Only two days until the “WrestleMania of the summer”, SummerSlam, airs live on the WWE Network and on pay-per-view. Starting with NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV on Saturday (see Activision, “IV” means 4, not “IIII”), the biggest party of the summer will be a near-7-hour affair — it being one of the “Big Five” supercards on WWE’s calendar. So, to hype up such a spectacle, it makes sense to get Terry Crews to do your promotional hype video. And it…is…WONDERFULLLLL!
Yup, the web browser extension that aimed to strip your browsing experience of intruding and overzealous ads and recently got involved in a back-and-forth with Facebook over said ads, AdBlock Plus is hoping to replace those annoying ads — deemed to be too big, ugly, or intrusive — with better, smaller, subtler (and hopefully LESS intrusive) ads. How, you might ask? Continue reading “‘AdBlock Plus’ Will Now Sell Ads Due to Infinite Supply of Irony…”
Last month, 15-time world champion John Cena had signed a deal to be the new spokesman for Hefty trash bags. This week, that deal became a reality, as Hefty has officially unveiled their new ad campaign, and it’s pretty funny. Plus, it makes an interesting mythology surrounding the purchase of the Hefty Ultra Strong brand. Continue reading “How Buying Hefty Bags Can Turn You into John Cena…”
The most recent Pokémon commercials have really been stepping up their game in terms of production quality, for example, Pokémon Go, the upcoming mobile spin-off. But I’m not taking about that; I’m talking about the fact that there’s a Pokémon commercial being made for the upcoming (this Sunday) Super Bowl 50! Continue reading “Wait, a POKéMON Commercial for the SUPER BOWL?!?!”
Chances are you have seen this image from an ad the electronics megastore Best Buy is circulating nationwide. You know, the one that opens with “I’m Jon Moeller from Texas A&M University, and I’me using my laptop to create a touchscreen out of thin air.” Now, I’m not focusing on this story solely because it features a student from my alma mater (GIG ‘EM AGGIES!!), but it is also all of the technology, including Moeller’s ZeroTouch, being demonstrated from all of the students in the ad. Just a quick look gives you reminders of the tech seen in sci-fi movies; ZeroTouch would instantly remind anyone of Minority Report, or the windshield from Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, or whatever sci-fi film Tom Cruise will star in years down the road.