• Oh Email, You Vile Technology

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    Struggling media agency Carat is planning a major restructuring of its U.S. operations, including an undetermined number of layoffs – news it accidentally released today via a memo the agency’s top New York-based HR executive e-mailed to the entire agency that appeared to be intended only for senior managers.

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  • Norwegian Lottery: Lucky You

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    Always like seeing lottery work from around the world, but this solution’s pretty easy and cheesy.

    (Via Comunicadores)

  • R.I.P. Don LaFontaine

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    Neglected to mention all-time voice-over master, Don LaFontaine, passed away at 68 this week. Pretty huge loss.

  • Hide Your Giant Flies and Your Children

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    Commuters arriving at Liverpool’s Lime Street station were greeted by a 50ft (15m) high mechanical spider clinging to a nearby redundant office block. The 37-tonne beast heralds the start of a five-day piece of street theatre as part of the Capital of Culture year. It has been built by French company La Machine, which in 2006 brought the streets of London to a standstill with the Sultan’s Elephant.

    The spider is believed to be “waking up” on Friday. It will descend from its current position on the side of Concourse House on Thursday to be moved to the city’s new arena, before coming to life on Friday. The creature will then begin exploring the city later that evening.

    (Via BBC News)

  • Fontastic Alphabunnies

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    Pretty damn fresh font set for all your pornographical needs created by Airside for purchase here.

    (Via CR Blog)

  • Sarah Palin, You Old Bag

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  • Häagen Dazs: Bee-Boy Dance Crew

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    Created to raise awareness of the bee crisis, as honey bees inexplicably disappear from the world. Check out the accompanying site. Nice effort. Agency: Goodby Silverstein + Partners.

    (Via Osocio)

  • Cliff Freeman (Or Someone Named Cliff) Inserts Loafer in Mouth

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    Let us begin by saying this email submission to our site could have come from anyone. We have no way of tracking who sent it other than who signed it – Cliff with an email address cliff@clifffreeman.com. From the way it’s written, we suspect it came from a PR person who should promptly be dragged to the office of upper management and canned – or a local agency saddened by the account switch – or an employee (ex or otherwise). Read it verbatim for yourself.

    Hey you hot diggity dawgs at the denver egoist! Thought you would like to see the amazing job we did for the new Quiznos.com website. Originally they had gone with local agency Malenke|Barnhart, who over the past couple of years did two, I have to admit it, pretty awe-inspiring designs for the new site. But hey, you can’t win them all, and once we got our collective mits on the account we knew we were gonna hit a home run! Dontcha think! We have used web2.0 and Ajaz technologies, and a cuba refugee-boat full of drop shadows to really make this sonnabitch POP. Bo! Hope you likes it! We had almost as much fun making it as we did overcharging them for it.

    Issue #1: Spell the name of our frickin’ site right, don’t care who you are.
    Issue #2: Spell the name of the technology you used correctly – Ajax, a-hole.
    Issue #3: Don’t offend our local Denver interactive agencies, specifically Malenke|Barnhart, by claiming the new site you designed is equal to or better than what they did in the past for the same client. It ain’t. It’s a slow-loadin’, un-engaging turd. That is, if you really are Cliff.

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