Spod Spot

Something for the ‘crasher kids;

  • glow in the dark ice lollies. Basically an ice lolly with a glow stick (chemical light stick) instead of the traditional wooden spatula
  • Pedestrian turn signals’ or in British English – indicators for people? Weird

For right thinking folk there is a cool review of of the Bourne Supremacy on Salon (subscription or free-day pass required). Ludlum’s Jason Bourne series were books that I read when I was 12 and 13, I guess they were the Rudyard Kipling of my day.

On another note, I must say I think Salon’s day pass scheme is one of the best ideas I have seen in making online advertising pay for media owners. Oh yeah, the film is supposed to be very good.

Feature Creep

 

First of a regular column by Gizmodo features ebooks and why they have failed to fulfil their potential. Hopefully they will cover Tablet PCs next.

Sociology more than just a qualification for a McJob

One of my colleagues has been doing research on an issues management campaign in the offing and came across SIRC (Social Issues Research Centre), an Oxford based organisation with lots of useful articles on their site. Apparently they spawned the term ‘white van man’.

And they don’t ask you if you want fries with your web page.

Jack Morton’s 360 Degree newsletter


Just a brief posting to flag up a couple of articles from Jack Morton’s 360 Degree experiential marketing newsletter.

Non-traditional tactics and the 2004 election campaign

RFID tagging of conference attendees

 

Fantastic Viral Clips

Bainst is a web designer with a sense of humour based around subverting the form of communication. Check out some of his really cool viral videos. The Soul Calibur (a Mortal Kombat type fighting game for hormone crazed teenage boys) characters getting jiggy wid it, rather than taking chunks out of each other and a public service announcement making it clear why tax evasion is your civic duty!

Making your vote count

Eligible to vote in the forthcoming US elections, but haven’t registered yet? Well, you can do here and its easy.

This was a renaissance chambara public service blog.

The real Spiderman blockbuster

Spite Your Face Productions made this Lego epic to tie in with Spiderman 2, its really cool. Check it out here in MPEG4 (get Quicktime to play it).

Virtual Drunk

Flash game from some sort of Swiss German drinking festival here. Use the arrow keys to control your drunkard.

SourceNext: mad, bad or dangerous?

Crazy Japanese software company makes craz-ey adverts, seriously check these out. Maximum kudos to Ashlee Vance at The Register for bringing this to a Western audience.

Viral Craic-er

Southwark Council reinvents Frogger with an anti-drug abuse message here courtesy of my colleague Lucy

Counterculture Boutique


I’ve had a number of links sent to me that were too good not to share with you all. A veritable boutique of counterculture:

– Donkey Bong

JoeCartoon clogged up many networks in the late 90’s with his un-PC and puerile flash animations, creating characters like the Cheech & Chong ‘Stoned Fly’ and Gerbill. The most memorable animations like the frog in the blender and gerbil in the microwave allowed office workers to unleash the passive sadism that lies beneath us all and put the phrase Who’s ya Daddy? into popular English usage. His work has defined what a viral campaign is. He is back with another dollop of surreal weirdness and ultraviolence. More on it here.

– Graff Jewelry

No not Graffthe most fabulous jewels in the world, but graffiti enabled by the reverse setting on a diamond ring by Tobias Wong. Get caught making use of your ring to make your mark on the world by tagging car and train windows, luscious pearlescent paint work on a TVR or your boss’ computer screen. You can see Tobias’ diamond project here.

– American Public Money Spent on Vanity Corporate Film On Adult Entertainment industry

OK, we are currently pitching for a UK-based adult entertainment orientated television channel and web site, this this website designed to complement a PBS Frontline documentary on the adult entertainment industry was useful for research into the business . Seriously though, looking at this, there are some scary people out there, interesting facts – a starlet in the industry has an average career lifespan of just 12 months. Sombre, disturbing and yet compelling reading here. Glamourous like Boogie Nights it ain’t.

– Jump Up & Get Down Massive Scene!

Email text from Supercharged Records: “Click on the link below to hear an exclusive preview of all the tracks from the forthcoming Freestylers ‘Raw As F**k’ album!

Turn audio off on the front page and click on ‘album info’ and then ‘preview album’

 

http://www.thefreestylers.com/

We would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of you how have purchased Push Up. Thank you!

The album is out in the UK on the 5th July, contact you local record store to pre-order a copy!”

George W Bush Election Campaign Site


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Airtight Pranksters Back with another Viral Clip


Club promoters Tribal Gathering have released another viral video clip to promote their Airtight night of bangin’ breaks at Sankey’s Soap, Manchester here. The event is tonight and the Stanton Warriors are headlining.

A Few Links For You


– A guide for Americans on the ethics of football (soccer) matches. (Number one, the match is not divided into quarters like a pizza but two halves).

– Suck it up and weep geeks, IT is a commodity that doesn’t make that much of a difference, despite Microsoft’s agile business guff

– Financial services industry protects society’s morals and keeps up steady jihad against web-based filth peddlers. Or maybe like the Bank of Ireland CEO Mike Soden, they are reveling in the Victorian value of hypocrisy