Believe it or not, everybody growing up had at least one awkward moment that lives on in ancient photos stored in albums or shoeboxes hidden under a pile of clothes in the back of a closet.
If you think that everyone in school was absolutely perfect at everything – sports, tests, popularity – then your memory of high school is much fuzzier than everyone else’s has been. THE BREAKFAST CLUB did sum it up perfectly in that everyone in school was, at one time or another “a brain, an athlete, a basketcase, a princess”… and maybe a little bit of a criminal.
Web Watch learned this week that not everybody knows what the term SELFIE means.
As with many other Internet-related terms that kids use these days, SELFIE is just a shortened version of the real phrase, SELF-PORTRAIT.
That’s cray-cray, right? (because saying “cray cray” is so much easier and faster than saying “crazy”. Silly kids.)
So we’ve all seen those CELEBRITY SELFIE shots, usually leaked out on Twitter or TMZ. Some are good, some are reputation-ruining, and others are just so awful that you have to wonder what was going through the celeb’s mind – not when they took the picture, but when they thought it was good enough to release for the world to see.
It’s almost Halloween time, and that time of year when spouses everwhere dread those two awful words:
You never want to be THAT couple at a Halloween party, where your costume depends on your spouse to be around in order to complete the picture. You don’t want to be dressed as an electric plug, and not have your outlet nearby – if you know what we mean.
Not every man can pull off a wig. Web Watch knows some balding men that have either gone with the “short stubble” look, or completely shaved everything off. At least in our circle of friends, we may have a few bare crowns, but there isn’t anyone that’s decided to do a complete comb-over like our grandparents would do.
One of our friends once contemplated getting hair plugs/grafts — at the time, he said it was a bargain for $11,000, and his girlfriend at the time really pushed for it. But he had second thoughts and decided that he was going to work it out with what God intended him to have, hair or not.
Everybody knows why NBC has chosen to air what they are airing in their primetime coverage of the Olympics.
Sure, it may all be tape-delayed, but that doesn’t detract from the sheer spectacle of the sport. Web Watch has been watching NBC’s coverage almost non-stop since the Games began, and even though we know (what seems like days in advance) what the outcomes of each competition happens to be, that doesn’t mean that we’re not enjoying what NBC has decided to showcase.
Let’s give it a rundown, shall we?
And what do these four Olympic events have in common?
In advertising and when designing websites, lots of research goes into determining exactly how to place specific items onto the page, photo, advertisement in order to determine the best layout.
Stores do this physically, by putting high-demand items (such as milk or perishables) towards the back of the store. Walt Disney did this when he decided that his new theme park needed a “weenie” in the center of the park to act as a magnet, ultimately drawing visitors towards the Castle that’s become a centerpiece of each of the Disney parks to date.
So while it’s easy to determine traffic patterns when people are walking around, how to businesses determine what makes a good print or online layout?
Jirka Väätäinen is a Finnish design student at Bournemouth, and he wants to be very clear that his name is pronounced “Yirka”, not “Jerk-a”.
Web Watch has no reason to quibble with him on this, as he’s doing some phenomenal work on RE-IMAGINING DISNEY PRINCESSES as if they were real-life people.
Sure, we’ve seen some other examples of this with live models, but Jirka is taking a slightly different approach on this with his photo-realistic, manipulations that are designed to showcase what the Disney Princess would look like as an actual person.
Not a cartoon caricature, but really-for-real people.