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Currency.

Posted on: June 23, 2009

The Dollar ReDe$ign Project is asking folks to redesign US currency in an effort to encourage the US government to redesign the US currency and stimulate the economy. The Project was put together by Richard Smith.

While I do not understand how pretty new money will boost the economy, I enjoy checking out the submissions sent in. All of the designs are available for viewing here, you can read more about the project here and here.

These are my favorite submissions

By Michael Ross

Micheal Ross

By Richard Smith

Richard Smith

Dollar ReDe$ign Project

By Michael Tyznik

DollarA_ten front

DollarA_ten back

DollarA_twent front

DollarA_twent back

DollarA_fifty front

DollarA_fifty back

News.

Posted on: June 15, 2009

I was a Journalism major in college and while I was not of the uber-Journalism persuasion, I’ve always had a healthy respect for Jouranlists. Growing up I was always a news junkie; the world has always fascinated me, from politics and religion to trends and tragedy. While I didn’t pursue a career in Journalism, it still holds a special place in my heart.

It pains me to see the state of broadcast Journalism today.

Today as Iran erupts in protests over the disputed legitimacy of their recent Presidential election, Twitter streams are full of news with pictures and videos most of which  fails to get covered both nationally (CNN’s coverage has been lacking) and locally.

Very rarely do I watch local news, but I figure its 10pm and I could very easily tune in to the local news to catch up on Iran.  So while a very important Middle Eastern nation is going through a democratic uprising what do all three local news channels lead with for the 10pm news? A local middle school’s trip to China. Second story?  High school prank gone bad. I want the f’ing news, not my community weekly newspaper.

/rant

For news done right check out the #iranelection twitter stream, Time and the BBC.

UPDATE: I attempted to watch the local morning news – one station spent 30 seconds mentioning that the happenings in the rest of the world, using the a graphic of an Iranian woman putting her ballot in the box and no mention of the protests. The story followed an update about the Turkey stampede at the Del Mar Fair and was followed by a story about Kung Fu Panada being played at Viejas outdoor theatre tonight.

I give up. Back to the interwebs I go for my news.

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Ninjas.

Posted on: December 24, 2008

Ninjas. Pirates. Zombies. The web is full of all three. Are they good or evil? Who knows, but they do provide an incredible amount of entertainment. I definitely think there is potential for some advertisers to jump on the bandwagon and incorporate all three into some sort of crazy web adventure. Which would turn viral in a heartbeat and find itself plastered across all sorts of social media (So any advertisers who’ve stumbled on this with a huge ad budget, you’re welcome!). 

While zombies are obviously enemies to everyone (since they don’t discriminate on the brain eating), pirates and ninjas have a natural hatred of each other. If you need proof of this absolute fact then check out the video below. 

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Wispa.

Posted on: December 23, 2008

I don’t even know what to say about this.

During my 6 monhts studying in London I did not become a fan of Wispa…but I’m loving the complete randomness of what they’ve put together. 

You can also check out ForTheLoveofWispa.

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Know.

Posted on: December 17, 2008

 

Brilliant slideshow of random facts.

Ja.

Posted on: November 28, 2008

I love random commercials. This is almost as good as the spots for The Natural Confectionery Company

Vodpod videos no longer available.

 

more about “Ja.“, posted with vodpod

 

 

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I’m greatful for Rick Astley. 


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