Yokoso! Japan Travel Blog

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My blog post from April 2006 about cherry blossoms season in Japan has been republished on the Yokoso! Japan Travel blogYokoso! Japan is a campaign run by the Japanese government which aims to increase foreign tourism to Japan.

See the original post on leesean.net here.

New Avaaz Climate Change Campaign


The new Avaaz.org Climate Change campaign video is now online! My favorite shots are Bush with a teddy bear and Putin sleeping with a gun.

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Guerilla Marketing = Terrorism Scare? WTF!?

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From the New York Times Online: 

From the major “Oops” department, Turner Broadcasting has claimed responsibility for a slew of “suspicious packages,” scattered around various American cities, that caused a terrorism scare in Boston, provoked the closure of major roadways and part of the Charles River, and mobilized local and federal law enforcement.

Seems the little devices were part of an outdoor marketing campaign in 10 cities in support of an animated television show airing on Turner’s Cartoon Network called “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

It's a cartoon people! C'mon. Vigilance is a good thing, but overreacting to blinking lights and the raised middle finger of a cartoon character is just plain retarded – I meant to say "special needs."

Scott, who posted the first comment on the New York Times article online, pretty much summed the whole situation up: "This, to me, is proof that the terrorists are winning." Perhaps they are, when law enforcement and citizenry lose all sense of reason and humor.