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Gillette Fusion: Hydra Cool

Of Dammiting Hydra and Engaging the Masses

Two big things happened this past week. One was quiet, but the other was very loud. The quiet and more recent one was Marvel’s Epicly Smooth rollout of the Age Of Ultron Trailer–yes, smooth, even in the face of it being leaked...

Heavy Metal: December 1978 Cover

Heavy Metal Magazine: Looking Back on...

Since I inherited my father’s collection of Heavy Metal last autumn, I’ve been working my way through the magazines, scanning 12 pages of each and posting them, one a day. While I have been enjoying the primary content...

Polaroid Christmas commercial

13 Days of Xmas 2011, Day 5 –...

Day 5 has traditionally been a day to review some classic commercials–some famous, some infamous. This ever since way back on Year One we gave you our Top 10 favorite Xmas commercials of all time. But now it’s time to sit back...

Threadless: What Lies Beneath

Threadless: Everything’s Happy...

The good news is that the new t-shirt from Threadless that has me excited, “What Lies Beneath,” has nothing to do with the yawn-worthy film of the same name. Instead, it’s an exploration of what exactly is going on beneath...

Glass Wax Santa

13 Days of Xmas 2010, Day 5: And Now, Fun...

It’s 13 Days of Xmas, kids. And Day 5 is when we’ve usually been involved in advertising madness. Like last year. Or the year before that. Or what we first started with, our Top 10 Christmas Commercials. So first up, we’d...

Don Adams: Electronic Detective

Your Cyber Monday Morning Mental Sorbet: 5...

Each Monday we try to give you something to start off your work week. Something odd. Something disturbing. Sometimes even something downright deranged. This week, it’s Cyber Monday. And we hope you’ll be kind enough to conduct...

Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving From Need Coffee

So it’s Turkey Day here in America. And we extend this invitation to everyone in the world: if you want to join us in our overeating holiday, please feel free. But even if you don’t want to eat that much, we can all still find...

Caprica

Caprica: They Just Keep Blowing It Up

So, the other day I was thinking to myself, “Man, it’s really difficult to get people to agree on what makes a good Science-Fiction television property. While some people like the science and tech to be a backdrop for the human...