Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Today's links are more of an adventure in odds and ends ... or rather, the interesting and the really, really, really uncomfortably strange.

1. PETA, while an organization with noble causes, seem to have a streak of getting into trouble once a month. So to start off the new year, PETA has come into the line of fire with the White House and with their use of Michelle Obama's picture in their "Fur-free and Fabulous!" campaign. While the other women who join her on the advertisement are all on record as endorsing PETA's fur-free efforts (Tyra Banks, Carrie Underwood, and Oprah), the first lady isn't allowed to endorse any special rights group include PETA. Read the rest of the story on Yahoo!News.

2. Meanwhile BRANDFREAK is a cool (and entirely too entertaining) news site which tackles the latest in all sorts of areas - the new iPhone applications, fashion advertising and branding, films, and Wendy's, whose efforts to get more people to buy their food (Frosty's are still awesome though) is to reassure us that it's real. Like McDonald's a couple years back - there's nothing more comforting than ad campaign reassuring you that their nuggets are made from real chicken. Good to know.

3. And now for the impossibly odd ... and probably uncomfortable. We all know Daniel Craig as the new James Bond, whose gritty portrayal has reinvigorated the entire series. Casino Royale is still, after several years, a huge favorite. Last summer, however, Del Monte Superfruit Smoothies decided that they would ... well, make him into a popsicle. They tell the Daily Mail that they had artists ‘worked tirelessly’ to recreate a sculpture of in the scene where he emerges from the sea in Casino Royale. We're not entirely sure how to feel about this.

(Like the True Blood art? It's from Exergian's series of poster tribute to some of our most popular television series to date. Check it out.)

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