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Driving While on the Phone

The following is a graphic public service film depicting the ravages of using cell phones while driving.  Although created and aired only in the United Kingdom, it’s message is relevant everywhere.  Surely this wont be aired in it’s entirety on US television due to the gruesome nature of the content but thanks to the internet it can still be viewed.  Which begs the questions… Is this video appropriate?  Is it shock for shock-value’s-sake or does it have the power to actually change behavior.  You decide.

WARNING:  The following video is extremely graphic and violent. Watch at your own discretion.

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Tubed – 3D Video

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Ever since seeing the U2 Concert Film at Sundance, I’ve rekindled my affection for 3D… which is why I am particularly I’m excited that YouTube added the ability to support 3D video content.  Hopefully as their content library grows we will get to see videos that really take advantage of the technology like these YouTube Tests:

Waltz of the Flowers

Magical Starlight Parade


Roller Coaster Simulation

Truth be told, I’m also keeping my fingers crossed that they get Michael Jackson‘s Disneyland classic, Captain Eo.

Important question: Where does one get a pair of those blue and red 3D glasses?

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I <3 Puppies

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A San Francisco couple set up a live video feed to watch over their dog’s six Shiba Inu puppies… and the rest is history (or rather, workplace distraction). 

If only they could pipe in puppy breath… bestill my puppy-loving heart.

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The Sticky Note Experiments

To perk up your Monday…

EepyBird Production (the guys who started the Diet Coke & Mentos campaign) have now created The Sticky Note Experiments for OfficeMax to support their tagline “Life is beautiful.  Work can be, too.”  And I thought I was being creative when I temporarily hemmed my pants with binder clips!

The Sticky Note Experiments

I unfortunately can’t say that this is a mirror image of my work place but what I can say is that this type of thing happens in my head ALL THE TIME!  (I just made sticky notes scary, didn’t I?)

BTW, ‘Post-Its’ sounds than “Sticky Note”.

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haahhahaa

Pretty much every brand executive has heard of YouTube.  Most don’t really understand how it plays out in the cultural landscape but have read enough to understand that they should… and that their jobs might actually depend on that understanding.  But I digress…

One fun YouTube execution that I just found is for the promotion of Batman: The Dark Knight in the Brazilian market.  The marketing team has uploaded trailers from famous Warner Brothers movies (The Bucket List, No Reservations and I Am Legend) which have been edited and ridiculed by the Joker, to show his disgust with the company.  The best part is that they have been uploaded under the user name “haahhahaa” and all contain a phone number that when dialed plays a recorded message from the Joker himself.

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Fire In The Sky

There is this random video I stumbled over on MySpace (don’t judge me… it’s part of my job) that I just cant get out of my mind.  It’s of these paper lanterns being lit and set free to float away.  Now, I don’t know if this video is doctored or not… my guess is that it has been… but it’s beautiful nonetheless.  Enjoy! 

Click on the pics above to see the video.  I can’t embed flash video players in my blog.  😦

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Bollywood

I want to hate this video… I really do.  But I don’t. 

Folk rocker Devendra Banhart casted his girlfriend Natalie Portman in the music video for his new single, “Carmensita.”  The video is Bollywood-esque with silly special effects and cheeky subtitles.  Prince of Hraminah (a.k.a. Devendra) must save Princess Carminsita Saplingita (a.k.a. Portman) with his “rebellious beard”, no less, from Lord Rajah The Malevolent (a.k.a. Jon Lovitz look-alike).

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