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October 28, 2002
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It's cute. It's funny. It's simple. It comes in different sizes and offers lots of goofy artistic possibilities. Its silly commercials [quicktime] will crack you up. It is nothing, really. It is just Meary.
posted by mediareport (27 comments total)

 
I think you meant to post this to memepool. Here we actually like to know what we're clicking on.
posted by krisjohn at 4:07 PM on October 28, 2002


Yes, you're right. I should have mentioned it's a worldwide sticker campaign based in Japan that uses different-sized cartoon eyeballs to fun effect. I got carried away by the nonsensicalness of it all.

Now, back to our program [qt]
posted by mediareport at 4:23 PM on October 28, 2002


Sounds cool.
posted by krisjohn at 4:50 PM on October 28, 2002


Cool. Leave it to Japan, where one third of periodicals are comic books, to launch a campaign to anthropomorphize the world.
posted by Scoo at 5:14 PM on October 28, 2002


I prefer Hamtaro.
posted by konolia at 5:26 PM on October 28, 2002


Strangely similar is this....
posted by Lusy P Hur at 6:09 PM on October 28, 2002


Be sure to check the Meary in the world pictures - 11 pages worth - and the bulletin board pages, too.

Strangely similar is this....

What's better, to me, is that Meary allows the user more creativity than the Alien Resistance, Giant or other campaigns have. It's a much more interactive experience, I think.
posted by mediareport at 6:20 PM on October 28, 2002


My brain hurts too much this evening to figure out how to order to the US, though :(
posted by wolfgangnorton at 6:46 PM on October 28, 2002


I need Meary. I must have Meary. No other brand of sticker eyes will do.

Unfortunatly I'm not really into sending money orders using engrish instructions.

Someone please point me in a US domestic direction at which I may throw horrid amounts of cash so I may make everything in my apartment have eyes.
posted by qDot at 7:00 PM on October 28, 2002


The email address is furo@furo.tv, which you can find by dealing with the frames I avoided. I know you can order in English since a friend was passing out strings of sticker eyes at a recent party.

I should probably mention that the friend is the "I threw up" guy linked at Meary's Especial Link page. I avoided posting Meary here for a couple of weeks before realizing it was stupid to do that just because I knew a guy on the links page. Especially since I love this kind of guerilla popcult stuff.

[Although I will admit that I think the "I threw up" stickers are another great example of a sticker assault that gives users a more creative incentive than your typical sticker stuff. Like I said, j'adore this stuff.]
posted by mediareport at 8:52 PM on October 28, 2002


Leave it to Japan, where one third of periodicals are comic books

Similar to America, where our periodicals are written at the same reading level as comic books.
posted by Satapher at 8:56 PM on October 28, 2002


For about $2.00, you can go to any craft store and buy a bag of about a hundred adhesive-backed plastic doll eyes which you can then stick all over your mother-in-laws a friend's house in places where they will not all be found until years later. Under the toilet seat is a good place, as are old family photos. And don't forget the grandfather clock!
posted by yhbc at 9:25 PM on October 28, 2002


I like this, but why not go one further print out and slap up these for a good reason?
posted by puddsharp at 1:25 AM on October 29, 2002


For me, buying eyes to stick on things ranks up there with buying pictures of unforgetful eagles looming over the WTC.

On the other hand, from the 'adbusters' site puddsharp mentioned:
"you'll need Adobe Acrobat 5.0"
So the producers of "Buy Nothing Day" chose to _buy_ Adobe Acrobat, thus forcing participants to use commerical software where free, open software would have done the job just fine.
posted by godidog at 3:49 AM on October 29, 2002


Now, now, Satapher. Most comic books are written at a *higher* reading level than our periodicals.
posted by brand-gnu at 5:57 AM on October 29, 2002


Satapher, I must invoke Sturgeon's law here (90% of EVERYTHING is crap). Comics are no worse than movies, TV, fiction and other media in terms of quality.
posted by Scoo at 6:48 AM on October 29, 2002


...Yes, Hello? I am interested in making The Order from Overseas....
posted by hughbot at 6:59 AM on October 29, 2002


Finally! It's my turn:

I for one welcome our new Stick On Eye Overlords.
posted by hughbot at 7:00 AM on October 29, 2002


Let's let that be the last "overlords" comment. It was good while it lasted, but now it's become the new "Where's the Beef?"
posted by Samsonov14 at 7:53 AM on October 29, 2002


So the producers of "Buy Nothing Day" chose to _buy_ Adobe Acrobat, thus forcing participants to use commerical software where free, open software would have done the job just fine.

Uh, Adobe Acrobat 5.0 *is* free software, godidog. I suggest massive doses of Japanese stick-on eyes applied over your skin and living quarters to help you out of your current mood.
posted by mediareport at 8:31 AM on October 29, 2002


Eye get it, now that the links are functioning better. No eye or I in Meary, hmmm. Here's an eye link.
posted by thomcatspike at 9:24 AM on October 29, 2002


Uh, Adobe Acrobat 5.0 *is* free software, godidog.

Actually, Adobe Acrobat *Reader* is free; to make PDF files, you need to either purchase the full fledged software or subscribe to the online PDF creator.
posted by fredosan at 10:52 AM on October 29, 2002


Or run Mac OS X and have pdf creation built in everywhere via the print dialog!
posted by Scoo at 11:48 AM on October 29, 2002



posted by taz at 12:44 PM on October 29, 2002


mediareport: I have applied the eyes at great personal expense, and not a little ridicule in my local hostalries, but I still burn with hate for proprietary, exclusionary ( oh, and non-free ) software.

Maybe I should have gone with the eagle.
posted by godidog at 2:31 PM on October 29, 2002


Scoo: Where can I get me a free Mac ? - all the ones round here are grossly overpriced, not free.

Yup, I should definitely have bought the eagle.
posted by godidog at 3:10 PM on October 29, 2002


Actually, Adobe Acrobat *Reader* is free

It's been so long since I saw a pdf made that I'd actually forgotten that, thanks. But I still don't get what godidog was saying with the "forcing participants to use commerical software" stuff. If he wants to encourage companies to stop supporting Adobe's scheme for making money with Acrobat, fine, but it's not like Adbusters is "forcing participants" to pay for anything.
posted by mediareport at 1:18 PM on October 30, 2002


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