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Brain Food: 7 Creative Ideas to Fill Your World Cup Void



Brazil 2014 round up film, Weird Al, Old Spice-Mario mash up, Airbnb, Monty Python

Brain Food: 7 Creative Ideas to Fill Your World Cup Void

Hands up if you’re missing the World Cup. My hands are firmly planted in the air, and I reckon a few of yours are too. Gone are the times of daily footballing and with it my inspiration to actually do anything. In case you’re feeling the same, Addison Capper has dished up these seven little gems to fill that void and move you from that couch. 

1. World Cup 2014 in 90 Seconds

I’ve been a bit of a lost puppy this week. What on Earth was my life before the World Cup? I’m sure I didn’t spend every evening vegetating in front of Takeshi’s Castle reruns, but that’s been me since Germany lifted the trophy last Sunday. Still, though, this fast-paced film from Jonny Weeks for The Guardian is helping me relive every 64 matches, 1,917 fouls and one bite of that truly awesome month in Brazil. 

2. Word Crimes

Since the days of MySpace and MSN Messenger, grammatical diarrhoea has been something of a global pandemic. Ok, I exaggerate. But please people, it’s ‘could have’, and not ‘could of’. And it seems Weird Al would agree. In light of the release of his 14th album, ‘Mandatory Fun’, the comedian has launched ‘Word Crimes’, a hilarious parody of Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’. Enjoy.

3. Food for Moths

Brazilian ad agency BZZ Propaganda has fashioned old clothes in tasty looking foods in this campaign for Shopping Center Itaguaçu’s clothing donation push. The strap line reads: ‘Don’t let you clothes turn into food for moths. Donate.’

4. Airbnb Logos

You probably already know but in case not, Airbnb has a new logo. And it has been ridiculed. A lot. Some say it looks like a pretzel. Others think more like lady’s private bits. Anyway the new branding has spurred this rather childish, but amusing Tumblr.

5. Super Spice Bros 64

Terry Crews and Mario Bros 64. What a freakin’ combo. This Old Spice-Nintendo super mash up has the potential to really entertain some of you and annoy the bejeezus out of the rest of you.

6. Dead Parrot

A 50-foot dead parrot descended on London’s Potters Field this week to promote UKTV Gold’s live broadcast of Monty Python’s live performance on 20th July. Created by sculptor Iain Prendergast, the huge fibreglass structure is, for those of you that don’t know, a reference to the comedy troupe’s famous dead parrot sketch (which you can see below). UKTV Gold General Manager told Radio Times: "The key challenge for us was capturing the comedy value of the dead parrot, keeping the realism of the bird whilst also adding touches like the bloodshot, stunned eyes.”

7. Pawel Kuczynski’s Satirical Art 

Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski has been using beautifully crafted satirical art to make us reconsider how we view the world since 2004. Take a look at a larger collection here to see what effect they have on you.

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LBB Editorial, Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:45:39 GMT