The following conversation took place between Twitter, Facebook, email and in-person.
Me: The iPhone should be able to play random songs for ringtones. For confident people who aren’t afraid of ABBA’s Dancing Queen popping up.
Myshell: You are the dancing queen, young and sweet, only seventeen
Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tambourine
You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life
See that girl, watch that scene, dig in the dancing queen
If I was still just on the other side of your cubicle I’d totally sing that to you!
Me (to Jake & Ashley): Because she cares…
Ashley: Um…. I never really knew her, but dancing queen? Please tell me that’s some inside joke?
Me: I like ABBA.
Jake: You know how I know you’re gay?
Me (to Elaine): Hey, did you see GLEE??
Me (to everybody):Dancing Queen used to be my ringtone and I can’t wait for So You Think You Can Dance to start back up on the 27th.
I’m like the Transformers: more than meets the eye. Oh yes.
the technical name for “moving text”â€”is an animation technique mixing motion and text. This text is presented over time in a manner intended to convey or evoke a particular idea or emotion. It is often studied in Communication Design and Interaction Design courses. Some commonly seen examples of this technique include movie title sequences and credits, web page animation and other entertainment media.
Here are a few samples. My favorite, “Google Wave Pulp Fiction” is near the end. It’s NSFW. It’s also awesome.
Blink 182 – Online Songs Kinetic Typography
Fair Trade Coffee
This one is really more of a data visualization but I like the use of typography in it.
Rush should be urged to share his story with America. Here’s he is, an impotent, thrice divorced, ex-drug addict, conservative, parolee who went on a sex tour in the Caribbean and found himself rudely embarrassed for carrying recreational prescription drugs in his doctor’s name. Who can’t relate to that?
I like Stephen Colbert but I have to admit that I prefer his mentor, Jon Stewart. After the White House Press Correspondent’s Dinner though, I have newfound respect for the man. My jaw dropped watching his ballsy, spot-on performance at the dinner:
Waxy.org is hosting a series of parodies of Bill Cosby called the “House of Cosbys” wherein Cosby is the subject of a cloning experiment gone wrong. Bill Cosby is threatening legal action against Waxy, claiming “unfair competition” and a violation of Bill’s “rights of publicity.”
Bloggers have been removing links to Waxy in response to messages from Bill’s legal team. Nevermind that the material is protected under the first amendment and nevermind that, as Waxy points out, Cosby has been paradied by Mad Magazine, Saturday Night Live, South Park, The Simpsons, Family Guy, and others.
This is a guy with extremely thin skin going after the little guy because he knows he can’t go after the big boys, legally or professionally. The latter would be career suicide. Not that he is doing much these days anyway.
My wife was in the other room and had been in there for a while. I got up to check on her because I knew she wasn’t feeling well. She was resting on the bed in-between doing the laundry and cleaning the bathroom. This was after she cooked dinner.
I suggested that she leave the cleaning alone until she felt better and she replied that she had to clean when she was sick. To which I replied “Let’s go for a walk.” (It was cold and raining outside.)
She declined and amended her previous statement: she had to clean when her stomach was upset. That might sound weird but we have two dogs and a cat and the smells bother her sometimes. Now, dinner was not my cup of tea, so, seizing on a comedic opportunity I replied: “More food?”
Surprisingly, she was too busy laughing to throw anything at me.
If you’re not a designer and you don’t use Apple products, it might not be that funny to you. If you are a designer and/or you use Apple products, try not to spew whatever you’re drinking all over your keyboard. Especially if it’s a laptop. That can really damage it…