Michael Dawson: 6 Painful Ad Fails You Won't Believe Companies Didn't Notice (Cracked)
Not everyone can be Don Draper when it comes to advertising. Most of the time, companies are really just shooting in the dark, hoping to hit their target demographic as mercilessly as possible through a combination of subliminal messages and good old-fashioned luck. And inspirational ads are great because they make you feel good while you're being suckered into giving up your cash.
Artist Turns the Sugar Hiding in Soft Drinks into Giant Lollipops (My Modern Met)
Food photographer Henry Hargreaves took an artistic approach to finding out how much sugar's contained within various drinks for his project titled (de)hydrate. He started out by boiling the refreshments, so that the water evaporated and the sugary contents remained. He then poured the leftover caramelized mixture into lollipop molds that were based on the size of the drink's container. These giant sugary treats are meant to give consumers some perspective.
Henry Hargreaves: (de) hydrate (YouTube)
I have heard health professionals recently refer to soda as the cigarettes of our generation. I wanted to get my head around this and show what is in a soda drink once the water has been boiled away. Essentially dehydrate the 'hydrator.' I decided to take the remaining substance and pour into a lollipop mold as that's what I feel you are essentially getting- a lollipop dressed up as soda...
Barbara Feldon (born March 12, 1933) is an American character actress who works mostly in the theatre, but is primarily known for her roles on television. Her most prominent role was that of Agent 99 on the 1960s sitcom Get Smart. She also worked as a model.
Feldon was born Barbara Anne Hall in Butler, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. She graduated from Bethel Park High School and trained at Pittsburgh Playhouse. She graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in 1955, with a Bachelor of Arts in drama. She initiated into the Delta Xi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma . In 1957, she won the grand prize on The $64,000 Question in the category of William Shakespeare.
Randall was first, and correct, with:
Didn't have to look this one up, Marty:
it was the ever-sexy
Alan J wrote:
Lois Of Oregon said:
I was always jealous of Barbara Feldon, not just because she was fabulous, but also because I was hot for Don Adams. He was so well groomed! And such a nice dresser! And funny! OY! Get Smart was one of the best shows ever. Such a supporting cast, too: Hymie, Fang, Siegfried and Agent 13. The world was so much funnier then.
I remember when she told Maxwell smart, Agent 86
That he was worth two Agent 43s. Barbara Feldon was the sultry 99.
STEPHEN F responded:
The lovely and talented Barbara Feldon.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
I was a big fan of "Get Smart" and know that Barbara Feldon played Agent 99. It was so funny and campy, and smart (see what I did there) at the same time.
NorCal is still burning but the smoke is blowing north, so if wasn't for news reports you wouldn't know. Yep, it's still summer.
Kevin K. in Washington, DC said:
Agent 99 was played by Barbara Feldon.
She was sort of a cross between Marlo Thomas' "That Girl" and Diana Rigg's
Emma Peel from the TV show "The Avengers".
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali replied:
Barbara Feldon was someone that made my Winky stiff 50 years ago. Still eye-catching at 82. Speaking of 50 years ago….The Watts riots started 50 years ago today….Where were you during the unrest?
I was in between my freshman and sophomore year in high school enjoying the white suburban myth. Things were changing though…smoked my first joint…and it was off to the races!
Gateway Mike answered:
Agent 99 was Barbara Feldon, and I didn't have to look it up!
Didn't get the cap pistol story in time, been busy-
When I was a kid, neighbor lady was wearing spiked heels.
She had me lay out a short strip from my roll on the ground.
She just put the tip of her heel on the cap part, and gently shifted her weight to that side.
It popped louder than my pistol did!
Still avoiding Windows 10...
DJ Useo said:
I may've gotten my answer wrong yesterday, but I'm sure today's answer is Barbara Feldon.
I enjoy that show, as I have them on dvd. Almost as enjoyable as Hogan's Heroes. ;)
Barbara Feldon ~ Born 1933 north of Pittsburgh, PA. Picture on the right taken in 2014.
Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End
My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.
CBS begins the night with a RERUN'Elementary', followed by a RERUN'Hawaii Five-0', then a RERUN'Blue Bloods'.
The programming geniuses at CBS are filling Stephen Colbert's hour with reruns of 'NCIS: The Expendable One'.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 6/3/15) are Allison Janney, Jerry Ferrara, Paul Dano.
NBC starts the night with a RERUN'America's Got Talent', followed by 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Kevin Spacey, Keegan-Michael Key, and Monroe Martin.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 7/15/15) are Paul Rudd, Paula Pell, and James Anderson.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 3/26/15 Elisha Cuthbert, Gap Dream, and Etan Cohen.
ABC opens the night with a RERUN'Shark Tank', followed by 'What Would You Do?', then '20/20'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 7/28/15) are Armie Hammer, Natasha Leggero, and Big Talk.
The CW fills the night with LIVE'NFL Preseason Football'.
Faux has a RERUN'MasterChef', followed by a RERUN'Gotham'.
MY recycles an old 'Bone', followed by another old 'Bones'.
AMC offers the movie 'Uncle Buck', followed by the movie 'Get Smart', then the movie 'US Marshals'.
[6:00AM] Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 25 - Devine
[7:00AM] Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 26 - Stedman
[8:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 13 - Prohibition Grille
[9:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 4 - Ep 10 - Zeke's
[10:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 3 - Ep 4 - Daleks In Manhattan
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 3 - Ep 5 - Evolution Of The Daleks
[12:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 23 - The Host
[1:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 24 - The Mind's Eye
[2:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 20 - The Chase
[3:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 21 - Frame of Mind
[4:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 22 - Suspicions
[5:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 23 - Rightful Heir
[6:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 24 - Second Chances
[7:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 25 - Timescape
[8:00PM] The Matrix
[2:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 22 - Suspicions
[3:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 23 - Rightful Heir
[4:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 24 - Second Chances
[5:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 25 - Timescape (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has the movie 'A Cinderella Story', followed by the movie 'A Cinderella Story'.
Comedy Central has 2 hours of old 'Key & Peele', 'Futurama', another 'Futurama', 'South Park', and another 'South Park'.
FX has the movie 'Identity Thief', followed by the movie 'This Is The End'.
History has 'Ancient Aliens', another 'Ancient Aliens', followed by a FRESH'Ancient Aliens', then a FRESH'Missing In Alaska'.
[6:00AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-THE GRANDPARENTS
[6:30AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-TRAFFIC TICKET
[7:00AM] THE LADYKILLERS
[9:15AM] BAD NEWS BEARS
[11:45AM] CLERKS II
[2:00PM] JAWS 3
[4:15PM] JAWS THE REVENGE
[6:15PM] ARMY OF DARKNESS
[8:00PM] BLADE II
[10:30PM] THE HILLS HAVE EYES
[1:00AM] BLADE II
[3:30AM] ARMY OF DARKNESS
[5:15AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-TIKI LOUNGE
[5:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-CRAIG ROBINSON (ALL TIMES EST)
[7:45AM] City of Angels
[10:00AM] The Bridges of Madison County
[1:00PM] The Shawshank Redemption
[4:00PM] Law & Order-Savages
[5:00PM] Law & Order-Jeopardy
[6:00PM] Law & Order-Hot Pursuit
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Paranoia
[8:00PM] Law & Order-Stiff
[9:00PM] Law & Order-Vaya con Dios
[10:00PM] Law & Order-Endurance
[11:00PM] Law & Order-Turnstile Justice
[12:00AM] Law & Order-Dissonance
[1:00AM] Law & Order-Standoff
[2:00AM] Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter-Episode 2
[3:00AM] American Gigolo
[5:30AM] The Approval Matrix-Who Died and Made You Cool? (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie '1408', followed by a FRESH'Defiance', then a FRESH'Killjoys', followed by a FRESH'Dark Matter'.
Jennifer Nettles, left, and Dolly Parton participate in the "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" panel at the The NBCUniversal Television Critics Association Summer Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Photo by Richard Shotwell
Just a few months after Jimmy Fallon marked his first anniversary as host of "The Tonight Show," NBC has signed him for six more years.
Calling him "the best there is," NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said Fallon, who turns 41 next month, will occupy the "Tonight" host chair until at least 2021.
Speaking to TV critics on Thursday, Greenblatt also announced that Rihanna will join "The Voice" as key adviser to the panel of judges, who will be Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell and Gwen Stefani.
Greenblatt also had two words on whether Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump would ever return as host of "The Celebrity Apprentice": "Absolutely not."
Greenblatt said the show will not be back next season, but will return in the future with a new host. He didn't speculate on whom that host might be, but said, "We're obviously looking for a host who will make noise and is a big personality."
From left, musician Mark Mothersbaugh, skateboarder Tony Hawk, and musician Ben Harper attend the Boards and Bands Auction press conference held at The London West Hollywood on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, in West Hollywood, Calif.
Photo by Paul A. Hebert
Chelsea Manning, a soldier imprisoned for leaking classified U.S. information to pro-transparency site WikiLeaks, could face solitary confinement on charges she violated prison rules by having prohibited reading material, her attorney said on Wednesday.
Manning has been charged with a number of disciplinary infractions and will attend a hearing before a three-person discipline adjustment board on Aug. 18 at the prison, attorney Nancy Hollander said.
The alleged disciplinary infractions on July 2 and July 9 included attempted disrespect, the possession of prohibited books and magazines while under administrative segregation, medicine misuse pertaining to expired toothpaste and disorderly conduct for pushing food onto the floor, Hollander said.
The maximum penalty she faces is indefinite solitary confinement.
Items confiscated from Manning included a Vanity Fair magazine with former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner, who is transitioning to life as a woman, posing in a white strapless leotard on the cover.
Do you think real-estate mogul and Republican presidential primary front-runner Donald Trump "sucks?"
If so, would you be interested in purchasing the website DonaldTrumpSucks.com?
Well, you are (probably) out of luck. Trump's company, the Trump Organization, already owns DonaldTrumpSucks.com, along with thousands of other web addresses.
A report Business Insider generated through the domain database Whoisology last week showed 3,153 web addresses are registered to the Trump Organization's general counsel. Many of these sites are not actually online, but they provide glimpses into Trump's business plans and his company's anxieties about their brands.
Recording engineer and record producer Al Schmitt (C) poses with music producer Don Was (L) and musician Joe Walsh after his star was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California August 13, 2015.
Photo by Mario Anzuoni
An 11-year-old girl who was denied an abortion after being raped gave birth Thursday, the culmination of a case that put a spotlight on child rape in this poor South American nation and drew criticism from human rights groups.
Elizabeth Torales, a lawyer for the girl's mother, told The Associated Press that the minor gave birth to a baby girl via cesarean in a Red Cross hospital in Asuncion, Paraguay's capital. She said reported there were no complications and both the mother and baby were resting.
Hospital director Mario Villalba told reporters outside the hospital that the birth took about 35 minutes. She said the girl would remain in the hospital for three or four days, "like any other patient who has had a cesarean." She said the minor was currently accompanied by her grandmother, but declined to give more details.
The girl was allegedly raped and impregnated by her stepfather when she was 10. The stepfather has been arrested and is awaiting trial. The girl's mother has been charged with negligence.
The mother requested an abortion for her daughter, but the government refused to allow it, drawing praise from religious groups but criticism from many human rights organizations, including U.N. officials. Paraguay bans abortion except when a mother's life is in danger. At the time, the girl was five months pregnant and local health officials said she appeared to be in fine health.
A man admitted Thursday that he brought millions of dollars in counterfeit poker chips to use in a casino's poker tournament, a scheme that was uncovered when he clogged a pipe by flushing the chips down the toilet in his hotel room.
Christian Lusardi, 43, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, pleaded guilty to trademark counterfeiting and criminal mischief. Under terms of a plea agreement, Lusardi will be sentenced to five years in prison.
Authorities said Lusardi, after suspecting the fake chips had been noticed, flushed them down the toilet in his room at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City, where he had been staying. But the chips clogged the pipes, and guests on the floor below complained that water was dripping into their rooms.
Maintenance was called, and the chips were found. An additional 22 tournament chips worth $5,000 were found in a clogged toilet in the Borgata the next day. A total of $3.6 million worth of tournament chips were found, although they have no actual cash value.
Lusardi will be required to pay the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa $463,540 for the revenue it lost when it canceled the 2014 tournament after discovering the fake chips. He also owes Harrah's Casino Hotel $9,455 for damaging the pipes.
Herds of feral horses are roaming on thousands of acres in Louisiana where soldiers conduct intensive training, posing a danger and a nuisance to troops at risk of being kicked, bitten or unpleasantly surprised by random piles of manure, Army officials say.
"Sometimes training has to be halted while they shoo horses out," said Kim Reischling, spokeswoman for Fort Polk, a 198,000-acre base about 20 miles from the Texas state line.
The officials are trying to find a way to deal with the approximately 700 "trespass horses," and are holding a meeting Thursday to hear input from residents and animal rights groups, among others.
Some people speculate that the horses are descended from Army cavalry horses, and a local author has self-published a children's book based on that tale. But it is more likely that they are descendants of area farm and ranch horses, said Reischling and Rita Bingham, director of the Humane Society of West Louisiana.
Researchers at Britain's Cambridge University have released letters showing how slaves were priced for sale during the 18th century, giving an insight into the wealth and influence behind the pro-slavery lobby at the time.
St. John's College, which released the papers Thursday, said the papers helped show the powerful vested interests that the abolitionists had to fight against - an often-neglected side of the story.
The papers date from the 1770s to the 1790s - during the peak of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade in Britain and America - and deal with the operation of a Jamaica sugar plantation run by English businessman William Philip Perrin.
One list containing details of slaves to be bought for Perrin's plantation included entries such as "Dick, 25, able field negro, 140 pounds" and "Castile, 45, cook and washerwoman, 60 pounds." The total valuation for 54 male and female slaves came to 5,100 pounds, which researchers say is equal to around 500,000 pounds ($782,000) today.
"What these letters reveal, apart from a total lack of empathy for their human commodities, is the sheer amount of money involved," said Kathryn McKee, a librarian at the college who acquired the papers. "Many anti-slavery campaigns were grassroots efforts by ordinary people, while the pro-slavery lobby had significant wealth and influence they could use to exert pressure on parliament."
The snow leopard mum Siri with her cub Barid are seen in their enclosure in the Cologne Zoo, Cologne, Germany, August 13, 2015. The baby boy cub Barid (Tibeten for 'Cloud') was born on 08 May 2015 and is only for the first time allowed to roam in the free enclosure.
Photo by Federico Gamarini
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