Monday, December 15, 2008

Monday, December 08, 2008

McImperialism



http://www.whoppervirgins.com/

After a few brilliant campaigns such as subservient chicken, whopperettes, the x-box games and whopper freakout it seems like the colleagues at CPB possibly made a little slipper.

The idea sounds great on paper but this whopper leaves a very bitter taste in your mouth (pun intended). Do we really need hamburgers introduced to Eskimos? Has American imperialism not been under attack enough the last few decades?

Interesting one to follow...


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Friday, December 05, 2008

i-Pirate




In the category "words without a future": treasure map.

Modern pirates use google earth...

More artwork here.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Tilt-shift


Metal Heart from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.


It took me a few minutes to realize that they are NOT matchbox cars!

Great camera technique called tilt-shift photography.
Music in the video by My Robot Friend. Kraftwerk born again? Cool stuff.

ps: make sure you watch the video in HD fullscreen on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Prediction




The word of 2009 will be de-friending.

At mashable.com you can find some remarkable de-friending stories.

There are quite a few stats on how many friends you can really keep up with on the internet. Some say five...

When are you going to de-friend your facebook account?

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

spider meme



Last week I was explaining this hilarious spider meme to some colleagues during lunch. Yesterday I was watching the brilliant BBC program 'Have I got news for you' (which, by the way, has great extra footage on the website) and the same story came up. Speaking about a meme...

Monday, December 01, 2008

Use the force



Nice overview on all the iPhone apps. In a few months there are 10.000 iPhone apps in the iTunes store. This shows the power of open source and also the changing environment for a brand or product. The public wants to be part of the process, they want to get involved. And that's a good thing! Why? Because they outnumber you and are probably much smarter than you (at least a few...).

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Space




It takes a woman to lose her handbag in space...;-). If it had been a Gucci she would have jumped right after it! That's my pointer to NASA: go for designer stuff.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Whazzup 2008



Another brilliant example of how Obama will win the election through clever use of internet.

The first time an online campaign will decide on who's gonna be the next president of the USA...unless the republicans reveal photos of Obama snorting cocaine out of a hookers ass ;-)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

2cv 60 years old






Today is the 60th birthday of the 2cv. Happy Birthday!

Here are some photos of my "white lightning", taken last year in the Provence on the way to Spain.

Mind fucking




The mind is a crazy thing...

click here.

Monday, October 06, 2008

In de Gloria in Rocketboom

Since a while I'm following Rocketboom again.

In one of last weeks episodes you can see a small fragment of In de gloria...

click here.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Name

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMMFMP4KKF_index_0.html

My suggestion is: "don't blow up!"

Friday, September 12, 2008

The swiss tube

http://hasthelargehadroncolliderdestroyedtheworldyet.com/

http://cyriak.co.uk/lhc/lhc-webcams.html

Monday, September 08, 2008

Seinfeld in new ad



Together with Bill Gates.

I thought he was going to advertise for Microsoft? Wasn't he?

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Friday, August 08, 2008

Charleston meets Tektonic



I made the Tektonic version of this clip.

Seems like the Charleston is surviving all the dance trends.

These guys can dance for sure...

creepy fembot!!



Fembots...always tricky! Or they are creepy, or they are dangerous...

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

the answer to life the universe and everything




Type "the answer to life the universe and everything" in Google...


It's 42!

Simple as that.

Got it, found it, we can go home now...why didn't we know this sooner!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Thursday, July 03, 2008

follow the brand







Who was first? Looks like the brand was first...but on many occasions it's the other way around.

Image Fulgurator




If you're into photography, you'll love this!

"The Image Fulgurator"... what a cool name! :-)

The Julius dude describes it like this:

"Aparat zur minimal-invasiven Manipulation von Fotographien.
Julius von Bismarck 2007/08"


In German it sounds even übercool...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Crazy soldier girl




This is an example of a YouTube video which jumpstarted a whole chain of reactions on the internet and on other media.

It's all part of "the big conversation"

Check out the spoofs and music videos made by the public:





More on YouTube...

Are you nuts?



A message with balls...

Monday, June 23, 2008

President of the world?

Vote For President

See what happens if the whole world could vote for the president of the USA...

30 years of hip hop



Nice documentary on the old skool years of hip hop. These images made a great impression on me then, and they still do!

You'll find the 5 other parts on YouTube.


Via fresh creation

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

the cctv video



First time I see the video.

Good idea: stand in front of a bunch of public video's and make a video clip with the footage.

I like good ideas!

Friday, May 30, 2008

What I like about Gmail...



I never delete any mails on Gmail and after 2 years I still have plenty of space left!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Shemale by Philips



Another bold statement from Philips.

Reminds me of this.

Thanks to Filou for the tip!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Think pink

"Bubblegum is pink because the inventor only had pink coloring, since then bubblegum is predominantly pink."

It's all about setting the standard.

Certainly in a rapid changing online environment.

So go and be brave!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Mobygratis



Moby talking some interesting shit on copyrights.

He's an ugly bastard but he seems to understand how to deal with the sensible matter.

The basics look right: you can use his music and if it turns out to be a success you pay Moby. So if you make some money, Moby makes some money too. If you suck...

Here's the link.

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Monday, May 05, 2008

Klara spoof



For the launch of the new site of Klara.be, they did an experiment with Luc Tuymans to make people think about art.

Nissan took part in the conversation with this spoof...

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

War of the social networks




Kind of wraps it up.

People switching off...it's been said and done before!

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Mickey has left the building




After 6 years of loyal duty, she stopped...

Thanks your those great years together!

But I will still refuse to click on the right side of a mouse! So pop me a note if you have a spare "old skool" mac mouse.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Oral networking?



Are you on penisbook yet?

A nice change to meet your fellow dicks...and support the fight against aids!

Nice viral campaign.

Monday, April 28, 2008

little spider...





...meets green dog who swallowed gigantic ping-pong balls!

Don't click here. You'll be playing with it for hours! (I did..)

The movements are great!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Searching saves the world...




If you have the option between "green" or "not green" and it doesn't make any difference in the service you get, wouldn't everybody opt for green? Or is this (online) green promise too "flat", without any real tangible result? let's wait and see...

I wonder why Google stopped endorsing this project?

Friday, April 18, 2008

Twitter or Facebook status



Just installed Twinkle on my IPhone. It's a rather cool twitter app which allow you to twitter anywhere, anytime.

I still have reservations about micro-blogging (who the hell cares if you had your first coffee this morning or if you're going to eat a sandwich...), but in certain cases it can be interesting.

What's really cool about Twinkle is that it has geo-location (via IP-address), so you can see who is twittering in your neighborhood.

Another question: what's the difference between a Tweet and a Facebook status update?
Are all those FB newbies actually Twittering without knowing? ;-)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Prince Albert?




Looks like Google has a piercing :-). A nice tribute to our king to celebrate 50 years of the Expo 58...

Hell, that must have hurt!

Tuymans "against" the wall



Take a look at the Tuymans video on the new website of Klara.

Should an (commercial) artist "mingle" with the streets? Luc Tuymans belongs it a posh art gallery where he prostitute himself to a bunch of uninteresting people with too much money (does it show I not a fan ;-). He's no guy of the streets. That's maybe why so little people looked at it. They should do the same test with a real graffiti. I wonder what the result would be...

Keep the streets for the street artists! People like this. Young, fresh, unemployed,... ;-)

I do like the new website of Klara. It looks like they understood that radio is dead as a single media. it's all about convergence. The right balance between radio, internet, television,... In search of the perfect mash-up.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

If the crabalizer was a cyborg...


Cybernetic Robotic Android Built for Accurate Learning, Immediate Zoology and Efficient Repair


Get Your Cyborg Name



This would be my name!

I'm working on a new concept for my blog...so in the meanwhile I'll stick to some copy & paste stuff (as you already noticed). Sorry for the lame excuse...

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Monday, March 03, 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008

Some interesting numbers



Rihanna on YouTube:

+ 33 million views
+ 75.000 ratings
+ 38.000 comments

This shows the way for new business models for the mayors and many other industries.

History repeats...it's all about attracting eyeballs and selling ads. The only difference is where the eyeballs are looking at...

Isn't...




...this that guy from that movie?


Great ad though! He looks you right in the eye and says "it works every time!". Yeah, real men know what he's talking about!

I wonder how Colt 45 tasts like. Hope to find it out some day...or not!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Cloverfield

I'm experimenting with this cool "GRAB" tool on this site which automatically creates a post on my blog. Will this work?

Monday, January 28, 2008

Sheep with 5 legs...


...doesn't run any faster than one with 4.

I get this feeling when I look at this www.ineuropa.nl. It's got everything...TV, radio, newspaper, podcasts, RSS feeds, blog, website, Google maps, video, email, college’s, and DVD. But nevertheless it doesn't seem to catch my interest.

Good initiative and maybe the future of broadcasting, but for the moment it has a strong "close-but-no-cigar-feeling".

Friday, January 18, 2008

Air Mail





A few minutes after Steve Jobs Keynote speech 2 young creative people came up with the idea for a sleeve in shape of an envelope.


Great entrepreneurship and hands-on thinking!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

List with a lot of buzzwords

A bit late, but still a nice list for 2008...

1. Africa (foreign investment and development in)
2. Antibiotic backlash
3. Assisted marriage
4. Beijing 2008
5. Blue replacing green as the environmental movement's color du jour
6. Brain exercises
7. British actress Keira Knightley
8. Carbon tax
9. Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang
10. Classical musician Gustavo Dudamel
11. Climate sightseeing
12. Continuation of comebacks (Indiana Jones, The Cure, etc.)
13. Cooperative consumption
14. Couch surfing
15. Country branding (Oman, Indonesia, etc.)
16. Designer Phillip Lim
17. De-teching
18. DJ Tiesto
19. DNA-based exercising
20. E-clutter (and e-clutter consultants)
21. Eco-fatigue
22. E-mail etiquette
23. Facebook suicides
24. Fashion label Vena Cava
25. Foreign government investment (e.g., China, UAE) in U.S. companies
26. French President Nicolas Sarkozy
27. Game 3.0 (gamer-generated global gaming)
28. Google's Android
29. Gossip Girl
30. Gphone
31. Green weddings
32. Higher education online
33. Hip-hop's Retro Kids
34. Humbling of the hedge fund manager (anti-excess post sub-prime)
35. Hybrid taxis
36. Indian actress Deepika Padukone
37. Intellectual luxury
38. Investigating ingredients
39. Japanese designs (Tsumori Chisato, Uniqlo, Muji, etc.)
40. Kitchen appliances as new power tools
41. Lifestyle curators
42. Lipstick trumping lip gloss
43. Manga-inspired clothes
44. Mobile technology explosion
45. Mobulimia
46. Music as awareness driver; concerts and other residuals as cash cow
47. Musicovery (music tailored to moods)
48. Myanmar
49. Nollywood (the rise of Nigerian cinema)
50. Outsourcing to Ukraine (and other Eastern European countries)
51. Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto
52. Pantone's 18-3943 (blue iris)
53. Pets in the office
54. Prius homes
55. Radical transparency
56. Radiohead repeats (name-your-own-price music)
57. Recycling into fashion (Nau, Gary Harvey, etc.)
58. Selfless as the new selfish
59. Sex and the City, the movie
60. Shiny Toy Guns (the band)
61. Skiing in novel spots (Kashmir, Japan, Greenland, Russia, Korea,
etc.)
62. Single men saying no to sex
63. Skype sex
64. Smart Cars in American cities
65. SNS (social network service) brand communities
66. Spanish actor Javier Bardem
67. Staycations
68. Sturking
69. Tequila as the new wine
70. The N-11
71. Third screen (the mobile screen) rivaling the first screen (TV)
72. Trans-ertainment
73. U.S. gymnast Shawn Johnson
74. U.S. presidential election
75. Vicarious consumption
76. (Video) Gaming Olympics
77. Virtual gifting
78. Wannabe young Internet entrepreneurs (a.k.a. Mark Zuckerberg
copycats)
79. Weak dollar/strong euro
80. Women juggling men

Found on JWT

Another great TED Talk



If you're in education, watch this...great view on where creativity stands in our society.

TED

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Open ID


DataPortability - Connect, Control, Share, Remix from Smashcut Media on Vimeo.

Looks good in the video, and to be honest I've been waiting for something like this for a long time. But does it work? What about privacy and security? Will I really trust this kind of organizations?

Again Google has the best cards in this matter. With my single login I already have plenty of functionalities. I just wait until Google buys whatever service I need...;-)

Long Don Silver



Durex extra large

Sometimes you think "why didn't I come up with the idea"...

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Obama Girl

Seems that politicians seem to adapt very good to the new media. Both Hilary and Obama are using platforms like YouTube and Facebook to spread their message. In my opinion, Obama is the most clever one...

On YouTube, it started about 6 months ago when a so-called fan of Obama posted a spoof of the 1984 ad of Apple. He uses this iconic ad to portrait Hilary as an evil manipulator and controller of the universe. I never believed this was done by a "fan". It has got the word "spin doctor" written all over it.

Same story for Obama Girl. She appeared on YouTube a few months ago and is a big hit now with almost 5 million views up till now. She no ordinary fan! She is so perfect...is she black, white, Hispanic? You just can't tell, perfect for every voter to identify with. Her first video is a textbook example how you can bring a boring message over to a large, non-interested public. Throw in some boobs and a nice ass and they'll watch it (over 4,5 million times!). The second is even better! Obama Girl gets help from her even more beautiful girlfriend and they go to the gym and get sweat all over their body. This clip is a real production.

And what does Hilary do? She cries...her spin doctors believed that she needs to show emotion so the public perceives her as more emotional and soft. It's a pity she can't act though...it doesn't look genuine to me! Do people really buy this crap (b)?

Interesting to see how this evolves...will the Americans go for tits and asses or for (fake) emotion?

To be continued...

1984




Original Obama Girl




Obama Girl returns





Hilary cries

Funny pic part 2



Daddy, daddy, can we take Fluffy on the dinghy...

Funny pic part 1




Bummer...

Thursday, January 03, 2008