This guy spent 25k of “Walter Mitty” promo money on disaster relief

Casey_Neistat

Filmmaker Casey Neistat was offered $25,000 by 20th Century Fox to create a video about “living your dreams” as part of the ad campaign for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. He used it to help typhoon victims in the Philippines.

(Via Digg)

 

 

 

 

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Ever wonder what it looks like inside a bird house?

Bird_House

If you’ve ever wondered what it looks like inside a bird house, now you can find out.

This little dude has a sweet pad, man.

I love this, mainly because I have a visceral reaction to miniature things.


Brilliant prank terrifies café customers

Carrie Prank

Check out this video of café customers getting pranked by a woman using her angry “telekinetic powers” to drag a guy up a wall, move tables and make books fly off shelves. It’s a brilliant promotion for a new movie, and I’m sure you can guess which one.

Clever as it is, I have to admit that if I was in that café, I’d be pretty pissed off, because I would have been absolutely terrified and I would probably have been holding a baby and YOU JUST DON’T DO THAT TO A MOTHER HOLDING A BABY! Gawd. Jerks.

In general I really do think these things, which are becoming really common, are cruel and horrible and possibly dangerous. I have images of someone having a miscarriage or something out of fear.

But this one is really amazingly well done, I just have to admit.


Extremely weird Japanese commercials

Boil Japan

We have this book at home called Love Hotels, with pictures, by Misty Keasler, of Japanese love hotels, which are places in Japan where you can rent a room on a short term basis for the purpose of gittin’ it on.

These hotels are often elaborately and/or bizarrely decorated. On room has what look like bamboo walls, an X for manacling up your lover, and a basket of magazines. And that’s it. Another looks like this:

Love hotel

Ick.

While another room has a bathtub that looks like this:

love hotel 2

Um…I think the bathtub is watching us…

What I’m trying to say is that the Japanese are weird. They also watch porn in public, but when we sent a wedding picture of ourselves kissing to my husband’s Japanese relatives, they implied that they found it racy.

Here’s some more evidence. A reel of Japanese commercials. Number three is by far the weirdest. WHAT IS IT FOR? I can’t even guess, and am afraid to.

Japanese commercials are also a thing for many an American celebrity. They head over there and pocket a chunk of change for schilling products you’ve never heard of (though sometimes it’s for products you do know. Beyoncé did one for Crystal Geyser, which is not a female porn star famous for her ejaculation skills but a brand of water), like Bruce Willis did for this um…credit card company?

(Commercial reel via Blame it on the Voices)