It’s been a little while since our last Epic Friday, but as the nights draw in and the Autumn equinox approaches, we’re going to start needing something to brighten up the gloomier days. Have no fear, Epic Friday is back and more epic than ever.
Easily one of the best things I’ve read in a long time – and over 14,000 shares and comments agree with me.
What do you get when you cross deviously vengeful roommates, Facebook Custom Audiences and a beautifully-timed news story? Ladies and gentle folk – I give you a prank so great it deserves a Joker clapping GIF more than any other prank on the internet.
I won’t spoil the story, because it really deserves beginning-to-end attention; but a quick overview looks a little like this.
Eerily narrow Facebook targeting + insider roommate knowledge + NSA/Snowden news coverage = data-gathering paranoia + a roommate who refuses to discuss even trivial topics over the phone for 3 weeks. Priceless.
The prankster, a one Brian Swichkow, details every juicy detail on his blog; including a nice learning experience when it comes to effective cold marketing via Facebook.
A great read on both a professional and personal level. Make yourself a coffee and enjoy.
New favourite website, FlowingData.com – is an ode to visual data in every arrangement.
Recently Wired.com picked up on a post which cleverly depicts Billboards Hot 100 list as nerd-tastic, subtly-sarcastic graphs.
Didn’t think you could get groovy to graphs? Think again. It’s terribly clever all the same.
And now for some more music. Taking multi-screen to a whole new level, Ukrainian group Brunettes Shoot Blondes have released a simply brilliant video to accompany their track Knock Knock.
Diehard Apple fans will enjoy the variety of devices utilised, and animation geeks will likely go into cardiac arrest at the frankly stupendous timing of it all.
Exactly the kind of easy listening/watching we need on a Friday afternoon.
In the week where Apple has probably had enough publicity that it would care for (thanks U2) – they were probably hoping that the launch of the new iPhone 6 would go down as smoothly as possible.
But not in Australia!
Young Ozzie, Jack, was the lucky devil to own the first iPhone 6 in Perth. And what did he do as soon as he got it? Yep. Dropped it.
News stories just keep getting better and better. With all the buzz around the Scottish referendum, the world was watching as the Scots took to the polls as the drama of the close race gripped the headlines.
The debate was heated, of that there was little doubt. Both sides put up a fierce fight, as only the Scottish could do. So captivating was the potentially momentous occasion that some CNN staff lost the run of themselves, and their numbers, in reporting on the public opinion poll.
At least no-one can say they didn’t give it 110% … I’ll get my coat.
How do you market headphones? Well let’s break it down. What do headphones do? They play music. More than that. They assist in your enjoyment of music. How? They play the music directly into your ears. (several brainstorming minutes later) They bring your ears pleasure in the way only a man dressed as Seinnheiser headphones massaging a giant ear can.
Someone, somewhere, genuinely, had that exact train of thought. And this is the result. Be prepared to develop a new fear of anything, EVER, touching your ears again. Including headphones.