IN CHINA IF YOU PAY PEANUTS YOU GET MONKEYS (Pamela)
In a bid to deter motorists from speeding, police officers in China decided to dress a number of stone monkeys in florescent jackets. The city of Changsha is already packed with sleeping policemen and speed cameras, but according to the cops drivers are still putting the foot down in and around the city’s pedestrian areas. Maybe it would be a good idea to remove the cameras and all the other money wasting gimmicks and employ some real people to do a decent job and get paid for it too.
SUBWAYS HAVE NEVER SOUNDED SO GOOD (Laura)
As part of their latest ad campaign Subway have created this fun video which replaces harmonica’s for Subways and sees a guy battle with hillbilly natives in order to win the heart of a girl. After taking down 4 of the towns residents including a hard knock with a subway tattoo the guys eventually wins his girl and off they run into the Subway sunset. Not sure what the idea behind the video was but it is definitely worth a watch – and did make me crave a Subway after watching!
WHAT YEAR IS IT, AGAIN? (Scott)
As this post points out, nobody really pays much attention to what year it is supposed to be in science fiction movies. So it’s fascinating to see this timeline as a graphic, showing the dates in the future when some of the biggest name sci-fi blockbusters are set. A couple of obvious misses for me: Mad Max and The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
PICTURE PERFECT? – YOU DECIDE (Raymond)
They’ve become a staple picture in the nation’s media at this time of year – images of young, attractive, blond ladies hugging and jumping to celebrate their A level results. But is this very essence of a tired cliché or simply the picture editors giving the masses what they simply expect? Already there has been something of a Twitter-led backlash on the #waronblondes. This post tries to answer the question and through a helpful summary of the papers, asks whether we’ve moved on – or played it safe and sexist. The answer is mix of the two – with the Daily Mail sticking to tradition with a mega montage of whooping girls while Sky News focused on the UCAS Call Centre to bring a different angle. But for those who like tradition, there’s a superb The Most Excitable, Jumpiest, Girliest, Twintastic A-level Results Gallery to enjoy.
DR MARTENS HAVE IT MOULDED (Aimee)
Summer is coming to an end (I’m not sure it ever arrived) and we will soon be hitting the shops for that perfect winter boot. A common complaint is the initial discomfort when wearing them in and the painful blisters we develop. However, for the Dr Martens fans out there, you might have it covered as they have launched a Broken In Collection featuring the slogan “We break them in, so you don’t have to.”
They are available in eight colours and are worn in with industrial strength tools to break down the rigid leather with the eyelets being tarnished to create that “Oh I’ve had these for years” look.