June 29, 2007

Things people say 1

"You are a monsieur; what am I??"

-a woman asked me as I exited the "monsieur" restroom in a French restaurant.


A friend of mine just called me and informed me, among other things, he's in line in the Apple Store waiting for an iPhone.

I was like, you are going to use AT&T {wth!!}?

I joked about he can get a few {limits to two he said} and sell them off for $2,000 each on eBay, because there are always nuts out there who would just buy that.

Of course he said he's going to use it for his "business."

The iPhone makes me wonder if the next iPod would be a full screen like the iPhone, and do away with the awful click wheel altogether.

ps. for the record, I think most cell phone designs are quite terrible, with 738 functions that are simply useless {watch movie trailer on your phone, haha} and pointless.

I remember reading an article on an extremely expensive cellphone. It's expensive because it has only ONE function that works every time: making a call to a particular phone number.

June 16, 2007

Mobile phone salesman on Britain Got Talent

{For the record, I don't watch reality shows or talent shows. But I did caught the premiere of Food Network's next tv top chef or whatever name it's called. I mean, it's FOOD Network!}

It starts off slow, but give it a few seconds for the surprise; You'll thank yourself for it. Simon Cowell's reaction is priceless.

See what I mean? It's nuts.

Him in semi final:

June 14, 2007


To all The Sopranos' viewers out there:

You got whacked!

{I don't watch it; I don't have HBO. But for the last few days the radios won't stop talking about it}.

June 10, 2007

Consistency matters

Something has been bothering me for a long time.

You know those Geico caveman ads that made fun of caveman, that Geico is so easy even a caveman can do it?

Yeah, those.

They are all silly fun and whatnot, but as someone with a background in design, one of the ads had been excruciating.

In one of the ads, the said-caveman is looking at a poster of a caveman in an airport, and he said on his cell phone, "Seriously, 4 feet by 5 feet... well apparently not, because I am looking right at it."

It cuts to the said-poster between lines.

The thing is, the poster is no way 4x5 feet. It's wayyyy wider than its height. 4x5 feet is a very short rectangle. The poster, assuming height being 4 feet, the width is about twice its height, so, say, 7 feet.

I understand to many it's a completely petty, if not laughable, matter.

But consistency is an extremely important element in visual communication. How could the editor and art director missed this mistake? Visually, the poster doesn't look anywhere close to a 4x5 feet.

Most likely they took the shot of the poster from another caveman ad. Either the script was messed up, or they assumed the first poster they shot was close to 4x5 feet, and it was too late to change.

For the life of me I can't find the exact video on youtube, but I found another Geico caveman ad that has the same poster, if you take a look at this video, pause it, and measure the height against width, you would conclude that it's no way 4x5 feet:

See what I mean? This completely inconsistent ad is being ran all over the USA, with a caveman claiming a poster is 4x5, when in fact, it's more like 4x7 feet, if not longer. Every time it comes on the TV, it bugs me to no end.

If you are an architect, imagine walking into a room where one door frame is lopsided. Or a photographer, seeing a zoom lens while the label claims it's a fixed focal lens. Or if "your" an English major... well.


June 4, 2007

Yumi and Joey, bean town baby, May

State Room {Great Room}
Boston, MA

Headed over to Boston early May for Joey and Yumi's wedding.

The reception was in the beautiful and spacious State Room, over looking the Boston harbor.

Girls like cupcakes

Joey fooling around behind Yumi

Cake, with Mojo's {their pet} paw

The boys

The girls


Boston harbor

Shot from the second floor

Joey and Yumi had a lion dragon team came in for a performance

Joey in a lion dance; he's trained in the past

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