15 September 2013
I was sitting in +Cineworld Cinemas today watching the trailers, when I saw the iconic words New Line Cinemas in a bold red font. It couldn't be, could it? There's a note, then another, so soft yet so sinister... It is! Freddy's back in all his original glory! This Hallowe'en in Cineworld Cinemas there is a beautiful re-release of the original horror classic A Nightmare On Elm Street. Can't wait to never sleep, again.
13 September 2013
So this is a weird situation, where my personal world and professional world start to mix. The technical sales, training and consultancy I set up, NUM 6, is now starting to push out useful (and free!) technical and sales training tips and advice via our new Technical Sales Blog. It's strange having two different audiences with two different messages, but I hope it provides some value. It's relevant if you sell anything - such as your ideas to your peers or customers or family. Yep, almost everyone "sells" something, and here are some regular useful tips on how to excel at doing it in a sincere and honest way. Sell well!
10 August 2013
3 August 2013
Okay, this is a weird marketing decision. Tony Law had a great show last year and was rightly nominated for the top award (née Perrier, née If.com, now Fosters). So returning this year, you would assume his agent(s) would make a big deal about that, right? Well, it's strangely absent from his poster for this year's show, yet it does have space to mention his run was sold out in 2012 and 2011. Is this a sign that the top award in Edinburgh no longer has the marketing cache it once did? It's not mentioned on Brendon Burns' poster or advert, nor David O'Doherty's advert, and they both won the Edinburgh Comedy Award in previous years. Yet both Bo Burnham and The Boy With Tape On His Face (both truly stunning) highlight that they won the Panel Prize (open to almost any show). So does this mean the panel prize is more valuable than the ECA? Interesting to think about...
2 June 2013
Is this a Martian turning his head to the
side when looking at me, or is it instead the weirdest road sign in the world? Curvy lines, looping back and extra bends make navigating at the West End in Glasgow is very strange...
28 May 2013
On the day Edinburgh is named happiest city in the UK, guess who's back to make our city life full of more genuine smiles...? It's the subversive graffiti artist / art student project with more complimentary chalking! Either that or I'm imagining messages just addressed to me at St James Centre...
16 May 2013
A lot of big downpours lately and some nice Spring sunshine means a plethora of rainbows popping up all over Edinburgh. They are almost as common as Tesco stores, but certainly far prettier to look at and feed my soul rather than my body.
9 April 2013
Ireland has some strange rules… For example, during peak travel no more than 5 Imperial Tie Fighters allowed at one time. It seems they do as much damage as schoolchildren in corner shops!
8 April 2013
Best Gents Toilets sign ever! Or rather, best “Used Beer Dept.” sign… Hugely impressed with The Porterhouse in Bray, and very grateful the sign is outside the gents and meant I didn't have to try and snap another photo inside the gents! Again!
Molson launches in Ireland today, in The Bailey, central Dublin. Great Canadian lager with a crisp clean taste. Just been in there having a few pints of it whilst they go through the press launch and have a few cool photos taken (the bar is kitted out with a moose's head and gorgeous white wolf). Here's my entry for the competition they were running to snap a pic to celebrate their launch. I even managed to get the compulsory bicycle in the shot (as every Irish-themed pub would have me believe).
30 March 2013
Surely the chocolate Easter Egg has hatched and we know have chocolate Easter Chickens... But inside this chocolate chicken is a chocolate egg...! Either way, this is a great reason to eat your Easter Eggs as soon as possible else they may hatch and you'll have to feed the chicken and give it space to roam around.
23 February 2013
Student, The Edinburgh Evening News and The Herald all picked the story up and ran some nice pieces on it, unfortunately the only high quality scan I have access to is from Student. We also made a video too!
Stocks and Shots was an evening at The Caledonian Brewery, organised between EUTIC and SiS, which brought the first stock market bar to Scotland. The principle is just like the real stock market - when a drink is in demand, the price rises; when it's not, the price falls. It's that simple. And the night was awesome - enjoy!
14 February 2013
person underwater". This sexy / questionable *(delete as appropriate) pose, which is very hard to maintain underwater with your eyes wide open, is back in the top four images when searching for person underwater, which means when you enter a normal web search through Google, it offers you me as an image you may want to see! And who wouldn't...? Other than those people with functioning eyes...?
#egotist or #ironic or #bitofboth
#egotist or #ironic or #bitofboth
10 February 2013
One of the most controversial (picture) books is Maurice Sendak's "In The Night Kitchen" about a young boy who dreams and is naked throughout his dream. In the extended interview (shown on the day of his passing) with Stephen Colbert, Maurice says his favourite book is the one he wrote about his Sealyham Terrier before her death, entitled "Higglety Pigglety Pop!". Now let's compare the similarities: In The Night Garden's (interesting title!) lead character is male and is the only one that is completely naked (spooky!), and his name is Igglepiggle (seriously?!). You tell me if that isn't a huge homage to the great Maurice Sendak. So while your children are watching their Grade A TV Narcotics, or while you don't have any children, go get a copy of Maurice's greatest book (in his eyes), and I guarantee you'll cry your eyes out reading it.
3 February 2013
On the first of the month people have a tradition of saying "white rabbits" three times. However, just like Beetlejuice, saying "white rabbits" on any other day (like the 2nd!) summons are far darker rabbit that doesn't care that he's late. I was going for dark, creepy, and sexy, in a Japanese-remake kind of way. Did I pull it off? Would you follow me down a rabbit hole...?
17 January 2013
16 January 2013
Pictures often say a thousand words. In these three shots, all one thousand words are synonyms for beautiful. I'll let you enjoy them in peace...
13 January 2013
They are watching us all... And this seems to be the Queen of the Watchers, else why is 'she' wearing a tiara? Let's hope they are watching out for us, just like the Liver Birds do in Liverpool. On the plus side, this building can't fly away!
10 January 2013
Probably not, but "oil" let you decide... (what a awful pun next to a pretty / enigmatic picture...)