Things of note for the week ending Friday December 5th, 2014.
1. In Conversation with Chris Rock
Touching on Obama, Cosby, and the political comedy landscape of the United States in general. This interview/conversation with one of the smartest, most astute, and perhaps even underrated comedians of our lifetime is a must read.
So y’know, read it.
2. The TWABM Advent Calendar
The TWABM stands for ‘That Was A Bit Mental’ as taken from the That Was A Bit Mental website wherein you might find said advent calendar. Not just any old advent calendar mind, an advent calendar that lists the 25 best Christmas-based horror films of all time.
It’s a brilliant list, if only for the scrappy YouTube trailers that go along with each one. Everything from Rare Exports to Santa Claws to Satan Claus – these Christmas films are cheesy as hell, and awesome to go with it.
If you like that sort of thing then you’ll like this sort of thing very much.
3. Twitter News
It’s almost a regular thing these days but hey, who’s counting? Here are four interesting new developments that you might be interested in from Twitter this week:
- Netflix is testing bespoke ‘Remind me!‘ Twitter Cards
- Twitter is [trying to make itself] safer
- For those that care, you can share Tweets via Direct Message
- Twitter’s new mobile platform, Fabric, is very interesting indeed
4. Got a balloon? Instant iPhone cover
Not much else to be said really.
Hipsters everywhere will be all over this.
And now we get to the reason why this edition of Five Things is so darn late.
In short: blame Hardeep.
I really don’t know where to begin. One of the planners at Ogilvy & Mather had been harbouring a theory that Pimm’s (yes, that super gorgeous drink that you and I use to kick off (and continue) our summers) went extremely well with the sweetness and spice that can be found in Indian food.
We spoke to Hardeep. He agreed.
We spoke to Pimm’s. They agreed [that we had an idea].
A few weeks later and seemingly out of nowhere, #PukkaPimms was born.
A pop-up curry house serving the finest Punjabi and Bangladeshi cuisine – complemented with a can of Pimm’s – and hosted by Mister HSK himself, we were open Thursday night, Friday night, and all day Saturday to demonstrate to the great curry-going British public that curry and Pimm’s is a thing.
Having a curry any time soon? Have a Pimm’s with it; you may well be surprised (more on this to follow).
Bonuses this week:
- Rich content, poor advertising (the best ‘Future of…’ piece I’ve read to date)
- Oh Salesforce
- I haven’t downloaded this yet but I’ve heard it’s quite good