This Might Not End Well of the Day: Creative designer Sean Click may or may not be working for McDonald’s, but one thing is certain: He just helped the company set a very dangerous marketing campaign precedent.
His seed bomb ad for the fast-food chain uses California poppy to “spell out” McDonald’s iconic golden arches. That’s all well and fine except for one small thing: California poppy is state flower protected from by picked, destroyed, or dug up under penalty of law.
In other words, Click’s McDonald’s ad is indestructible.
So, if you wake up tomorrow morning with a giant brand in your front yard that you aren’t allowed to remove, now you know who to thank.
This seems to overlook the fabulous possibilities for non-corporate entities in the state of California.
duh, just fill in the empty spaces of the logo with more poppies. Jeesh.
Hemingway & Gellhorn: There are so many levels of not-good happening here, we’re not sure which one to address first. Also, we miss that guy from Midnight in Paris.
This looks absolutely terrible. Why is this happening?
I’m totally going to end up seeing this. Side-Q: how/why did they make clive owen look so unattractive?
Mayor Tom “Terrific” Campbell, Monday 18 March 1968
The Georgia Straight is reporting that Tom Campbell, Vancouver’s mayor from 1967 to 1972 and enemy of the people, died today at the age of 84.
Campbell was a real estate developer and anti-hippie crusader. His legacy includes the Gastown Riot, attempting to build a freeway that would have razed much of Gastown, Strathcona, and Chinatown, and going to war with the local hippie organ, the Georgia Straight.
In this clip Cambell discusses the problem of “lazy louts loitering.” Apparently he tied one on before the interview.
Source: CBC Archives
This is amazing.
Also: stay tuned to the very end for a surprise guest!
Are You Kidding Me With This? of the Day: In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Discount Gun Sales has partnered with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation to release a special pink “Hope Edition” (I sh*t you not) of the Walther P22 semi-automatic pistol. According to DGS, a “portion” of each sale will go to benefit Komen’s Seattle chapter.
Because nothing says “pro-life” like a machine designed to kill living things.