Bloody Brilliant, Extremely Scary Ghost In The Elevator Prank

I love a good prank, especially one that scares the bejesus out of the person on the receiving end. In this stunt, an unsuspecting visitor boards an elevator in an office building. A few seconds in to the ascent, the lights flicker and the elevator prank gets underway. The lights go out for a short time and the occupant is plunged into darkness. When the lights come back on, the victim finds that they are no longer alone….

Ghost In The Elevator Prank

The prank was commissioned by a Brazilian TV station.

84% of men adjust their junk in public

When I read this statistic, I was instantly glad that it’s not just me. And I’m pretty sure that you’re glad too. Unless you’re a girl. I don’t have the stats for that, but I think that it would be some interesting data to visualize (see what I did there).

The Uncomfortable Truth About Mens Underwear
Source: Visual.ly

Do you move your move when their are people around?

Diamond Shreddies, or how we can make fun of our perceptions

Much of how we experience the world is based on our perceptions. These perceptions are filters that shape our individual realities, and often, just changing your perceptions (shifing your paradigms) can alter the way you experience your world.

This commercial for Shreddies perfectly illustrates how advertising can have a little bit of fun with our perceptions.

Apple removes logo from Macbook Pro to boost sale of Macbook covers

Apple computers today revealed that they will be removing the iconic logo from the front of their devices, making them virtually indistinguishable from other laptops. This bold move comes hot on the heels of the announcement that all Apple Macbook covers will from now on have the logo instead. The cover, named the iDoInFactHaveAMac, will retail for “a magical $199” according the latest product release. Apple has also filed a legal motion preventing any other companies from producing covers for it’s top selling computer, effectively cornering this market.

Tim Cook, Apple CEO, had the following to say during the product release keynote speech:

“For the last 10 years we’ve been working around the clock on the technology to add that shiny, glowy logo to a case and make it go “woomp woomp” in the coolest way possible. With the iDoInFactHaveAMac, the dream is finally here, so now we can take the logo off the machine and put it on the case instead. This is bigger than open heart surgery for us. It’s magical”

Apple denies rumours that the move comes as a way to make hipsters everywhere spend money on covers in order to show the rest of the world that they are, in fact, using a Mac. When asked for their stance on the issue, TooTight Hat, a sometimes professional photographer and leader of the Cigarette Pants union called the move ‘blatant extortion’ and a form of ‘psychological terrorism’.

“Look,” he said puffing frantically on a Gaulois “they [Apple] are fully aware of our condition – we have a deep-seated need for other people to know that we’re using the coolest stuff. If they take away our right to be so obviously superior – actually, I don’t want to think about it. They know we’ll buy the new covers with the logo, no matter the cost. We don’t have a choice – we have to”

Jonathan Ive, lead designer at Apple also weighed in on the matter.
“What? No, of course it has nothing to do with removing a feature from the device and adding it to a seperately purchased accessory in order to make [even] more money from our customers. It’s about the experience, the magic. We care about our customers and want to make sure they protect their overpri- er, computers.”

The iDoInFactHaveAMac goes on sale April 1st.

Starbucks coming to Costa Rica. Hipsters launch silent ironic non-protest protest.

So Starbucks is coming to Costa Rica. Which is great. But for some reason, this is the first thing that popped in to my brain.

“Costa Rican Hipsters Protest Starbucks”

Lester Hein Reporting -San Jose, Costa Rica

Hipsters across San Jose are up in arms following the announcement from international coffee giant Starbucks that they will be opening franchises in the city.

Juan A Sole, a local hipster commented on the issue –

 “Until now, all I had to do to look cool was wear my older brother’s skinny jeans from the 80s with our grandfather’s glasses and just, you know, walk around with my retro headphones on. If Starbucks opens, other hipsters will be sitting there with their new iPads and Macbooks. I still have last year’s iPad – this is going to ruin me. I can’t afford those new things, I mean, I live with my parents, where will they find the money?” 

Juan’s father, mister R Sole-Raiser could not be reached for comment at the time of press.

When attempting to reach other hipsters for comment, they were unable to come out of their oversized pastel colored headphones to respond. A spokesperson from the Cigarette Pants union has said that a statement will be issued when it appears to be least expected and considered most ironic.

When asked whether local hipsters will be boycotting the coffee house, he replied that his union members would, in fact,  frequent their local Starbucks often and for hours on end, but that they “would not enjoy it or even like it a little bit the whole time they are there” as a form of protest.

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Awesome Halloween Light show. Michael Jackson is a House. LMFAO has a mortgage.

Halloween has just passed us by. Thankfully. I’m not usually much for the dressing up and the candy. I do like the drinking. And pumkins are kind of cool, but nowhere near as cool as the videos below.

These are lightshows put together by the world’s most amazing neighbour. The 2011 theme is LMFAO’s Party Rock and the 2010 showcase is Michael Jackson’s Thriller like you’ve never seen it before.

 

LMFAO – Party Rock Halloween Light Show

Michael Jackson – Thriller Halloween Light Show.

I can’t wait to see what this dude does for Christmas…

The Golden Globes with Ricky Gervais… again?

Last year Ricky Gervais caused quite the stir at the Golden Globes by pretty much saying what everyone was thinking. Jabs were laid out to Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Hugh Hefner and a few more pretty big names. The result was hilarious.

If you haven’t seen the footage, watch it here:

As you an imagine, invitations to come back and host the event again this year have not been sent. There is, however, hope. Mr G thang has posted on his blog that he would like to do a live commentary of the ceremony. Essentially you could flip your boob tube to mute and then get the real goodies from Ricky’s comments. Good times

 

Here’s the quote from his blog:

What do you think of this?

A live 3 hour podcast during The Golden Globes. Me and a few chums (like Louis CK, Chris Rock, Karl Pilkington, John Stewart, Larry David popping in and out) doing our own alternative commentary.

People at home can have the telly on with the sound down listening to us online say things that no broadcaster could get away with.

No one could do a fucking thing.

The biggest live webcast ever? Who knows? Who cares? What’s fun is the shit we might come out with. No money. No sponsor. No guide lines. Fuck me I can’t wait.

http://www.rickygervais.com/thissideofthetruth.php