Archive for July, 2008
Here’s a fun little site.
It’s very simple. You’ll see one word at the top of the following page. You have sixty seconds to write about it.
A memorable scene from the movie ‘V for Vendetta’ in typography form.
Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has announced plans to partner with Calgary’s SkyHook International to develop a helicopter that can carry twice the maximum load of the Mil Mi-26, currently the world’s largest helicopter.
Technically referred to as a vertical-takeoff-and-landing rotorcraft, the Jess Heavy Lifter (aka JHL-40) will be a helicopter-airship hybrid featuring a helium-filled balloon and four helicopter-style rotors.The aircraft has been designed to overcome the limitations and expense of transporting equipment and materials in remote locations like the Arctic and Alaska.Although the JHL-40 is 302 feet long, 217 feet wide and 118 feet high, Boeing representatives were unable to say whether it would be able to lift the Ci office to 323-10th Avenue SW.
In 1968 women wore “futuristic” helmets during house cleaning. After cleaning, wearing the fashionable helmets to shopping and lunches was considered a must. My own mother couldn’t afford a helmet, so my dad constructed one out of cardboard and duct-tape. He painted it gloss white. I thought it looked authentic, but she finally stopped wearing it when she noticed some of the neighbor ladies laughing behind her back.
Thankfully, such strict standards are no longer required.
When you work in advertising you sit at a lot of conference room tables. But what do these tables say about the organization in question? According to Ruth Haag, president and CEO of a hazardous-waste consulting firm, the tables say a great deal.
• A round table hampers decisions.
• A long, thin table encourages cliques.
• Face-to-face at a distance encourages rudeness.
• The basic solution: A rectangular table about five-feet wide.
• The perfect solution: A one-ended rectangular table.