You ain’t Instagramed until you’ve Instagramed in 18th century

Tuesday, 9 August, 2016

Getting those likes on Instagram posts can be a challenge for many of us. But spare a thought for people living in the eighteenth century, trying to use the then version of the photo sharing and social networking service.

A picture of a meal someone was about to eat, for instance, first needed first to be painted. By a painter. Then servants would have to haul the finished work around the town and its environs, soliciting likes. How cumbersome.

Ok, so it’s actually an IKEA advert, but it’s still fun.

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When I leave school, I want to be a piece of jelly sitting in a fridge

Friday, 29 July, 2016

In my final years at high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do for work, or a career. In fact, I don’t know if I’ve ever known, I just somehow ended up where I am now.

That’s not the case for a seventeen year old Scottish girl who wants to be “chilling in your fridge” as… gelatine, in Rubber Guillotine, a short film by Bryan M Ferguson.

There’s a bit of strong language here, in case that might be an issue where ever you are.

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To stay, or not to stay, to the end of a film’s credit roll

Friday, 8 July, 2016

Should you stay in a cinema to watch the credit roll of a film all the way to the end, or not? Some people believe it is polite to do so, and see it as a way of acknowledging the work put in by everyone involved in its production.

Fair point. There’s also the chance you might be treated to an Easter egg, or a short post-credit roll scene from the movie, if you stay back.

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One day I went to lunch and never came back, on Mars

Tuesday, 31 May, 2016

It’s one thing to lose your job, but to lose your job in a place you cannot possibly leave, is another matter all together. This is the predicament that an explorer of Mars – who was sent to the red planet on a one way, no return trip ever, sort of undertaking – finds himself in. Thus you have the premise for Fired on Mars, a short film by Nick Vokey and Nate Sherman.

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Sight, a New York restaurant just for people who Instagram food?

Friday, 27 May, 2016

People don’t care how their food tastes, as long as it looks amazing when it is photographed, that’s “sight” for you, a recently opened restaurant in New York City, that specialises in the presentation of its dishes, especially for their Instagram loving diners. I’m unable to find the address though. Isn’t that strange?

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Take one swimming pool. Add dry ice. What do you get?

Wednesday, 25 May, 2016

I’m not sure what drew me to this experiment. That it was being conducted by someone, Taras Kul, calling himself the CrazyRussianHacker, or that it involved throwing dry ice into a swimming pool. It’s something I must try one day.

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When you open a pizza box, there’s only one thing that happens

Tuesday, 24 May, 2016

Photos of people opening pizza boxes, by New York based photographer Chris Gampat. There’s not a sour face to be seen. I’m not sure if this particular aspect of our lives has been documented already, but I’m happy someone did so now.

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The horror, the horror, of a horror film storyline

Friday, 13 May, 2016

Watch Dead Ahead, an animation by Donal O’Keeffe, that outlines the basic premise of many horror films, and you won’t need to watch another one again.

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I thought imaginary friends were meant to make life easier…

Thursday, 12 May, 2016

Imaginary Friend, a short film by Paul Briganti, because sometimes we all need a friend who is entirely of our own creation.

It’s actually a pilot presentation for an upcoming NBC, I think, TV series, but I hope more of the workplace, cheapo dates, is to be featured in the show… it was easily the funniest part of the story so far.

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Can you live on bacon alone? We should at least consider this

Thursday, 12 May, 2016

Bacon is one of the most popular topics of discussion on the interwebs, so I generally leave the conversation to others. Not today though, especially when the question is, can you live on bacon alone? I think we all know the answer to that, though I expect some people have given the matter serious thought, at one time or another.

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