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A Love Story in Milk

In a processing plant, a male carton of milk catches the eye (label?) of the opposite sex. Their love blossoms on the shelf of a supermarket and continues to marriage at home, and is then ruined by a callous act.

This anthropomorphic love story/recycling PSA was made by British agency Catsnake for Friends of the Earth, a network of environmental organizations.

[via My Modern Metropolis]

The Age of Stupid

Hey, I’m in a movie. And so are you. Unfortunately, it’s not a thrilling Hollywood adventure flick where you or I save the world, get the girl, and live happily ever after. It’s quite the opposite.

In The Age of Stupid, the year is 2055 and climate change has devastated the earth, and the last surviving person, The Archivist (Pete Postlethwaite), has assembled an archive of all of humanity’s works of art, literature, and culture in a giant library. He combs through series of documentary footage from 2008, pondering the actions (or inactions) that have brought on the bleak future he lives in. He asks the question: “Why didn’t we stop climate change when we still had the chance?” Take a look at the trailer below.

Directed by Franny Armstrong, the drama-documentary-animation hybrid took three years to make and was financed through “crowd-funding” – 220 people donated between £500 and £35,000 in exchange for “shares”. The Age of Stupid was released internationally on September 21st and 22nd, in a live-via-solar-powered-satellite premiere in over 45 countries, including South Africa. I’m always late to the party so I missed it at The Labia in Cape Town, and I can’t seem to find it on the SterKinekor listings neither. Pity.

Find out about The Age of Stupid on their website, and read the reviews at Rotten Tomatoes.

[via ErnstLass]

BONUS: The Huffington Post has an interesting article discussing the good and bad points of the film. It’s well worth a read. Click Here.

Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? No, it’s a Frenchman.

But this is no ordinary Frenchman. Alain Robert, the man universally known as “The Human Spider” for his unique way of climbing (without any safety tools whatsoever) has been climbing some of the world’s tallest structures since the year 2000. In February this year, he climbed to the top of the 62-story Cheung Kong Centre in Hong Kong and unfurled a banner reading “onehundredmonths.org” near the base of the tower before climbing.

And just the other day on April 2nd, this nutter travelled to London during the G20 summit and scaled the outside of the 14-storey Lloyd’s Building in central London to protest about climate change. Robert climbed to the ninth floor and unfurled another yellow banner warning of “100 months” to save the world. 20 minutes later, he folded it up, climbed back down, and promptly got arrested by the UK police, presumably for being French or something.

Read the full storey (get it?) at The Telegraph.

Our Lives at The Cost of Theirs?

It’s a sad fact, but much like all the other commodities on sale, wildlife conservation also needs advertising. The the WWF (World Wildlife Fund for Nature) hired Ogilvy & Mather from India to design their ad campaign, and the result is “Our Life at the Cost of Theirs?” which sends a clear message about how we adversely affect our natural environment.

Click the images to see them bigger.

Found at Ad Goodness.