Photo Enforcement

3 07 2013

This is so hilarious.  Enjoy this awesome animated gif:

guy in red light camera costume

I love that he takes one more several more “pictures” even after the cops hit the brakes and back up … and one more as the door opens.

Taken from this longer video of the same prank:

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Friday Funny – Insensitive Advertising

29 03 2013

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Earlier this week, we received an industry newsletter with a bit about an ad campaign gone awry in Ford’s foreign operations.

We have to say, while certainly tasteless, the Berlusconi one is dead-on; they probably could have substituted the now-infamous Domimique Strauss-Kahn in his place, just as well.

Some choice quotes from the article:

The company this week apologized for the advertisements, decried as demeaning to women, including one depicting Italy’s former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi with a trio of bound women in the trunk of a car.

Similar ads featured Paris Hilton apparently kidnapping reality television rivals the Kardashian sisters — all three sisters tied up and one in a bikini — and Formula One driver Michael Schumacher abducting his male racing competition

Ad firm JWT India fired several employees over the incident, and apologized saying that the ads were neither requested by Ford, nor intended for “paid publication” but rather were “part of a creative exercise”.

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Strange Random Advertisement

28 03 2013

This advertisement displayed on the LA Times website this morning.

As we’ve asked previously – who is this ad targeted towards? If they’re trying to get overweight people to click, they should have shown a cartoon hamburger or something, not this unfortunate-looking lass:

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On Lube, Using Your Own Products, and Justifications for Flogging the Pony

26 03 2013

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Our San Gabriel Valley bureau chief sent this item in yesterday – spotted in a press release from an adult lube company called Empowered Products.

The owner of the company is quoted in the press release as being a proud user of the company’s product, saying that he uses it “to clear my mind of carnal distractions in order to make better decisions throughout the day.”

We have to admit, that’s a pretty good justification for the act.

Amazon even sells the stuff. (What can’t you find on Amazon or eBay these days?) Their product description really says it all … You’ve got to read it to believe it.

Amongst the highlights: it “gets better” the more you use it.





Manic Monday – Dennis Rodman in North Korea

4 03 2013

Well this is one of the best stories ever. Dennis Rodman held court – pun intended – with the reclusive and belligerent North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

It’s difficult to overstate how strange and wonderful this really is. On the one hand, this guy just detonated another underground nuclear bomb and launched a long range missile.

On the other hand, it’s got to be a good sign that he is open to some Western ideas, even if it’s in the form of Dennis Rodman.

The pictures speak for themselves – these guys clearly enjoyed the game.

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Why, Why Manti?

30 01 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5ffHd7O3yQ

 

Many thanks to our crack South Bay Bureau Chief for sending this one in.





Tim Tebow’s Inbox

18 11 2012

Courtesy our South Bay bureau chief: