Thursday, June 5, 2008

Oh Blogger, I'm just not that into you

This blog has MOVED.


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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Graphic designers are all alike

I understand there are millions of DVD covers and it would be impossible for each one to be uniquely distinctive, but come on.

(Note: These are all recent releases I randomly bumped into on Netflix.)

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

You're dead to me: Famous screw ups

Earlier this week, The Smoking Gun broke the news about some negative allegations made by Bill Murray's wife in their divorce battle. Allegations of physical abuse, abandonment, and alcoholism made the whole world collectively cover their ears and loudly say, "LA LA LA LA!" No one wants to hear unfavorable things about their beloved celebrities; it makes them...human, and we don't like that. After all, real people are weird and obnoxious and not constantly charming and 100 percent camera ready all the time. Perish the thought. Below are a few celebrities whose true colors tarnished their glowing reputation.

Tom Cruise
This actor has gone through several public phases. From '80s hunk star, to '90s bankable actor, he surprised more than a few when he started the early '00s with a healthy dose of pure crazy. From shameless Scientology pandering, to creepy declarations of love to Katie Holmes, Cruise's public image has changed dramatically for the worse.

Evan Rachel Wood
This critically praised actress mostly known for Thirteen and other indie gems went off the deep end when she started a relationship with irrelevant shock rocker Marilyn Manson. From starring in the stomach turning music video for Manson's "Heart Shaped Glasses" video, to showing up to premieres looking like a girl version of Manson, Wood quickly evolved from being one of the few smart young actresses to yet another naive 20-something. Hopefully it's just a "stage."

Jude Law
Jude Law was the perfect quintessential hot guy, starring in movies like Alfie and dating actresses like Sienna Miller. Unfortunately, somewhere along the road he morphed into a smarmy nanny-screwer with unflattering penis pics floating across the web. He's also balding. OK, so I'm aiming low.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Something fishy: Advertising versus the real thing

Mmm, mysterious pinky fish thing.
Where can I buy?

When I was a kid, I used to watch the show Earth to Kids, an early '90s show about common advertising gimmicks. The episode that most stuck with me was the one about McDonald's french fries where they explained why TV fries weren't all gross and limpy like real world fries (apparently because the recipe involved toothpicks and Styrofoam).

The German website pundo3000.com conducted a product comparison project where they took pictures of 100 food products and compared how the products looked on the package to how the products looked in real life. Conclusion? Pink is a flavor!

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Coming soon: Beyond Good and Evil 2

The painfully underrated gem Beyond Good and Evil finally gets a sequel five years later. Below is the first teaser trailer shown during Ubidays 2008 live conference earlier today. The exact platform is still unknown.

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