never say no to a panda

A set of Egyptian ads for Panda Cheese. The panda is a persuasive spokesperson.

Advertising Agency: Advantage Marketing & Aadvertising, Cairo, Egypt
Creative Director: Ali Ali/Maged Nassar
Copywriter: Ali Ali/Maged Nassar
Account Supervisor: Reem Ezz El Din
Production Company: The House, Cairo, Egypt
Director: Ali Ali
Producer: Hossam Fawzy
Editor: Mohsen Abdel Wahab
Sound Design/Arrangement: Hosny Ali
Art Director: Production Design: Hossam Fawzy
Post Production: Azman
Colorist: George Kyriakou (MPC)
Costume Designer: Martin Pec

angry pig oink oink oink

He’s a pig who’s angry

ANGRY PIG!!

He’s a pig who’s angry

Oink! Oink! Oink!

He’s a pig who’s angry

so don’t let him catch you

eating pork or pork byproducts!

spock and the world of fascinating

We all need to use this word a little bit more.

kirk cameron and ray comfort vs rational response squad

What’ll it be?
I’d like one battle royale about the nature of reality with cheese, extra onions.
What side of the fence do you fall on? Watch part1 and part2 (after the jump) and decide for yourself.

From left to right: Ray Comfort, Kirk Cameron, and The Rational Response Squad

It was a warm Saturday night in New York City as a mixed crowd of atheists and Christians converged on Calvary Baptist Church in midtown Manhattan for the first “Nightline Face-Off.” And it wasn’t long before temperatures began to rise inside the auditorium.

The question for our debate was “Does God Exist?” and both sides went at the issue with a series of passionate declarations and critical attacks on the arguments of their opponents. It was a clean but unflinching contest.

part1

For more than 90 minutes, they battled over the main arguments of evolution, historical evidence and the existence of God. The audience, which was divided between Christians and atheists, asked penetrating questions, and there were also a number of contributions submitted by viewers at ABCNEWS.com.

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the matrix: 1905 starring charlie chaplin

Silent films are something I’ve always enjoyed. The exaggerated acting and poses are what appeal to me the most.

So that leaves one to question, “How would a contemporary sci-fi picture translate into this medium?” An acting troupe from Asia has replied humorously, Russian subtitles included. That Charlie guy sure knows how to rough-house a multitude of baddies (with deadly pies).

video from Russian actor’s group “Big Difference” (Bolshaya Raznitsa). They specialize mostly on Russian TV show parodies.

sasuke 22, ninja warrior 22

This year’s Sasuke 22 (Ninja Warrior in the US) was one of the most exciting competitions of all time. Yuuji Urushihara, the humble shoe salesman, was mere seconds away from making Sasuke history! It seems the tides are turning with the well-known Sasuke All-Star veterans being tallied out early in the first round of competitions, making way for a new crop of talent and physical prowess. I eagerly await next year’s event.

Below is Sasuke legend Makoto Nagano attempting the newly revised, increasingly difficult stage one.

rap chop: steve porter vs shamwow vs breakin’

Take slicing and dicing (SlapChop), courtesy of the ShamWow! guy (Vince Shlomi), put it in an audio blender via Steve Porter, and parallel edit with moments from the always classic Breakin’.

Makes me hungry….and pop lock at the same time.

321 contact theme song

This is one show I always looked forward too. The opening music is catchy and inventive with a twist of disco. I would hum this to myself whilst coloring farm animals with crayons many moons ago.

My three favorite parts are:

  1. When the bird of prey is being pet on the neck.
  2. The toad uses it superpowers to eat the floating glob out of the sky.
  3. Mr. meow getting well-deserved attention from human beings.

What are your favorite parts of the song?

old school japanese spiderman and super robot

What’s more amazing than Spiderman?….
A Spiderman with his own personal mech and an enthusiastic asian man with soaring ballads to accompany him in action. I especially like the magical cosmic effects that surround this Spiderman when he strikes a finale pose.

conjunction junction, what’s your function

First Aired: 1973
Lyrics & Music: Bob Dorough
Performed by: Jack Sheldon
Designed by: Tom Yohe and Bill Peckmann
Animation by: Phil Kimmelman and Associates
Fun Fact: Conjunction Junction was recorded on the same day as I’m Just a Bill, with the same band. Jazz singer Terry Morel sings the chorus.

Lyrics:

Conjunction Junction, what’s your function?
Hooking up words and phrases and clauses.
Conjunction Junction, how’s that function?
I’ve got three favorite cars that get most of my job done.
Conjunction Junction, what’s their function?
I’ve got and, but, and or.
They’ll get you pretty far.

And!
That’s an additive, like this and that.
But!
That’s sort of the opposite,
not this but that.
And then there’s Or. O-R,
when you have a choice like this or that
And, but, and or get you pretty far!

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dog whisperer 100th episode this friday

There are only a handful of TV shows that I can watch for a while, and continue watching. I would have to put Cesar Millan’s show Dog Whisperer at the top of that list. It’s awesome. That guy really knows how animals think, from the inside out. What is clear to anyone watching is his natural intuition, and how the shows end up being lessons for people to live in balance as much as the animals involved.

My friend is a teacher and uses a lot of advice from Cesar in dealing with her own students. When you think about it, kids live in the moment much like a dog, and need discipline and exercise in the same way. Like Cesar says, people often confuse love and respect when raising their animals, and the result is an animal that walks all over the owner with no acknowledgment for them as a pack leader. I have nothing but respect for any parent out there trying to raise their children right after thinking about this stuff.  It takes a lot of effort to do anything the right way.

Anyway, the 100th show is this friday on National Geographic channel. I can’t wait to see it. It should be a great episode.

weird sylvania lightbulb commercial from thailand

Jeh United Ltd in Bangkok promoted the Sylvania Light Bulb as the way to keep monsters at bay in this off beat TV ad from Thailand. A child at a picnic points out figures from South East Asian mythology. His father fearlessly names them as Kra Sue, the floating head of a female vampire ghost, Kra Hung, a flying ghost, the Banana ghost and others. All is safe in daylight. But when the light goes out…

sasuke / kunoichi / ninja warrior

I like watching gameshows that test a person’s ability to NOT get owned. You would be right in assuming my levels of happiness to limit break after being introduced to the show Ninja Warrior and Women Ninja Warrior which is featured in the US and UK. Both shows are re-dubbed ports of the original Sasuke (men’s) and Kunoichi (women’s) competitions.

I’ve never seen anyone faceplant mid-air into an upright column because they timed their trampoline jump wrong. In this competition (Kunoichi 2007) you will see it three times, the third being the most dynamic of all. You can click the “Read More” link at the end of this post to watch all five parts. Part one of five is below.

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sesame street / vila sésamo

My friend is learning Portuguese right now, and one of the ways she picks up on new languages is by listening to songs and TV shows in the native language. While surfing around online, she found out about this show, Vila Sésamo, which is the Brazilian version of Sesame Street! Cool.

There is a character they have a song about on the show called “Funga Funga”. My friend thinks that Funga Funga reminds her of me, but I think there is a little Funga Funga in all of us. When were all little sometimes it was hard to fit in. Even today as big people, we can feel out of place from others. Funga Funga reminds us all that’s it’s okay to be different.

Below are the lyrics for the FUNGA FUNGA song translated to english.

I am Funga Funga
I am a little bit different
But I don’t understand why everyone
Sees me as if I wasn’t human.

I am Funga Funga
I am a little bit different
When I start talking about something
Nobody listens, like if I wasn’t human.

I used to want everyone
to like me
Like they like the sun
Like the like the moon
And flowers too.

But it seems that people
Only like the things
That they’ve already seen,
That they already know,
Things they know very well.

I am Funga Funga
I am a little bit different,
I don’t mind being this way
I wont try to like everyone either.

I am Funga Funga
I am Funga Funga.

takeshi kitano in binoculars soccer

Hahahaha!

Takeshi Kitano Comedy Show2 – Binoculars Soccer (1984)

taboo on national geographic

I really like this show on National Geographic Channel called Taboo. It’s pretty cool….they travel around the world and showcase different culture’s traditions. Seeing programs like this make me think about the balance between an individual’s ability to create themselves through critical thinking, introspection, etc, and the environment’s own ability upon them to shape and mold.

How much of it is one or the other?

If you were raised in India instead of the United States, what would be the likelihood of you adapting poly-theism as a belief system and window to the world? I wonder about this and how this would apply to myself, my family, and other people I care about. It leads me to the conclusion that it is an important and necessary thing in life to analyze what one takes for granted and think about why one does it: Is it a prominent result of individual process or an automation from other sources? We are all a mixture of both, but I think it’s an awareness to the balance and variables that is the most important.

elmo and robert deniro