Someone at LG decided it would be a great idea to tie in a video of their LG Optimus Pad tablet with Optimus Prime. Not only that, they have fake Optimus Prime fight fake Megatron, who’s not-so-subtly the robot manifestation of Apple’s iPad. None of this makes any sense, which is why it is kind of incredible that it was actually animated. [Phandroid]
Subtlety, Thy Name Is Not LG's Ad Department
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Directed by Nerdo, this short animation interprets the poem about beer from Charles Bukowski and it's so dark and bitingly true and totally spot on about the dependency that someone could have on beer (or wine or whiskey or whatever). We get in the mind of a man who has accepted what alcohol has done to him but feels the need to keep on going.
The Simpsons have been around for so long (since 1989!) that it's no surprise that they have influenced our culture so much. And though obviously it's much easier to make a cartoon joke about fake inventions than to actually invent them in the real world (and they're not always the first TV show to predict them), some of these inventions really were influenced by the fiction of Homer and Marge and Bart and Lisa and the rest of the world of Springfield.