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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Watch: New Meth Project TV Directed by Darren Aronofsky

Really proud to have worked on such an important cause as The Meth Project with the team at Organic SF. And so fortunate to have had the phenomenal talent, Darren Aronofsky actually direct spots I’ve written. Still cannot believe it.

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Ron Swanson: A Moustachioed Bacon Lover After My Own Heart

If you haven’t given Parks & Recreation a chance yet, go now—it’s free on Hulu so you don’t have an excuse not to. And if you already have, the show’s really grown into its own. So try again. Ron Swanson‘s become one of my favorite characters on TV the web. The guy knows how to eat. (Thanks, Mel)

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TRON: Uprising Animated Trailer Looks Sick!

I love how despite the über-modern vehicles and slick grid rendering, their faces look like old-school Battle Of The Planets characters.

TRON: Uprising is the story between TRON and TRON: Legacy. Sorta like how the Clone Wars bridged the gap between Episode 2 and 3.

ELIJAH WOODS & PEE WEE BRING PRIMO VOICE TALENT

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Blast from the Past: Spectreman Opening Theme

Growing up in Chicago there were two exotic TV treats I remember fondly beyond See the rest »

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Yum: Glazed & Amazed on the ampm Secret Menu

‘Glazed & Amazed’

Yes, it’s real. And it’s spectacular. You take an ampm Sausage, Egg & Cheese Croissant and switch out the croissant with glazed doughnuts. It’s all part of the new Secret Menu campaign our team at Ogilvy just launched. Pretty much a big invitation to come up with your own creations and try something new. Go nuts.

‘Glazed & Amazed’ on Vimeo.

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ampm Secret Menu ‘Dough Ray Moo’

‘Dough Ray Moo’

The double-cheeseburger cousin of ‘Glazed & Amazed’.

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As Seen on TV: A Tribute to Doing it Wrong … So Wrong

Getting a single egg in a large pan? Exposing breasts to your boss and making it seem like an accident? Why is everything so freakin’ hard?!

I’ve got a soft spot for bad stuff. The worse, the better. It’s why I pay money for jacked-up action figures. Hell, it’s why I do the Ümlaut. Naturally, when it comes to TV, I cannot escape the gravitational pull of bad commercials. This montage is irresistible. With a great use of The Beatles, too.

Thanks, FangFoundThis!

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Sesame Street: Is the Word of the Day Gay?

Is this a pro-homosexual campaign by Hollywood? Or a pro-smoking campaign from the UK tobacco industry? Neither. Just a momentary view of letters E, A, and G as the camera zooms in. Wardinger caught it on Sesame Street and snapped the pic. Pretty funny.

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BONUS: WORDS OF THE DAY “HEY GUYS”

This video wipes out crops of brain cells every second you watch. (Thanks, Chris!)

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Play: Mad Men Ken and Barbie

For the first time, it seems, Barbie‘s unrealistic ratio of curves are less curvy than the real thing—Christina Hendricks / Joan Holloway.

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Stop Motion: SpongeBob SquarePants Anniversary Intro

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants, Nickelodeon brought in Screen Novelties to do something very special. Which they did.(via Adland)

FYI, Screen Novelties are the same stop motion wizards behind the zombie Corn Pop spot, The Spooning for Leo Burnett:

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Outtake: Naked Danny DeVito in It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Thursday, September 10th the Nightman and the naked man cometh. Cannot wait for the new season of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.

In the meantime, Danny DeVito just joined Twitter. First tweet?

“I just joined Twitter! I don’t really get this site or how it works. My nuts are on fire.”

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Live: It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia Take ‘Nightman Cometh’ On Tour

Oh my … Our favorite bit from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia is getting a stage adaptation and coming to a city possibly near you. If you haven’t seen this skit, watch the episode (Season 4, Ep.13). Awesome.

The Nightman Cometh is a musical performance written by Rob McElhenney (Mac), Charlie Day (Charlie) and Glenn Howerton (Dennis) who all star along with Kaitlin Olson (Sweet Dee), and Danny DeVito (Frank) with special appearances by Mary Elizabeth Ellis (The Waitress) and Artemis Pebdani (Artemis).

Sept 15 Boston, MA House of Blues
Sept 16 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Sept 17 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre
Sept 22 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
Sept 24 San Francisco, CA Nob Hill Masonic Center
Sept 25 Los Angeles, CA The Hollywood Palladium

Snag tickets at LiveNation.

More info at Paddy’s Pub (via LimeWire)

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