I feel as though I need some cat related content due to Lawrence calling me out on all the dog videos that have been on the blog lately. But I really don’t know about this one. Maybe Toyota’s market in Australia is a little different than Toyota’s market in America and that’s why I don’t understand.
Have you seen any of these commercials for this Syke energy drink? I only have a handful of times, and as far as I was concerned, it was just another drink saturating the energy drink market. Not that I’m a Redbull addict or anything, but I notice energy drinks most of the time. So anyway, apparently this Syke thing isn’t really an energy drink. It’s some crazy ploy to get kids to not smoke cigarettes. I try to not be too critical of stuff, because I’m sure a lot of people think ideas that I have make no sense, despite the fact that it makes perfect sense to me. But this Syke thing, I just don’t understand it.
So the whole reason I’m even bringing this up anyway is because Style Weekly just ran a headlining article about the whole campaign. And I don’t think you can talk about anti-smoking ads in Virginia without going back to Work’s very own, ydouthink? campaign. Cabell’s even got a few quotes in the article. We’ve got a few of the ydouthink? spots in the portfolio section, check ‘em out. Here’s one of them on youtube that looks like it picked up some spanish subtitles.
Boingboing mentioned something about Glen E. Friedman today and that prompted me to look up a few books I haven’t seen in a while. For those of you who don’t know, Glen was one of the early photographers in the skateboard/hardcore/hip-hop scene. Tons of his work is featured in the Dogtown and Z-Boys documentary. Anyway, you should check his books out. The two I’ve most recently had my hands on were “The Legend of the Z-Boys” and “Fuck You Heroes.” Must have been incredible to be around photographing all that stuff when it was originally happening. Anyone that is in to photography or skateboarding should definitely own these books.
I think this is a prime example of Photoshop in the real world. Get it? Because they put up these Photoshop toolbar stickers on real ads. All right, bad joke, but interesting concept. And you’d think for as much effort went in to printing the toolbars that they would have put them up a little cleaner without all those wrinkles. There’s more on Gizmodo.
I like this one that Burger King is doing on Facebook right now, Whopper Sacrafice. Essentially you install this on your Facebook page, delete 10 of your friends, then you get a coupon for a free Whopper. The catch is that it tells the people you deleted that you deleted them so you could get a free Whopper.
I think it was the early 2000’s that Work updated the Virginia is for Lovers logo. Well apparently, the “Virginia is for Lovers” tagline turned 40 and here’s the article that proves it. Let me just share a few of my favorite quotes from the article:
“I have no idea where it came from… Have you ever been to Norfolk, Harrisonburg or Manassas? They’re about as romantic as a kidney stone.” – Bob Garfield, a columnist for Advertising Age
“It’s open to all kinds of immoral things. I wasn’t impressed with it when I saw it.” – Bill Longanecker, a pastor from New Paris, Ohio