Monday, June 28, 2010

We demand absolute liberation from Newton's gravitational mania

Today's dose of Blixa comes in the form of a satirical manifesto to end all manifestos.

Einstürzende Neubauten - Was Ist Ist [live at Palast der Republik, 2004]

Guerilla Marketing Goes Prehistoric

More advertising should be this clever, humorous and downright weird. A German ad agency planted items such as fake dinosaur legs and saber tooth fillets in grocery stores to promote Bosch refrigerators.

I could totally go for a fresh mammoth steak.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Atrocity Exhibition 2010

A Taiwanese news network has created video game style 3D animations of current events ranging from Tiger Woods' SUV crash to the Leno/Conan debacle. The latest one - graphically depicting Al Gore's alleged sexual assault of a Portland masseuse - takes it to a new level. Far more of a car wreck you can't look away from than some golfer smashing his Cadillac while fleeing from his enraged wife.

Watch below for the visual metaphor involving a poodle.

A couple things come to mind.

First: imagine your most embarrassing moment. Now imagine that interpreted by someone you've never met half way around the world and rendered in glossy 3D animation. Is it accurate? Doesn't matter. It's out there. All over the world.

Second thought is: if some contemporary artist had done this before a tabloid news program did, they'd be bigger than ol' Damien Hirst right now. Could you imagine? Huge! Imagine digital reenactments of fictional scandals involving historical figures. Lincoln is never going to live down that blowjob he gave Hitler.

[via io9]

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Give the man an ashtray.

If I could be 10% as cool as Alexander Robotnick when I'm 60...