What I’m thinking about this morning:
1. Ads that charge your cell phone.
2. Everything you need to know about PRISM.
3. Cliche poses. Yea, you’re guilty of some.
4. What is cosplay and is this Game of Thrones performance the best one ever?
1. Or you could just leave the phone in your room. When I’m on vacation, I don’t want my phone anywhere near me. But let’s say I did. Or had to. Then I’d really love this new Nivea ad. Check it out – thanks to the power of the sun the ad can charge your cell phone. Nivea printed solar panels on one side of the ad and installed a USB port on the other. Seriously, this is brilliant. And another example of functional advertising, a trend that seems to really be gaining steam.
2. What do you need to know about PRISM? Have you heard about PRISM? It’s a program (allegedly) run by the U.S. National Security Agency to gather info/communications from top Internet companies. About you. You know, all those pictures you post. Parties you throw. Your interests. Your kids info. What you search for and what you watch. All (allegedly) fed to the government. But relax, both Google and Facebook insist they are not an active participant.
3. The knee pop? Party arms? The sorority squat? The Bro? Yea, you’re guilty of a few of these cliched poses. We’ve talked a lot about the impact mobile phones are having on our day-to-day life, including the (every)things we take pictures of. Mashable took notice and put together a list of the 13 most cliché poses. I have to say my favorite is the knee pop.
4. Game of Thrones. This season of Game of Thrones is turning me into the ‘yea, but you really should read the book!’ guy. The Red Wedding was awesome no matter what you did but seriously, you should’ve read the book if you haven’t already. I’m still not sure why HBO is taking some of the liberties they are, but the overall story is mostly intact. A story, that apparently no matter how you interpret it, is riveting.
Check out this Cosplay performance by pianist Sonya Belousova –oh, what, you don’t know what cosplay is? Me neither – I had to look it up. It’s a real thing – a cult thing – where people dress up in costumes for performance art. In this one, Belousova captures the essence of the show, right down to Tyrion and the show’s opening. (Speaking of the show’s opening, isn’t it the best on TV? It’s the only one I don’t skip. That honor used to be held by The Sopranos.)
Definitely worth a watch, even if you don’t watch/like Game of Thrones.