Saturday, December 31, 2011
Horrible taste in sweaters but what a voice!
Posted by He who says hmm... at 9:36 AM
For those of you who don't know the name, and I hope it's very few of you, Maurice Sendak is a literary treasure best known for writing and illustrating Where The Wild Things Are. This is a mere glimpse into his wild and wonderful mind.
Posted by He who says hmm... at 8:35 AM
I'm not saying this got 3 million views in just 2 days because Zooey Deschanel is hot. I'm also not, not saying that.
I've stood in Times Square, on NYE, in the bitter cold, with thousands of people, all waiting for the famous ball-drop and let me tell you, it really isn't worth the effort of shlepping out there. Good thing there are now a few ways to still be part of it, but attend a, oh I don't know, fun NYE party.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Posted by He who says hmm... at 11:11 AM
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Posted by He who says hmm... at 7:32 AM
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Apparently it lets you brew 4 cups of coffee in just one minute out of a stainless steel faucet with just a few taps on your iPhone. Not sure about the faucet but the device is killer. No word yet on how much the TopBrewer is gonna set you back but I'm guessing more than you'll pay for coffee over your entire lifetime. Still, it's awesome that shit like this is being thought up and created, no?
Posted by He who says hmm... at 6:53 PM
Jimmy Wong and Ashley Adams have started a little something special called Feast of Fiction. It's a new weekly web series dedicated to bringing the cuisine of movies and video games into kitchens in the real world. So far they've only done two episodes featuring a Sunlight Soufflé from the game Skyrim and the famous Butterbeer from Harry Potter. Wonder what's next? Maybe something from Alice In Wonderland or Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. Mmm... No pressure guys.
I get that this is the cut that was made for TV audiences, but where's the WEB version of The Best Test Drive Ever? You know, the one where you have to consent to being over 18 just to watch it? Where you end up pointing at your screen, your other hand half covering your eyes, mouth gaping open at the shock and awesomeness playing out before you and all you want to do is tell your friends to watch 'cos you can't believe what you just saw through your fingers? Where's that test drive? Because this is the best test drive ever (allowed for the average US TV viewer, by a team of suits sitting around a stained mahogany veneer boardroom table, sipping instant coffee and thinking they understand cool 'cos of a focus group they commissioned one time). Wait. This is the web version? I really do miss the days when CP+P did MINI work.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
JWT: 100 Things to Watch in 2012
Do yourself a favour and start on page 8. No need to go through JWT's boring setup.
Posted by He who says hmm... at 10:02 PM
Here's something new: one of a kind T-shirts, each individually predicted by a crazy lady with 12 cats, I mean a psychic named Lucinda Clare. Each T is printed with a personal prophecy, which will only be revealed when the T-shirt is in your hands. How? Magic. Why? Charity, of course. Every penny generated will be donated to Age UK, a charity aimed at improving life for the elderly. Nice idea from Mother UK.
Check out the site here.
Posted by He who says hmm... at 9:00 PM
What you're looking at is a series of incredible carved book sculptures created by the supremely talented Guy Laramee. He works mostly with old sets of encyclopedias and carves mountains, plateaus, and ancient structures out of them. As one does.
Posted by He who says hmm... at 8:38 PM
At least that's what I'm calling it... but I digress. This morning I met my good friend @DirtyHerz for some yummy breakfast at Tashas. By the time we got our table, however, it became more of a brunch really. Were we sour at this horrible state of affairs? Not even a little bit. All thanks to this little coffee shot they now serve. "Holy shitballs of mouthgasmic awesomeness" should have been the description on the menu, and yet, four mere words "Nutella and Espresso shot" were more than enough to help you forget you've just wasted half your morning waiting in line with wanker Sandtonites. Gotta love #JoziShore
Posted by He who says hmm... at 1:39 PM
Monday, December 26, 2011
This is pretty rad! W+K London has just launched the 2012 Honda Civic with a unique 360º video experience that lets viewers venture into the unknown. Think of it as the marrying of Street View and one of Attenborough' "Planet" series, taking you to glaciers, deserts, caves, the ocean floor and even a neon sign boneyard. #amazeballs
Posted by He who says hmm... at 12:48 PM
Surreal doesn't even begin to describe this. Amazeballs is, perhaps, more fitting. Apparently Bing Crosby died just a month after this was recorded.
Posted by He who says hmm... at 6:43 AM
It's called Homeless and it was created for MTV by a rather talented dude called VJSuave. It's pretty awesome.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
These lucky people were caught by surprise in Central London as they were handed a full bottle of Oddbins Errazuriz Cabernet Sauvignon as they dropped in their empties. The high street off license plans to place the bins around the country later in the year to encourage people to recycle their unwanted bottles.
Posted by He who says hmm... at 10:23 AM
What a bitch. Ha ha.
Posted by He who says hmm... at 7:40 AM
Saturday, December 24, 2011
I would say this is a rather important app to have before you hit those NYE parties. It's called, aptly, Don't Drink And Dial and it lets you choose the people you don't want to call while drunk by setting a 'drunk timer' for the next morning. As long as the timer is going you won't be able to call, text or email anyone you have blocked. so your job, relationship and state-of-mind will be safe. Can't say the sam for your liver though.
It's like Stallone's Cobra only now he's old, mexican and bearded. Predictable. Violent. Cheesy. What more can we ask for from an 80's-actionesque movie like this? Only that it comes out soon.
Posted by He who says hmm... at 7:52 AM
Friday, December 23, 2011
1. In 1963 Coca-Cola approached TV producer Lee Mendelson about doing a documentary about cartoonist Charles Schulz and his comic strip. The documentary led to a two minute film that became the first animated Peanuts characters.
2. Vince Guaraldi wrote some original music based on the piece, and that first composition became the tune called “Linus and Lucy.”
3. The Peanuts documentary films was never sold, but CBS had committed to Coca-Cola. Executives from Coke asked Mendelson if he’d create a Christmas special. Charles Shulz spent the next week creating scenes called, “School Play”, “Sad Christmas Tree”, and “Ice Skating”.
4. The Children who sing Hark! The Herald Angels Sing were from the Bay Area in California.
5. Animators had difficulty animating Charlie Brown’s head because it was round. Side to side movement didn’t look right. Many of the characters heads didn’t look right after they made the jump from comic strip to animation. Snoopy was the easiest character to animate which why he’s in so many scenes.
6. CBS execs , like most conservative clients, were not impressed when they previewed Charlie Brown Christmas. They didn’t like the voices done by real kids, there was no laugh track, it moved too slow and they didn’t like Linus reading from the Gospel of Luke. Execs were quoted as saying, “You can’t read from the Bible on television.” Ultimately, CBS had made a commitment to their sponsor and reluctantly aired the special.
7. The originally airing of Charlie Brown Christmas brought in 15.4 million viewers, placing it second in ratings behind Bonanza. Charles Schulz and Lee Mendelson won an Emmy award for Outstanding Children’s Programming.
Moral of the story? Clients need to leap once in a while and stop being scared of finding the guts it takes to do great things.
Posted by He who says hmm... at 8:33 AM
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Posted by He who says hmm... at 7:04 AM
Simply enter your starting location as “The Shire” and your destination as “Mordor,” click the icon for walking directions and it will give you Boromir’s infamous warning.
Posted by He who says hmm... at 6:01 AM
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Whether you're an alcoholic or just plain thirsty for some brew, this handy little website will always offer you advice on where best to wet your whistle. Granted, Moyo isn't a great choice in my eyes when I tried it out, but there's that handy "No, that place looks shit" button.
Ah, Koi. That's better. Some yummy cold sake. Maybe some unagi... who's keen?
Try your luck at wherethefuckshouldigofordrinks.com
Posted by He who says hmm... at 6:34 PM
Yesterday The Onion launched the Magic Answer Ball App for iPhone. As you've hopefully guessed, it's a parody of the classic Magic 8-Ball from yesteryear. The Onion‘s version is, as you might except, far more colorful: Instead of a “likely” or “no,” questions about the future trig responses such as, “You’re one stabbing away from all you desire” or ”You are a master a finding time to do something selfish.” The app also supplies you with more than fifty pre-programmed questions, such as “Am I the father?” “Will I ever find the parking spot of my dreams?” I doubt there'll be a more entertaining app for the holidays.
Posted by He who says hmm... at 10:19 AM
Whiskey Blender lets you create your own specialized blend from a selection of seven different whiskeys. Once you’re done, you can give the blend its own name, which will be handwritten on the label that adorns the 70cl corked decanter bottle. Then you can order some for your friends, "forget to tell them about it" and drink it yourself. Happy Holidays!
Oh that Jimmy Kimmel, I tell you. Here he masters the art of bleeping out what isn't dirty to make everything else seem diabolically super dirty.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Posted by He who says hmm... at 6:05 PM
Despite what Twitter has been saying all day, Jon Bon Jovi is, in fact, very much not dead... Living On A Prayer even. So just Keep The Faith and Never Say Goodbye. If he goes one day, it'll be in a Blaze Of Glory on a Bed Of Roses, In these Arms and not with all that Bad Medicine being dished out online. In the meantime, here's a little Somethin For The Pain.
Posted by He who says hmm... at 4:14 PM
What you see before is a rad pic of Victoria Secret's Angels being all sexy for the holiday season and fittingly, Darling Brew's Xmas edition of their yummy craft beer. It tastes a lot like Cinnabon apparently. The beer, not the angels. Though I'm sure I'm not too far off the mark there. You would have seen Xmas Brew at the Neighbourgoods Market on Saturday, but only for a moment. It sold out in 45 minutes! So, a big THANK YOU to @Cederdog for holding on to a case for some of his favourite peeps. To those of you who know me, you should prob come past for a sampling of what will absolutely be a mouthgasm of note!It's gonna go quickly. As for the rest of you, well, you'll just have to keep your eyes peeled for this most festive of craft beers.
Posted by He who says hmm... at 12:44 PM
Posted by He who says hmm... at 12:09 PM
Doors - an enormous 10-story public art installation made from 1,000 reused doors by South Korean artist Choi Jeong-Hwa. Why? Well, he says he can't draw or paint. Go figure. Head over to the Creators Project to find out more about him.
Posted by He who says hmm... at 11:15 AM
According to Sarah's lusciously sharp-witted tongue (get your mind out the gutter, boys... oh and that girl in comfortable shoes, you too!) apparently "if you donate $25 to do good stuff for people in Haiti you could win a chance to have me say naughty things on your outgoing voice mail." Need I say more? Here's the website with all the info you need.
What makes this awesome isn't that it's a reminder of our humanity, it's that Gifts For Strangers has grown from 20 people in Toronto last year to hundreds in 23 cities across North America just this week. Get your city involved. Check out giftsforstrangers.org
Posted by He who says hmm... at 1:10 AM
Monday, December 19, 2011
Stop teasing us already and release the damn movie!!!!!!! Please.
Posted by He who says hmm... at 9:51 PM