Discussions (12719)

Flickr Set featured on ABC News today!

view profile

Scott Ableman says:

Flickr is just amazing. I documented a practical joke at my office in a flickr photo set. A co-worker drives a Jaguar sedan, and we covered it in Post-It Notes:

Inphonic -- The Post-It Note Jaguar

It got picked up by some blogs, and I ended up getting contacted by ABC News, which ran the story today! I had to share this.

Here is the ABC News Video

(and the longer print version)
Originally posted at 9:03PM, 5 January 2007 PDT (permalink)
Scott Ableman edited this topic ages ago.

view photostream

Extra Medium says:

no way! well all that time invested in doing that paid off.

And you'll need the pay, cause your company will probably fire you for "misuse of company resources". haha. Way to go.
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

teh resa says:

Looks like you all know how to have fun. Good work.
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

Rippie: Contra Censura! says:

think of the lost messages!

the lost messages...
ages ago (permalink)

tranquil bell [deleted] says:

boingboing does wonders for views, popularity contests and even informs the world on something useful every now and then. It's on of my first reads in the morning.
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

labels_30 says:

I love this. I used to work in a place where practical jokes were the norm, we had so much fun, but gone are those days. Congrats on the ABC new with this.
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

Suviko says:

Congrats Scott! :D
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

sbpoet says:

Good for you!
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

David Wilson Clarke says:

What did you do with the Post-It notes afterwards?
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

Ryan Brenizer says:

Haha, I love this. I'm going to put in a BIG order of office supplies...
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

Scott Ableman says:

With apologies to the environment, I don't know what Walt did with the Post-Its when he removed them. He actually removed only the ones from the windows and drove the car home so his kids could see it. We rotated and overlapped them as we applied them so that they wouldn't peel off easily.
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

Scott Ableman says:

Re my company InPhonic, no problem at all! Everybody's getting a kick out of it. It's a very cool place. We have an InPhonic group on flickr.
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

senseless_ says:

Hahahaha!

Good for you! Maybe you'll start a trend...
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

Mute* says:

Hilarious! I'd love to have seen pics of him driving it home :)
ages ago (permalink)

statuesque bushes [deleted] says:

The jag really needs some FURTHR license plates, if you know what i mean ;)
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

Scott Ableman says:

Sorry no...
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

Violentz says:

amazing !!!!

I hope the post it note special glue didn't hurt his paint job. hehe
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

purplewon2000 says:

That is amazing. The question is, is what is he going to do to you guys as revenge?
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

marcela paz* says:

uhm... sweet revenge... xD
can we see pictures of that too??
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

striatic is a group administrator striatic says:

www.flickr.com/photos/ih8gates/sets/444219/

post it note elvis!

an oldie but a goodie.


ages ago (permalink)

statuesque bushes [deleted] says:

@Scott :
here is a paragraph on wiki which is part of Ken Kesey's biography, here is an article on the thing itself, and here are some pictures.
Originally posted ages ago. (permalink)
statuesque bushes edited this topic ages ago.

view photostream

insite says:

Sorry planet but this huge waste of paper has really made me laugh.Nice one,good too see people
enjoying their work.
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

craigdanielosbourne says:

that is just awesome
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

Scott Ableman says:

@artificial.world:
Duh! Yes, this is exactly what it needs! Maybe somebody should photoshop it in there...
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

scubapup says:

that is way funny though im sure it took a lot of post it notes :)
ages ago (permalink)

opposite sort [deleted] says:

that is funny as hell...

are they hiring?
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

melanie.phung says:

@carwax... actually, they are! Quite a bit, too.
company.monster.com/inphonic/
Originally posted ages ago. (permalink)
melanie.phung edited this topic ages ago.

view photostream

boboroshi says:

The things I miss when I am slaving away upstairs.
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

oldmonkey71 says:

*sigh* poor jag....although I'm not a a big jag fan, it makes me wince.
Originally posted ages ago. (permalink)
oldmonkey71 edited this topic ages ago.

view photostream

Scott Ableman says:

I promise no damage was done to the finish.

I can't believe this story about my photos is now on the ABC News home page for the 7th straight day! Do you think this means it's staying there because it continues to get clicks?
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

Red Mum says:

Well if its clicks, I clicked on it to keep it there. A great set of pics, they made me laugh. And it made the car look better in my opinion :)
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

Red Mum says:

And it made to Ireland as well.

www.mulley.net/2007/01/05/fun-and-funny-the-free-distribu...


www.daraghmcg.org/2007/01/10/post-it-jag/
Originally posted ages ago. (permalink)
Red Mum edited this topic ages ago.

view photostream

by M~ says:

I saw this prank not too long ago on America's Funniest Home Videos ( same idea, different car)...some teens did it to their dad's car.

Yours looks way more involved though. Congrats on the exposure!
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

Scott Ableman says:

Thanks Red Mum. Hadn't seen those links from Ireland. Very cool.
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

Scott Ableman says:

It doesn't die. Over 200,000 views and today Yahoo! Picks made it the pick of the day
Originally posted ages ago. (permalink)
Scott Ableman edited this topic ages ago.

view photostream

melanie.phung says:

New update on Scott's Post-It Note Car: 3M copied the idea for its current ad campaign.
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

alex.DC says:

This sounds like something from "The Office!"
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

jobnak.com says:

Good job. Like this.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpWM0FNPZSs

www.jobnak.com
90 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

Pacdog says:

pretty kewl jobnak.
90 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

Alli Tray says:

so cool!
90 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

StevenM_61 says:

Is the mystery bumper back? Or is it Tom again, now deleting his post so he would not incur Brock's wrath?
90 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

Pacdog says:

It is pretty kewl stevenM.. the youtube link.
90 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

Happy Tinfoil Cat says:

Maybe now that similarly posed photos are subject to copyright violations, these people can get justice suing 3M. Just make sure it's his honor Judge Birss QC presiding.

www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWPCC/2012/1.html
90 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

falconn67 says:

The bumper set this ID up just to bump this. Probably our old bumper.
90 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

goneforawander says:

The bumper is covered in yellow post-it notes (joke for speakers of proper English)
90 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

BeccaG says:

boom boom tish.
90 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

Brock is a group administrator Brock says:

It's "Badum-tish".

OBVIOUSLY.
90 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

BeccaG says:

Obviously.
90 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

goneforawander says:

Did you grow up with Basil Brush by any chance?
90 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

billdroadrunner1 says:

Congradulations Scott on getting your photos noticed world wide.
90 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

goneforawander says:

I'm sure he's still monitoring this thread 5 years on ...
90 months ago (permalink)

Would you like to comment?

Sign up for a free account, or sign in (if you're already a member).