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Cockroaches and nuclear holocausts

By on Jun 25, 2011 in On A Whim | 12 comments

The first short story I ever wrote (at age 9) was about a family of cockroaches after they survived a nuclear holocaust. This is not scary. What is scary is that I was writing about nuclear holocausts at age 9. Too much Discovery Channel. (Yeah yeah, I know, this is déjà vu for my Twitter / Facebook followers. I felt like sharing it with an extended audience, m’kay?) I’d kill anything to come up with ideas like that to write these days. Stuck in a rut. *** Fact: Merely looking at this Cannes Silver Lion award-winning advertisement puts on an FBI watchlist. Even if you live in a country outside of FBI jurisdiction. *** Sachin Tendulkar wearing “a large, khaki-colored, floppy hat. Like, that a lady would wear while gardening. This is apparently legal.” Billie Jean. And a “vital, passionate Afridi”. This is what you get when two Americans who’ve never watched cricket ‘live-blog’ an India vs Pakistan match months later. Cannot. Stop. Laughing. (via...

RANDOM CLIPS ARE ALL IN

By on May 10, 2011 in On A Whim | 4 comments

“LET US THROW IN A BUNCH OF RANDOM CLIPS TOGETHR AND PPL WILL LIEK IT!!1″ – Adidas, 2011 “SPORTS, KATY PERRY…YADA, YADA, SAME SHIT LET US PUT ALL VIDEO CLIPS IN!!1” – Adidas, slightly later in 2011 “LET US THROW IN JESUS-MUSIC AND THE MORMONS WILL LIEK IT!!1″ – Adidas, ever so slightly later-er in 2011

Sex is no accident

By on Mar 31, 2011 in On A Whim | 3 comments

The Indian version of this ad merely shows bushes rustling.

“A soldier in all of us”

By on Nov 11, 2010 in On A Whim | 0 comments

Another day, a release of yet another video war game that blurs the line between reality and make-believe. This time its Call of Duty: Black Ops. The TV commercial they released for the game is brilliant yet simple. One of those ideas where everyone thinks, “Oh, why didn’t I think of that!” (Many gamers seem to be ‘discovering’ the classic sounds of Rolling Stones, after Gimme Shelter was used in this ad.) I instantly liked this ad for the real-yet-not-real vibe that it gives off from the start – a nattily dressed woman walking amidst rubble and taking potshots. Cleverly chosen characters such as concierge picking up a phone call behind shelter, the slender girl kicking a door down, a surgeon lobbing a flashbang, the flustered guy with ‘proud n00b’ plastered on his RPG launcher who causes a big – and ineffective – bang, all get the point that this is a game that lets you live your fantasies accurately. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better they throw in this motherfucker into the mix. :D Update: This ad was created by TBWA/Chiat/Day, the same ad agency that handles Apple’s ad account. More on the making of this ad on AdAge. Many gamers seem to be ‘discovering’ the classic sounds of Rolling Stones, after Gimme Shelter was used in this ad (and the Black Ops) launch...

wtf.www?

By on Sep 30, 2010 in On A Whim | 14 comments

Advertisements seem to be getting crazier by the day in India. Now that Google has jumped into the fray with ads for Chrome, I wonder how many retards actually typed ‘fast.www’ into their browser today. Google Chrome’s outdoor ads in the UK though (the picture above was taken at Guildford railway station) on the other hand are…cute. :) In comparison, the Chrome India ad is lame, as if DAVP had conceptualized the ad. **** “This is a news website article about a scientific paper In the standfirst I will make a fairly obvious pun about the subject matter before posing an inane question I have no intention of really answering: is this an important scientific finding? In this paragraph I will state the main claim that the research makes, making appropriate use of “scare quotes” to ensure that it’s clear that I have no opinion about this research whatsoever. In this paragraph I will briefly (because no paragraph should be more than one line) state which existing scientific ideas this new research “challenges”…” soi soi soi...