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Angry Euro Haikus

After a somewhat premature Nobel peace prize awarded essentially for not having a certain name, now it’s seemingly fashionable also to award a movie maker prize for being a convicted sex offender on the run. Oh, the unbearable petulance of blind morality…

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Relentless, priceless, speechless

A beautiful picture captures the very instance of one magical moment that makes football great: Ruud “van Gol” van Nistelrooy scores a brace within 90 seconds, while a few gob-smacked supporters of the opposing team watch, mouth agape, at what he just did.

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Google art: minimalist story telling

Google has an in-house ad agency that developed some strikingly simple ads for their search product, that convey a world of emotion in a powerful, compact message.

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Concha Buika & Chucho Valdés: Sombras

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kiftz0tGQtk]

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Linear Translation of Brands and the Domain of Wrong

Localizing content on the web is difficult enough. But localizing brand assets is even more hazardous, if it is done in a blindly rigid, parallel fashion following the source language. For example, word order issues can easily create a very strange impression.

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Liar, Liar: Gigantic Chinese Fence on Fire

I have a hunch that this post might actually set off a series, larger than I care to imagine at this point. However, write this, I must… To boldly go where no man should be going in the first place! Off with the false cognates, let them eat pastry!