Friday, October 24, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
She won Italy's The Voice and now she's winning the Internet, closing in on almost 1 million views with this ironic cover song.
To promote late night shopping at their Singapore stores and celebrate Halloween, IKEA Singapore decided to pay homage to Stnaley Kubrick's classic horror, The Shining. They also hid 13 items in the footage that, if you find, screenshot and comment on, can be yours. Happy hunting, Singapore.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Isn't it nice to see celebs using their massive popularity in aid of something good? These two look like idiots, but it's for such a good cause, I can't help but smile. Wish I could say the same for a few 'celebs' in SA who recently decided to raise awareness for cancer by appearing on the cover of You Magazine with 'shaved' heads... and by 'shaved' I mean photoshopped and by 'celebs' I mean assholes. Way to commit, guys. Shameful. Yes I'm talking to you, Lee-Ann Liebenberg, Shashi Naidoo, Poppy Ntshongwana, Zakeeya Patel, Elma Postma and LeAnne Dlamini... but especially to you, You Magazine. You like Photoshop so much? Well I've got a word you can photoshop in front of the YOU, right there on the cover. If you're going to commit to a cause, especially this one, commit. Without inverted commas.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Drop A Brick is a nonprofit Indiegogo project that encourages you to buy an eco-friendly rubber brick filled with hydro-gel that expands 200 times its size when water is added. Putting the brick in the cistern will displace just under 2 litres of water, saving about 190 litres a week for a family of four. Imagine how much water we could save if every one of us did this in SA? So go on, head to your toilet and drop a brick. Heck, drop one in every toilet you see.
Looks like the Christian Bale is set to play the Apple founder in an upcoming bio pic (sorry Ashton), and even though it's a long time away, Conan already has the trailer. Obviously.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Meet Jenna. She's 19 and she's inviting the whole country to her 21st birthday party. To attend, all you have to do is register as an organ donor. Why? Jenna needs lungs and the more people sign up, the better Jenna’s chances of being at her own 21st are. Sure, this is a very, very clever ad campaign, but don't look at it for that. Look at it as a chance to really help people. Jenna is really sick, as are thousands and thousands of other people. An increase in organ donors could help everyone on the waiting list.. Visit the campaign at www.getmeto21.com or follow the hashtags #getmeto21 and share the hell out of it. One donor can save seven lives. Spread the message and see how many you can help save.
Grumpy cat, watch out. This tiny ball of fur is out to claim the Internet for her own. Her name is Toast. She's a rescue. Most of her teeth had to be removed, so her tongue slips out all the time. Which has made her an Internet sensation. Check out her Toast Meets World Instagram and blog for more cuteness overload.
I never understood what the point of a "smart phone watch" was if you still needed to carry your flippen phone around with you. Not very smart if you ask me. Thankfully, Will.i.am had the same criticism. So he designed a watch that can be used as a phone, music player, social media manager, etc... and a watch, of course. Sorry Apple, Samsung and every other tech company out there, this is how it should have been done in the first place.
It’s called Safety Check and it basically alerts you to check in and let others know you're okay in the event of a natural disaster. Clever peeps those Facebook peeps. As for the video, I have no idea why there's no sound. Maybe I should alert Facebook to that :)
How the hell can this kid speak English, French, Hausa, Wolof, Russian, German, Yiddish, Hebrew, Arabic, Pashto, Farsi, Chinese, Italian, Turkish, Indonesian, Dutch, Xhosa, Swahili, Hindi and Ojibwe? Mind blown.
Good people, I'm abot to make your Friday even happier with the first song of the Foo Fighter's upcoming 8th studio album, Sonic Highways. It's called Something From Nothing. It's a bit rock and a bit funk and all the way cool! Can't flippen wait to hear it live at FNB stadium. 2 months to go! Enjoy.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Okay, you don't have to watch all of it. Just skip around a bit and you'll find some magic in this depiction of a really, really boring 5hr45min flight to from Newark to SF on BLAH Airlines - a brilliant piece of marketing from Virgin America. Kudos to the brave client and the ballsy creatives who had to figure out how to fill the, ahem, "dead air."
I don't know about you, but I prefer to eat real food, made with real ingredients. Not sure what these are made of. First guess? Pure evil.