Remember how the republicans have been shouting from the rooftops about voter fraud? And remember how those who fight against something the most are normally committing it themselves? Yeah, republicans are committing more voter fraud.
The big Seattle newspaper is giving away free political advertising, but only to one party. They are stating it is to prove how effective their advertising is, so they can gain more business in the future. Kind of strange, and throwing objectivity out the window. Now, to be fair, they can throw it out the window, but then they can’t go back and claim to not have a bias. Anyway, a good portion of their writers have signed on to a letter, saying the policy affects their journalistic integrity.
Ben Stein went on Fox news and told them that to fix the economy we have to tax the wealthy. Also, I had no idea he didn’t believe in evolution. Guess he isn’t as smart as I thought.
This has been floating around, a great response (from a fake CEO) about maxi pad commercials:
Marriage equality is on the ballot in four states (and I have friends in each one of those states), so here’s a reminder: instead of you know, helping the poor, as Jesus said, the Knights of Columbus spent over 15 million dollars fighting equality. Guess you didn’t really need to help the sick either:
Happy Monday everyone! Let’s see what we have today:
First up, this ad aired only in Canada during the Super Bowl, but I really like it:
Interesting ad from Copyranter:
What a strange caveat.
Lego is releasing LotR sets, and I’m super excited for them, as well as the inevitable video games. Check it out here.
Amazing post from Literally Unbelievable:
I still need to see Thor and Captain America, but here is the preview for Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, and I’m already making plans to go see it:
Another ad from Copyranger, kind of awesome, would be cool to see this run in City Paper:
I love the toast to Jared in this:
And this ad has been making its rounds, I think it’s fairly well done (or at least a good idea, the art needs some work), although a objectifying to women, I hope there’s a male counterpart in the campaign:
And finally, every presentation you’ll sit through, ever:
And here is the most expensive sketch, from his final night:
Speaking of, this is how the late night wars went down, according to a Japanese news station. I don’t understand either:
Watch this clip of Gov. Rendell (The Gov. of Philadelphia, I mean, Pennsylvania), does me make some sort of slip implying that he’s gonig to run for Senate, or am I reading too much into his comment about “some of us” losing our races:
This is floating around out there, but apparantly, the number of Crayola crayons doubles every 28 years:
If you didn’t watch the Hope for Haiti telethon last Friday, here is my favorite performance of the night:
If you haven’t heard, the fear-mongering and hateful Focus on the Family will be running an ad during the Super Bowl. Which is interesting, since CBS doesn’t show ads “touches on and/or takes a position on one side of a current controversial issue of public importance.” Right…
The following video is supposedly DVR proof. The concept is sound, and I believe proven. If you keep your product in the middle of the screen, even someone fast forwarding through the commercials will see it long enough to make an impression in your brain. And while yes, that is true, this ad misses the mark. Seeing a picture of a grasshopper does in no way make me want to purchase their phone, it doesn’t even correlate, because the brand isn’t in my mind first of all, and secondly, since it isnt, there isn’t enough time for me to see the tiny phone and make the connection. Not bad for effort, but totally missing the mark:
Caution, more fun animals: Ok, moose are funny enough when they walk or run, they appear as though they just have extra joints and their limbs just kind of flail about. And the music in this video is awful. But watch it anyway, just on mute.
Have I mentioned how much I love Representative Grayson? And I’m still trying to learn more about the Supreme Court decision, apparently it doesn’t’ change as much as first thought, but it’s still a scary precedent, to be sure!
The guys from the Woot! podcast went to CES and made this video. If the Wii by itself destroyed TVs, than that bowling ball is going to make so many, many people cry. Who would think that that is a good idea?
What would The State of the Union be like of Steve Jobs delivered it? Slate finds out.