In Dallas, No Style Points for Hitting the Big Screen

Everything is big in Texas, right? So it shouldn’t surprise you that the new $1.15 billion stadium for the Dallas Cowboys would have a gianormous 160-foot long video scoreboard (a 600-ton Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Vision System) that just so happens to hangs 90 feet directly over the center of the… more »

Sony’s Wireless e-Reader Draws a Blank

When I heard that Sony was announcing a wireless e-reader, I kind of shrugged my shoulders thinking not much of it.  Seemed like a preemptive shot at whatever Apple had going for their September announcement anyway, so what the heck? However, when I read a story about it in The… more »

Cool Packaging — Like Origami for Popcorn…

Here’s a brilliant and elegant solution for microwave popcorn that was created by a student at the Lahti Institute of Design in Finland.

LA Dodgers Tickets are Oscar Mike

As I was perusing my Wall Street Journal, this story popped out… leading with the number 65. I thought to myself, what the heck is a “Ticket Truck“? Apparently, the Los Angeles Dodgers just unveiled the baseball club’s first mobile ticketing unit.

Mad Men Yourself — Season 3’s Attention Getter

There’s something about AMC’s Mad Men series that brings out the creative in force… not that a show about the advertising industry set in 1960s New York wouldn’t. Last year, before the start of the second season, a New York City subway car was taken over and decorated from floor… more »

Bubbly Milk !? Coca-Cola Testing in NYC

It’s been referred to as tasting “like a birthday party for a polar bear.” That could be appropriate considering the Coca-Cola’s history of incorporating polar bears in their advertising. According to two different reports, it looks like Coca-Cola is hoping a new fizzy milk drink could become a hit with… more »

Fun, Food, King: Having it Your Way at BK.com

The Wall Street Journal posted a story about Burger King’s redesigned website (www.BK.com) that caught my attention. They took all things Burger King (i.e.well-known but long-gone ads such as “Subservient Chicken,” “Whopper Freakout,” and the “Simpsonize Me” campaign) and put them all in one place. It’s like a homecoming for… more »

Footage of Moon Landing (July 20, 1969) on the Mend

AP science writer, Seth Borenstein wrote a story about how “studio wizards” are in the process of creating a new digitally refurbished version of the original moon landing video using four scrounged copies from 1969.  Apparently, NASA admitted that it must have erased the 45 tapes of the Apollo 11… more »