Friday, December 08, 2006

flags of the world rebranded

this is a link to see what the flags of the world would look like if they were to rebrand. pretty cool.

http://www.frederiksamuel.com/blog/images/myflags.swf

Monday, December 04, 2006

self portrait

this is how i feel




Sunday, December 03, 2006

human statue

stop animation

video

Monday, November 06, 2006

be jackson pollock

go to http://www.jacksonpollock.org/ to create your own jackson pollock work of art.

fun sheep flash game

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/sleep/sheep/

lost in translation

When Pepsi cola tried to expand their market into China, they had a terrible time. The product was good enough, but they just couldn’t get their advertising slogans to work in the Chinese market. Something seemed to get lost in translation.

In the 1950s, Pepsi’s slogan was "Be sociable." This was translated as, "Be intimate." Not exactly a great message considering China’s political position in the ’50s. Sales actually went down instead of up.

In the ’60s, Pepsi’s slogan was, "Now it’s Pepsi for those who think young." That was translated as, "New Pepsi is for people with the minds of children." Sales fell even further.

Not knowing what else to do, Pepsi hurriedly changed its marketing once again, but the new "Come alive with Pepsi!" slogan became "Pepsi brings your ancestors back from the dead." Noting the problem, Pepsi switched to "Come alive! You’re in the Pepsi generation," but this was translated as "Resurrect! Your body will be made of Pepsi!"

At that point the company just plain gave up. They never did overcome the translation problem.

To this day, cola drink sales in China are dominated by a local brand, Bite the Wax Tadpole.

And Pepsi wasn’t the only company with this problem: Budweiser’s "For all you do, this Bud’s for you" is translated to "All you get for your work is a beer."

more funny translated slogans
http://www.all-lies.com/legends/business/products/pepsiinchina.shtml

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

personalized m&ms

http://www.mymms.com/customprint/index.asp?src=111483&sc_cid=DR_BNO_M3BH0600DDG11037

Monday, October 30, 2006

vintage hungarian commercial

my hands are bananas

this is a good site for many kinds of tutorials


http://journalism.berkeley.edu/multimedia/tutorials/photoshop/


and here are some random amusing finds from youtube





Tuesday, October 17, 2006

when it rains it pours.

My 2003 Jeep Liberty has been in and out of the dealership cuz they keep saying they fixed it, and it keeps breaking down. I think I got punked. The something converter is on back order and they said it will be atleast a couple of weeks. My sister let me borrow her extra car, an old mini van. I drove it for a couple of days and it started smoking. So then I borrowed my other sisters mini van. That too stopped working. So tomorrow i am going to rent a car. This is my car number 4 in october. 4! How is that statistically possible?!?!?! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

life is good. weeeeeeeeee. yaaaaaaaaaay.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQPgV1uf5lA