Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Nice T-shirt idea

Want one.

(Click on the pic, quick.)

This Game Sucks  - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

Just what you needed...

An App to let you know what you can probably already see - the nearest McDonalds, Pizza Hut or Starbucks.

Even if you had your eyes closed, you'd probably be able to find these places, as they pretty much repeat themselves every hundred yards or so.

Still, this is the future. And I mustn't be too sarcastic, even if the first thing you see on the link coming up is the nightmare-ish Monopoly board shown in the picture above.

The new Metro Paris Subway App (v 3.0) has jumped off its underground train, climbed the stairs and hopped aboard the augmented reality bandwagon (there's that sarcasm again but bear with me.)

Yes folks, in addition to keeping you up-to-date with all the latest goings on the Metro tracks beneath the city, the new Metro Paris Subway App now also displays the latest stations and points of interest when you're above ground, overlaid on top of your iPhone screen's display from your camera lens, in an augmented reality style and fashion.

And if you're still here after reading that paragraph-long sentence, then you might like to click the link to find out what on earth I'm on about:

The new Metro Paris Subway augmented reality iPhone app

Or just watch the movie on YouTube:

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

How not to use Twitter

LeahBeno: An 8 month old baby is dead and his dad is in jail. Find out why tonight at 9 and 10.
1 day ago from web

Is this what it's come to? Tempting people to watch to find out how an 8 month old baby died? Would you hear that on TV? F*ck. Maybe you would in Minneapolis, I don't know.

What I do know is that it looks very wrong on a Twitter udpate.

Here's a little bit more about the person who wrote that:

Name Leah Beno
Location Minneapolis
Web http://www.myfox9...
Bio I'm a reporter for Fox 9 in the Twin Cities and loving it!

So allow me to dish out a couple of awards:

1] Most innapropriate use of exclamation mark 2009.

2] Most innapropriate juxtaposition of exclamation mark and tasteless headline 2009.

And she really ought to get something for her next update, too.

The father of the 8 month old baby that died this weekend has a very violent past. We showed you the details at 9pm. More tomorrow?

No thanks.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Battle of the mobile phone stunts

First we had a song and dance in Liverpool Street Station and Trafalgar with T Mobile (life's for sharing, remember?)

Now we have former pickpockets going around putting money into people's pockets - or 'putpocketing'.

These mobile phone companies are crazy. Me and my wife play a game where we can spot the latest mobile phone ad on TV. It has crazy music, it has trippy visuals - and, generally, it makes no sense whatsoever. A bit like mobile phones, eh? Er, well, not really.

The latest crazy shiny light TV ad is from Talk Talk (See below.) And they're responsible for this 'putpockets' stunt, too.

So that's nice. Talk Talk is handing out £100,000 of its customers' money to American tourists in Trafalgar Square throughout August. And if you join up, maybe they can give away some of your money too!

Read the story here

Actually, a very beautiful ad

Monday, August 17, 2009

Lowest price diamonds guaranteed

Bear with me.

I haven't lost my mind.

I just wanted to

a] share where to get the lowest price quality diamonds on the Interent (this company cuts diamonds itself after buying them from The Diamond Trading Company, the largest distributor in the world). In fact, if you find the same diamond for cheaper even after you've bought it, you'll get 110% what you paid back. Yup. 110%. London-based too, so you can see the diamond before you buy it (mind you, even if you buy by post, you can return what you don't like - their customer service is excellent - 99% positive on

b] conduct a little Internet experiment (you know how I do.)

So anyway, I'm not linking to this company. There is a catch. You have to email me for the name of the diamond company. I'm not going to do anything with your email. I just can't post this link right now. Ok that's it.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Aviva 'New dad' and 'Retired bikers' TV ad

As I said in a previous post, these two ads by AMV BBDO are the best ads on the box right now IMHO.

I know why I like them so much - it's because they seem so real. Are they actors? Are they real people? I don't know.

But these ads are believable. And that's what makes them so good. It helps that I'm a] a new dad and b] a biker. So perhaps I have a natural affinity towards these ads.

I don't know. What do you think?

Interesting to see that Aviva has its own YouTube channel too. Well, I say interesting. I'm not really sure if that's interesting at all. Perhaps in a geeky way. Did AMV set it up? Did Aviva?

So many questions. So little time to go and find the answers. If only I was Scamp. Then I would do this properly.

Friday, August 7, 2009

I feel like dancing

Help me celebrate.

Watch the most popular video of all time on YouTube.

I don't mean watch it on YouTube. I mean the most popular YouTube video. Watch it here.