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Former Ad Exec Takes Shot at Coca-Cola in ‘Real Bears’ Music Video

Former Ad Exec Takes Shot at Coca-Cola in 'Real Bears' Music Video

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Alex Bogusky — partner at Crispin Porter + Bogusky — famously left the industry two years ago to find a “more genuine version” of himself. Apparently he has fulfilled that mission.

The iconic exec has surfaced again with a video that takes a shot at former CPB client, Coca-Cola. The video above, done on behalf of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, illustrates the pitfalls of drinking too much sugary soda. Though the video doesn’t mention Coke, it does feature a family of polar bears that bear a strong resemblance to Coke’s iconic mascots.

Over the course of the video, set to the Jason Mraz pop song “Sugar,” the bears split seams on their hides and become too fat to fish. Eventually, the bears start requiring insulin and experience tooth decay and erectile dysfunction. Things get worse: The papa bear has to get his leg amputated because of his diabetes. In the ad’s conclusion, the family dump the vile soda into the sea.

Coca-Cola offered the following statement on the video: “This is irresponsible and the usual grandstanding from CSPI. It won’t help anyone understand energy balance, which is key according to recognized experts who’ve studied this issue — a group that, by default, doesn’t include CSPI.”

This isn’t the first time Bogusky has bit the hand that formerly fed him: He also raised eyebrows with a book called the “9-Inch Diet” that took issue with fast food chains including Burger King, a former client.

What do you think? Was this video effective? Let us know in the comments.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2012/10/10/alex-bogusky-coke-real-bears/

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‘Tumblr the Musical’: Coming to a Dashboard Near You

'Tumblr the Musical': Coming to a Dashboard Near You

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What happens when high school theater kids grow up and get hooked on the addictive street drug known as the interwebz? Answer: YouTube videos like this one.

“Tumblr: The Musical” turns the art of Tumbln’ into a catchy tune, complete Internet meme references, web culture jokes and a cameo from Hipster Ariel.

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I Think We Can All Agree On Which Of These Pups Is The Guilty Party Here

I Think We Can All Agree On Which Of These Pups Is The Guilty Party Here

Whenever I notice that the trashcan in my room has been ransacked, it’s pretty easy to tell which of my dogs was responsible for the dirty deed.

All I need to do is ask who did it and my golden retriever lies down shamefully on the ground with his belly in the air. It’s hilariously adorable, but I always have to wonder why he would even go through with it if he was just going to give himself away that easily.

This embarrassed pup is in the same boat. When asked if she was the offending canine who dug a hole outside of the family home, she couldn’t hide her overwhelming guilt.

Don’t worry, girl. It looks like you’ll be forgiven pretty quickly.

Though I know how frustrating it can be to deal with a misbehaving dog, I don’t think I could stay mad at her. Her shame is way too cute.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/shamefully-guilty-dog/

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9-Year-Old Skateboarder Successfully Lands a 540 After 75 Tries

9-Year-Old Skateboarder Successfully Lands a 540 After 75 Tries

Watch out, Tony Hawk. This kid is shredding her way to the top.

At age 9, most young skateboarders are just learning to ollie, happy to successfully jump their boards a few inches.

Sabre Norris from New South Wales, Australia, can’t ride a bike, but has already tackled the halfpipe and landed her first 540. The trick requires the rider launch off a ramp, spin with the board one-and-a-half turns and successfully land back on the ramp.

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Video: YouTube, The Berrics

The video shows a few failed landings, but after 75 attempts that day, Norris finally landed the 540, according to The Berrics.

Her reaction to landing the trick is just as good as the feat itself.

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Kitten Livestream Hacks Up Hairball of Cuteness

Kitten Livestream Hacks Up Hairball of Cuteness

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kitten livestream. Kitten Livestream. KITTEN LIVESTREAM.

Scratch away a ho-hum day by tuning into a live video stream of adorable fuzzballs. The stream features the playful — and sleepy — antics of the Spice Kittens, a whiskered clowder of cuteness currently living in foster care.

The Livestream is part of Purrfect Pals, a no-kill shelter that asks for donations to support the hundreds of homeless cats the organization cares for each year.

BONUS: The 10 Cutest Videos of 2012

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Sloth Playing Imaginary Piano Wins the Internet Today

Sloth Playing Imaginary Piano Wins the Internet Today

We’ve just discovered the Elton John of the sloth world. Well, at least he is in his own mind.

This slow-moving furball from the Sloth Sanctuary in Monteverde, Costa Rica, plays a mean imaginary piano. YouTube user shmee40 set the footage of Slothton John tickling the make-believe ivories to the snappy tune “Old Piano Roll Blues” to achieve a maximum cuteness level.

Go ahead and try to find something more adorable on the Internet today.