Archive for September, 2009

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Tommy Talks About Making People Laugh Their Ass Off at Advertising Week
Written by Mekanism at 3:48 pm • • No Commentscontent

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Tommy spoke at the “Just For Laughs” Advertising Week panel this past week in New York with a few other teenie-tiny companies called “The Onion” and “College Humor“. The panel was moderated by comedian Susie Essman of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” fame. Needless to say, pretty damn exciting to be in such good company.

There’s a great writeup here done by Kate Kaye, but moral of the story is: people like to laugh, and you gotta make them do it quickly if you want to hold their attention. And it’s also nice to know that Tommy said, “On the internet you can go bananas.” Simply because that’s the greatest summary of the internet. Ever.

Congrats to Tommy for holding down the Mek name with such a bright panel. If you’ve met him, you’ll know he held his own. And probably made people laugh their ass off.

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Yo Kanye, Imma Let You Finish But…
Written by Mekanism at 1:19 pm • • 1 Commentawesomeness

YO KANYE, IMMA LET YOU FINISH TALKIN’ ABOUT EMMETT FELDMAN’S CRAZY AWESOME ART, BUT TAYLOR SWIFT MADE THE BEST ART OF LAST YEAR, YO!

(Thank you to Kanye West for giving us the totally acceptable avenue to add to this internet meme. We are honored and touched, but do not believe our own statement about Taylor Swift in the previous sentence.)

And yes, that is really Kanye West below posting about our own Emmett Feldman, who’s artwork does continue to be mind blowing. Congrats for the huge mention, Suryummy.

Yo Kanye

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Stride Smarterer
Written by Mekanism at 5:18 pm • • 9 Commentscontent

Welcome to the place where excellent creative goes to die.  Our friends at JWT brought us this gem of an idea that chewing makes people smarterer.  And smarterer is no typo. Just the launching pad for pure comedy gold.  We cast NYC based improv comedian Justin James Lang as our tour guide for the Stride Webinars.  Smarterer tips include Jello as a water safety device, rabid bats for car theft protection, and raising awareness of homeless arcade games. Unfortunately somebody in a focus group was offended by the idea of babysitting while high on shoe polish.  Hooray for director cuts!

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