Mark Twain once said, “Show, don’t tell.” This is an incredibly important lesson for writers to remember; never get such a giant head that you feel entitled to throw around obscure phrases like “Show, don’t tell.” Thanks for nothing, Mr. Cryptic.
This was released a few weeks ago, but hasn’t garnered the attention it deserves. The nimble and creative shop, Dojo, staged a riot in Morocco to create this ad. It was a risk well worth taking. The spot re-enacts the Tunisian revolution and pays tribute to rap artist El General, “whose provocative track ‘Head of State’ became the soundtrack of the 2010 uprising.”
To curb people peeing on the curb during Carnival, they have constructed urinals that collect energy from pee—which in turn powers a band’s parade float.
“This is how the mechanism works: the flow of urine is used as a source of energy to move the dynamo – a process similar to that of a hydroelectric power plant -, which uses liquid to generate energy. It is then stored in a battery that is connected to AfroReggae’s electric trio after it is charged. If people pee in the correct place, the music of the party is guaranteed for a longer time.”
One of the best Super Bowl spots only aired in Sherman, TX; Armore, OK; and Glendive, MT. Why? Who knows. Lucky cities. This ad for Old Milwaukee beer stars Will Ferrell and his lover/fellow bus passenger.