Mad Men seems to be the only thing anyone can talk about these days when it comes to TV. It’s certainly an interesting show, although whether it’s actually about anything is debatable. It’s hard to tell whether there’s a message to be received, or whether it’s just an excuse to put a lot of beautiful people in one spot and have them drink, smoke and have sex with each other for an hour each week.
Either way, it’s still fun to watch, and to see some of the personalities that helped to shape the industry we work in today.
The recent popularity and attention being received by the show means that more and more it is finding itself being inserted into pop culture. First came the Saturday Night Live sketch featuring several of the cast members themselves…
Now comes the inevitable Simpsons parody for a recent halloween special “Treehouse of Horrors” episode.
While it’s been around for a long time now, it’s nice to see that the Simpsons still manage to keep pace with the social climate of the times and be able to churn out a reference so quickly without looking like they have missed the boat by a few months.
Finally time for a Crystal Castles‘ post! The music put out by this Toronto band kind of sounds like a combination of some stuff you’ve heard before (I’m thinking The Knife, Ladytron, Royksopp + some fashion trash low-fi) but still they seem to have a pretty good. Their tracks are catchy and they’ve risen to become a recent favorite on the office boombox.
And a bit trivia: Crystal Castles is also an arcade game released by Atari, Inc in 1983. But apparently the band was named after the Crystal Castle from She-Ra: Princess of Power, an American animated television series produced in 1985.
Posted on October 23rd, 2008 at 12:10 in Technology.
This is cool! RjDj is an Iphone application that changes the way we listen to and perceive music. It uses input data from the Iphone to generate the music – in real time. The soundtrack to your life? Check their website here!
Posted on October 20th, 2008 at 09:10 in Campaigns.
A lot of creative people have supported Obama. One of them is apparently the American street artist OBEY, who contributed by creating popart posters of him. The posters which were sold on both Obama´s and OBEY´s websites, generated approximately $675000 for the campaign. Check out the OBEY site here!
Posted on October 17th, 2008 at 11:10 in Campaigns.
This campaign site for the Harajuku Lovers perfume offers something pretty interesting. Users can upload their own Harajuku karaoke video. But what is really cool is that user comments can be inserted at a specific time in the video. This is actually something that originated from the Japanese Nico Nico Douga site that is very similar to Youtube, but with perfectly timed user comments on top of the videos. Guess we are gonna see more of this. Wanna comment on the Harajuku karaoke videos or record your own? Click here!
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