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Everything Is On Fire

By Anya Ow | January 6, 2020

I passed the new year’s celebration in Singapore, watching Australia burn. Our climate change doubter-in-chief, the Australian PM, Scott Morrison, released a hilarious New Years message that not only doesn’t link climate change to the bushfire crisis but which suggests that the current fire season is somehow business as usual: nevermind the apocalyptic images of …

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Happy Holidays!

By Anya Ow | December 21, 2019

Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings! We’ll be back next year. See you then.

Mobile First Marketing

By Anya Ow | October 19, 2019

Every time I see a comment by someone lamenting that everyone nowadays is on their phone, I confess I get annoyed. Yes, I’m a millennial, and I like my phone. It’s the first thing I check in the morning and often the last thing I check at night. Through the phone, I can access my …

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Facebook Inflated Video Metrics

By Anya Ow | October 19, 2019

There’s been yet another #DeleteFacebook campaign doing the rounds on Twitter recently. I can’t even keep track of exactly what the problem was this time. Facebook turning out to have secretly held meetings with conservative political figures? Or the awkward trademark dispute over its logo for its doomed crypto venture? Something worse? It’s easy to …

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Tearjerker Advertising

By Anya Ow | October 5, 2019

I hate crying during films, even if I can’t help it. I don’t like how you have to hide your sniffles and try to surreptitiously palm tissue out of your bag, or how I pretty much felt emotionally drained after films like Moana and Coco. Ads are worse, since I usually watch them in the …

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Things We Like

nike chinese new year ad

Nike Chinese New Year

The Nike Chinese New Year ad is hilarious, playing on the hongbao tradition. A young girl keeps trying to escape her hongbao-giving aunt. Some context: hongbaos, or red packets, are lucky packets containing cash that are traditionally given out by married people to unmarried people during Chinese New Year (or for guests to give newly-married …

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Daniel Craig vs James Bond

Daniel Craig vs James Bond — a hilarious Heineken ad wherein Daniel is mistaken for his most famous film character over and over. We’re not sure how useful the ad really is, given it’s supposedly meant to promote Heineken’s 0.0% non-alcoholic beer but doesn’t even mention it. It’s still a fun, beautifully-shot romp. Via FastCompany: …

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Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner is a David Chang Netflix series which travels the world with his famous friends eating delicious food. It’s a fun watch, though we kinda prefer his previous series, Ugly Delicious. Via Eater: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, David Chang’s latest Netflix series following last year’s Ugly Delicious, is several shows in one. …

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birds of prey

Birds of Prey

The lead Birds of Prey single is out, and it looks great. For those unaware, this upcoming film is part of the DC universe…ish. Via Screenrant: Harley Quinn originated on Batman: The Animated Series, voiced by Arleen Sorkin. Harley proved so popular, however, that she made the jump to the comics in 1993. She has …

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Ashfall is a Korean disaster film starring Lee Byung-hun and directed by Lee Hae-jun and Kim Byung-seo, about a volcano erupting. Via Variety: South Korean disaster film “Ashfall” remained on top of the local box office in the first weekend of 2020. The CJ Entertainment release earned $4.25 million from 565,000 admissions between Friday and …

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Sam Mendes’ 1917

What we’ve been watching: 1917, a film by the Skyfall director Sam Mendes. It’s a work of technical brilliance set in WW1. Via the Guardian: For his latest movie – an awards-garlanded first world war drama that has already won best picture honours at the Golden Globes – Mendes has returned to the lure of …

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A Sony electric car?

Sony showed up at CES, Las Vegas’ annual tech extravaganza, with something unexpected — a gorgeous Sony electric car, the Vision-S. What? Via TIME: The Vision-S, an electric concept car focused on “safety, entertainment, and adaptability,” incorporates Sony’s automotive-focused imaging technology, and is surrounded by an array of sensors Sony is calling the “Safety Cocoon,” …

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Don’t F**k With Cats

Things we’ve been watching: Don’t F**k With Cats, Netflix’s new true crime / investigative documentary about tracing a killer. Via Esquire: Netflix’s breakout docuseries, Don’t Fuck with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer, has captured the nation’s attention because, as the title suggests, people do not like when someone messes with the internet’s mascot. In fact, …

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Google and Big Oil

Google, Amazon, and Microsoft are all teaming up with Big Oil — using technology to extract more oil from the ground. What could go wrong? Via Vox: Google, Microsoft, and Amazon have been very vocal about their efforts to reduce the world’s dependence on fossil fuels. But as the Wall Street Journal and Gizmodo have …

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