Celebrating their 100th birthday, Oreo depicts moments in history with the ever popular cookie of nostalgia and milk dunking. This one showing the first step on the moon is the best. Prohibition comes in a close second. [via]
Somewhat clever, but the “history” topics were chosen clearly for their cuteness, and I found them a little random (if not difficult to see on the original site). If you want a better portrayal of an historical timeline in a more corporate rather than product theme, look at the IBM 100 x 100 by VSA ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39jtNUGgmd4 ). This is 13 minutes of video rather than stills, but they pack in a lot of information about the history of the company.
It is supposed to be cute. Get over yourself.
Pretty sure the “B” in “Bruce B” stands for “Bitter bastard.”
When I saw the first one of the imprint in the cream for first step on the moon, I was really hoping that they were selling oreos with different imprints to represent different historic moments. Entirely doable and much more delicious.
That would be cool!
It’d also neatly fill the “treat with a surprise inside” gap in the American confectionary market left by Kinder eggs being illegal http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/21/easter-reminder-kinder-eggs-banned-in-the-united-states/
Aw, the Jaws one is great too!
You are aware that there was no moon landing. It never happened. And that’s not the only 1960’s event that didn’t happen: you saw that other Oreo advertisement that showed the peace sign and the dreaded phrase “Summer of Love”. As what writer Joel Selvin stated in his book, “It never happened”. Yes, because there was two things that DID occur in 1967: America came apart (and we’ve have not been together since) and the people in Newark and Detroit saw their cities burn down and people died-and I don’t think it was because of racism: the people knew they were being controlled by the private bankers. And to think this never would of happened had Kennedy not been killed (“Do not forget your dying king” Kevin Costner said in JFK). Now that’s an advertisement I like to see: a piece of Oreo breaking off with the caption: “1963: KENNEDY ASSASSINATED” because I think the 60’s was like the movie “Blow Up”-trying to figure out what was real and what wasn’t.
FlowingData explores how designers, statisticians, and computer scientists are using data to understand ourselves better — mainly through data visualization.
As for me, I'm Nathan Yau, and I have a PhD in statistics, with a background in eating.