Five things on Friday #166

Things of note for the week ending Friday March 6th, 2016.

Things of note for the week ending Friday March 6th, 2016.



So, the new trailer dropped.

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I watched it. I thought, without really thinking, ‘Oh, y’know, that looks okaaay…’ – I wasn’t paying attention.

That’s my excuse, at least.

And then I saw this.

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(click on the image to see the tweet)

And it changed my mind completely.


I felt stupid. Small. And idiotic.

Watch the trailer, then click on the above image to see the tweet-chain that changes everything about it.




Seen this (or something like it) lately?

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Yeeeeeaaah, it’s BS.

Like, complete and total B. S.

TL:DR – theoretically possible, but the crime would need to be very sophisticated, meaning it would be very rare. According to relevant entities, this crime has not been widely reported. You’d also get refunded. There are also bigger worries when it comes to contactless payment technology.

Want the facts? They’re right here.

Basically, feel free to go tell your crazy uncle on Facebook that he has no idea what he’s talking about.




As a great man once said: ‘Is it too late now to say sorry? ’cause I’m missing more than just your body, oh. Is it too late now to say sorry? Yeah, I know-oh-oh, that I let you down. Is it too late to say I’m sorry now?’

Now imagine said man was a Brit. He wouldn’t be asking if it were too late to say sorry. He would be saying sorry for asking, and then would apologise further for the interruption. And then maybe say sorry once more for the hell of it.


Let the Beeb explain.



It ended on Monday. I wrote about it when it started a little over a month ago, here. It’s ‘over’ now (well, as much as it can be).

If you missed it, you should go read the debrief.






From National Geographic, no less.


That’s two.

You’ll find another 23 over on Bored Panda.

If you’re a bored panda, you’ll enjoy this casual browse.



Your bonuses this week are:

  • Shaken Cocktails have launched a bottle shop – YES GUYS.
  • Seen Deadpool? You gotta read this.
  • In the #OgilvyTrends2016 presentation (available on slideshare and presented most recently at the new Ogilvy Amphitheatre (see image at the top of this post) amazing) I said that we had hit ‘peak millennial’. The Drum asked some super smart people for their opinion on this and boy, did they give it. Great reading.

And that’s me done.

It’s the weekend! YES!

And you know you’re gonna spend it in front of Netflix, BINGE-WATCHING HOUSE OF CARDS — DON’T YOU?!


Whatley out.



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Author: James Whatley

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