This is why I love Mexicans.

Alot of things happened this past weekend. Ted Kennedy was buried. My 3 year old god son pointed his finger at me and said, "Never Quit," to which I dubbed him, Sensie Sippie Cup. But most importantly....50 thousand people came together on what would have been Michael Jackson's 51st Bday, this past Saturday....to simultaneously do the thriller dance and break the current Guinness world record.

Coincidentally I also love Mexicans for so graciously giving us Jessica Alba.


The Snuggie Sutra.

You have a snuggie. You have sex. This was inevitable.


cream on the inside, clean on the outside.

ahhhhh.... another car song. beat sounds famili and the song is sooo cheesy!
how do yall like your paint job?

ummmm.... this is a fun song. but i think i like it cause it kind of sounds like bossy and some other old old joint (any know what im sayin)

How Facebook can ruin a relationship....

I have seen half of these facebook situations happen in real life. True story. 

Now in reality, the U.S will never have "Nationalized Health Care"How do i know? Because apparently the bible says something about it being a bad idea (which..the version I read didn't but...who knows...)and that's pretty much all it takes for americans to shape laws* (*see also: slave trade, abortion and prop 8).

When Love Takes Over. David Guetta and Kelly Rowland.

Sorry, for the slow posts today. I had a coworker afterwork drinking fananza last night that Im still recuperating from. And much like the last time I showed you guys a video, I discovered tis song in a bar. Lol....horrible. Have you guys ever went to a dive bar and you were sitting there doing dive bar things and then out of no where it turns into a dance party? You know when everyone in the room is dancing, and your an asshole for being in you seat? That is what happened to me last night. And this song started it all. You better go Kelly Rowland. You don't need Beyonce. You own this....

Anyway, have a good weekend guys.

I can see your future....

...in my pants. Horoscope slacks. Perfection.

Your Game Face.

So W+K Tokyo has a new campaign called PlayFace that I think is pretty brilliant. It's a bit too stylized for me, but the idea of catching a person deep in concentration using your product is enlightening and fun. I'm not a gamer, but I have friends who are completely into it.....and they look like complete spazzes when they play. I on the other hand can't walk and shoot at the same time. There's some hooplah to whether the the idea/execution was stolen or not. That aside it's also funny, that this is in Tokyo...they have no idea how close "Playface" is to the term/phrase "O-Face." You know....like people's "O-Face?"


Things People Our Age Think About.

You know when you have those random thoughts. But you don't say them outloud, because you don't want people to think less of you as a human being? Yeah....that's what this post is about. Below is a list of those thoughts. Ironically, I stole this from a blog called thebrownshaun, which kinda confuses me because all my life I have been the brown Shaun. (<---random thought)

1-I wish Google Maps had an “Avoid Ghetto” routing option.
2-More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can’t wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that’s not only better, but also more directly involves me.
3-Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.
4-I don’t understand the purpose of the line, “I don’t need to drink to have fun.” Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and sticks when they’ve invented the lighter?
5-Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you’re going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you’re crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.
6-That’s enough, Nickelback.
7-I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.
8-Is it just me, or are 80% of the people in the “people you may know” feature on Facebook people that I do know, but I deliberately choose not to be friends with?
9-Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn’t work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ’s. We just figured it out. Today’s kids are soft.
10-There is a great need for sarcasm font.
11-Sometimes, I’ll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the f was going on when I first saw it.
12-I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I’ll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone’s laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I’m still the only one who really, really gets it. (I felt this way with Ghostbusters 2 recently).
13-How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
14-I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
15-I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired. 
16-Whenever someone says “I’m not book smart, but I’m street smart”, all I hear is “I’m not real smart, but I’m imaginary smart”.
17- While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it…thanks Mario Kart.


I have highlighted my favorites. And about nintendo, blowing got the dust off...everyone knows that. See the full list here...

I Love This.

For it's simplicity. And that it's clearly shot in Chicago, my home away from home.

This Answers All of my Questions.

An origins/genetic breakdown of all mythical creatures known to man, by illustrator Jim Unwin. See it nice and big here


Oldschool Jamaican Hump.

Ting-A-ling - Shabba Ranks


Polish people don't like old black people...

...and apparently, they are not that good at photoshop either. Allegedly, both top and bottom ads ran on the Microsoft Business productivity website. The above ran in america. And the bottom....poland. Not sure what is more insulting, the fact that they took the black guy out, or the fact that the photoshop is so bad? I mean....they didn't even bother with the dude's hand.

Naughty Editorial Photo.

Photographer Bela Borsodi, makes me feel a little naughty.
He, he, he.

"LSD is the Bomb."

A hell of a drug speech, from the 80s (or 70s). 

VIA celluloidslammer


"You're not an artist, Peggy. You solve problems."
- Madmen (Season 3)

I Laugh at this.

Softbank Sumo from We Love You So on Vimeo.

Brad Pitt lifting a SUMO wrestler for the sake of advertising.

VIA evilbeet

Signs brought to Obama town halls.

So, all I did was type the the post title into google images. Let's get some perspective here. This, my friends....is out of hand. Have we completely lost our ability to think?

Ninja Assassin Trailer.

Ninja movie...yes please.

A Step-By-Step guide to Conversing with Marginalized People.

You know how it is. You’re enjoying yourself, kicking back and relaxing at the pub or maybe at the library; or maybe you’re in class or just casually surfing the internet, indulging in a little conversation. The topic of the conversation is about a pertinent contemporary issue, probably something to do with a group of people who fall outside your realm of experience and identity. They’re also probably fairly heavily discriminated against - or so they claim.
The thing is, you’re having a good time, sharing your knowledge about these people and their issues. This knowledge is incontrovertible - it’s been backed up in media representation, books, research and lots and lots of historical events, also your own unassailable sense of being right.
Yet all of a sudden something happens to put a dampener on your sharing of your enviable intellect and incomparable capacity to fully perceive and understand All Things. It’s someone who belongs to the group of people you’re discussing and they’re Not Very Happy with you. Apparently, they claim, you’ve got it all wrong and they’re offended about that. They might be a person of colour, or a queer person. Maybe they’re a woman, or a person with disability. They could even be a trans person or a sex worker. The point is they’re trying to tell you they know better than you about their issues and you know that’s just plain wrong. How could you be wrong?

Don’t worry though! There IS something you can do to nip this potentially awkward and embarrassing situation in the bud. By simply derailing the conversation, dismissing their opinion as false and ridiculing their experience you can be sure that they continue to be marginalised and unheard and you can continue to look like the expert you know you really are, deep down inside!

.....read on. It's real funny.

VIA swpd

Damn Cool Glass Wear.

Cool as hell. 

Awesome Student Work.

HP - invent from Tom and Matt on Vimeo.

This should be an HP ad. Get that money students...get that money.

VIA dailyobsessional

STD Ads (for interracial couples).

Copy: Each time you sleep with someone, you also sleep with his past. Get tested for HIV. So...the first thing I thought when I saw this campaign on adsoftheworld was, damn...there must be alot of interracial gay couples in Canada.

But yeah, visually effective ad. Done before? Looks like it. 

Agency: Bleublancrouge, Montréal, Canada

The Linkdown.

2. The the most thoughtful/suckiest gift ever. Do me a favor...when in doubt, buy me a pair of jeans- always a win.

3. Veloceraptor season is here. Are you ready?

4. Rev Jackson is sick and tired of how advertisers boycott urban communities. This just in Rev Jaskson....the advertising idustry could care less.

5. The Marriot says Rape is your fault ladies. Maybe you should know martial arts and dark alleys wouldn't be so dangerous. Ok, the last part I made up. 

6. Mad Cocktails for Madmen (and women...I guess).

7. High Fashion Mortal Kombat

8. 90% of US currency has traces of Cocaine all over it. Rolled up dollar bills to use drugs is allegedly what Americans are good at. 

9. But when all is said and done, atleast we don't have legal cocaine bars....I'm sorry, lounges

10. Ok, first blog rule ever.....DONT CALL PEOPLE SKANKS. Apply this skanky rule to your skany skank lives, you skanks.

I Want it: Ashi Dashi

someone get them for me and I will love you long time. I really want the pencil one.


I Love the Bloody Beatroots. The Bloody Beat Roots.

This may be weird, but when I'm designing or going in hard on phototshop, I love listing to house/techno/drum and bass. It gets me focused. I try to keep my glow sticks in my desk drawer*....but sometimes crazy ish happens. And now I have found yet another DJ/artist to get me, what I liked to call.... design amped.

*ok, I don't have a desk

Entertainment while at airport this weekend

follow me @lailasimona


VIA makemymood


Three minutes and thirty eight seconds of watching middle aged asses in jeans making great fashion decisions. All I have to say is that they better be glad they trade marked this idea......

Covering August 2.

Secret lover...
V Magazine does some cool and extravagant stuff for their Sept issue. 

And another cover. 
I'll pay anyone who can tell me what this chic does.

Harper's Bizaare pays tribute to the King of Pop in ‘Thriller Fashion" with some random model. There are alot of pics.


Ummm, synchronized biking....

X Games potential? They just need hotter chics. And falling. Yea...they definitely need more falling. Still, I'm impressed.

BLOW me.

VIA jenbutson

A History of African American Targeted Advertising.

Craig at KMBA does it again (there's a reason why his blog was featured in Jet/Ebony Mag). Once in college I tried to take on the task on writing a paper that attempted to divulge how African Americans were "portrayed by the media" and "communicated to" over the years. It was like 13 pages and covered way too much, from black watermelon eating and pancake making caricatures of the negro persona to black face to advertising to hip hop videos. And due to its sheer volume and variety of topics (and lack of pages), I viewed it unsuccessful at the end. What I needed was a thesis paper. But I was in the College of Communications, so I sure as hell wasn't writing a thesis paper for fun. I got a B+ on the paper, but I never quiet accomplished what I was aiming to do. This, is a a side note. The point of this blog post is to set you on track to Craig's blog to read about Minority Targeted Advertising through the years. Read it all the way through and click all the links. You won't regret it. 

Can you dig it?


How You See my Blog (???).

Much like thedailyobsessional, I don't really get how this MIT thing analyzes how the rest of the Internet sees you. And where as I am just as confused about the legal vs illegal sections of my blog , Im a graduate of the New England education system. The kids at MIT are f*ckin weird. So...they produced it and we have to live with not quiet understanding it, but trying to use it anyway.

 Also....they have a really unattractive campus. Go ahead try it out for yourself

Digital Girl. Jamie Foxx ft Drake and Kanye.

Def the best song on his album. Wait...who actually listened to Jamie Foxx's album...not me. But this song has been on my ipod for a minute. But aparently I need to redownload it cause Drake has got himself a verse. "....I told her even photoshop couldn't change me." HA ha, yeah you got me, dude. This is hte type of song you always let play through on your ipod. Even on the hottest summer days, just sweating your ass off on the platform waiting for the 2 train....

I'm not to sure how I feel about changing the beat at the end....but you win some you lose some. 

Toy Gun Teaches Us Shapes.

And there is nothing wrong with learning. 
VIA Tomm

Woodland Creatures, gettin it in....

Craig at KMBA wrote some really deep sentiment's about the above video. Something about art and hip hop feeling real when used by advertisers. It also has something to do with fashion *shoulder shrug.*  If you want to get all indepth with it that's cool. If you just wan't to see some gangsta animals do some gangsta sh*t to a cool song....just play the video above...lol.

Oh and this is the real song called Awesome by The Bloody Beatroots. It's pretty sick...AND i got to discover a new genre of music called "death disco" this morning (according to you tube users, that's what it's called). "Death Disco" and all the songs and videos by The Bloody Beatroots I saw where accompanied by comment like:

"it's puuuure ecstacy."


"they must be just handing out pills at this concert"

YouTubers are kinda weird and unreliable. But I must agree this is some heavy foreign sh*t man. I think it's Italian. But I'm gonna go ahead and put my ignorant American hat back on and not do anymore research. I have town hall meetings to go to (armed and loaded). 

But to the point of this post...hood animals getting it in. Thanks to Craig, I'm NOW up on This.


Funny Church Ads.

Art Direction needs a little help, but I give St Matthews-in-the-city props for making a funny.  Whoever was working the photoshop (or maybe even microsoft paint, or maybe even the original printing press) get kudos for trying. Religions and "church-dom" are often so caught up in telling people how to live and who is living in the correct manner that they forget about the world they live in. But then again...this particular church is not Catholic, and it's in New Zealand. At any given time, any Kiwi is probably slightly drunk, practicing Rugby to beat those Aussies and or fighting Orgs to bring piece to Middle Earth. Religion takes a back seat, I'm sure. 

The Book, Book Shelf.

VIA not tom.