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“Let’s print our bullshit on a hunk of plastic!”

This is the third or fourth Xfinity/Comcast junk mailer I’ve received that includes a fake credit/gift card, which seems to exist solely to make people open the envelope. It’s either A. tricking recipients into thinking there’s a real card in there, or B. causing them to open it simply to recycle the card. What a bunch of wasteful, cynical, unimaginative shitheads.

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Random Internet Things From The Internet 44

A recurring feature in which I present a collection of miscellaneous crap err, interesting things to look at that I have lovingly and carefully curated for your enjoyment. For some of these entries, I may have spent upwards of five days cutting and pasting a URL and carefully crafted a sentence to accompany it. I hope you appreciate my Super Dave-like efforts. Continue reading

Random Internet Things From The Internet 43

A recurring feature in which I present a collection of miscellaneous crap err, interesting things to look at that I have lovingly and carefully curated for your enjoyment. For some of these entries, I may have spent upwards of two minutes cutting and pasting a URL and possibly included a sentence to accompany it. I hope you appreciate my Herculean efforts. Continue reading

From The Flat Files: Turn It Up! Comic Ads

I was doing some house-cleaning and found a beat up old sketchbook with some paste-ups of Turn It Up! CDs comics/ads. I was given the luxury of having a pretty free hand on creating ads back in the day, and little narratives like this little back-to-school gag would often result. These are probably around 15 years old and predate my use of Photoshop. I used to print out the type on the store’s computer, because it had Sierra Print Artist on it. Cheap inkjet printouts + bad cutting job + Pro-White + glue stick + a generation or two of quality loss via photocopying at Kinko’s = Perfessional Grafik Dezyning.

(At the time, I felt very clever for coming up with “Superbman”).

Catch QR Code FEVER!

“Who needs old-fashioned photographs of actual products for sale when we can have high-tech thingamabobs most people don’t understand or want to use?” — A client with a bad idea and an ad guy unwilling to tell him how bad it really is.
(photo: Tom M.)

(Side note: What exactly makes “brandfon” easy to remember? I’d think having a dealership named “brandfon” in the town of Branford would make it much much harder to remember.)

Related: The Super-Funnest Best Looking Pinterest Board Ever (via Katy W.)
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