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Sticky Note Experiment

By Shamus
on Saturday Oct 18, 2008
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Comments (21)

  1. Varil says:

    There always seems to be a certain kind of crazy involved in the videos you find, Shamus. Neat stuff.

  2. Dark says:

    a guy posted this in the comments section a while back. It was awesome then and even better now :D

  3. mark says:

    why is it more awesome now?

  4. Shamus says:

    The post in the comments section is where I got the link. A lot of these Saturday morning posts come from there.

    I’ll add that those office workers were very very obviously models. I know this is true most of the time on TV, but this office was so flagrantly packed with gorgeous people so it detracted from the “experiment” fiction.

    It was still hilarious, though.

  5. Scott says:

    I’m at my office right now… by myself…..

    My boss would kill me though……

    Ahh, well, maybe later.

  6. Daemian Lucifer says:

    Oh man,why dont I have sticky notes like that?Mine are all sticky at the same side

  7. Adam Bloom says:

    I thought those guys looked familiar. They did the first big mentos and coke experiment.

    The office is faked, but I’m pretty sure the creativity is all theirs.

  8. fish_head says:

    I totally love the doodle depicting their previous work (that doesn’t seem to be the right word) with mentos and diet coke.

  9. Sam says:

    That is a ridiculous number of sticky notes. Wonder how long it took them to arrange all of those…

  10. Kevin says:

    Neat, if a trifle long for us short attention span types.

  11. henebry says:

    Did you guys notice that they’re now getting corporate sponsorship””both Coke and Office Max””and in addition this video is a tie-in to a show on ABC.

    Interesting to see corporate advertising has awakened more fully to the power of viral internet fads.

    Not to imply that these guys have sold out, though. This piece makes a nice bookend to the diet coke and mentos video””here a cramped office space by contrast to the parkland used in the earlier video.

  12. Haviland says:

    And they say *I* need to get out more…

  13. Milambus says:

    @Shamus The office looks likes the set of the new show Samurai Girl on ABC Family. Supposedly this was/is part of the shows premiere.

  14. illiterate says:

    @DL: I was thinking about that. Some poor souls apparently spent hours alternating sides of sticky notes.

    280,000. That is why god made entertainment business interns, I guess.

    I do wonder if I’d get in trouble for making one of those sticky-note slinkies at work, though.

  15. Marmot says:

    Vaguely disturbing, but superb and funny at the same time!

    Kind of like “Where the hell is Matt”, actually :)

  16. Ravens_cry says:

    How beautiful.
    Seriously, thank you for sharing this with us.
    I wonder how they made the chutes for the Sticky-note balls?

  17. Rustybadger says:

    I fully expected this to end with “Colour. Like no Other.”. Frankly, it’s way better than the last couple Sony Bravia ads (the sole exception is the bouncy ball commercial, which will forever be the epitome of creative genius). Wish I had an intern to do that kind of grunt-work for me!

    Oh, and Shamus: while it’s probably accurate that those cube-dwellers were models, not everyone works in an aesthetic desert. My own workplace is a veritable paradise in terms of beautiful people!

  18. Derek says:

    Those sticky pads come alternating like that, it wasn’t done by hand. They’re used in sticky note dispensers, where pulling one note up leaves the bottom of the next one hanging out to be grabbed next time, which is why they are made alternating.

  19. Browncoat says:


    I am the original creator of that video, and I demand —

    Worn out joke, or never gets old?

    Anyway, I liked the video, but I actually found myself thinking as I watched it, “This would be better if the music was ‘Older’ by TMBG.”

  20. Nilus says:

    This reminds me of the summer job I had when I was in college. I was temping as a receptionist for a bank president and I was in charge of ordering supplies. I was young and dumb and needed to order post-it notes and I figured 10 pads would be plenty. What I didn’t realize the bank did order them by the pad, they ordered them by the case. So instead of 10 pads I got 1000(Each case had 100 in them). I probably had enough post-in notes to do the video above :)

  21. Spam says:

    Wow. Most excellent. The sheer amount of work involved boggles the mind (at least mine).

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