way to attract customers. Buns and Guns is made out to look like a military post and diners eat to the sound of gunfire instead of muzak. Owner Yousef Ibrahim presents rebranded Lebanese favourites like the "rocket-propelled grenade" (chicken on(…)

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Le le’s Breakfast — Art by Piet Parra — NSFW

Le le’s Breakfast — Art by Piet Parra — NSFW

Video for Le le's hitsong 'Breakfast'. It consists solely of drawings made by Piet Parra that are also used as loops during the live performances. The song is about bitches and eggs… Link to YouTube clip.

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Improv Everywhere — Brooklyn Bridge Flash Mob

Improv Everywhere — Brooklyn Bridge Flash Mob

From http://www.ImprovEverywhere.com, 700 agents lined the length of the Brooklyn Bridge a week before its 125th birthday. In the rain and cold we created a wave of camera flashes across the bridge from Brooklyn to Manhattan.   Link to YouTube clip.

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Time lapse video of Banky’s ‘Cans Festival’

Time lapse video of Banky’s ‘Cans Festival’

Very cool video of the event from set-up to the happening itself. Link to YouTube clip Previously on P&F about Banksy: Photos from Banksy’s Cans Festival — 05.07.08 Graffiti artist Banksy pulls off most audacious stunt to date – despite being watched by CCTV Banksy returns to Bethlehem Banksy's debt to Warhol revealed in London(…)

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Uppercase Laser-Cut Scarf

Uppercase Laser-Cut Scarf

Lowercase and number scarves are also available. Made by Little Factory in Hong Kong.

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Heineken Concert Poster — Italy

Heineken Concert Poster — Italy

Nice looking Poster from JWT Italy, although it reminds me of a Guinness!

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Feasibility Study: Indulging Anxiety

Feasibility Study: Indulging Anxiety

Feasibility Study is an illustration of a man's anxious emotional struggle the day after he loses his job. The goal was to make more of an emotional landscape than a concrete narrative. This was my Masters thesis project at the Glasgow School of Art. Feasibility Study: Indulging Anxiety from Ryan Fedyk on Vimeo.  Link to(…)

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The Top 10 Historical Hoaxers

This is a list of the most successful hoaxers from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 1: Horace De Vere Cole Horace De Vere Cole was a man devoted to, one might almost say obsessed by, practical jokes. His most memorable prank was probably giving carefully selected free theatre tickets to bald men so that(…)

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Digital Forensics: Photo Tampering Throughout History [Slide Show]

Digital Forensics: Photo Tampering Throughout History [Slide Show]

Scientific American has an interesting slide show of historic photographs that have been doctored. Shown here: 1937: In this doctored Nazi photograph, Adolf Hitler had Joseph Goebbels [second from right] removed from the original photograph. It remains unclear why Goebbels had fallen out of favor with Hitler. Those were the days, before Photoshop.

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Guinness World Records says Mr Paolini is the world’s most successful TV hijacker

Guinness World Records says Mr Paolini is the world’s most successful TV hijacker

Gabriele Paolini calls himself the 'Prophylactic prophet' and pops up behind on-air reporters promoting condom use. But now Italy's Supreme Court has upheld a three-month suspended sentence on him for interrupting a report on the state broadcaster RAI in June 2001. From BBC: Mr Paolini has made a career of popping up uninvited behind unwitting(…)

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“How can we dispose of 237 ton of cannabis?”

“How can we dispose of 237 ton of cannabis?”

From The Sun: RAF Top Guns have blown up the world’s biggest drug haul – in desert trenches in Afghanistan. Harrier jets dropped three 1,000lb bombs on almost 237 tons of cannabis unearthed by Britain’s Special Boat Service and local commandos. The haul – weighing more than 30 double-decker buses and spread over a site(…)

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Puppies and Flowers : Unicorn found in Tuscany

Puppies and Flowers : Unicorn found in Tuscany

From The Guardian: An animal expert in Italy is claiming to have found proof of the existence of unicorns after he stumbled upon a young roe deer with a single horn growing from the centre of its forehead. The 10-month old animal is part of a herd of deer that are otherwise equipped with two(…)

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400,000 Bouncy Black Balls Invade Reservoir to Save Los Angeles From Cancer Water

400,000 Bouncy Black Balls Invade Reservoir to Save Los Angeles From Cancer Water

From gizmodo: While yesterday the world was ogling over the iPhone 3G black body, some people were just awing over black balls. 400,000 of them. Black balls everywhere, bouncing, swinging, cavorting, happily hopping down the side of the Ivanhoe Reservoir with two objectives. First, to fight bromate by stopping sunlight, which forms this carcinogenic component(…)

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