Post Sun Depression?
Thursday, July 26th, 2012
on behalf of Holyrood Partnership
BELLA AND EDWARD NO MORE (Victoria)
With the scandalous news of Kirsten Stewart’s affair with philandering British director Rupert Sanders breaking yesterday, social media platforms Twitter and YouTube have been going crazy with reaction from all over the globe.
Stewart, of Twilight fame, has received a storm of criticism from Robert Pattinson fans outraged at her actions and meagre public apology.
Team Edward You Tubers took to the site to vent their frustrations at the demise of Bella and Edward, to comedic results.
A ‘Twihard’ by the name of ‘nuttymadam3575’ has uploaded one of the funniest, entitled simply, ‘HOW COULD YOU DO THIS KRISTEN’.
I WANT THIS DEVICE NOW! (Alix)
We all do it, we reach for the biscuit tin while we sit at the computer at work or veg out in front of the TV at home. But scientists have now developed a device which will stop people from overeating by monitoring how many mouthfuls they eat. The device was developed by researchers at Clemson University in South Carolina, and the Bite Counter is worn like a watch and tracks a pattern of wrist-roll motion to identify when the wearer has taken a bite of food. This data can then be used to monitor how many calories people are eating long-term. You can also set a bite limit so an alarm will go off when you are snacking too much. It’s like a pedometer for eating- and the user just needs to press a button to turn it on before eating and press the button again after the meal or snack is done. I want one now. That, or a biscuit.
SOME MUSIC THAT I USED TO KNOW (Sarah)
Anybody else sick to death of hearing Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’? Well, surprise surprise, you’re not alone. The creators of this video on YouTube were so ‘over’ the tune that they decided to create a song and video parodying it. And I was pleasantly surprised. If only because in the remake I didn’t have to watch a grown man cry while staring forlornly into the camera. There is nothing wrong with a little bit of male emotion, but having a man stare at me while he wails is, quite frankly, off putting. My favourite few lines have to be, “Radio played it again and over again. I repainted my whole room like it, got a full-body tattoo of him. This song is much harder to ditch than a lover. But now it’s time to turn it off. Never heard a song so catchy I had to break up with it.” Class.
PAN BREED HEED (Aimee)
Bit of a sensitive subject here but it’s been made pretty weird so it seems appropriate to lighten the topic of death!
I’ve known people to keep the ashes of their loved one in their home in the usually impersonalised urns but Vermont based company Cremation Solutions is making urns which look like the deceased person’s disembodied head!
Check out the example of Obama which shows how the 3D polymere marble-based urn looks realistic-for me a bit creepy!
Don’t know if I’d want my mug forever on someone’s mantle piece, would take a beast wig to get my mullet right!
PRAYER BOOTH (Gaynor)
With photo booths bang on trend at the moment it seems everyone including religious followers wants a piece of the action. Who would’ve thought that one day every religion could pray under one roof? A photo booth has been transformed to enable this at the University of Manchester. The pray-o-mat allows followers of the Christian, Muslim and Hinduism faiths to pay £5 to listen to up to 300 pre recorded prayers and incantations in 65 different languages. It is part of a £500,000 research project by the University of Manchester in to prayer rooms and multi faith spaces across the world.