Five things on [an actual] Friday #147

Things of note for the week ending Friday October 23rd, 2015.

Things of note for the week ending Friday October 23rd, 2015.

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Fancy listening to some new Kanye while you read through? Of course you do. The man aside, his music… oh his music.

1. VW SHAM
File this one under #BrandVandalism.

In the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, a few savvy VW owners have clubbed together and launched VW Sham.

To quote:

If you’re like us, you’re feeling angry and a bit ashamed of driving a VW TDI diesel. You thought you bought a “clean diesel” only to find out it was a SHAM. Now there’s an easy way to express your frustration. Display one of our quality 3″ x 9″ car magnets and let everyone know you’re more pissed off than they are!

To make up for your pollution-spewing TDI, we’re donating 10% of our net sales to the International Council for Clean Transportation, the not-for-profit that exposed the VW SHAM.

And these are quite wonderful.

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Know someone with a VW? Maybe get them one of these 😉

2. PENULTIMATE HALLOWEEN THINGS
As promised, here is another Halloween-based thing before the big blowout next Friday.

Halloween NO

In short: just don’t.

Shall we just move on real quick? OK!

3. RISING FROM A WATERY GRAVE
Because of a recent drought, the water level in the Nezahualcóyotl reservoir in Chiapas state recently dropped by a staggering 25m.

When the locals went to visit, this is what they saw.

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Incredible.

The church, known as the Temple of Santiago or the Temple of Quechula, has been under nearly 100ft of water since 1966. Believed to have been built by Spanish colonists, the church measures 183ft long and 42ft wide, with a bell tower that rises 48ft above the ground – and is easily my favourite thing this week.

Go and read more over at The Guardian.

4. CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE
I love this kinda stuff. Terence did it first (let’s not forget) and there have been many homages since. Converse did it remarkably well cough and Land Rover did it terribly.

This next one isn’t branded (yay!) but still manages a fresh take.

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Go see.

5. TWO LOVERS
This is utterly beautiful.

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“A tragic love story interpreted and represented in real life. Georgian sculptor Tamara Kvesitadze has created in real life the two characters who, despite their love, cannot be together. The sculptures are made out of metallic discs and are moving daily, embracing each other and parting in different ways.

Tamara Kvesitadze’s ‘Man and Woman’ installation depicts Ali, a Muslim boy and Nino, a Christian Georgian princess. It’s a symbolic representation of the Soviet Russia invasion which forces the two lovers to separate and leave for opposed directions. This tale is inspired by a novel by Azerbaijani author, Kurban Said.

The sculptures are 8 meters (26 foot) tall and are moving every day at 7pm for 10 minutes in the seaside city of Batumi in Georgia. If we look at the video above, we notice that as the sculptures move the metallic discs fit together and the bodies merge. The purpose behind this installation is to illustrate how elements, within a world where everything and anything is moving, can be synchronized and create attraction.”

And the video is mesmerising.

So beautiful.

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Thank you to all of you shared this post last week. Much love indeed (and for the congrats too) as a thank you, the bonuses have returned!

And they are as follows:

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AND IT’S A FRIDAY! YES!

QUICK! GET TO THE PUB!

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Whatley out.

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