Tag Archives | Stolen

…Michael Millhouse looks great in photos?

Lewiston Tribune

You just can’t make this stuff up!

On December 14, the Lewiston Tribune put a surveillance camera photo on their front page of a man in a black-and-blue checkered coat that had stolen the wallet of an unaware convenience-store customer.

Directly above that picture, the Lewiston Tribune put a photo of Michael Millhouse decorating a window with holiday spirit.

In a black-and-blue checkered coat!

Police quickly made the connection, and Michael was arrested on charges of theft.

Talk about good timing!

[Lewiston Tribune Front Page]

[Via: Very Short List]

…The Bubble is back?

Here Comes Another Bubble was a fantastically viral video about the Web 2.0 bubble that was taken down recently by a San Francisco photographer’s DMCA take-down notice over her ‘stolen’ image.

Thankfully, that photographer’s photo has been removed, and the video is back as v1.1:

Unfortunately for The Richter Scales, the group behind the video, their 15 minutes hasn’t exactly been profitable:

    In the week Version 1.0 was up, we sold only eight CDs of previously recorded music. That’s one CD sold per 125,000 viewers of the video. If this rate holds, the “profits” from CD sales will equal the $355 we spent making the video when Version 1.1 gets its 3.5 millionth view.

I guess DMCA notices don’t necessarily need to be correlated to lost compensation!

[The Richter Scales – Announcing “Bubble” Version 1.1]

[Via: TechCrunch]

…Sony and Apple share?

Sony And Apple

Why waste a good idea?

Apparently, Sony (which recently ripped off the bunnies for their latest Bravia ad) felt that Apple’s iPod arrangement was going to be too tough to beat, so they just replaced the Nanos with their own DSC-T2 cameras for their latest press photos.

Don’t feel too bad for Apple though, as they’ve been known to do the same thing from time to time as well.

I guess they should both feel flattered; right?

[Via: Engadget]

[Engadget – Apple’s Little Problem With Ripping Off Artists]

…The Savage Chickens have been animated?

Savage Chicken

Laura Veirs wanted a music video for her new album, called Saltbreakers, so she created a contest, and opened up to artists for submissions.

The winner was this stop-motion film of the Savage Chickens by Doug Savage, and considering the stolen status of the Bravia Bunnies ad, this just might be my favorite new piece of stop motion.

[Via: Savage Chickens]

[Laura Veirs – Saltbreakers]

…Passion Pictures stole from KozyNDan?

Hmmm.

Looks like Sony’s new Play-Doh Bunny Bravia ad might not be so original after all.

KozyNDan are an artist team that specialize in bunnies, and some of their past work includes a city filled with brightly colored bunnies:

(Click for the full version.)

KozyNDan

Seems a bit familiar, doesn’t it?

I’m guessing there’s going to be an uncomfortable phone call between Sony and Passion Pictures some time in the very near future.

Edit: Here’s KozyNDan’s thoughts on the matter: Flickr

Edit: Here’s Sony’s thoughts on the matter: Adrants

[KozyNDan]

[Via: Gizmodo]