Audi Impresses With "The Green Police"

While I thought that most of the commercials that aired during the Superbowl this year were garbage, this spot touting Audi's green cred stood out as one of the best. The fast-paced and funny premise, the revamp of the Cheap Trick classic "Dream Police", and the effective transmission of the brand's message, all teamed up to make this one a winner.

However, even funnier than the commercial is the way that any mention of environmental conservation brings out the crazy anti-environmentalist fringe in large numbers. Just scroll through and read some of the absolutely hilarious comments below this YouTube video. These people would have you believe that this commercial is an accurate portrayal of the leftist-environmentalist-neo-fascist police state that will inevitably develop in the morally bankrupt America that the coastal liberal elitists plan to install sooner rather than later if they (errrrr . . . we) get the chance. Enjoy!

Brighter Mornings, Brighter Days

BBDO Toronto teamed up with Tropicana to create this brilliant spot, and the campaign behind it, in order to promote new Tropicana Essentials Orange Juice. On January 8th, a balloon emitting 100,000 lumens was floated above the Canadian town of Inuvik where the sun doesn't come out for months during the winter, essentially bringing light to an otherwise dark place. The campaign, entitled "Brighter Mornings or Brighter Days" will launch immediately after the 2010 Winter Olympics' closing ceremonies.

Hey Now, Get Your Cheat On

Do you have a little somebody in your life that might need just a wee bump on an upcoming quiz? Show them that true love means helping those that you care about most cheat in pursuit of their goals. Head over to the Paper Pastries' Etsy shop to snag them a "Know-It-All No.2 Pencil Set." There's a set with reminders for chefs too!


Go Figure, Conservatives Confused

Yesterday, while reading salon.com, I came across these interesting survey results from John Sides, a professor of political science at George Washington University. The results of this survey of self-identifying conservatives confirm what most of us already know, but few on the right are willing to admit. Republicans have a thing for big government.

As is evident from the above, while conservatives frequently rail about big-spending, big-government liberals, the majority of them, when presented with an actual list of potential areas where spending could be cut, don't actually want to cut anything. This is illustrative of a larger problem that conservative Republicans seem to have, a disconnect between their rhetoric and reality.

In regard to the same poll, I found a comment from blogger Matthew Yglesias that I couldn't agree more with:
Even I’m more spending-averse than this! I’d be for reducing spending on the “war on terrorism” and “tightening border security,” and though I don’t want to cut spending on repairs to existing roadways, I’d be happy to virtually eliminate spending on new highways.
For the whole salon.com analysis, click here.


Wayne Coyne's Weird Digs

Today, I happened upon a link to the website of Fitzsimmons Architecture Firm of Oklahoma City. The specific link was to photographs of the home of Wayne Coyne, lead singer of the Flaming Lips. The place is weird, to say the least. Though not such a surprise coming from Coyne. Somewhere George Jetson is drooling over this living room.

Click this link to see more pics.