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March 15, 2009

The New Chain Letter: Your Album Art

1 - Go to "wikipedia." Hit "random... Read More". The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
2 - Go to "Random quotations".
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
3 - Go to flickr and click on "explore the last seven days". Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4 - Use photoshop or similar to put it all together. Then tag your Facebook friends to play.

I got this a while back and thought it was fun until my search yielded a totally lame album cover. Apparently, in my world, there is no music, only business negotiation audiobooks. (Or possibly smoking cessation) That being said, there's a couple reasons why this is viral:
-It's self-referential without being too vulnerable
-There are some funny results
-It encourages counter posts and dialogue. Try it.
Now I've just got to figure out a way to harness this for causes.

March 05, 2009

Oh Canada: Camera Embedded in Eye & Pomegranate

Pomegranate: I have no idea how I never saw this until now, but the Pomegranate is a parody phone ad with the tag line, "Having a phone with everything may be a stretch, but a place that has everything definitely exists - Nova Scotia."

There are 3 totally funny things here:
1. Nova Scotia: When Americans make fun of Canadians for saying "aboot", they are making fun of the Maritimers. Nova Scotians are some of the sweetest, seal flipper pie munching, freckled redheads I know.
2. Harmonica and projector: These features may sound ridiculous, but Smule's Ocarina iPhone app totally lets you play your phone and Samsung just launched a phone with a pico projector in Korea. It demoed at CES.
3. A Canadian filmmaker is making a film on surveillance using a camera fitted into his prosthetic eye. It's an "eyeborg" camera and University of Toronto's Steve Man (One of the first life streamers) is onboard. I'm not kidding. After looking at this, the idea of a phone that brews coffee really isn't that far fetched. Now if this is fake, everyone's just going to start accusing us of being liars. It's bad enough being referred to as a "snow back". Check out the eye project below:

EYEBORG-- The Two Week Trial from eyeborg on Vimeo.

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