Author: urb

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beer: Guinness’ ad and Coors’ fad?

Ah, the things you see while watching live television. I’d sort of forgotten about St. Patrick’s Day this weekend since I’m not really a bar crawler and while there may be some Irish blood in me, it’s fairly well diluted....

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ads: Liquid-Plumr Double Impact

I haven’t seen this on TV yet, but it’s on their official YouTube channel so this at least appears to be a real ad that they’re hoping goes viral. Sadly I’ve only ever had to use Liquid-Plumr once in my...

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the Lorax: I speak for the SUVs?!

I don’t use the horrible hyperbole of “raping my childhood”1 that too may are willing to throw at just about anything that doesn’t respect their very specific and unwavering nostalgic vision of something they loved when they were a kid....

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video: Choccy Philly?

I am not a chocaholic. I like chocolate, but confronted with a Golden Ticket and the resulting lifetime supply of chocolate, I’d still be a little, “Eh.” My partner, however, is and even he balked at Philadelphia’s newest product which...

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in DC: metro seat hog blues

So it’s already Monday, right? I made it halfway to the metro station when I realized I forgot my phone. I go back upstairs to get it and just as I lock the door, realized I forgot one other thing.1...

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video: Straight Outta Dunwoody

Living in DC, it’s impossible not to be asked where I’m from. Of course, I tell people “I’m from Atlanta… well just outside Atlanta… y’know, in the suburbs. … Dunwoody, all right? I’m from Dunwoody!”1 And anyone that knows the...

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video: The Bark Side

Volkswagen returns to a Star Wars theme for their 2012 Super Bowl commercial. Remember “The Force” from last year that went viral? For Super Bowl XLVI, they return to that galaxy far, far away with a teaser for their 2012...

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video: Address Is Approximate

My Friday morning started out with paying medical bills, so even after a nearly two week vacation… I kinda needed this. I don’t have travel-fu. I’m totally unable to research and plan a getaway nor am I able to roll...

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video: Holiday Cheer from Andrew Christian

I think it’s safe to post this one now as darkness has firmly taken hold and all good little boys and girls should be asleep in their beds so that Santa doesn’t skip over their house. Underwear/Swimwear–and other goods too,...

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video: Make Every Day Christmas

Since I do a lot of my blogging in the mornings before I get to work and I’m off work until after the New Year–YAY!!–I’ll be posting some of my favorite funny, clever and on occasion a tiny bit risque...

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ads: bad timing?

I kept noticing this ad for DC Takes On HIV in the Columbia Heights metro station for the past week: When I visit my doctor, I Ask For The Test. It’s not just for me. It’s because I care about...

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music: Happy Pandora Holidays!

Since making the switch to a car-free lifestyle, the one odd thing I noticed most in conversation is how much I don’t hear what’s on the radio anymore. Co-workers will come in telling me of morning shows or ads and...

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comics: Breast Cancer Awareness

An amazing ad campaign drawn by Maisa Chaves for DDB Mozambique featuring well-known female comic book characters giving themselves self-exams to raise awareness of regular breast exams among women at risk of breast cancer. Nobody’s immune to breast cancer. When...

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Sweet Potato Cheesecake

I am not a fan of pumpkin. There, I said it. I like pumpkins for decoration, like seeing them growing in patches, maybe painting one for Halloween, but in terms of pumpkin bread, pumpkin pies, pumpkin spice lattes? Not my...