Month: July 2020

  • Nike – Can’t Stop Us

    My kids are sick of me showing them Nike’s latest commercial which was just released this morning and already has almost 5 million views on YouTube and over 50k retweets on Twitter. It’s just so good. Not only does Nike tap into the deep longing we all have to get back together and enjoy sports, […]

  • Context

    An on-going collection of layout blunders. If you have some to add, link them in the comments.

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    “The film … is a good one. And you don’t have to be so screwed up and cause such a horror for the whole country – you can watch it without that,” said the Ukrainian interior minister after President Zelenskiy (the former comedian) agreed to recommend a niche Joaquin Phoenix film on Facebook in return for […]

  • Our New Future

    looks grim

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    While a shocking number of Americans can’t be bothered to wear a mask, this Indian businessman threw down $4000 his own custom gold mask. A Japanese robotics company turned its attention to the mask problem and made one that does more than just save lives. The charmingly named Donut Robotics invented an internet-enabled mask that […]

  • Masked

    Masked

    City council meetings give us a glimpse into the soft underbelly of the American democracy. I remember having to sit through a Pennington, NJ neighbor debate at length with a Verizon representative who wanted to place a cell tower on top of the local firehouse. “Make it a ziggurat,” he said to the perplexed Verizon […]

  • SmartNews goes ダウンタウン

    SmartNews goes ダウンタウン

    SmartNews kicked off a new TV advertising campaign in Japan bringing together Hitoshi Matsumoto and Masanori Hamada from the comedy duo Downtown co-star in a commercial together for the first time in 10 years. Several features that are unique to our Japanese edition are in the campaign. The hugely popular coupon feature which, if you’re […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Nearly $5.5M worth of counterfeit pajamas were confiscated at Port of Los Angeles. Nudists are debating if wearing a face mask makes you no longer a true nudist. Billionaire Kanye West’s company was awarded a multimillion-dollar coronavirus stimulus grant so they can continue to make shoes like this. Ringo Starr celebrated his 80th birthday and […]

  • Death as Art

    Death as Art

    These are the times we live in. Artist James Beckwith plotted each death from January thru June along a timeline, on a map and set it to music, “each country is represented by a tone and an expanding blip on the map when a death from Covid-19 is recorded” says Beckwith on his YouTube page. […]

  • Deep Fake Chaff

    Deep Fake Chaff

    There’s a thing called chaff that fighter aircraft use as a counter-measure against radar. It’s basically strips of aluminum foil which, when deployed in a cloud behind a plane as flies through the air, confusing the enemy radar with multiple targets. I think of chaff when I think of how a Boston University team has […]

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