Atheism 2.0: Alain De Botton at TED 2011
I’ve been waiting for this talk to be put on the TED website since the middle of last year when I heard Alain De Botton was to be discussing his thoughts on potential overlaps between Atheism and secular religions. It was worth the wait. As always, he is thought-provoking, meticulously articulate and deeply insightful. His key point is that we can all embrace the positive teachings of...
A wrap up of what has caught my eye in the world...
SOPA and PIPA: Anti-piracy bills explained You may or may not have noticed that yesterday, huge websites such as Wikipedia, BoingBoing and I Can Haz Cheezburger went ‘dark’ (i.e. they went completely offline). They did this in protest to the current hotly debated anti-piracy legislation that is going backwards and forwards in US government. SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) is currently on the...
The day the LOLcats died
A great SOPA/PIPA protest song. ‘speak up before the internet dies’
Australia Lamb: Sam Kekovich / Barbie Girl
I love this new campaign from Meat & Livestock Australia for Aussie Lamb. Using their familiar ambassador, Sam Kekovich, they’ve upped the ante this year to encourage everyone to eat Lamb on Australia Day by re-writing the lyrics of the pop song ‘Barbie Girl’ so it becomes an ode to Lamb & BBQ’s and they’ve created a suitably naff music video to accompany it...
How have I not seen this yet? It’s pure genius by Nissan Brazil.