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The Saddest/Cutest Little Pug I Ever Did See

I love dogs. And this video of an adorably sad Pug named Chocoholic tugs at the heart strings. Can I have one?

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The Lonely Island Can Sell Me Anything

Image Credit: Jason in Hollywood

Every year Doritos does their crowd-sourced SuperBowl commercials. They’re always fun and they give fans an opportunity to engage with the brand on a massive scale. Recently, Doritos announced a new addition to their SuperBowl competition this year – The Lonely Island. If you don’t know who The Lonely Island is, than you must be living under a rock. It’s comedy geniuses Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer. They started off doing SNL Digital Shorts that everyone knew and loved (Dick in a Box anyone?) and they turned it into their very own comedy/music group. The three guys write everything, and they often get help of celebrities (like Lady Gaga) to work on songs with them. Note: I am obsessed with The Lonely Island.

The Doritos SuperBowl ad competition is going to work like this: consumers can submit ads just as they would any year. But this year, you’re not only competing against everyone else, but The Lonely Island too. Whichever ad out of the ones aired get #1 on the USA Today’s AdMeter, gets a $1 million prize. If The Lonely Island wins, that money is donated to charity. Even if you don’t win the money, you’ll still get a chance to work on a “Doritos Project” with the trio.Just submit your video to www.crashthesuperbowl.com/ between October 3rd and and November 21st.

The Lonely Island also promoted RÖKK vodka with a funny, quasi-sexy ad.

When they released their latest album, Turtle Neck & Chain (a recent favorite on my iPod) I saw a billboard for the album, complete with RÖKK vodka near my apartment in Allston. I’ve never tried RÖKK before, but I might as well now. The Lonely Island just instantly upped the cool-factor of the Swedish brand vodka.

There is something about The Lonely Island that is incredibly appealing to my demographic. They don’t take themselves seriously at all, and I appreciate that. If I felt as though the group was trying to sell me something seriously, I wouldn’t be into it. But their irreverence and humor is what makes the ads they’re featured in so appealing. Who would’ve thought that using a group that makes fun of advertising, makes products more marketable

I’m Obsessed with The Muppets Promo Videos

I’ve always loved The Muppets. That’s why, when I learned that they were coming out with a movie, I was beyond excited. Needless to say, all of the promo videos for the movie have been hilarious. If you haven’t seen them yet, you need to check them out. The greatness of these videos speaks for themselves. Here are my favorites:

No Words Can Describe How Hilarious This Video Is

Just go with it.

Who is your favorite member of the crew? My personal favorite is X2C. The cleverness of his name knows no bounds.

Don’t Piss Off Your Intern

Note: This post was originally written for the Emerson Social Media bog.

A few days ago, one Marc Jacobs intern got fed up. The CEO of the company, Robert Duffy, let an intern oversee the official Twitter account while let looked for someone to manage their social media full time. Those who sent in clever tweets to the @MarcJacobsIntl handle could get an interview with the CEO.

Eventually the intern had enough. After helping present over 50 people to Duffy to manage the Twitter, he still wasn’t happy. So, the intern let loose on their Twitter feed.

Clearly the intern understood through their actions that they would no longer be able to work in the fashion biz again.

Eventually, the intern was thrown out and someone else took over for the account deleting all of the unfavorable content the intern has posted. All of the tweets took place from an iPhone, making it obvious they trusted their intern with a too much (including important passwords).

This will all make a funny story later and will become another example of why it’s so important to monitor who controls your Twitter, Facebook, blog, YouTube and more. However, I’d like to think of this more from the intern’s perspective.

As many of you may or may not know, interning is a double-edged sword. Thankfully, I’ve been lucky enough to have internships where I’ve been given the opportunity to grow, learn and hone my expertise. But, there are those internships where you’re treated more like a slave and less like a human being. You’re their bitch that brings them coffee, makes copies, sits at a desk and feels ignored.

This is a perfect example of an intern who probably wasn’t being treated fairly. They had to take on the massive responsibility of monitoring a huge brand’s Twitter page alone and trying to organize interviews with every Joe Schmo who wanted an opportunity to get paid doing what this intern was already doing.

If you overwork, ignore or mistreat an intern, don’t expect them to sit around and not do anything about it. We come from a generation who doesn’t take anything lying down. So please, don’t piss off your intern.

Top 7 Webcomics

Note: This post was originally written for The Next Great Generation.

In my humble opinion, without webcomics, life on the Internet wouldn’t be as fun. They’re a hilarious ray of sunshine that can brighten up anyone’s day.

Thus, I decided to create a list of the best webcomics, for everyone to enjoy. If you don’t already have some of these comics in your Google Reader, then you might as well be your parents’ age (just kidding).

7. Joy of Tech

It’s kind of hard to ignore the fact that the most avid readers of webcomics (and comics in general) are nerds. Joy of Tech is a webcomic that makes hilarious technology-related jokes (not much of a stretch there).

6. Left Handed Toons

Illustrated by two right-handed dudes named Drew and Justin, every weekday they post something new drawn with their left hands. The comics are a bit more universal and touch on things that everyone has thought before, but never told anyone. A personal favorite, 5 Uses for a Trembling Chihuahua addresses what many have thought before: Chihuahuas are annoying and they need to have some sort of purpose, right? Why not turn them into an egg beater?

5. Penny Arcade

Another nerd-focused webcomic, what can I say? The two guys who do the comic, Mike and Jerry, are also responsible for a major geek convention called Pax East. Needless to say, the comic focuses on the Internet, gaming, and more than one Pokemon joke.

 

Penny Arcade

4. Ctrl+Alt+Del

While I’ve found that most webcomics are created bunch a bunch of guys, this one is create by just one guy, Tim Buckley. He started Ctrl+Alt+Del in 2002 and has managed to become one of the most successful online webcomics. Once again, this is another geek-focused comic strip, but it’s something everyone can laugh at. It started off as just two guys sitting around playing video games, but it’s evolved to guys and their robot friends.

3. xkcd

xkcd is one of the most popular online comics, from the mind of Randall Munroe. This comic is less tech-focused with more of an emphasis on adult humor, bad language and math. The stick figures are reminiscent of characters that anyone could draw, but the jokes and humor aren’t exactly what most people would think of.

 

xkcd

2. Cyanide & Happiness

One of my personal favorites when it comes to webcomics. It’s illustrated by four guys, Chase, Matt, Dave and Kris. Each artist has his own distinctive style, characters, and humor. Since each day’s comic is by a different artist, it never gets dull or boring. There’s always something to laugh at. Sometimes, the guys even publish animated shorts to go along with their comic strips. They’ve even published two books, one of which I personally own.

1. The Oatmeal

If you don’t know The Oatmeal, you might as well go crawl back into the hole you live in and stay there. The brainchild of Matthew Inman, there is no doubt that The Oatmeal is the most successful webcomic on the webz. After quitting his job as a web designer, 20-something Inman decided to create his own website and dedicate his time to drawing comics online. His comics are so popular, Digg even created an entire section dedicated to The Oatmeal for every time a new one is posted. Inman has spoken at SxSW about the 7 Principles of Viral Content, and has published a book (which I also own). The best thing about The Oatmeal is that the comics are all about what we’ve all thought, but never said. One of his most popular comics, 10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling, takes something very simple, spelling, and turns it into something hilarious we can all enjoy. There is no doubt in my mind that everyone can find something enjoyable about The Oatmeal.

 

The Oatmeal

Side note: Matthew Inman, if you’re reading this, we should go on a date sometime. Kthnx.

Click the pictures to link to the comic. All embedded comics are property of their creators.

What We’ve Learned From Zombie Movies

what we've learned from zombie movies

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