Thursday, July 31, 2014
what makes for a legacy of cool.
How many times have we seen people walk past the homeless and just ignore them? These three German students decided to do something amazing.. They spotted a homeless man and asked if they can borrow his bucket. The homeless man agreed and the magic started.
listening room hidden on the secret top floor of Hotel Viru.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Chinese artist Li Wei’s photographs defy gravity with himself often at the helm.They are the documentation of reality that involves sometimes-dangerous stunts that the artist says aren’t doctored by computers. Instead, he uses mirrors, wires, acrobatics, and more to give the illusion that people are flying and have transcended above cityscapes.
Here's a primer on what's going on.
These simple, yet powerful, illustrations give these Palestinian artists a voice that they might otherwise not be given, a voice that tells a different story than the ones represented in the original photographs.
And what might this depressing slant say about us, the audience?
It isn't that these are the only things that happen. Perhaps journalists are drawn to reporting bad news because sudden disaster is more compelling than slow improvements. Or it could be that newsgatherers believe that cynical reports of corrupt politicians or unfortunate events make for simpler stories.
But another strong possibility is that we, the readers or viewers, have trained journalists to focus on these things. Many people often say that they would prefer good news: but is that actually true?
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
what’s the next step?
This short documentary—taken from a longer upcoming film called Sunset Over Selungo—details Banan's painstaking process.
They have to drive a giant peanut while they do it.
The giant Nutmobile is part of a brand campaign by Planter's, the snack food company.
They've hired the grads as brand ambassadors to drive it around the country.
After all, it takes teamwork to maneuver a 27-foot-long, yellow peanut in shopping mall parking lots. But if you think handling the vehicle sounds tough, there's more.
Monday, July 28, 2014
tests on Donald and Gua.
Sarah Palin’s online video service starring herself had a hugely successful launch on Monday, as millions of Americans paid $9.95 for the rare opportunity of hearing the former Alaska Governor speak. The Web site for The Sarah Palin Channel reportedly crashed several times during the day, as it was overwhelmed by subscribers seeking a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse of the reclusive Palin sharing her opinions. At the corporate headquarters of the Palin Channel, the marketing director Tracy Klugian attributed the site’s mammoth success to “the simple law of supply and demand.” “The Governor is a very private person who chooses her words very, very carefully,” Klugian said. “When someone like that finally decides to speak out, millions of people will pay to hear what she has to say.” Harland Dorrinson, aged sixty-two, of Flint, Michigan, was just one of the millions of Americans who jammed Governor Palin’s channel on Monday, only to find that the site had frozen under the weight of traffic. “I’ll keep refreshing the page until I finally get through,” he said. “Hearing Sarah Palin talk isn’t something that happens every day.” Media experts said Monday that the stunning launch of Palin’s Web site bodes well for the upcoming video channel from another rarely seen personality, Donald Trump.
By Andy Borowitz