Five things on Friday #28

Things of note for the week ending July 13th, 2012

1. Dior’s Autumn / Winter Show

Using one million flowers, the set for Christian Dior’s 2012 Couture show is simply breathtaking. Can you imagine the smell?


2. Hair Prank of epic proportions
I caught this early last week and laughed my face off*. It starts slow, but the reactions are GOLD.


*I’m not sure what I find more funny: the reactions of his friends and family, or just the fact that the guy dreamed the idea up in the first place. Brilliant.

3. San Diego Comic-Con
The biggest, geekiest event is taking place right now and superhero/sci-fi/fantasy media news is flowing like no tomorrow. There’s been announcements about Ant-Man, discussions about Iron Man 3, sneak peeks of Man of Steel and a whole bunch of other interesting things to boot.

I read Screenrant to keep me up to date.
You should too.

In the meantime, enjoy this trailer for Wizard of Oz prequel: ‘Oz: the Great and the Powerful

I’m a big James Franco fan, and this – the story of how the Wizard of Oz came to be – just looks ace.

(In case you’re wondering, I’m yet to attend – but I’m sure as hell hoping to one day. Comic Con, that is. Not OZ; that’d be weird).

4. New Brothers Blue
Photographer, Norman Seeff, has released a whole set of previously unseen Blue Brothers photos that are just a delight to see (and read about).


5. The best customer care story you’ll read this week.
I’ve shard this on Twitter already, but it’s so good, I just had to blog it.

I’m not going to write it up. Just click through and read about how the Ritz-Carlton really do go the extra mile

It’s brilliant.


Bonuses: Ron Perlman has gone on record to say that he’d never make another Hellboy film because he hates the daily arduous make up process. Still, that didn’t stop him suiting up one last time for the Make a Wish Foundation (I welled up a little bit); Photojojo has the best email response team ever; and this week’s episode of The Voicemail includes a hilarious Finnish-to-English Google Translate error that caused mobile-rumours a plenty (listen from 17mins exactly). Amazing.


Whatley out.