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Nissan thinks you are a dumb hippie

Nissan thinks you are a dumb hippie

If I do get a chance to appear on this site, it might be mostly with captions.
Nissan leaf is a new all electric car. It uses no gas. Now look at this picture very quickly and immediately tell me – How many miles per gallon does this newly invented car get?
But wait, there is worse:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNeEVkhTutY

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Drive is the best David Lynch film not actually made by David Lynch

This film has absolutely no business being this good.
The marketing campaign makes Drive look like a Fast and Furious knockoff. Cars? Check. Heists? Check. Gangsters? Check.
Forget all that. Drive is an LA fever dream, a collision of the present with 1987′s collective unconscious. What is the film about? This picture tells you exactly what it’s about: looking… Read the rest

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Codebreaking: Playing Spot-the-Difference in new Acura ads

Acura released two ads promoting the new 2012 Acura TL. In each ad, a famous athlete dressed in full gear and uniform is systematically stripped down to their undies and then redressed in stylish eveningwear. Cut to TL, which is as stylish as the newly-dressed athlete, and therefore, as our subconsciousness connects the dots, as equally high-performance. Beauty and… Read the rest

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The Fast and the Fatherless

The Fast and the Fatherless

When you watch most action movies, it’s easy to get caught up in the car chases, explosions, and hot chicks that define them. But when you look beyond those, beyond the trite dialogue, beyond the contrived plots, is there anything there? In most action films, there isn’t. So they don’t last beyond a single picture. But the The Fast… Read the rest

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Codebreaking: Imported from the Rust Belt

Codebreaking: Imported from the Rust Belt

All three ads tell a decidedly post-crash story. What is the story they are telling? How is the story told? Consider the signs (it helps to turn off the sound): dilapidated buildings, obstructed flags, obscured parades, closeups of large hands, arms, and backs. Labor, physical work. Black and white, and desaturated color. Old footage inter-cut with new. Railroads. Power… Read the rest

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