14th June 2014
1) Apparently the Football (Soccer…) World Cup has just started. Here are a few pieces we liked this week – The Problem with World Cup Referees – One would assume that World Cup refs are selected according to merit. Not Exactly.
Brazil’s streets are decorated with murals during the build-up to the World Cup.
From Time Magazine – The World’s Love Affair with Football , in pictures.
From the New York Times – The World’s Game – pictures of ordinary people embracing the game around the world.
2) The @adcontrarian hits the mark again – Ten Dreadful Cliches that the Ad Industry Should Euthanise.
3) Robert Peston’s Speech warns of the threat to journalism from native ads. From The Guardian.
4) The CIA has published it’s first tweet. And it is a cracker : “We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.”
5) QuickCoin is now an easy way to send and receive Bitcoins via Facebook.
6) Uplifting? A Short History of the Executioner.
7) Mike Lacher’s ‘Client feedback on the Creation of The Earth’ – Brilliant.
8) If we can’t get everyone to come to terms with the science behind climate change, can we at least agree that we need a new atlas?
… and due to rising sea levels , this country will shortly no longer exist.
9) The marvellously erudite Rory Sutherland on branding, behavioural economics and much else besides.
10) ‘FORM’ is a short film created as a tribute to the style and grace of skateboarding.