Moonves: Synergy? What synergy?

For those who have followed Viacom for any period of time (and, most recently, the current talk of it splitting itself back up), listening to co-COO Les Moonves talk at […]

Hootie’s BK ad makes comic strip history

AdFreak’s daily comics-reading ritual was interrupted by a sudden craving for lite rock and bacon strips, thanks to Thursday’s "Boondocks" strip. In it, the cartoon’s jaded teenage brothers lament the […]

How to get your art displayed at the Met

Okay, my favorite new guy is "a shadowy British graffiti artist who calls himself "Banksy,” as profiled in yesterday’s New York Times. A fine artist whose work (like this unusual […]

See Cameron Diaz’s acne on HDTV!

Remember when aging screen stars like Norma Desmond could hide behind favorable lighting and a soft lens? Well, according to entertainment magazine OnHD.TV, some of Hollywood’s finest aren’t quite ready […]

See you on the way up, and the way down

Talk about the high pressure sales pitch. Wake Forest University takes the concept to a new level, literally, with its 6th annual elevator competition on April 1st and 2nd. MBA […]

The fall of the house of Atkins?

When even Atkins Nutritionals is backing off some of the foundation of the Atkins Diet, you know a trend is over. Not that the low-carb thing is finis exactly, but […]

Fighting spam with spam

When we read about this IBM anti-spam initiative, our first reaction was why didn’t someone think of this before? The tech giant unveiled a free program, called FairUCE earlier this […]

Cords go horizontal

Is it better horizontal? From San Francisco comes a solution to a problem that, frankly, we didn’t know was a problem.  Anyone who needs to be more aerodynamic in corduroys, […]

Can big pharma lend a hand here?

Were you one of those kids who bit your nails down the quick or bit your skin until it bled? If you were, and your parents broke you of the […]

Snapple story hard to swallow

Sometimes, ad agencies get so giddy at the prospect of new business, they’re inclined to believe Web gags like this story, which is being passed around via e-mail. The “writers” […]