Random Thoughts For The Show Goes On... Sunday May 8, 2011

As hinted in my previous post from this week, we had the pleasure to attend The SweetLife Festival in Maryland. Where we got to see a slew of bands including Girl Talk, The Strokes and Lupe Fiasco. While Girl Talk was as amazing as advertised and The Strokes… well they really just confirmed why I’ve never been a massive fan, Lupe’s set was killer.

I’ve been a big fan of Lupe since his appearance on the Touch The Sky video, but this was the first time I’ve seen him live since he was an opener for Kanye West. He’s definitely matured and his stage presence has really improved, plus he’s suddenly learned how to make a killer track. Including The Show Goes On which is just amazing…

Update – Ah yes, it appears the reason why I love The Show Goes On is because it samples Modest Mouse’s Float On!

First – Aw man. Here I was about to proclaim whoopie pies as the next cupcakes, but it looks like Calgary’s Jelly Modern is making donuts the new craze.

Just look at these things of beauty.

Second – I’ve always been a fan of The Orioles, because really who doesn’t love Cal Ripplefart and of course that amazing Orange and Black colour scheme. But this shirt is truly amazing.

Let’s see if you can notice the hidden message at the base of the bat.

Third – I have never understood Aquaman’s appeal … Well at least Batman agrees with me.

Fourth – Although Groupon has apparently responded to this criticism, it just goes to show that the culture of tremendous growth over customer service is what makes the company so hard to cheer for … oh yeah that and the whole Superbowl commercial flop.

Virtual High Five to the little DC company that could (i.e Living Social)

Sixth – You can thank poploser for this, but it’s the 20 most inappropriate songs used in commercials. My favorite from this list has to be the Subaru – If I Should Fall From Grace With God by The Pogues… because as we all know nothing says Hockey Moms like an alcoholic Irishman with horrible teeth.

… But the one I did ever think about was the Pepsi – Brown Sugar commercial. It seamed like such a fun loving commercial.

Seventh – I called this in a Tweet on Sunday night, but it looks like the The New York Times actually had to stop the presses.

“The news broke really late, and by that time we were already in the middle of the printing run,” she explains. “There was some discussion and because of the magnitude of the news, the order was given to stop the presses.”

Eighth – We’ve all seen this photo on flickr? No?

Well you should.

It’s already become one of the most viewed photos in Flickr history and it’s also one for the ages. One that is starting to be considered one of the most iconic photos of the Obama’s tenure as Commander in-cheif.

Ninth – My friend Andy told me about this some time ago, but it’s only now that I had a chance to play around with it, but if you’re a designer, you need to download What The Font. Easily one of the best apps for designers out there.

Tenth – If you’re in the Design Industry and still debating the Mac vs. PC issue while also having a bit of time on your hands, this is a great read

If you’re in the Design Industry and a ravenous Mac fan while also wanting to get your blood boiling, this might not be a good read.

Eleventh – Last year I invested in a iPhone games fund and they’ve released a new game for the iPhone/PC called Jet Set Go! (PC link and iTunes link). If you’re into games like Sally Spa you’ll love this game.

I know there are a few of you PC game lovers, so check out the free version and play around with it. I’d love to hear your feed back.

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Jamie · May 9, 10:05 am · #permalink

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