Newsflash, the FIFA World Cup is underway. If your country isn’t competing, or perhaps is not the red hot favourite if it is, you may be able to derive a little consolation from The World Cup of Everything Else, that ranks nations according to other criteria.
Most forests? Most water? Most airports? Highest elevation? Most McDonald’s restaurants per capita? Most internet users? Longest life expectancy? Your country is bound to the world cup holder in something…
As a product I always thought Earth was pretty good, but trying to please everyone was always going to be a big task, just ask the person who wrote the design brief for the planet, or more the point, the builder, or forces of the universe, that brought this rock we call home into existence:
Right now we’re only seeing two great lights in the sky… a greater one for day and a lesser one for night? Thinking that maybe we weren’t clear in the original briefing. Definitely need more than just two great lights. Need to make this a memorable, high-value experience for our users. Please revisit slides thirteen and fourteen in the deck. Shout with questions.
I can’t say I have a problem with the first three “Star Wars” films, as in episodes four, five, and six, but who knows, they might have been something else again had Quentin Tarantino helmed them, at least if this imagined trailer for “A New Hope” is anything to go by.
We’ve probably all heard of a place where a seemingly bizarre law exists, something like “it is illegal to play a guitar after sunset on the day of a Blue Moon”, or some such. You’ll probably then never have had the chance to see these transgressions happening, because, you know, such activity is illegal.
New York City based photographer Olivia Locher is changing that though, and possibly putting her neck on the line at the same time, through her photo collection I Fought The Law, where she depicts such misdemeanours taking place.
You do have to wonder why some these of laws were ever enacted in the first instance though.
Shamelessness Phase: Take the album out again for a good listen, wonder why you don’t listen to it more often. You relive old memories of five years ago. When the album is over, you file the CD back into the closet and don’t touch it again for years, maybe a decade.
Most of the time, the definition is pretty easy to deduce from the context, but sometimes it’s not. The hardest words to define are the smallest: “but,” “as,” “be,” “go,” “run” – words like that. You can spend months on one of those words, and you get so deep into in that you begin to look a little Uncanny Valleyish by the end of it: real people encounter you, and while you can have a conversation, they are put off by your empty, dead eyes which only stare inward at the diminishing point that was once your humanity.