October 15, 2013
That Tuesday Thing [No. 11].
Our weekly round up of stuff that’s landed in our inboxes…
► Billboard of the week. The Mail Online launches U.S marketing offensive.
► Why Facebook and Twitter are eyeing up a big slice of TV’s future
► Coca-Cola declares war on ‘grey’ landscape with pop-up park. The latest instalment in its global “Where will happiness strike next?” project, a video shows a Coke truck roll out a green park for people to enjoy. [via Marketing]
► Kanye West’s BBC interview with Zane Lowe was loaded with extraordinary claims, statements and trail-offs. It was only a matter of time before someone cut it up and flipped it into a track. [via NME]
► Cuddly toys crammed into a slaughterhouse truck, will be creeping around New York’s meatpacking district for the next two weeks. Yep you guessed. Banksy.
► The 29 Stages Of A Twitterstorm. Let’s go on a tour of the anger factory.
► Canadian homeless charity campaign poster
► A load of bulls! The ultimate test of manoeuvrability test from Volvo as a truck races through Spanish streets being chased by a herd of bulls
► Do you know know your shades of corporate blue?
► Celebrities being people. Jay Z, Chris Martin and Timbaland surprised London Underground tube passengers on Saturday by taking the service to their concert at The O2. #keepingitreal #justlikeyouandme [via stage door]
► IKEA or Death Metal Band (ikeaordeath.com)
► Pet condom site launched – http://petcondoms.org/. Nice hoax by the San Francisco SPCA to encourage pet owners to spray or neuter their pets.
► Fascinating comeback by Paul Dacre in the Guardian
► KLM gave 300 kids a spectacular pre-screening of the new Disney film Planes on board a real airplane.
► You can create amazing 3D models….of yourself! Asda are trialling a service where you can create your own miniature detailed statues using a 3D printer in store in York.
► The Independent listed 100 sport stars who would have failed Jack Wilshere’s England test.
► Cost effective and creative design for Air France’s new on board cutlery will save them money as well as entertain passengers in the process. The cutlery can turn into a model plane! [via The Verge]
► The latest internet meme – #StarbucksDrakeHands. When seducing a girl, this is probably not the best method to use but certainly provides incredible results. Check out the parodies here [via Daily Mail]
► A £10.5 million renovation of a town centre has inadvertently caused injury to 20 people by creating an ‘optical illusion’ pavement [via Telegraph]
► Incredibly powerful advertising tactics from Amnesty International
► Blast from the past as Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock recreate the infamous giant keyboard scene from Big on the Jonathan Ross show
► The US Army are designing revolutionary smart armour that would give humans Iron Man-esque superhuman strength [via BBC News]
► Have you ever wanted to talk to a plant and help it grow? If so, check out this website
► And finally… Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster made a star appearance on Newsnight alongside Emily Maitlis.
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