Friday, October 19, 2007

Ode to Michael Gondry

The new Motorola website,featuring a film by Michael Gondry, actually got me thinking about a bunch of cool stuff he's done, most of which you can find here.

A few of my favorites.


So now, is this a steal?

Sure it is.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Photo Tuesday on Thursday

Jeff Minton. Found him in this month's Texas Monthly - a photo essay on Texas high school mascots. Wow.

Thoughts from the AICP show

"I feel like J-Lo without an entourage."

"Sweet Jesus."

"Hi. Hi. Hello. How are you. Hi. Hi. Nice to meetcha."

"THESE are the free drinks?"

"I can write off a $12 Woodford Reserve."

"I'm under dressed."

"Wow, I'm totally under dressed."

"Ah. I'm totally OVER dressed compared to THAT guy."

"Is that really chicken?"

"I didn't know you could get eyeglasses that looked like those."

"Or those."

"Did it just get louder in here?"

"Hmmmm. My business cards are all bent from being in my wallet."

"Wow. I only have three business cards in my wallet."

"Here, let me write that down on this coaster/napkin/ATM receipt."

"Peggy Moore is ubiquiteous."

"Are those branded nunchucks?"

"A free hat!"

"A free shirt!"

"The valet staff at the Hotel Palomar are on it."

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Imagine my relief

New study: Swearing=good.
I fucking knew it.

Thanks Fox.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Photo Tuesday

These aren't new. But they're worth a look.

Dang I love Vanity Fair.

Top: Annie Leibowitz
Bottom: Mary Ellen Mark

Another classic referral

This one joins the list of other greats.
Made better by the fact that I know the search was conducted by someone at Chiat/Day.

Monday, October 15, 2007


What do you make of all this?
Cool? Creepy?

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Oh shit, ya'll

no. Not a Kevin Federline post.

Trevor Edwards is Nike’s corporate vice president for global brand and category management. And he's spending just 33 percent of Nike's $678 million United States advertising budget on ads with television networks and other traditional media companies. That’s down from 55 percent 10 years ago, according to the trade publication Advertising Age. (all courtesy of NyTimes and Bill, who led me out here into these woods.)

Obviously this is bad news for traditional media outlets. But is it necessarily good news for interactive agencies? The business of connecting with consumers can mean a lot of things that don't involve the web. Or an iPod. Nike pretty much invented the modern athletic endorsement.

Of course on the heels of a quote like that, wouldn't it be cool to see a bunch of TV and magazine channels lose Nike's phone number and stop returning their calls? You don't need US? Fuck you Nike, we don't need YOU.

Of course it won't happen. Now if you'll excuse me, I'll just curl up with the latest issue of AdBusters and dream.