Archive for December, 1969

Clean-burning stoves for the incorrigible

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Your brain can fool you, with lethal results

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Sleeping girl in Hillary’s ad supports Obama

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Barack Obama flier tells it like it is goddam

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

March Madness: good time for a vasectomy!

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

We at AdFreak don’t doubt for a second that there are sports fans crazy enough to plan major life decisions around college basketball tournaments. And neither does the Oregon Urology Institute, which recently aired radio ads urging men to schedule…

Germany scraps ads hyping East’s poverty

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Why outsource your labor solely to Southeast Asian sweatshops when you could set up a perfectly good East German sweatshop? That argument, which I’m paraphrasing, was the gist of a recent campaign by Invest in Germany. The development agency hoped…

McDonald’s employees encouraged to blog

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

It’s great that McDonald’s is encouraging us employees to share our feelings, hopes, dreams and aspirations on Station M, the new internal blog. I’d like to thank everyone on the Albany crew for making me feel at home since I…

Jenna Jameson thinks hard about pleather

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Here’s Jenna Jameson channeling Bettie Page in the “Pleather yourself” PETA ad that we mentioned in our Twitter feed last week. There’s also a video of Jameson talking about how the documentary Earthlings turned her on to animal activism. Jameson…

AOL hires penguin to ease privacy concerns

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Privacy is always going to be a hot topic on the Internet. After all, the thing that separates the Web from other media is its ability to target. The problem is, what if people get too creeped out by ad…

Mark Zuckerberg finds a new best friend

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

From: Mark Zuckerberg To: Sarah Lacy Re: Mission accomplished! Hey, thanks for playing ball at the South by Southwest Interactive conference. Our plan to make me come off as a sympathetic, thoughtful and insightful human being not obsessed with my…