• New Wednesday Poll #18 >>

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    Tell us what you loved about growing up here in Colorado.

  • Turner Duckworth Rocks Metallica's New Identity

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    Stealing music from underground Russian websites rarely gives us the opportunity to see an actual CD sleeve these days. But we’ll be damned if this new Metallica packaging for Death Magnetic isn’t making us actually consider paying full-price for music. Wait, we already grabbed this disk free (and it’s worth every penny we paid). Nice work regardless from designers in both the London and San Francisco offices of Turner Duckworth. Anybody got an assignment like this sitting around they’d like to send our way?

  • Bizarro Sex Doll Story

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    On August 21, a 60-year-old unemployed resident of Izu (Shizuoka prefecture) wrapped his 1.7-meter tall, 50-kilogram silicone girlfriend in a sleeping bag, drove to a remote wooded area, and dumped her. A nice, clean break, he thought.

    But nearly two weeks later, on September 1, a couple alerted police after discovering what appeared to be a corpse while walking their dog. The body had been wrapped in a bag and bound around the neck, waist and ankles. A head of black hair protruded from one end of the bag.

    Police retrieved the body and immediately launched a criminal investigation. But several hours later, when forensic pathologists began to unwrap the “corpse” to perform the post-mortem, they realized it was actually a state-of-the-art sex doll. Seeing themselves as victims of a malicious prank, the authorities vowed to track down the perpetrator and charge him with interfering with police business.

    The incident quickly captured the attention of the national (and international) press. After seeing the news reports, the culprit realized the trouble he had caused and contacted police on September 6.

    According to investigators, the man had lived with the sophisticated doll for several years after his wife passed away, but decided to part with her after making plans to move in with one of his children. “It seems he grew attached to the doll over the years,” said the chief investigator. “He was confused about how to get rid of her. He thought it would be cruel to cut her up into pieces and throw her out with the trash, so he proceeded to dump her illegally.”

    The man, who regrets his lifelike doll was mistaken for a corpse, now faces fines for violating Japan’s Waste Management Law.

    (Via Pink Tentacle)

  • Announcing The Winners of The Denver 50 for 2008

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    Well almost. Apparently, flooding at the NY offices of JWT has held up Ty Montague, one of the show’s judges, from reviewing entries. If Ty can get his judging done by Friday, the New Denver Ad Club will wait for him and winners will be notified next Tuesday or Wednesday. If he can’t get it done, judging is now finished – with winners being notified this Friday or Monday. Either way, the club will be requiring winners to quickly submit hi-res files by 10/1 so that Hero Design Studio can get the book put together and out to the printer. Anyone betting they secured a spot in this year’s show?

  • Nike Women: Nicola Sander's Story

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    We appreciate that Nike didn’t stick to one animation style for this new campaign. Keeps this baby fresh. The first spot for Nicola Sanders is our fave. Agency: Wieden+Kennedy, Amsterdam.

    Nicola Sanders:

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    Maria Sharapova:

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  • << New Writer Position Posted

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    Thomas, Taber & Drazen is searching for a Senior Writer. Come and get it.

  • Andy Rooney: Know Nothing Boob

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    Speaking on public sculptures.

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    Juice Communications is searching for a Senior/Mid-Level Writer. Details here.

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