Expedia Fails Horribly In Rebranding Attempt
Jan05

Expedia Fails Horribly In Rebranding Attempt

Launched in ’95, Expedia arrived on the online travel booking scene to give some competition to rival Travelocity (1995) and eventually put all independent travel agents out of work.  Although I have never personally used Expedia, can’t even say for sure that I have been to their site, I can say that I do immediately recognize their logo, a cool little plane swooping around a 3d globe. At least I used to be able to...

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Photoshopped Ads Banned In England

When the model “Twiggy” appeared in a series of Olay ads looking much younger than her 59 years, and claiming that the product she was advertising, “Definitely Eye Cream”, was responsible for the changes, people started crying foul. Turn out that in addition to adding the phrases “Olay is my secret to brighter-looking eyes” and “Because younger-looking eyes never go out of fashion…[it]...

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Sculpting with dust. Yes, that’s right, dust.

Paul Hazelton is an artist. But unlike most artists he works with a very uncommon medium. Dust. Hazelton collects the dust from places where it tends to congregate, such as window sills and furniture, and then gets the dust wet, shapes it, and carefully dries it. He credits his hobby to the fact that he was brought up in a spotless environment, his latest creation is a full bedroom, with a bed, bookshelf, tv, wardrobe and armchair. He...

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You could get sued for using the Google logo on your site!

Google has announced that it is in the process of suing several of those “Make Money at Home With Google!” sites that anyone attempting to “get rich quick” is sure to have run across in the search results. Among the complaints listed in the lawsuit was the fact that many of those  sites use the Google logo without permission. From Google’s blog post on the subject: You may have seen offers like these...

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Get Thee Behind Me: The Client From Hell
Dec06

Get Thee Behind Me: The Client From Hell

We’ve all had them. Those clients who are so crazy unreasonable that you are tempted to give up freelancing completely  and go drop an application off  at Burger King. A website I found the other day, Clients From Hell, has taken upon themselves the monstrous job of collecting and categorizing records of some of the worst. Below are a few of my favorites from their site, although I had to stop reading after a little while as the...

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