June 19, 2009 1 Comment
“He’s got an attractive method of perking up a blank wall…”
We know people who know people so you don't have to.
March 31, 2009 1 Comment
In Zimbabwe, most people cannot afford to buy a newspaper because of the hyperinflation and most people cannot afford an independent newspaper because of the “luxury tax” on the sale of imported newspapers, including The Zimbabwean, which is printed in South Africa for distribution in Zimbabwe.
update: from The Zimbabwean on March 31, 2009:
To call attention to thew deplorable situation in Zimbabwe, TBWA\HUNT\LASCARIS collected trillions of dollars worth of worthless Zimbabwe currency to create billboards, flyers and wallpaper. The purpose of the campaign is to support The Zimbabwean newspaper which has been slapped by the Mugabe regime with a 55% luxury duty tax making the paper unaffordable to most citizens.
The campaign is running in England and South Africa where it is hoped people will buy the newspaper to support its ongoing coverage of the country’s plight.
November 29, 2008 2 Comments
Punk rock is the true American art form.
In its purest forms, punk rock is simply a rage of personal freedom and anti-authority that is at the very heart of the American idea. That simple reflex – “fuck you, I don’t have to do what you say” – is what not only founded the nation, but continues to permeate every aspect of American life.
That challenge, that question, that pushback against being told what to do and how to live, it IS the American experience.
Every culture that comes into the melting pot comes here for the same reason: the simple freedom to question.
And no matter what, through even the tightest of home cultures, America – the idea of America – persists and infects.
November 11, 2008 1 Comment
The lights are on but nobody’s home…
This kind of thing has previously happened to the McCain campaign, when no one was minding the online store that allowed comments on all of the items for sale. But now it is the RNC’s turn to open a “feedback forum” without moderation, suggesting that the RNC fails to understand how the Internet works:
and about six hours later, the top two suggestions on the site are: