Archive for: March, 2008
*I feel a bit deflated as I edit this post, but the truth has come out: WIRED – Clear Channel: Digital Billboards Rented, Not Hacked
Ever since Clear Channel started popping massive monitors around LA, I knew these electronic billboards had a higher purpose than just alerting the masses to the next movie I may or may not add to my Netflix queue. I envisioned out of place Silent Hill clips, or ridiculous speed runs. And for a while it appeared skullphone opted to spread the brand a bit with a clever hack into the system. It has since been revealed it was just clever paid advertising. 100% legit.
Even though the means by which the skullphone images were propagated were not as impressive as first reported, skullphone still has some impressive shirts you should check out.
It seems someone alerted the Internet hive that the Meat Bun site is now live. That means thousands of visitors will now descend on the site, and like a plague of locusts, eat up the tender shirts we have been hording for our friends and girlfriends.
All kidding aside, welcome! The grocery store is this way. Let us know what you think!
Yes, I’m a bit late to the party where everyone gushes over the official shots of the Watchmen, but allow me the opportunity for a handful of OMGs and \(^o^)/s. Above is about the best we could hope for with the Comedian. Sure, it’s the default leathery, ribbed costume that has been in just about every super hero movie, but the lack of Kevlar nipples is comforting. Nite Owl may not have much of a pot belly and Ozymandias may look somewhat milquetoasty but I’m very, very excited.
If you don’t know what Watchmen is, let Wikipedia get you up to speed: “Watchmen is set in 1985, in an alternative history United States where costumed adventurers are real and the country is edging closer to a nuclear war with the Soviet Union (the Doomsday Clock is at five minutes to midnight). It tells the story of a group of past and present superheroes and the events surrounding the mysterious murder of one of their own. Watchmen depicts superheroes as real people who must confront ethical and personal issues, who struggle with neuroses and failings, and who – with one notable exception – lack anything recognizable as super powers. Watchmen’s deconstruction of the conventional superhero archetype, combined with its innovative adaptation of cinematic techniques and heavy use of symbolism, multi-layered dialogue, and metafiction, has influenced both comics and film.”
I think I can also get behind the Silk Spectre look.
Now, how the hell are they going to handle all that Dr. Manhattan junk on display? It’s gonna be a long wait for March 2009.
Wow. It seems in an alternate universe I work for the Pontiac creative agency, Leo Burnett, and somehow convinced everyone it would be cool to make a real-life Spy Hunter ad. I mean seriously, get out of my head, or cut me a check already.
While we’re on the topic of my Spy Hunter fantasies, a dream of mine is to see it properly updated, using high quality graphics. 3D is encouraged, but it must maintain the original top down perspective. Much like the update Capcom is working on for 1942.
Mess around too much with Spy Hunter though, and you’ll end up with what KLOV calls “perhaps the worst sequel in the history of gaming.” And that isn’t even counting the future movie remake with the Rock, and it’s subsequent piss poor video game adaptation.
Although I’d personally never wear a teabag image on my clothing, I like the direction the gang at Pure Pwnage is going with their new line of shirts. Reserved leet. And you know it’s time to change it up when Wikipedia maps out the orthography of leetspeak. The release of these shirts coincides with the release of Episode 16 in Canada. Yes, Canada. The rest of the planet will get to see it on March 8.
Not sure if they’ll ever top their Dave shirt though.