Friday, February 09, 2007

A Men's Fashion Retrospective

Although the 70s and 80s were decades of fashion disasters, there's something nostalgic about a fashion statement that was equally unflattering to everyone, creating a universal excuse for looking bad.

Here's a classic ad from NZ for a Kiwi soda named L & P (short for Lemon and Paeroa) which explores and revels in one of these phenomenons and reminds us of a simpler time when men were men, and their fashion sense was totally non-existent.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

A Ban on iPod Oblivion

It seems that people in NYC are walking blithely across the streets with iPods blaring, talking on cellphones or staring at their Blackberries and creating traffic obstacles, sometimes resulting in their own deaths. For some reason, this upsets people and now NYC is planning on fining people $100 for using one of these popular devices while crossing the street. A certain friend might not be too happy about that news, but that said, he probably understands the value of paying attention when his life is at risk.

So soon it will be economically disadvantageous to shuffle across a busy intersection, texting your friends while checking google maps and bopping to the latest Fall-Out Boy single. Sheesh. So much for land of the free...

An Anti-Tagging System (for the non-Internet)

Kiwi ingenuity has come up with a way to defeat those persistent and omnipresent graffiti artists who create visual pollution in our urban centers: make the wall wet! And if people get too close to the wall, spray them with water! Leave it to NZlanders to come up with something practical, harmless, and ultimately beneficial.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

When Car Enthusiasts Get Guns...

This is what happens when the host of Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson, is able to dispose of crap cars the way he really wants to... with FIREPOWER! (What is it with boys and their toys?)

Props to DD for pointing out the distinctly British bent of this humor.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Heck No! (I'll Never Listen To Techno)

Here's a clever little video that makes use of the old Lite-Brite for a bit of stop action madness....