Monthly Archives: February 2011

Oscars, the day after

An array of links, inspired by last night’s Academy Awards: Pete Docter’s student film Winter An art-school animated film from Pete Docter, director of last year’s Best Animated Film Up. (/Film) A short story not actually by James Franco about … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

How on earth did Rocky beat All the President’s Men, Network, and Taxi Driver for best pix? This was just plain wrong.  “I’m mad as hell….” Is Ridley Scott’s Prometheus an Alien prequel? And if so, does it matter?  Yes, … Continue reading

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Commentary Through Impersonation: Wisconsin & Arizona

There’s been quite a fuss going on about a journalist from an alternative news source calling up a conservative politician and then impersonating a someone the politician would feel was sympathetic.   The alt journalist then uses the material from … Continue reading

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Radiohead vs. Dave Brubeck – Five Step

A Radiohead / Dave Brubeck mashup by Overdub.  Brilliant!

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Apple’s controversial new subscription policy

A little history, then talk about a current controversy swirling around Apple: If you want to accuse journalists of having a bias, you might start with how they portray Apple and its successful line of computer and media player products. … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 11 – Finding success through mobile advertising

Advertising consultant Kathryn Koegel recently served as a judge of the GSMA Global Mobile Awards.  She writes for Advertising Age that she learned a lot about how mobile advertising is being done around the world.  What did she discover?  That … Continue reading

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Deconstructing the Eminem / Chrysler Commercial

Although it was neither the most watched nor the most remembered, for me the 2-minute long Eminem / Chrysler / Detroit ad was by far the best of the Super Bowl commercials.  Why?  It told a compelling story in a … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 2 – Are you watching this?

If you are not watching Al Jazeera English this Friday, you should be!  Also be following the #Egypt and #Jan25 hashtags on Twitter. There is even an “unstalling dictator” tweetmeme going around.

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Return to Super Bowl Advertising

Here are a number of interesting followup articles on the success (or lack-thereof)  for the Sunday’s Super Bowl ads: Chicago Tribune reviews the Himalayan Restaurant featured in the controversial Groupon ad. The fish curry is ok, but not amazing. Chicago … Continue reading

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Fractured Fairy Tale Interval

Rumpelstiltskin as publicist from The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle

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