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Need A Growth Hacker To Tweak Your App?

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Source: Dilbert by Scott Adams

Dilbert is lining up a cushy work from home deal as the company’s new “Growth Hacker.”

“Growth hacking is a marketing technique developed by technology start-ups which uses creativity, analytical thinking, and social metrics to sell products and gain exposure” – from “Everything is Marketing: How Growth Hackers Redefine the Game” by Ryan Holiday

Source: Dilbert by Scott Adams

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Star Wars The Wedding

The terrified wedding party with AT-AT walkers
The terrified wedding party with Star Wars Imperial AT-AT Walkers coming behind . . Yikes! — click to enlarge

We’ve all heard of Star Wars the movie. How about Star Wars the wedding?

“So for all you Star Wars fans, this ones for you”
Little Blue Lemon

The intrepid couple pictured here commissioned Toronto-based Little Blue Lemon to create a very special wedding photo – being chased down the street by a terrifying squadron of Star Wars Imperial AT-AT Walkers.

As can be seen from the pics that follow they really threw themselves into the role with enthusiasm.

Apparently, the meme was started by one Quinn Miller, 22, who produced a digitally put together image of a wedding party in Louisiana being chased by a huge T-Rex. Incredibly, the shot was taken in just one shoot lasting 2 minutes.

After Quinn shared the photo on Facebook, things went viral and the pic has now spread across the internet (6 images).
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You Haven’t Returned Any Of My Messages

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Know anyone that might be in line for an ‘attitude adjustment’ like this?

Best comment: Oct 24, 2012
“It’s important to staple firmly against the skull, in order to properly bend the staples! ”
— jo_jo_ba

Source: Dilbert.com

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Summertime Crafting Fun

Pencil crayons
Crafting during the summertime provides a great alternative to traditional summer activities.

But on days when it’s too hot to be outdoors, summertime crafting provides an enjoyable alternative to the typical summer fare of swimming, gardening and grilling.

Many crafts are suitable year-round, but some are ideal for taking advantage of the summertime atmosphere.

These crafts can be enjoyed on a lazy or rainy summer day and are easily altered to be suitable for most any age group.
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No One Should Have To Eat Alone On Christmas Day

This hilarious TV advert is for Nando’s 6-pack meal featuring Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe — note the retouched painting of Napoleon behind him.

Keep an eye out for Muamar Gadhafi, Sadam Hussein, Mao Zedong, Nicolae Ceausescu and Idi Amin.

Nando’s is the leading Fast Food Chicken outlet in South Africa and the chain has a reputation for controversial and entertaining adverts.

Recently they satirised the ebbing fortunes of of Julius Malema, the leader of the ANCYL (the youth league) who has just been expelled from the African National Congress. The advert has the punch-line “Juju, you’ve been served.”

According to a statement on Nando’s website: “Needless to say Nando’s ads have been the centre of some heated topics of conversation. We’ve also won a lot of advertising awards along the way and they’ve been fantastic!”

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Hermanus Two Oceans Whale Festival Line Dancers Strut Their Stuff

In this short video clip the dancers, from Rythm-in-Line based in Hermanus, are strutting their stuff at the Two Oceans Hermanus Whale Festival 2011.

This world-renowned event takes place over 5 days, from 30 September through 4 October. Literally hundreds of thousands of visitors come to enjoy the local Hermanus hospitality.

Hermanus is known as the best land-based whale watching destination in the world and the whales are always the star performers of the festivities. This year is the 20th festival and it looks set to break records with the number of visitors peaking at an estimated 200 000 on Saturday.

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Grid World Creator Flynn Is Played By Jeff Bridges In Tron Legacy

Olivia Wilde Tron Legacy
A disc-throwing shot of Olivia Wilde who co-stars in the film as Jeff Bridges' confidant and ally.

I admit it. I’m late to the game. The onslaught of 3D movies that hit the theaters last year was too much for me to keep up with. I wanted to see Tron Legacy when it came out, but you know how it goes; it is sold out the first weekend, the next weekend your friends can’t go, you have a friend’s baby shower to attend the following weekend and before you know it the movie is no longer in theaters.

I finally rented the movie last weekend and watched it.

Let’s get the basics out of the way. The movie was decent. The story was passable, but the effects and cinematography were pretty outstanding. Watching Tron on my 42 inch tv and home theater seating made me really wish I had seen it on the big screen in three dimensions but I have no one to blame but myself… and my pregnant friend.
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Neuromancer The Movie Natali To Start Shooting In 2012

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Vincenzo Natili's screen adaptation of Neuromancer to be Filmed in Canada, Istanbul, Tokyo, and London -- Image: /Film

William Gibson’s award-winning Science Fiction novel, Neuromancer, coined the term “Cyberspace” in 1984 before there was a cyberspace to speak of. It was the first SF novel to win the Nebula, Hugo, and Philip K. Dick Awards.

According to /Film:

“After years in development, Vincenzo Natali’s Neuromancer is finally moving forward. According to a press release, the film has secured sales from distributors at Cannes and visual effects work has already begun. Filming will begin in 2012 with locations in Canada, Istanbul, Tokyo, and London.”

Vincenza Natali’s Neuromancer is a screen adaptation of William Gibson’s visionary book of the same name. David Chen interviewed Natali in 2010 who described his vision for the film like this: Continue reading

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Dame Elizabeth Taylor (1932 — 2011)

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Elizabeth Taylor -- Artist: Max Tegman on Flickr

Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE (27 February 1932 – 23 March 2011) died yesterday morning at the age of 79.

“I never planned to acquire a lot of jewels or a lot of husbands. For me, life happened, just as it does for anyone else.”

Oscar-winning actress and super-star, Elizabeth Taylor, starred in over 50 Hollywood movies. She was a committed AIDS activist, raising in excess of $200 million dollars for AIDS research.

Dame Elizabeth Taylor was appointed Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1999.

Update: Elizabeth Taylor was buried alongside her last ever love letter from Richard Burton. She had kept the romantic note on her dressing table for 27 years.


Artist: Max Tegman on Flickr

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Avatar Movies Trilogy in the Works

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Avatar Movie 2009 -- click to enlarge
Avatar, like the Star Wars classic, looks set to become a ‘Trilogy’ with Avatar 2 and 3 in progress on the directors canvas. Just as the Star Wars franchise moved into the Star Wars Expanded Universe, as it is known, it seems that Avatar will follow suit.

In this earlier post we explored Cameron’s plans to film Avatar 2 underwater in the deepest ocean on earth, the Marianas Trench. The movie is set in the turbulent seas of Pandora, an alien moon.

The director is planning to film Avatar 2 & 3 back-to-back with the two movies set to be released in 2014 and 2015. James Cameron is not a new phenomenon. He has a passionate Geek audience who are drawn in droves to movies like Terminator, Aliens and The Abyss. Continue reading

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