Two weeks after making news with a television advertisement attacking Christine Quinn, the "anyone-but-Quinn" coalition NYC Is Not For Sale is taking their message out into the streets of New York. Yesterday the campaign set up outside six subway stops across the city, handing out plastic cigars an ... More >>
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This is the best Presidential endorsement by a famous old guy since Jon Voight (who now supports Romney as well) told reporters in 2008 that Rudy Giuliani's "commitment to keeping our military strong and his track record of transforming New Yorkers makes him the right man at the right time for ... More >>
Last week Billboard published the Hot 100 chart covering the post-Super Bowl week, and unsurprisingly the most notable leap on the chart was made by a song featured on the telecast. The surprise was that it wasn't "Give Me All Your Luvin'," Madonna's new single, performed during her halftime show pe ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg appeared on a Super Bowl-themed Meet The Press segment this morning, and sounded off on topics like increasing taxes for the wealthy, his Mayors Against Illegal Guns Super Bowl ad and the potential for an Iraq War veterans' parade in the city. Paired with Indiana Governor Mitch Danie ... More >>
Casey Neistat created the above public service announcement in response to an ongoing issue: the NYPD's record-high ticket writing for cyclists, often for infractions that aren't really on the books as illegal in New York City. Neistat, like so many others, was hit with a $50 fine for not riding in ... More >>
Making lemonade from lemons
5 Bodily Fluids (2011) public service announcement from jason wishnow on Vimeo. I actually didn't know all of these! This is servicey. Slightly gross, but servicey. [via BoingBoing] [email@example.com] [@_rosiegray]
The struggling automakers of the United States have taken to Twitter for a little boost in popularity, hoping to humanize their brands. This week, that down-to-earth realness became a little bit too real when someone behind the official @ChrystlerAutos account tweeted, "I find it ironic that ... More >>
I thought the ad -- recently screened on AOL, so it's still being mainstreamed on some level -- was funny, and a little stoopid, too. It's really like something you'd see in a Luis Buñuel movie, like The Phantom of Liberty or The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie: A group of congregants li ... More >>
Public Service Announcement for the Internet: if you didn't already know, the President of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, has changed his Twitter username to @MedvedevRussiaE. That is all. Previously: In Soviet Russia, DOG Name YOU! [FK]
Adding to Scientology's woes, some of the people who have been making defections in recent years are turning around and writing damning tell-alls. Regular publishers won't touch these books -- even though some of them are actually very well written -- so the authors have had to go the self-p ... More >>
rumpleteaser/flickrButchering at home: it's just cool.With the rock star butcher backlash looming, at-home butchery is the next step in this culinary climate that favors DIY and nose-to-tail cooking. In his Time column, Josh Ozersky takes a look at the trend of hacking up one's meat in the co ... More >>
I hate to bring it up, but daylight savings time kicked in at 2 this morning. If you haven't yet, move your clock ahead an hour (the current time in New York is here). Think of it as one less hour of rainy Sunday. This has been a public service announcement. Sorry.
Wal-Mart is testing the idea of switching to private-label spices by replacing McCormick products with its own generic brand in some stores. The chain is currently responsible for 11 percent of McCormick's sales. [Wall Street Journal] Weight loss success stories marketed by such fast-food ch ... More >>
This incredible video details how hamburgers are prepped by stylist Jennifer Eustock for TV commercials. The process involves gluing sesame seeds, branding the patty, and propping up the lettuce with straight pins. After you see this, you'll know why your Big Mac and Whopper can't measure up to thei ... More >>
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Leslie Crocker Snyder's no-holds-barred attack ads on rival Cy Vance Jr. for serving as attorney for "murderers, mobsters and white collar criminals" are backfiring - at least among some lawyers. Snyder lost one of her most prominent backers this afternoon when veteran defense lawyer Michael F. ... More >>
A little firm called Denizen is suing the J. Walter Thompson ad agency because its recent creepy TV ad gimmick closely resembles a creepy TV ad gimmick they showed JWT years ago. The offending ads, for Microsoft web engine Bing, have characters from the NBC show The Philanthropist talking about ho ... More >>
The YouTube phenom that is Slap Chop Rap by DJ Steve Porter has gotten more than 3.7 million views. Now, TMZ reports that the video, a remix of an informercial for Slap Chop, is being aired as a real TV commercial with a few minor tweaks. Here is the original remix for your viewing pleasure. [TMZ ... More >>
'Veggie Love': PETA's Banned Super Bowl Ad PETA's banned video advises: Once you go broccoli, you never go back. Is that a carrot in your pocket or are you just glad to see me? NBC won't let PETA even try to ask that question, banning the animal-rights group's proposed Super Bowl ad campaign. FO ... More >>
Napster revives the freedom to explore, but will it dent Apple's now iconic market hegemony?
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