• Louis CK is Our Prophet

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    Hallowed be his name.

    (from BigContrarian)

  • This Makes Us Long For The Razor Sharp :30 Commercial

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    Here’s an online spot (short film) for Staples from their ad agency Duffy & Shanley. It introduces a new character, Coach Tom, to help promote Gift it for Free, a contest giving away online carts full of merchandise to 10,000 lucky winners. The premise has potential, but at TWO MINUTES in length, the joke gets beaten like a Moroccan mule stuck in knee-deep mud. We know there is no overseeing body controlling the length of online content (and we’re thankful for that), but perhaps we all need to make a concerted effort to edit ourselves. Make a joke or two, make your point and move on. When it’s good, we’ll go along for a longer ride. When it’s not, cut your losses.

    (Via Adfreak)

  • Xbox 360 "Lips": Take On Me

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    Groovy work for Lips for the Xbox 360. Agency: T.A.G.

    (Via Coloribus)

  • Zune Spec Spot Inflicts Damage

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    We’re not posting this because we like it or condone it. In fact, when people do bad spec work for brands like Zune that have really exceptional advertising, it makes us want to smash our knuckles into their eyes. Let’s all agree we won’t hire the tasteless fools behind this creation, whoever they may be.

    Update: The spot was created by directing duo, Sibling Rivaly. Now, we know where to focus our hate.

    Zune Paint from Sibling Rivalry on Vimeo.

    (Via AdArena)

  • Bananas Aren't As Funny As We Thought

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    Here at TDE, we like to waste our time so you can waste just slightly less of yours. That’s why this morning we were tempted by a sticker we found on one of our perfectly ripened bananas. It read “LOL at eatachiquita.com.” A texting banana? Cute, right? And we love to LOL, so we decided to visit. Well we’re here to tell you, don’t bother. We didn’t LOL or even CALUOB (chuckle a little under our breath) once. We’re not anti-banana media. It’s just that if you’re going to talk to us while we’re enjoying a great source of potassium (okay, we learned ONE thing at eatachiquita.com) then you better make it worth the effort. So it remains, the funniest part of the banana is the peel left precariously on the floor. Oh, we also heard in the blogosphere that Chiquita sponsors terrorists or something. Nothing funny about that either.

  • << You Should Know About Justin Renteria

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    More of what we like to see. Justin Renteria, an Aurora-based illustrator and graduate of the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, recently popped up on the Fresh section of Communication Arts online. He’s done some nice work for LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Paste Magazine and others. Check out his website here and find him on our list of Recommended Talent.

    (Thanks to David Schell for the tip.)

  • Coke's 2008 Christmas Commerical

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    Good ol’ Santa Claus saves the day again. Surprised there’s any big brand left in the world who’s willing to do a Christmas specific holiday spot.

  • Denver-Born Director Needs Your Help to Crash the Super Bowl

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    For the last several years, Doritos has given commercial filmmakers (and those hoping to be) the chance to have their commercials air during the Super Bowl. This year, Jonas Mayabb – who was born and raised here in Colorado, later graduating from Art Center and staying in LA to direct and win a whole bunch of impressive awards – has entered the competition.

    He’d like your help by checking out his spot on the Doritos site and (positively) commenting on it if you feel so compelled – in the hope of being chosen as a finalist for public voting into the big game from 1/5 – 1/25. It’s got a clown who gets accused of stealing Doritos and an evil, young kid who gets punched in the face for being the one who’s actually stealing them at the end. So, it’s pretty damn entertaining. Go give it a view before some wanker from Wichita ends up with his spot in the mix.

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