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
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). Continue reading →
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!”
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.
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. Continue reading →
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.
“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 →
Avatar Movie 2009 -- click to enlargeAvatar, 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 →