Ramp It Up/Stamp It Down – Friday August 31st
Ramp It Up!
Not heading to Stradbally this weekend? Did you not see this year’s line up? Fears that our beloved EP would turn into another Oxegen, once it was announced that Oxegen 2012 wouldn’t be happening, seem to have subsided, and bar a few minor timetable clashes, not even the weather is trying to put a dampener on the weekend, according to the forecasts. Pity about Azealia Banks though, wha’? Seems she can’t commit to anything at all.
Barack Obama on Reddit
This was a terribly obvious but still somewhat clever move on Obama’s election team’s part, but still, holy shit Batman! Obama was just having the craic answering questions on a Reddit AMA thread. What? Sure he failed to comment on important issues such as ‘Do you like cats?’ but he does get props for using the Not Bad Obama meme. Cool President is cool. How Starburns is supposed to follow up the President of the United States, we don’t know.
All offices should have post-it wars in their windows. That is all.
The Royal Family could do with cheering up a bit. Embarrassing as it might have been to have Harry be naked all over the internet, the Paralympic ceremony seemed like a chore for the entire family, despite the many amazing things happening all at once. However, this picture of the Queen is more than amusing. People in wheelchairs were flying around the place, incredible firework displays were being set off, and the Queen had ear plugs in, and this face on. <3
Stamp It Down!
The only explanation for Brown Thomas opening their Christmas Shop before students are even all back to school after their summer holidays is that they never really got the hang of reading a calendar. It’s August! Not to sound too much like the Grinch, but Christmas should definitely be banned in August. There are still the fleeting remnants of sunny summer days, let us enjoy them!
Did NASA offer to let Will.I.Am debut his new single ‘Reach for the Stars’ on Mars as some sort of pity offering? His new song was the first track to be transmitted from the red planet, ever. His passion for space exploration and science bagged him the opportunity and with lyrics like ‘I know that Mars might be far, but baby it ain’t really that far’, you can see why. So deep.
Despite the fact that it’s all very cyclical and the moment one TV series ends for the season, another one comes back after its break, it’s still very annoying when all the shows you watch end all at once, each of them with a more dramatic finale episode than the last. Suits and The Newsroom, we’re looking at you. Get back here now.
As fans and other assorted casual onlookers, are we allowed limit which artists can collaborate with others? Because that’s a power we should all really have. Calvin Harris wouldn’t have about 10 of the same song in the charts every month if we did. David Guetta is another repeat offender, and he’s looking to target lovely Irish duo Heathers next. Banding together to stop this is a much more important cause than any other you can think of off-hand.