Monday, November 9, 2009

Singapore's Play-Doh Ads are Awesome!

So I was flipping through my favorite magazine "Singapore Play-doh Enthusiasts Quarterly" and saw these amazing Play-Doh ad's. I know that 90% of you are avid subscribers to this magazine also, so I was hesitant to post this blog. But just bare with the 10% that don't get the magazine and haven't seen these ads, will ya? Anyway, these ads were printed in that magazine only once but I'm glad they were because they are great! And you have to admit, they are creative. "Safe no matter what you make" and then they show a butcher knife, pills, a razor, a chainsaw, and a box of matches! Haha, it's funny because those are unsafe objects! I will say that I think this is false advertising though, since last night I made something that isn't safe - a big ball of Play-doh that I proceeded to try and swallow and almost choked to death. As soon as Hasbro found these ads they went bananas and demanded they not be printed again, who knows why though they seem perfectly appropriate from children. Right?

Here are some of the other ads:

Found at: Geekologie
Hasbro's response to the Singapore Ads

Sunday, November 8, 2009

YouTube Fight Fail.

Couldn't find a picture to go with this post, but I found thing picture of a 'fail.' That dude totally missed his cup haha. Nice.

Anyway this will be quick since I'm heading out, but one thing I find stupid are people that TRY to act tough and pick fights on the web. Even worse is when there's nothing to fight about. For example I was watching a video on Youtube and americans were speaking french and these were some comments:

SenseOfFailure: They actually had a pretty good French accent for English people. Trust me, I'm French, I know what I'm talking about.
navy110: haha, pretty good french accent you said?! yeah.. FOR ENGLISH PEOPLE!
SenseOfFailure: That's exactly what I said...

HAHA. Shut down.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

A MUST SEE Blog Entry!

So when I was walking out of Perfecto's Caffe this morning I noticed this ad (above) on thier wall where they let people post business cards, or things they are selling (unless your trying to sell you body for money they don't allow that - found that one out the hard way.) Anyway, I found this to be an interesting ad considering thier use of the tagline "MUST SEE!" and then they provide us with a picture of the car, hmm. Seems self defeating doesn't it? "You really must come over and see this! But before you do, here is a picture of it. Wait, you not coming anymore? But how are you going to see it then!?" And also if your going to use a tagline like 'must-see' use it for an item that can't be seen cutting me off in traffic ten minutes later. Basically, use it for an item that, if people we to read what the item was they would I think "I must see that!" Can you imagine someone seeing this ad and being like --- a 7-year old Sebring?! "holy shit!, I must see that!!!" Now had it been a 9-year old Sebring, that be a different story.

On a pretty cool side note, Tom Brady was in Perfecto's Caffe (Peabody) that same day!! Yes THE Tom Brady, quarterback of the New England Patriots!! It was amazing to see Tom Brady in real life, I wanted to ask him for his autograph but was too nervous. Luckily, I got to snap a quick picture of him!I know, I know --- he looks alittle smaller in person. But it was definitely him, I mean look at the back of his shirt! So cool!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween


Well everybody thanks for stopping by my blog for Halloween. Or as they say in Mexico "Los dia de los muertos" or "the day of the mentos." Or that's my guess, but all I know is they love their damn Mentos in Mexico, "Mentos, las fresh maker" Enough with the spanish lesson and on with the blog...

So out of no where, I remembered a movie I used to watch when I was little every Halloween called "The Halloween Tree"...does anyone else remember it? For the longest time I could only remember bits about this movie but never the title, it got to the point where I thought maybe I made this so-called movie up, until I remember the name out of nowhere. Classic halloween movie that used to really scare me when I was younger (not now of course, I'm quite tough---AHHH! Nevermind it was just my shadow.) Phew. Anyway, I looked up the movie on the Tubes of You and found that you can watch the entire movie (Here's Part 1) it is really well done.

If you haven't seen it I would recommened it. It's a cartoon that tells the story of a group of trick-or-treating children who learn about the origins and influences of Halloween when one of their friends is spirited away by mysterious forces (aka they are looking for their friend who is dead). It's based off a novel by the same name by, Ray Bradbury. Leonard Nimoy is the voice of the children's creepy (*level 3 possibly?) guide, Mr. Moundshroud. It first aired in 1993.

This is a long blog entry, but when your looking for something for years and finally find it you must write about it. Like, love. (Hmm..'children's halloween movie' and 'love', wow, great analogy Chris.) But really, it's worth a watch. I have the movie's audio playing in another window and it brings me back. I'm remembering it being good but it's weird, when something creeps you out when your little it stays with you kind of. Another great point of the movie is the artwork and musical score is also really well done.

Well, that's it! Have a fun and safe Halloween.....BOO!!!!!! - don't be scared I just wrote that not a ghost. - or was it??

(*I'm sure he wasn't a level 3 of course, also Los dia de los muertos isn't the same as Halloween)

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Windows 7 Whopper..Damn!

I don't know who Burger King has hired as an advertising company but god bless them. For the release of Windows 7 recently, BK has created a whole new burger - "The Windows 7 Whopper!" HOLY SH*T.

"DaWin7Whopp" (as no one calls it) is a burger made up of 7 patties and it sells for $7.77 (get it?!) When I first read about this I thought it was a photoshop joke but alas, it's real (BKJapan Site) I think everyone can agree that nothing quite says 'buy a new OS for your computer" than a huge burger. Just think about it. Imagine your on your way to buy Mac Snow Leopard but your hungry so you stop for some lunch. You goto your local BK (and by local I mean Japan) and you sit down and say "I am extremely hungry." You look at the cheese burger and think "1 patty? F that!" so then you look at double cheese burger and think, "still not enough, HOWEVER, if I could have 3 double cheese burgers on a single bun plus one more patty for good luck, that would do that trick!" Then a light shines upon "The Windows 7 Burger" and your wish has come true thanks to BK and Microsoft.

....then, after 3 grueling days in the bathroom you stand up, button your pants, and say proudly "I'm a PC."

--On a side note I think McDonald's and Apple are missing a golden oppurtunity to sell "The BigMac OSX" with 10 patties---

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Let's Try This Again!

"Welcome back, your dreams were your ticket out.
Welcome back to that same old place that you laughed about.
Well the names have all changed since you hung around,
But those dreams have remained and they’re turned around.

I'm back! I'm sorry I haven't posted a blog in a long time but I have good reason.

The reason for not posting, honestly, is I have been in the North Pole for many months doing research without any internet connection. Now, you may think there was no internet because it's the North Pole and there are no service providers for internet out there, which would be a good guess. However the actual reason is Mrs. Claus caught Santa looking at tons of porn and shut the damn service off. But I am back now home now! I have missed a lot while I was away with no internet --- do you know we have a black president! which I think is great, but right when I was happy thinking everything was cool I find out -- Miley Cyrus deleted her twitter account. WTF. What happened America? Where are our priorities? Celebrities can just stop twittering now, if they want!? That's f'd up. How am I going to know when Miley is "baking cookies" or "hanging around the house"? Huh?! Answer me that America! If this doesn't change, I'm leaving this damn country! Maybe I'll goto Alaska or something.

Either that story is true or the real reason is I have been lazy - who knows.

But hopefully I will be posting pretty regularly again if people want to read.

Thank you for reading and coming back to IAMCHRISVENTURA!

Comments are always appreciated, that way I know who came back to read the blog lol. Thanks guys!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Bruce Willis Posters

I was reading today and saw the poster for "Surrogates" a new movie starring Bruce Willis. Anyone else think somewhere in the advertising of "Surrogates" someone got lazy? "Lets take Bruce's face from the "Live Free or Die Hard" poster, put some facial hair on it, and paste it on a suit!" This idea will be used once again when Bruce Willis's next movie comes out called "Oh Look! There's Something Interesting to My Right!"

Look for the sequel "Oh Look 2: There's Something Interesting to My Left!" starring Al Pacino.