Tuesday, January 31, 2012

It's Called Run Jozi And It's Gonna Be Epic! Hmm...

On March 21st 2012, Human Rights Day, 10,000 runners will take back the streets of Jozi in a night run of awesomeness over 10km's through the CBD aptly named Run Jozi. Gotta love Nike, right? Tonight was its launch complete with celebs, fireworks, yummy foodage, freebies and of course a devastatingly amazing view of the City of Gold (see the pics below). Big thanks to Nike for hosting us and of course to Brandslut for adding me as her +1 ( big ups chicka!). Oh and if you're salivating at the chance to strut your stuff across the Joburg city centre, you'll be glad to know registration for the Run Jozi event is now officially open at facebook.com/nikerunningza. R50 for students and R70 for everyone else. There's no reason not literally run the city. 
We met up at this amazing concrete and glass building near Newtown
Projections kept telling us to do stuff.
We did other stuff including but not limited to shenanigans and tomfoolery...
And I finally got the body I've always wanted. Thank you NIKE RUNNING

We then went into the venue.

It was draped in blue lights and massive screens...
There were fireworks followed by mouthgasmic tapas of chicken curries, creamy gnocci's, bunny chows and fried corn fritters. Everything a runner could want really...

More building projections...
And a super awesome gift on our way out...
1 X Glow-In-The-Dark Dry Fit T + 4gb memory stick/wrist band. Hooray free stuff!



A London Bedroom To 85 Million Views. Hmm...

Started by 15 year old Jamal Edwards in 2006 in his bedroom, SB.TV has grown rapidly in the past year with 150,000 subscribers on YouTube, a fly-on-the-wall documentary series on UK mainstream TV and over 85 Million views thanks to its mix of freestyle, can't-be-seen-anywhere-else, music videos and inside reporting on the UK's music scene. 

Perhaps their biggest success story is that of Ed Sheeran. Two years since he posted a video on the then relatively unknown YouTube channel called SB.TV, almost in desperation, is now one of the hottest new musical talents in the UK, spoken of in high regard alongside peers including Adele, Florence & the Machine and Coldplay.That's viral, baby!

An Amazing Wes Anderson Mashup From Above. Hmm...



Coke's Doing Something Amazing This Super Bowl. Hmm...

Apparently there'll be two polar bears, each a fan of one of the NFL teams playing for the Championship. One will wear Patriots gear. The other, Giants gear. And every once in a while when one team scores or misses a kick or whatever, live TV will cut to one of the polar bears either really excited or angry about what's just happened. This could be the first "live" TV ad during the Super Bowl. Very smart media buys. Take note SA media people. This is how you do it.

Now That's A Rad Bookcase. Hmm...


Flying People In NYC. Hmm...

Before you pull your underpants over your tights, sit down and grab a warm cup of hold the hell on. The story is: three remote control people-shaped flying devices were released over New York City recently as a, wait for it, marketing stunt to promote Chronicle, an upcoming film that follows three teenage boys who can fly. What a rad ruse. Yes. I said rad ruse.

When Every Day Feels Like A Monday. Hmm...

Seinfeld Finally Makes A Funny Commercial. Hmm...

This will make you forget all about those super crappy Microsoft ads he did a while back.It will also make you remember that he owns like billions of Porsche's. And now he wants a Nissan? Sorry an Acura (fancy Nissan) - Flaw! Point and laugh at the creatives who came up with this. It is funny though.

How About Some Amazing Beatboxing This Morning? Hmm...

Here's the first single off of The Petebox's potentially brilliant debut album Future Loops. Download the audio track at thepetebox.com/flstore.htm You can also watch his live, video, studio album online at thepetebox.com/futureloops.

gniklaT sdrawkcaB. ...mmH

Monday, January 30, 2012

Matthew Broderick's Day Off. Hmm...

Remember that teaser from a few days ago? Here's the full 2:30 ad. For Honda. Yes. Honda.

Jack White Has New Music For Us. Hmm...

Listen to the first single, “Love Interruption,” here, and then head over here to preorder the single.

At Least You're Not Having This Kind Of Monday. Hmm...

You're not, right? That would suck.

Game Of Thrones Season 2 Teaser. Hmm...

Society. Changed Much? Hmm...


My Pick For Best Animated Short At The Oscars. Hmm...

The Solar Camera Strap. Hmm...






















Don't you hate it when your camera battery dies? It almost always happens right before Big Foot steps out of the woods or moments before the hottest girl in the bar makes out with the second hottest girl in the bar. But fret not young voyeur. A dude named Weng Jie has ensured you'll never miss another life-altering photo opp. See he's done what should have been done ages ago. He's placed solar panels on a camera strap ensuring constant power to your camera's battery. Giving you more time in the sun. literally.  

Sunday, January 29, 2012

What Happens Online When You Die. Hmm...

Wait For It... Wait For It... Hmm...

Yes. It got you.

Djokobitch vs Nadal. Hmm...

Smash him Rafa!

UPDATE:
Djokovic is the winner, on both the tennis and girlfriend fronts. Well done on both, sir. Especially the girlfriend part.

Hmm... Of The Day

Some of you may remember Michael Bierut from hosting Design Indaba a little while back. Watch him here being as inspiring as always.

How The State Of The Union Address Is Written. Hmm...


If anyone knows Zuma, pls pass this on to him. Thanks. 

Finally A Reason To Have Business Cards These Days. Hmm...


A 35-Foot-Long Camera That Exposes 6-Foot-Tall Negatives. Hmm...

Rémi Gaillard Is At It Again, This Time As The Human Radar. Hmm...

MUST WATCH: Raj vs Siri. Hmm...

Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Better T-Shirt Than Print. Hmm...

Found this clever little artwork on Etsy. Only $30. Still think it'd work better as on a Threadless T than on a wall. That's just me.

What Is It With Cats And The Internet? Hmm...




















Some crazy Russian's started a site dedicated to showcasing works of art mashed with images of overweight kitties. This never would have happened under Stalin. I'll tell you that for free.

Free Stuff For Your Stuff. Hmm...



A vending machine which playfully tries to remind us that reusing and recycling can be just as fun as buying something new. You can donate and receive items instantly and for free. A good test for humanity I say.

The BMW That Drives Itself. Hmm...

Enter The Ginger. A Die Antwoord Parody Of Awesomeness. Hmm...

Twitter's Awesomely Bad But Great Recruitment Video. Hmm...

Clearly, they need people. Badly.

Chimpanzees Can Be Real Assholes. Hmm...



May We All Have A Day Like This Ball Boy's. Hmm...

What A "People Of Walmart" Themed Birthday Party Looks Like. Hmm...




















Happy flippen 30th Shane! The People Of Walmart wished they rocked this hard. I mean, look at that awesome Panda! .Does it get more amazeballs that that? No. It does not. High 5 buddy!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Historical Baddasses As 21st Century Hipsters. Hmm...

























Amazingly created by Chilean artist Fab Ciraolo

An Idea So Simple & Brilliant It Could Change The World. For Real. Hmm...


Halfsies  is a new social initiative aiming to fight obesity and hunger in one shot. The idea? Offering restaurant-goers the choice of ordering half-sized portions and donating the other half to anti-hunger programs. This could be bigger than Tap Project. Great!

Website: www.gohalfsies.com
Contact: gohalfsies@gmail.com

The Definition Of Super Flippen Cool. Hmm...

Wilco and Popeye. Who knew it'd be this awesome?

Part 2 Of Stephen Colbert's Interview With Maurice Sendak. Hmm...

The One Super Bowl Ad That WIll Stand Out. Hmm...



I'm sure there'll be a ton of crazy ads during the Super Bowl. Some may want you to lick the screen or blow up chickens with your mind. Others will be epic and about soft drinks that ruin your teeth and stunt your growth. And then there'll be this baby: a simple, awesome ad that tells you everything you need to know about the brand. Clever.

Vanilla Ice The Hipster. Hmm...

This Will Make Your Day. Hmm...

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Grim Colberty Tales with Maurice Sendak Pt. 1
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Come At Me Bro! Hmm...






















 

Ron English latest pop-culture mashup.

Celebrity Sleepovers. Hmm...

Mark Malkoff wanted to save money on hotels during his trip to LA, so he asked a few celebrities if he could sleepover at their homes! Some said yes.

Violinist Deals With Cellphone Like A Boss. Hmm...

Another Genius Nando's Ad. Hmm...






















Apparently Model C schools in South Africa, ones with English as the main medium of instruction are thinking about doing away with teaching African languages completely. Which is a terrible idea, especially since, I dunno, we live in AFRICA! Naturally, Nandos had something to say about it. 

The headline reads: “Respect your (mother) tongue”
The body copy reads: “Give it a taste of our delicious Peri-Peri, flame-grilled chicken.” - of course! haha

Well done Black River FC on yet another Nando's piece of brilliance. I hate you kinda. You're making us all look bad.


Don't Try This At Home. Hmm...

But come try the healthier option at Moe’s Southwest Grill- home of the finest burritos, tacos and wait, what? Something tells me eating there is like putting your heart in a microwave and pushing start. Am I alone here? Clever insight though. Wrong brand. Oh well. 

Why You Should Never Put Your Cell Number On Facebook. Hmm...

So some unsuspecting idiot posted his phone number to Facebook along with a status update informing everyone that he was bored. So a flippen genius, decided he'd entertain/fuck with him forever more, with some useful tips about cats. Diabolical! 

Samsung Tries To Take On Apple. Again. Hmm...

Yeah, still not buying it.