Put them in a box and keep ’em there.

I really should go to bed as I’ve got an early commute tomorrow but I can’t stop playing with Think Tank.

As a publicity stunt, Yahoo! Australia has put a few ad execs in a box and pointed a bunch of web cams at them as they scrum their way through ad campaign ideas for products submitted by users. It’s especially good fun because you can type messages and post pictures that will flash on a wall in Sydney seconds later. The real challenge is to then tune into the sound-enabled webcam to listen and see if you can get a reaction from two people in the room, on the other side of the world. I know what I’m doing with my son this weekend!

From the site:

Yahoo! Think Tank puts some of Australia and New Zealand’s leading creative minds under your control. Between the 3rd and 17th of November 2005, put this resource to work on any brief you can imagine, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Submit a brief online, control their working environment, judge their creative output and watch every minute of it live online.

Need an idea for a pitch? Submit an idea.

Aliens Among Us

Tyler & I riffed on a cool plot line for a movie.

678715072_l.jpgAliens, who have come to appreciate our candy, particularly Laffy Taffy (a name which cracks up Tyler every time), have figured out a way to stock up on their supply without freaking us all out. Every Halloween, they come visit and make the rounds of various neighborhood and use the special code phrase, “Trick or Treat” and get thrown an assortment of goodies. Because it’s Halloween, they never have to cloak themselves or sulk about and if they ever get asked about they even get complimented for their “costumes.”

OK, it sounded better when we talked about it. Let us work on it more.