Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao Historic Fight on 2 May 2015

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao Historic Fight on 2 May 2015

In what promises to be one of the biggest boxing events in history, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather prepare to fight on 2 May 2015. Boxing is an intensely competitive high contact sport, which makes these press conference comments by Pacquiao and Mayweather so unique. Mayweather expresses gratitude to Filipino fans of Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao wants to go out to lunch and have a visit with Mayweather after the fight. Floyd “Money” Mayweather Highlight / Tribute (2014) – Produced by StillW1ll (SW) HBO Boxing Presents: MAYWEATHER/PACQUIAO: AT LAST Mayweather/Pacquiao: The Legends Speak Conversations with boxers who have fought both Mayweather and Pacquiao. HBO Presents: Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Final Press Conference – Wednesday April 29 4pm ET/1pm PT Graffiti of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao Below are photos of a graffiti mural street art that was painted on a wall in Iowa City. Click any image for a larger gallery view. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestTumblrGoogleMorePocketRedditPrintEmailLike this:Like...
Amazon – “Reinvent Happy Hour: Stay Home, Drink, and Watch TV”

Amazon – “Reinvent Happy Hour: Stay Home, Drink, and Watch TV”

A recent Amazon ad suggests staying home as an alternative to socializing with friends at Happy Hour. The ad shows a woman at home, sitting on her couch alone, with a glass of wine in one hand and a remote in the other. Click the image below for a larger view. While some alone time can be good, a trend toward anti-social behavior and drinking alone can be a problem: “A person who drinks alone is putting themselves at risk of developing a substance abuse problem and of increasing the problems they are facing. They are isolating themselves from others, magnifying problems with friends and family and denying that they have a problem.” (Source: AlcoholRehab.com) Drinking aside, seeking out television rather than people in the real world can have undesirable side effects: “Every hour of TV watching shortens life by 22 minutes,” The Telegraph, 15 August 2011 “Study: Watching too much TV could lead to early death,” USA Today, 25 June 2014 “Watching too much TV could shorten your life,” CBS News, 25 June 2014 While Amazon is promoting sedentary behavior in this ad, they are also selling the medical equipment you’ll need after contracting the diseases and health complications that come from that lifestyle. Everything you love, now on your TV Google advertises their Chromecast device with the statement, “Everything you love, now on your TV.” As with Amazon’s ad, this is a similar romanticization of how technology and content providers can fill our need for love. In science fiction films, a popular image is the portrayal of people being ‘glued to the tube’ and somehow being controlled,...
We Now Offer Amazon Goat Grazer Rentals

We Now Offer Amazon Goat Grazer Rentals

Rent-A-Goat! Ask about our convenient goat rentals for grazing, trimming, and lawn care. Why spend money on noisy, polluting, gas guzzling traditional mowers when you can have a goat do the work? [Add Goat to Cart] This is no joke. Here’s the Amazon store link to signup or learn more. Availability limited to certain areas. Click here for availability. Drone delivery sold separately. Read more on the NPR special Amazon Rent-A-Goat report from 6 April 2015. We currently have three new and one used goat starting at $250. Page Visits The map below shows recent page visits.   FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestTumblrGoogleMorePocketRedditPrintEmailLike this:Like...
Atlassian HipChat Ad Campaign Inspired by Office Space

Atlassian HipChat Ad Campaign Inspired by Office Space

Bulk is Great Bill Lumbergh of Office Space comes out of retirement to teach the kids how to bulk up their email threads. Remember, volume = competence.   Meetings about Meetings Bill Lumbergh comes out of his Office Space retirement to bring his classic management style into the modern office. If you’re not meeting, you’re not working.   Scan These Bill Lumbergh gets up to speed about quick file sharing and searchable work history using https://www.HipChat.com.   TPS Reports Bill Lumbergh is gonna need you to shoot over your TPS reports before Monday. Or you could https://www.HipChat.com.   This HipChat Thing Bill Lumbergh gets hip to https://www.HipChat.com. No IT required. Don’t work in the past. HipChat is team chat, video and file sharing for the modern workplace.   FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestTumblrGoogleMorePocketRedditPrintEmailLike this:Like...
In Defense of ‘R’ Rated Movie Trailers — Kingsman: The Secret Service

In Defense of ‘R’ Rated Movie Trailers — Kingsman: The Secret Service

The movie Kingsman: The Secret Service is described as a spy action comedy film. There are plenty of similar films in this genre, and from the trailers (below) it seems to be yet another similar to the Vin Diesel xXx (1 & 2) films where a spy is chosen to save the world from a villain. Kingsman Trailer 1 Kingsman Trailer 2   The Success of PG-13 Rated Movies Despite having lots of action violence, the Vin Diesel movies (such as xXx and the Fast & Furious series) are rated PG-13, since there are no close-up detailed visuals of bloody violence. The PG-13 rating seems to be a sweet spot for movie studios and producers who want to have the maximum audience appeal. Parents are more likely to approve of PG-13 films, and fewer viewers are likely to be offended by the content. Despite the success of PG-13 movies, for some reason, the producers of Kingsman chose to create an R rated action film. The Problem with Trailers for R Rated Movies I’ve been to a few movies recently where the trailer and the core substance of the movie were quite different. We all know that trailers can sometimes make a bad movie look good by consolidating some of the funniest or best scenes. However, the problem with trailers for R rated movies is that the trailers are typically rated G for all audiences. So, any of the R rated content is excluded. The intention isn’t to mislead viewers, but to simply make the trailer palatable for all viewers. MPAA Rating Ambiguity The challenge with assessing a movie based solely on an R rating is that...
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