VOTD: Super Bowl Sunday Commercials

Posted in Funny, General on February 8th, 2010 by Demitri Baroutsos

For us South African’s Super Bowl Sunday is just another run-of-the-mill weekend for us. For American’s it’s one of the biggest weekends of the year. And companies pull out all the stops to make commercials aired between the game as they’re guaranteed to reach one of the highest number of viewers since almost everyone is in front of the telly.

Connie just sent me this hilarious commercial about the Audi A3 TDi (see video embedded below). If you want to catch up (and vote) on some of the videos aired yesterday have a look at the Ad Blitz channel on YouTube.


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Big Picture: Dogs and Sleds

Posted in General, Photography on February 8th, 2010 by Demitri Baroutsos

I’ve unfortunately not been able to keep up with the past few posts of Boston.com‘s Big Picture series but today’s one caught my eye. I love the pictures of these sled dogs, they always look so amazing. Reminds me of Eight Below (which had my eldest daughter in such tears we’ve not watched it again with her).

Dogsleds are in the news lately, as several races have recently taken place around the Northern Hemisphere, and as transportation choices for both a meeting of the G-7 and the start of the 2010 U.S. census. Mushers brought representatives to Iqaluit, a small village in Nunavut Territory, chosen to host a recent G-7 meeting, in part so Canada could assert sovereignty over its part of the Arctic. The 2010 U.S. Census, as per tradition, kicked off its count on January 25th in a rural part of Alaska in the small village of Noorvik, as census takers arrived by dogsled. And recent dogsled races include Le Grand Odyssee, the Sedivackuv Long, Pirena, the Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally and many more smaller regional competitions. Collected here are a handful of recent photos of sleds, dogs, and their humans. (30 photos total) – source Boston.com

A sled dog waits in the snow before this weekend's sled dog Rally in Aviemore, Scotland January 21, 2010. (REUTERS/Russell Cheyne)


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