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The public service announcement: Dumb Ways to Die

A 3-minute public service announcement video for Metro Trains Melbourne. The endearingly silly cute graphics and sticky indie folk sound made me watch it immediately a second time. An effective and unexpected take on the standard warnings which makes the… Continue reading

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The Biblio-Mat: a novel way to sell books

Forgive the cheesy pun in the title, but I had to do it… Two things I love – vending machines and books – combined in one: the Biblio-Mat! The Monkey’s Paw, a secondhand book shop in Toronto, built a one-off… Continue reading

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The 5¢ Coke

From 1886 up to about 1959 – over 70 years! – the price of Coke was just 5¢. At the start, Coke was sold as syrup to soda fountains. Bottled drinks were an unproven newfangled idea, and Coca-Cola’s president didn’t… Continue reading

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The Old Spice commercial, recast with cat

Old but still funny, Puss in Boots trailer / spoof on the Old Spice ad. Puss in Boots is perfectly cast as the Old Spice man – the same devil-may-care attitude and overconfident charm. The original Old Spice commercial…

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