Half.com has come a long way since it renamed that Oregon town back in 1999. The e-tailer, now part of eBay, has posted some funny new animated shorts from BBDO online. Done in a ’50s educational style, the films follow the misadventures of college kids who’ve bought too many math, history and political-science books on Half.com (blame the low prices) and have become unbearable social misfits in need of wedgies. Stalin’s cameo in the history video is particularly amusing.
—Posted by Tim Nudd