As is tradition, my blog post will be made of dog gifs. The first is my candidate for best of the web 2017, funnily enough I only found it this week but it’s a cracker.
These two aren’t 2017 material but are worth honourable mentions as my previous fav dog gifs:
Star Wars vs. Wham! Last Christmas:
And this rather fantastic statement on people who put too many lights on their house. Wait for it…
When it comes to ‘best of the web’, there have been some absolute crackers (no Christmas themed pun intended) this year, as highlighted in our weekly blog post.
My favourite has got to be Fearless Girl – a brilliant marketing stunt by the ad agency McCann New York for State Street Global Advisors.
The sculpture of a young girl, created by Kristen Visbal, stands confidently opposite the famous Charging Bull statue on Wall Street, to celebrate women in leadership positions in large companies.
What I really like about Fearless Girl is that the idea could easily have stopped at a few press ads showing strong girls, which could still have been a good campaign. However, they pushed the idea as far as possible until it became f-ing amazing, in my opinion.
The awareness it created in the heart of the business district of one of the world’s largest cities, as well as the subsequent coverage it got world-wide is amazing.
A slightly sour footnote to this is that it was revealed State Street Global Advisors actually have discriminated against women, paying them less than male colleagues. Still, doesn’t stop it being a damn fine campaign.
This year has been quite a mad one! There’s so much that has happened in this past 365 days that I don’t know where to start or where to begin. To make it easy on myself let’s have a look at the best tweets Donald Trump has posted in the past year.
Donald Trump on, could you guess? FAKE NEWS!!!!
“We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me). They are all bad. Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!“
What is not to love about this paragraph, I learnt that Fox News is the only ‘real’ news outlet and also that Donald Trump is my favorite president. luckily I’m not American so that one is definitely true.
Did Trump say he would never insult Kim Jong Un? I thought he just did.
“Why would Kim Jong-Un insult me by calling me “old,” when I would NEVER call him “short and fat?” Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend – and maybe someday that will happen!”
Trump on: why he’s awake at 3 in the morning
“For those few people knocking me for tweeting at three o’clock in the morning, at least you know I will be there, awake, to answer the call!”
This tweet makes me think Trump is actually a robot, that could explain why he also tweets a lot more than the average human.
I could go on. There’s a lot of great tweets out there by the one and only POTUS, however since he’s in the news quite a lot you’ve probably already seen your fair share!
Merry Christmas and happy new year
Best of the Web for 2017. I pondered and scratched my head and then I remembered the most awesome https://www.itsnicethat.com
It’s a real page turner for me in a world of skippable content this stuff sticks well.
Dare I say it – the other best of the web is the democratisation of the crazy ass world of currency trading through coinbase.com
You can lose your shirt in a millisecond on this site – DO NOT BE A FOOL – swings of near 100% in a day are not unusual.
One of the best things I’ve seen on the internet this year is this video of an old crazy woman climbing down a ladder in a rather…unorthodox manner. The commentary from the guy filming makes it even better. Watch as this escalates into something quite extraordinary.
And that time the presenters at the Oscars announced the wrong winner for Best Picture and it wasn’t made clear until everyone was well onto the stage to collect their award. The second hand embarrassment and cringe here is potent but it’s a glorious moment nonetheless:
And finally this cat that Jonny brought to my attention recently. Anyone who has a cat knows how odd they are and that they like to sit in weird places and stare at you while you’re on the toilet etc. Imagine if it was this hairy little goblin. I’m not sure I could tolerate it for long. I’d either die laughing or have to re-home it. It looks like its scanning for weaknesses.
If there’s one GIF that still brings a smile to my face it’s this one. I’m not sure if it’s from 2017, but I discovered it this year and it’s as relevant now as it was all those months again.
My second favourite from the web this year has to be Big Shaq. There’s just something about comical take on the UK grime scene I can’t stop watching and the remixes people have done of his ground breaking track ‘Mans Not Hot‘ just make all that much better. It’s almost a modern take on Spinal Tap with lyrics like “two plus two is four minus one that’s three quick maths”.
In my year round up of the best thing to hit the internet this year I bring you Liverpool YouTube/Facebook sensation, Kev’s Cab.
Kev’s Cab follows the adventures of Hackney cab driver Kevin from Liverpool, the quintessential friendly Scouse face.
Here is Kev discovering the new five pound notes:
When you get a new fiver for the first time…
When you get a new fiver for the first time
Posted by Liverpool Echo News on Wednesday, 21 September 2016
Here is Kev enjoying his dinner:
And finally, here is Kev with his good lady wife on ITV daytime show Dickinsons Real Deal:
Enjoy those videos and have a great Christmas…how mads tha.