August 1, 2012
First it was “demotivational posters” (massive plug for my pinterest collection of quotes from The Wire) and then it was stock images with great captions.
Now, animated GIFs are making a big comeback and a huge impact on popular meme culture. Blogs where classic gifs are paired with funny, cynical and insightful comments are spreading hard and fast through tumblr and twitter sharing. Here are my favourite animated gif blogs:
What happens in media planning
When in London
My favourite gif and my caption for it…
When the client asks to reduce costs and increase scope, we’re like:
And a classic inside joke for my colleagues.
August 20, 2007
Everyone makes mistakes. If you just shook your head and thought “not me”, then you just made another mistake – possibly your worst ever.
Sometimes your mistakes are bad and they hurt you, your client, your employer, your colleagues or society at large.
Sometimes your mistakes are good and they benefit everyone.
Other times your mistakes don’t really have any effect on anyone or anything and don’t really get noticed. Those are the worst ones.
If you don’t succeed spectacularly, you should want to fail. To make a huge mistake. To have to pay for it.
It’s the only way you’ll learn. It’s the only way we’ll learn.
By making mistakes.
A referee made a mistake in a high profile football match this weekend and cost my team three valuable points against one of our main rivals. (Or maybe we’re their main rival. It’s too early to tell.)
Some people are castigating him for screwing up.
Others are trying to work out how to ensure this doesn’t happen again.
Guess which group is (going to be) more successful?
By all means, make your mistakes. Make a lot of them. Make them early. Make them quickly.
Just make sure you learn from them. Otherwise you’re just another screw up.
August 10, 2007
This dude cracks me up. A friend sent me a link to a couple of appearances on the Conan O’Brian show and I watched them both in slack-jawed amazement. I think he’s the “Four minute Abs” guy from Something About Mary but he’s much better on Conan.
He’s so deadpan, so random and deceptively sharp for someone playing a hick.
Harland makes Conan corpse. Big time:
August 3, 2007
Something that’s been racking up the play count on both my iPod and my YouTube account is this video by comedian Zach Galifianakis lip-synching to Kanye West’s quite brilliant “Can’t tell me nothing” (below).
I believe Zach got the commission to do this video after Kanye saw his work on the Fiona Apple video (below).
So I did some poking around and found a couple of examples of his stand-up.
That is one funny dude. I can highly recommend checking out the Kanye West video…
Sans beard, but with preschoolers:
Dealing with hecklers:
Technorati Tags: zach galifianakis, kanye west, fiona apple, parody, hilarious
December 10, 2006
How would you deal with this crisis?
Your CEO gets drunk at an official reception, stumbles home through the streets, loses his Blackberry, his security card and his laptop. He then climbs into an unlocked car and starts throwing childrens’ toys out of the window.
When confronted he says "I’m the CEO; it’s what I do!". To compound things, he’s then pulled out of the car, gets into a fight, bangs his head, loses his specs, refuses medical treatment and staggers off.
The next day his staff reports the losses to the police as a mugging…
What would you do when the car’s owner and a host of other witnesses come forward and tell their version of what happened?
This is the crisis facing the Bishop of Southwark’s communication team. Funny for us; not so good for them.
Photo credit – khoo_junjies
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November 30, 2006
Never let it be said that I don’t follow up on my most hard hitting stories. A few months back I broke the story that Nicky Hilton had raised some money to put towards a hotel network. I was fairly disparaging about this, due in part to her business plan.
How wrong I was.
Super blogger Tyler Durden reports on the progress of this multi million dollar project. The Brad Pitt look alike took some time out of his UN Peace Corp tour to quote Hotel Chatter’s interview with one of the architects on the project:
Sometimes she would send me something she ripped out of a magazine, and say ‘I like this’ … We had a meeting in Miami by the pool of the Royal Palm with fashion designers who were going to design some suites. It was a very important meeting. We were all going over stuff and Nicky was just out there swimming in the pool with one of her friends that came down from New York. Every so often she would look over at us and wave.
Wow. That sounds like hard work.
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