The Red Bull ads you’ve been seeing

Over the last week or so I’ve been seeing these ads for Flutag everywhere. Well everywhere meaning at nearly every Skytrain station and on buses. So you know public transit everywhere. The only thing I was able to learn from the ads was that it had something to do with the Red Bull energy drink and that there was an event happening August 19th at Concorde Pacific Place.

So I finally got my shit together and looked it up on the internet to discover that it’s a contest to see who can build the best human powered flying machine [rbfv]. That’s right, you remember the old footage of bicycles with wings on them from the pre-Wright Brothers days? Well this it that, sort of.

Check out the site to see some pretty crazy examples. It might be worth heading down to the event on the 19th to check out some of the disasters that are about to be unleashed all in the name of marketing.

4 Comments so far

  1. Ryan Cousineau (unregistered) on July 30th, 2006 @ 12:37 am

    By “the Internet” do you mean “Metroblogging Vancouver back in March when Travis mentioned it?

    That said, it’s a bit more timely to note it now as well.

    Kindest Rgrds,
    The Archivist


  2. Jeffery Simpson (unregistered) on July 30th, 2006 @ 12:44 am

    March? Shit I can barely remember June. But yes, I suppose it’s the same thing. I actually used Google and got the site I linked to there. Maybe we can get Travis’ post to move up the Google rankings more.


  3. Rebecca (unregistered) on July 30th, 2006 @ 11:18 am

    I remember that, I posted a comment way back when hehe I also wrote a blog post (this month) about the water quality in Vancouver and how brave those leaping in False Creek with their contraptions must be :p


  4. Travis (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 5:12 pm

    Ah, the lazy, hazy carefree days of March. sigh. When I was young and foolish and posted my own posts instead of just commenting on the posts of others.

    double sigh.

    Jeffrey, thanks for re-mentioning Flugtag, and making me that much more likely to attend. :)

    TTFN
    Travis



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