As someone who proudly wears and uses a watch I couldn’t agree more with the headline.
I’m not going to swap out my current watch for some janky, ugly, mostly useless screen that tells me if I have a text. It needs to still look, feel, and work like a watch, but with bonus features “from the future”.
In other words, I want what James Bond has had for almost 50 years.
There’s no shame in not voting for 12 Years A Slave—if you actually watch the movie. (If I had a vote for the Academy Awards, it would not be my first choice for Best Picture.) But voting for any movie without watching it (or not watching it and then not voting for it as a result) out of fear of upsetting your delicate sensibilities is an embarrassment. Granted, this is a small sample size—two votes out of thousands—but who knows how many other Academy members did the same thing and were at least smart enough not to announce their ignorance to the press.
I knew “12 Years…" would win best picture, not because it was the best film of the year, but because of the subject matter.
That’s not to say it’s not a brilliant piece of filmmaking, it very clearly is.
At first sight the album appears to be full length, and even the start of all tracks seem legit. However, those who continue to listen are in for a surprise.
After the first minute or so the music becomes muffled, just as RuPaul breaks in with a message for the downloader.
“Girl, you done stole my album. Uh Uh, you better don’t hookah, you better get your tail on over to iTunes baby, because I want to get some of that,” is how the first track “Freaky Money” goes after a 30 second intro.
Then RuPaul continues with some random conversation, funny skits, as well as some additional pirate-shaming as you can hear below.
This is, of course, not the first time artists have leaked their own material like this. Madonna famously did the same thing with her album “American Life”, however where Madonna took a much more serious approach RuPaul has taken a much more humourous one (while still making it clear to the listener that they broke the law).
Ironically this makes me want to check out the pirated version of the album just to hear what RuPaul has to say to downloaders.
My favourite bit of The Oscars this year was the beautiful motion graphics package that had been put together.
Turns out the folks behind it were the talented people at Mill+ and they’ve got a great blog post dedicated to their incredible work.
Man. Commercials are getting so good.
Also, how did they convince the client to let them do this!?
Travolta’s mispronunciation wasn’t the only thing that bothered me last night… he just looked so familiar!
However tough a question may be, it is not an indication of bias, it’s simply the result of a journalist doing their job. In fact, one could well argue that the larger bias comes from those who don’t ask tough questions and fail to offer proper scrutiny to our elected representatives.