dave bug


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Last week we asked you to license a corporate brand to a completely different style of company. We had no idea what the future holds! We'll buy anything with a recognizable logo on it, apparently. Here are the ones we fell for:

First Place - $100
laytham - Microsoft Cheerios

We wonder if the kids will still fight over the prize in this box.


Second Place - $50
digitalecho - Microsoft Blanket

Do you have to buy a separate license for each child in the family?

Third Place - $20
philliam25 - Disney Bullets

Why not? They've licensed everything else.

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mentions
faithcoaching - Mentos & Coke Shuttle

3...2...1...BLAST OFF!

quickstepblues - Gillette Fusion
This innovative product left us wondering "How do you turn this thing?"


binarygeek - Sprint Running Shoes
With these, you could run around until you get a good signal.

servantwithattitude - Dodge Brass
What's that saying, take the ram by the horns?

stereo3d - Borden Elmer's Glue
Well, they were gonna eat it anyway.

altman80 - Fruit of the Loom Juice
This juice had the unfortunate luck to be a disturbing yellow color.

tehpwnerer - Boeing Arrow
There's nothing for a nine year old quite like that old Boeing and Arrow game for some real fun.


drsusan35 - Birth King
Thankfully drsusan35 didn't provide us with a cesarian salad from the Birth King.

Monkey Prize
telepheedian -Target Practice

Adequate masking and antialiasing makes such a difference.

Money winners, please email your Paypal info to jtoon@woot.com. Monkey Prize winner, please email your shipping address to jtoon@woot.com . Honorable Mentioneers may use coupon code HONMEN-FS for free shipping on a future order. Until next time, try not to fall for the hard sell.

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Archived theme description:

The saga of Polaroid is practically an American tragedy. Those instant cameras were mindblowing in 1948 and a household name by 1960. They have been loved by grandmothers, insurance investigators, experimenting couples and kidnappers with vans. But when the digital camera showed up, it all fell apart, leaving them nothing but their image. This could be why the remnants of Polaroid now license the brand to other people’s products, thanks to the hard work of the hilariously named Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. (It’s not libel if it’s true, fellas.)

Anyway, once we stopped giggling at the lawyers, we began to wonder what it would be like if other companies collapsed Gatsby style into the pool of hard times. Imagine the clean white Apple on a brushed metal waste management truck, coming to pick up the proprietary trash bins (don’t try to open them yourself, it would void the warranty). Imagine the Golden Arches on a line of luggage, designed to keep your hot clothes hot and your cool clothes cool. Or a special plasma tv labled “If it doesn’t say Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, how can you prove it’s 70 inches wide?”

So before we get a teary-eyed C&D from Momma Flom demanding we leave her son alone, here’s your weekly challenge:

License a corporate brand to a completely different style of company.

And remember, a brand is full of advertising styles, feature points, colors, logos, and other things associated with that brand, like Sony or Apple. It’s not just a symbol, it’s a lifestyle!

Post your entry here by 11:59 PM CST on Sunday, December 2, 2007. Prizes are $20/$50/$100 for 3rd/2nd/1st. The rules and criteria for winning: our panel of volunteer judges can and will make stuff up as it goes along. Use Photoshop, linoleum blocks, pastels, MSPaint, cave painting, tattoos, tribal scarification, whatever, but it’ll only be judged if it’s visible in our forums as a jpg, gif, or png. As we are fond of saying, try to keep your maximum width to 450px. If you need a place to host your pictures, try www.imageshack.ws or www.photobucket.com. We have no connection to either, but they seem free and easy to use. And if you want us to be sure your entry was indeed your work, post links to your source images. The more sure we are that you did your own work, the more likely we are to consider it for a prize.

base64


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I stayed up for this???

wildwolf11


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This sounds... involved. I can feel myself getting sucked in already. Well, what else was I going to do this weekend?

smallfrystaff


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5 bucks someone is going to post a entry with a leak frog in it

wildwolf11


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The first thing that popped into my head:


(click for larger image)

Sources:
Van
A&H logo 1, 2

stereo3d


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quickstepblues


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and here is the source

http://www.hisupplier.com/userImages/hxyuanlin/hxyuanlin$7584222.jpg

lionwoot


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Not sure where this came from, but here it is.



-Lion

Sources:
Egg
Background
Google Font Generator

theunknownartist


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I hog'th thy bandwidth...

intaglio


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Zath


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theunknownartist


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I hog'th thy bandwidth...

theunknownartist


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My significant other's idea:

I hog'th thy bandwidth...

theunknownartist


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Just say it by each syllable....

I hog'th thy bandwidth...

fyrefall


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Sources:
Hospital

bstimpson


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How about a brand of a brand? I give you the "Trojan® Horse"



Source:
http://www.trojanrecords.co.uk/forum/index.php
http://www.stimpsonphotography.com/TrojanHorseSource.jpg

bstimpson


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Bad idea for a corporate sponsorship?



Sources:
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/richlee/Thoughts/chinese%20food.jpg
http://www2.tech.purdue.edu/met/Industry/advisory/index.html

designbyalgorithm


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agranger


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Cat Chineese! Nice work!

v3rt1go


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Because apple still only has a 5% PC market share

Sourcees
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1361/1348132453_12230839e1_o.jpg
http://www.directtraffic.org/Images/18083066/Microsoft_takes_search_market_share_from_Yahoo_and_Ask_but_not_Google_large.jpg

designbyalgorithm


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defenestration


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Perhaps not a "completely" different style of company...but it fits:

norad00


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Nintendo keeps pushing the fitness craze..



Sources:
Bench
Mario
Wii
Fit logo & screen
Princess
Koopa
Yoshi

plinth


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sources
van
key

Enedlhach


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Amazon has a realization.



Sources
Boat
Amazon Logo

FedUpOldHag


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acraig1


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I the same vain as the Trojan Horse...I bring you Coke Mule.

acraig1


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Mercedes Bends

weinstein23


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He even has the milk mustashe!

servantwithattitude


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Sources:
Horn
Dodge logo

mschris89


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Few folks know about it because it's hidden deep in the Amazon, but this is a shot of the Greenpeace Nuclear Power Plant



Sources:
Logo
Power plant

YouCantWootThis


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quickstepblues wrote:



We have a winner!!!

gwp


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The Monkey & Crow is now the new AT&T.
AT&T - More Bars In More Places


Sources:

A crow
The Crow
Monkey
Bar
AT&T

ActorTom


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BarryDiGi


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When I had to replace them in the house, I thought of this...

digitalecho


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Source

2nd (x6), 3rd (x2), HM (x4), CCC (x1)... still in need of a top chop!

designbyalgorithm


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We have a winner!!!


Agreed! I snorted when I saw it.

dsadvocate


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olcoki


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benmorrow4


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How do you get the homeless to quit sleeping in the streets and start staying in your hotels? Take their "homes" out of the equation...


<a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g220/benmorrow4/hi.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"></a>
sorry, i could find the dumpster picture for the life of me. i'm pretty sure it was from flickr though...