Ramp It Up/Stamp It Down – Friday September 21st
Ramp It Up!
It may only be September, but Ireland is cold and rainy, and the wind prevents us all from using umbrellas the way they were intended: the right way around. The solution to all your woes is a hat. Why choose any normal hat when you could be a bear or an owl? Matching mittens are always a plus.
Benetton have launched a curious scheme. Their chairman has taken issue with growing youth unemployment and to help solve this, he has begun an online contest looking for the best creative projects that generate a social impact in communities. The people behind the 100 chosen projects get €5,000 to make them a reality. Hurrah for nice schemes!
Stamp It Down!
With colleges starting back, YOLO has become uncomfortably prevalent. What may have started as an ironic thing, much like ‘LOL’ and ‘bantz’ once did, is now just part of people’s vocabularies, instead of just their Facebook cover photos. Even if you are downing straight vodka in the middle of Harcourt St, shut up now.
Poor Apple, nothing they do is right anymore. They try to give us a fancy new OS update with fancy Facebook integration, and we all complain because they made the keypad like something from the nineties and because they broke our wifi. It even changed the colour scheme to a slightly different blue. We’re creatures of habit, Apple. You’ve gotta give us some more useful features if you’re going to make it look so weird.
Jezebel has published a list of 109 headlines in various newspapers and magazines, all about Jessica Simpson’s baby weight. BREAKING NEWS: When a person grows inside you, your body expands. When that person is born, your body doesn’t immediately snap back to its original shape unless you’re one of the chosen amazing people. Why is that news? Media of the world: stop updating us about every meal she eats!