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Acura, Cadillac, Honda, and Volkswagen Super Bowl commercial sneak peeks

Posted by Andrey Malskiy Categories: Transportation, Videos,

It’s that time of the year where we can freely get down on junk food, trash talk, and look forward to the commercials just as much as the big game. We're talking about the Super Bowl (oh, and don't forget to enter our Big Game Giveaway!) Each year millions upon millions are dumped on commercials for mere marketing purposes.

Without a doubt, Volkswagen had one of the most successful commercials last year (see video after the jump to jog your memory) and is aiming to repeat its success again this year staying with the Star Wars theme. However, Volkswagen is not the only one fighting for airtime during the big game. Honda, Acura, and Cadillac have aired their Super Bowl commercials early this year and I want to focus your attention on the creativity of the ads.

Manufacturers know that millions will be watching the game on the 5th, and one would think that they would put effort into creating an entertaining commercial. Well one would think, but that’s not always the case. Let’s take a look at the Cadillac ATS spot, above.

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Casting Corner: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gwyneth Paltrow and More

Jake GyllenhaalGwyneth Paltrow

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Jake Gyllenhaal: The Jarhead star may be prepping to play another military man in Source Code, a sci-fi thriller. The movie, which will be directed by Duncan Jones (Moon), centers on a soldier who wakes up as a commuter on a train. The passenger is forced to relive the experience again and again until the mystery behind a bombing is determined. Shooting should start in early 2010.

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Mariah Carey’s Pee-formance

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Rants,

Mariah Carey and her not so trained Cha ChaDetermined to never let her fans down, Mariah Carey took to the stage soaked in wee after her dog urinated on her.

The 40-year-old singer was devastated when Jack Russell terrier Cha Cha had an accident as she was getting ready to perform.

Mariah wrote on her Twitter page, “OK so Cha Cha just peed on the floor in my dressing room and then decided to jump on top of me as I am doing my make-up. ‘Real classy’ here. It is believed Mariah was practicing for her upcoming shows when the toilet trouble occurred.

The “Obsessed” singer’s husband Nick Cannon gave her the mutt to celebrate their one-year wedding anniversary in May.

Mariah is not the first celebrity to suffer the embarrassment of an animal urinating on her. Katy Perry was mortified when a monkey relieved itself on her during a magazine shoot: “Jeremy Scott is one of my all time favorites, and he shot the pictures while I got to prance around in his creations. I had a chimp on set with me that day. Fun fact, she peed all over me, I had to take a shower in the middle of shooting.”

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SpotLight GPS Pet Locator

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: GPS, Misc. Tech,

SpotLight GPSWe are always so concerned with keeping our families intact that we sometimes forget about our pets. The SpotLight GPS Pet Locator has 27/7/365 recovery service through the AKC CAR (American Kennel Club Companion Animal Recovery.) If Spot or Puff wanders too far, you will receive an email or cell phone message. A rescue button is on the collar to help you find your furry friend. We were thinking that they should have put one on the little girl in the picture as well. Look for the SpotLight later this month.

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Purina Critter Carols

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Misc. Tech,

Critter Carols

If you love your dog, you probably spend some of your Thanksgiving watching the National Dog Show (a pointer won it this year.) The sponsors of the event, Purina, have made an e-card site to send greeting to all your friends this holiday season. Head over to Critter Carols, upload your pet’s face (this is Amazing Grace,) add text and music and let everyone know just how weird you get during the last couple of weeks. By the way, this app will take you longer than most to get it right, so expect a learning curve.

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Watch the Trailer for Marley & Me


After watching the trailer for Marley & Me, I’ve determined this movie’s potential pluses are the same as this adaptation’s possible minuses.

  1. Jennifer Aniston: Although people are still fascinated by her personal life, they’ve seemed ho-hum lately about her film career.
  2. Owen Wilson: His past successes have been overshadowed by recent flops (The Darjeeling Limited, Drillbit Taylor).
  3. Marley: While I would normally feel pessimistic about any animal movie, how could anyone possibly explain ?

Doggyspace is for Doggy Lovers

Doggyspace

If you love your pup, and we mean really love her/him, then you will want to join Doggyspace, a cross between Facebook and MySpace for canines. You can create a profile, share photos and videos, and meet others who are similarly obsessed. Launched last month, 3,000 dog fanciers have already joined the site and there are claims that there will be about 2 million by the end of the year. While Doggyspace is free to join, Founder Levi Thorton plans to make premium accounts with a percentage of the fee going to animal charities. We really don’t know what paying the extra means, but we assume that gives you a top dog.

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Lily Allen Needs a Leash For Her Dog!

Lily has lost her leash!

Seemingly back on track with her new, tamed brunette hair color, British pop singer Lily Allen can’t seem to do everything right just yet! It seems as if the troubled tabloid target completely forgot to grab her dog leash when she went out the other day.

While I’m glad that Lily has advocated adoption at local shelters, I still don’t see why she would ever forget her poor dog’s leash—look at the dog’s poor face!

Maybe Lily simply forgot that despite her new ‘do, we’re still keeping a close watch on her. As if that awards incident wasn’t a mere month ago…

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Garmin DC30 GPS Dog Collar

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: GPS, Misc. Tech,

Garmin DC30 CollarGarmin has redesigned a tracker for the pooch in your life. The main housing of the unit sits below the collar while a GPS antenna is located on the top of the strap. The weight of the DC30 is a mere 8.7 oz., which means that all but the minutest of pups can wear it. Checking out the Garmin site, we notice their main target is hunting dogs, but we are hoping that more of those who are concerned with their dog’s welfare will opt for the collar. The DC30 will set you back $199.99 when it arrives this fall, while their entire Astro 220 Tracking System goes for $649.95.

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Doggy IQ Test

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech, Science,

Doggy IQ TestSo you think you have the smartest dog on the block? Find out for sure with the Doggy IQ Test. Created by Dr. Stanley Coren, pooch expert, there are 12 tests to determine the CIQ (Canine Intelligence Quotient.) Five of them are problem solving, and the others have to do with memory and ability. The kit includes a book, score and result guide, and stopwatch. Get yours for £4.99 (~$10.00) or, if your dog is really smart, have him/her borrow a copy from the local library.

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