Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

In honor of my favourite holiday in October, I would like to share with you something completely unrelated and out of context:


Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The BBC Says I Think Like a Chick

The BBC has a cool new exercise to test your Sex I.D. and apparently my brain is wired with sugar, spice, and everything nice. The test doesn't take long but does require a ruler (I won't ruin the surprise). Feel free to share your results. Here are mine:


Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Unofficial A-Z Hipster Guide

Since my last post, I have been receiving a lot of traffic from people searching for "hipster Halloween" ideas. The weekend may be over, but you still have three days to prepare for Halloween night! So I give you, The Unofficial A-Z Hipster Guide: Enjoy!

Photo Credits: The Cobra Snake, Last Nights Party,Charlyn W, and Antontrax

Monday, October 22, 2007

A Very Hipster Halloween

Halloween can be a stressful time for aspiring Hipsters but there is no need to panic! Check out American Apparel's nifty little tool for some simple costume ideas to help you fit right in at your 'downtown' friend's Halloween party. Just add your own vomit and you could be lucky enough to end up on Last Night's Party!

Flickr Find - Harald Benz

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Rock | Paper | Scissors : 2nd Edition

In this edition of Rock|Paper|Scissors (aka random collection of "pretty things"), we have a shoe artist, x-ray photographer, and 'lollipop' illustrator. Enjoy!

Rock: Jethro Haynes - Artist and Sculptor in London, England

Paper: Benedetta Bonichi - Artist in Rome, Italy

Scissors: Craig Robinson - Illustrator in Berlin, Germany

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

MediaVest Goes Viral!

It's a task some experts compare to cracking the genetic code yet global media company MediaVest has achieved the near impossible: viral marketing. Unfortunately, it was this video of an employee running around Time's Square buck naked after an "extreme panic attack"...


My Baby's Momma:

If you don't already have a account, get one... Now! If you've already been converted, add me. I've been a member for just over 6 months now and it has gotten to the point where it knows me better than I even know myself (I realize this isn't exactly saying much in my case, but you get the point). I've tried countless services that offer a similar experience, but none combine elements of music discovery, social media, and streaming radio so perfectly as

And just when I thought our relationship couldn't get any stronger, we fell in love all over again when this arrived in my inbox:

This is a perfect example of e-mail done right. It's personalized, contextual, content rich, and most importantly, provides real value. As far as I can recall, this is the first time I've been e-mailed by other than from notifications I've requested and the initial sign-up process. Although unsolicited, this e-mail was opened, read, clicked on and most definitely welcome. Not only am I comfortable with them e-mailing me again, I look forward to it. Personally, my use hasn't really waned since I joined in March but this would have been a perfect way to get me back had I strayed away.

Jason + = True Love Forever!

Flickr Find - Visc3ral

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Monday, October 15, 2007

Blog Action Day! Ten Easy Ways to Reduce Your Footprint on the Planet

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day

Today is Blog Action Day and this year's focus is on the environment. I'll be the first to admit that I am by no means an expert on the subject but I do have a few useful tips that everyday people like you and me can do to reduce our personal footprint on the planet.

1.) Instead of wasting water brushing your teeth this morning, try chewing a stick of sugarfree gum. Trident White Peppermint is a personal favourite of mine.

2.) Instead of littering your cigarette buts all over the alleyway behind your office, try to keep them contained to one neat pile. This will make is easier for the building cleaning staff to sweep up at the end of the day and increase the likelihood that buts will be removed from the street.

3.) Instead of washing your clothes today, try Febreze. You and I both know that a pair of jeans is most comfortable on the 3rd day of use anyway.

4.) Ask your server to reuse your pint glass. The more you drink, the more you conserve. After an evening on the patio, you and your friends could easily reduce the pub's dish washing by a couple of loads.

5.) Save electricity. Make love in the dark.

6.) Reuse fast food containers by creating anti-globalization / pro-vegan art installations.

7.) Save empty cigarette packs to make filters for all your joints.

8.) Shower with a friend.

9.) Limit your television watching to one room. I know it's great to stroll around from room to room without missing a second of Heroes but try to stay put for the whole hour.

10.) If it's yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown, flush it down.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Results Are In!

Well, another Ontario General Election has come to an end. To sum it all up, I leave you with this fun little game... Can you spot the differences?

Image Source.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Hey Ontario! Only One More Sleeps..

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow (October 10th) is election day in Ontario. Please don't forget to vote!

The Google Effect

In case you haven't yet heard (and assuming you are even mildly interested), Jaiku announced today that it has been purchased by Google. Although unexpected, the news does not really come as a surprise. The interesting entertaining thing that came out of the news was picturing all the geeks rush over to to see if that account they opened two months ago was still active (for the record: I was one of those geeks). Why do we have so much faith in Google? Since when was their stamp of approval required? Being Canadian, I totally understand the need for affirmation from a higher power but the service we abandoned months ago hasn't changed so why is it suddenly cool? I won't insult you by answering my own rhetorical question but come on!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Rock | Paper | Scissors : 1st Edition

When I'm not on the web reading geeky tech news or brushing up on the latest techniques in exploiting new media, I like looking at art. Or as you may know it - pretty pictures. There is so much great work out there that it would be impossible to show it all. However, from time-to-time (notice my non-committal attitude... I'm working on that) I thought it might be fun to feature three different artist's work that I find compelling. Feel free to share your opinions, share your links and please, save your applause til the end. Enjoy!

Rock: David R Head Jr - Art Director and Freelance Designer in Chicago, Illinois

Paper: Luke Chueh - Painter and Designer/Illustrator in Los Angeles, California

Scissors: VORFAS - Photographer in Flickr

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Rebranding the Church

It's no secret that the Catholic Chruch has some image issues so I thought it would be interesting to imagine what their rebranding campaign might look like. Here are a few ideas I came up with:

Inspired by this American Apparel Ad

Inspired by this PETA Ad