28 November

What the Tide Drag(oned) In

What the Tide Drag(oned) In

Earlier this year, locals and vacationers alike were surprised to discover a giant dragon’s skull on Charmouth beach on Dorset’s Jurassic coast in England. The spectacular skull (the size of a bus) appeared to have washed up on the beach, famous for it’s treasure trove of dinosaur fossils. No need to panic though. It was […]

26 November

Sub-marooned!

Sub-marooned!

In a publicity stunt last month, an Italian insurance company installed a massive submarine that appeared to have emerged from underneath an old Milan street. Just off of Via dei Mercanti, near the heart of the old city, the submarine had apparently broken the surface, damaging paving stones and a nearby car. A group of […]

18 November

Breakfast Brat

Breakfast Brat

Forget the obvious hilariousness of the spot. On what planet is it tolerable for a troublesome tot to waltz up to the breakfast table, wag his disapproving (not to mention disrespectful!) digit at the balanced breakfast his mother has lovingly prepared and declare “won’t touch this!” while hip-hopping his way out of the room, MC […]

4 November

Sloganless in São Paulo

Sloganless in São Paulo

In September 2006, the mayor of São Paulo passed the so-called “Clean City Law” that outlawed the use of all outdoor advertisements, including on billboards, transit, and in front of stores. Within a year, 15,000 billboards were taken down and store signs had to be shrunk so as not to violate the new law. Outdoor […]