Worst Knock-off Commercial Ever

Ok the viral video series for advertising concept is already old. Garnier Fructis is trying to do their own version, and of course it’s in the fashion of instructing men how to be more manly men. This is from Garnier Fructis… Who the hell needs to be told by them how to be a man? But wait. It gets worse. Much worse. Not only is the general concept overdone and unoriginal, but they specifically copied another “man tip” from another commercial. How to get a ride home from a bar.

Here’s the original one

You remember that right? It’s not that old. It might even be playing still.
The knock-off after the jump. (more…)

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Facebook ads annoy me to no end. I got my degree in criminal justice so they’re usually showing some badass, yet entirely unrealistic police car, and asking me if I’m X years old, depending on how old I am at the time. Last year it would have been “24 years old? Looking for a job in criminal justice? The FBI, DEA and OSHA Need 24 year olds to fight crime!” or something like that. Now they replaced the 24 with 25, due to the fact that I had a birthday. The pictures they use are generally unappealing and ridiculous.

Today they took that to a whole new level.

Exhibit A:

Are you serious? (more…)

Published in: on September 28, 2010 at 3:43 pm  Leave a Comment  
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What the Zeus Virus Looks Like

I thought I knew about all the phishing techniques, and they all sounded pretty avoidable. How in the hell had I never heard of this? It’s a beauty and it’s called a Zeus Virus.

Zeus is a financial malware. It infects consumer PCs, waits for them to log onto a list of targeted banks and financial institutions, and then steals their credentials and sends them to a remote server in real time. Additionally, it may inject HTML into the pages rendered by the browser, so that its own content is displayed together (or instead of) the genuine pages from the bank’s web server. Thus, it is able to ask the user to divulge more personal information, such as payment card number and PIN, one time passwords and TANs, etc.

Not only can most virus software not detect it, but you can be looking right at the effects of it and fail to see it yourself. (more…)

Johnny Damon’s Origins Discovered!

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have sequenced the DNA from four frozen hairs of a Greenlander who died 4,000 years ago in a study they say takes genetic technology into several new realms.
Johnny Damon is a Caveman
Surprisingly, the long-dead man appears to be related directly to former New York Yankee, Johnny Damon, Morten Rasmussen of the University of Copenhagen and colleagues found.

“This provides evidence that Johnny Damon is the closest thing we have to an actual caveman” the researchers wrote in Thursday’s issue of the journal Nature. (more…)

The iPad: It’s an oversized iPod Touch! Or is it?

So, the Apple finally unveiled its iPad. I was cringing, waiting for the sickening outpouring of adulation from Apple fanboys and girls that would send me scurrying under a rock to hide and wait it out. It didn’t happen.

Now, don’t get me wrong; I’m a fan and am typing now on a MacBook Pro that I adore. If I could afford AAPL, I’d buy in. But like you, I’ve had one too many run-ins with Apple proselytizers and have grown weary of the whole routine.

So, the underwhelming response to Apple’s singularly underwhelming new product has been a real giggler. One criticism has rung out loud and clear above all others: It’s just an oversized iPod Touch!

Harsh.

I can’t help but laugh misanthropically at the characterization, but is it true? I decided to compare the two. (more…)

Published in: on January 30, 2010 at 2:59 am  Leave a Comment  
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The Naked and the Undead

I just recently watched Resident Evil: Apocalypse and Resident Evil: Extinction and I noticed a theme. They always find a way to have star, Milla Jovovich, naked, weak and vulnerable. It doesn’t matter that her character, Alice is out of Umbrella’s hands at the beginning of Extinction. We get to see a clone. What does that say about the filmmakers? What does that say about the Resident Evil audiences? And most importantly, will we get such a visual in Resident Evil: Afterlife? Afterlife comes out sometime this year, which is perfectly timed for my recent Resident Evil kick.

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Who Did Kill That Electric Car?

I just got done watching “Who Killed The Electric Car?” This film explores the brief life of the EV1 and other cars spawned by the birth of the EV1. The EV1 was an electric car produced by GM and marketed in California and Arizona. After a few years it was not only discontinued but GM refused to renew any leases (and they had not sold any of the vehicles. All the cars were rounded up and virtually all of them were destroyed. This film explores the question of why. It’s a very good question and their approach is much more compelling than I expected. (more…)

2009 Oxford Word of The Year!

Unfriend v. – “To remove someone as a ‘friend’ on a social networking site such as Facebook.”

There’s your 2009 Oxford word of the year. I like it. It certainly has slipped into my vocabulary and when I use the word, unfriend, everyone know what I mean. It is certainly a better choice than it’s twitter-related fellow finalist, “hashtag” or the political “birther”. I mean really… Who knew that was a way of describing someone who doesn’t believe Obama was born in the US? Also, according to Oxford lexicographer Christine Lindberg, the word has “real lex appeal”… Whatever that means. (more…)

What’s On Your Mind?

A lot of Yahoo! users (and by extension, a lot of people around the world) have something on their mind. It’s not the war in Iraq, nor is it the war in Afghanistan. It’s not Obama and his peace prize. It’s not even the economy, gas prices or unemployment rates amazingly enough. No. If Yahoo! rank their most popular searches accurately it’s something a touch more trivial. (more…)

This must be a recession; even Google is hurting

It seems like Google can do no wrong, and from reading the story they haven’t. But in this economic climate, that couldn’t stop their stock from slipping by 7.6 percent. As a matter off fact, Google is still growing. It’s making more money than ever before; it’s just that it didn’t meet expectations.

And you’re the problem.

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