Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Where we're headed


Anyone worth his copy of wired knows that the future is now. In fact, Slingshot has firmly embraced "the Future" as a strategic deliverable for our clients. Give them the work they asked for. Give them work that makes them uncomfortable. And give them work that is "the future."

Fucking A.

So here's a couple things to know about the future from a self-described FUTURIST.

Oooooooooooooooooooooooo.

PICTURE: Tom Cruise cropping pictures on his new iPhone.

Monday, July 23, 2007

The ragged edge of huh?


It Suffers from irritating audio, but the writing is sorta funny.
Comcast Triple Play (via Creativity.com, which seems to have restyled Adcritic so you can get in there without a subscription???)

Pic courtesy of John K's blog.

Ace of Base


I was diggin' through a pile of illustrators today, when I was reminded of Gary Baseman. Among his more mainstream achievements: illustrating the kid's game, Cranium.

Of course his fine artwork is all kindsa freaky. And that's just fine. I love his vinyl toys. For those of you who include me on your Christmas lists.

Witness this review.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Sunday Night Ponderings

As I look back and forth between pictures of Tammy Faye and Posh Beckham, I pause to remember that - for all their ridiculousness, these are people. With real lives. And while their sound bites and eye make-up may make them look a bit bizarre, don't we all share a little blame in their craziness? We US-Weekly buying, evangelical supporting masses? All they wanted was to be loved. And be great. And in the end they'll return dust to dust. Spotlight or no.

The celebrity meltdown is always such a weird thing to witness: Paul Rubens and Nick Nolte and Paris Hilton have all had their mugshot published. Britney's shaved...er..head. Michael's pajamas-in-court. We put them up to this. We warped their minds when all they wanted was to be loved and/or left alone.

Money kills people. From the inside out.