Howie’s Hot Five for… 15 September, 2011

When all around you are losing their heads etc… it’s that kind of week for H.H. FIVE and not to mention the local punkawhallaws and national chief punkawallas (although they’d hate us to say that) but below are some good hot news…honestly – and it’s on time ok!.

5. Is Rick Gervais about to go Golden Rogue

Remember when Ricky Gervais wandered on to the heart of ‘lovey kiss, kiss Hollywood’, took a sip of his beer and proceeded to do what no one had done before…seriously take the ‘p’, poke the borax and fling the zingers down to the A list of Hollywood’s cotton woolled celebrities?

I mean who else who would introduce Mel Gibson with “I like a drink as much as the next man ….unless the next man is Mel Gibson of course.”

Well it just may be getting better in 2012…as he’s thinking or running a live Golden Globes podcast with some of his mates (he’s mentioned Jon Stewart and Larry David) – so you’d tune in to the Golden Globes and stream his podcast live over your stereo…

Here’s what RG says:
“The biggest live webcast ever? Who knows? Who cares? What’s fun is the shit we might come out with. No money. No sponsor. No guide lines. Fxxk me I can’t wait.”

And Gervais means business and knows the medium as his podcasts with Karl Pilkington and Stephen Merchant are still some of the most listened to ever…

By the way And here are the highlights from last year

Source: Daily Post

4. Photo-Match Dating

Last year it was dating sites for the beautiful only  – well now here’s the latest. You provide only a head-shot and this service matches you up with a member of the opposite sex …who looks like you!

Soul2Match cite several studies that show what we’re all really looking for in our ideal mate is ourselves. The sites tagline is ‘ever notice happy couples look alike?’

The science says we are drawn to those who look like us…but what we like is this site is SO damn easy – forget pages of questionnaires…simply load a headshot and wait for your opposite-sex-doppelganger.

Here’s a quick tutorial on the how…

Source: Mashable

3. Bill Cunningham…Bobby Fischer Against the World… Ayrton Senna

The following are three brilliant documentaries (2 are playing now) and the Bobby Fischer you can expect to arrive very soon.  These documentaries are not propaganda  – rather they are wonderful character studies.

Wouldn’t it be great to have a TV channel that played simply great documentaries?  Just a thought mind you – and don’t say the BBC SKY TV offering is that idea…no way!

There are hundred of great documentaries that come around once to theatres but where do they go?

2. The Shuffle Generation

Gen Y  you are a bunch of shufflers. We’ve read two completely separate but thought-rovoking articles this week.

The first says Gen Y are in deep ‘change channel mode or ‘just shuffle’ when things get boring  – I mean who listens to whole albums anymore – music, information and even video content is all about skimming and shuffling fast.

Here’s a quote; “Facebook and mobile social networking applications are so popular because it allows young users to cycle between huge volumes of content, both personal and general, without recourse. Every day they’re shuffling? Try every minute.”

Outcome: Boredom with content – even daily content is the norm (it’s an opinion piece) Read Full Article

Exhibit No 1... Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger by Daft Punk – recycled a few years later to just four words by Kanye West.

And the Next Article simply says Gen Y Lacks Job Satisfaction

“Four out of every 10 employees surveyed said they were seriously considering leaving their current position, but that figure jumped to more than half in the 25 to 34 age group.”

But then again our opinion is that if you’re 25 … hang loose baby – be restless and be proudly unsettled…but that’s just our opinion. I mean of course older people are going to be more settled.

1. Wellington, Eastbourne England for the Rugby World Cup?

We’ve looked high and low for some good ‘off pitch’ Rugby World Cup news to happen in the last 48 hours … phew… this just in…

A South African couple booked a hotel in Wellington for the Rugby World Cup – all was good until their GPS in Eastbourne in Wellington New Zealand informed them they were approximately 19000 km’s off track from their hotel in… Wellington, Eastbourne,  UK…

When the couple walked in to a pharmacy in Eastbourne, Wellington and were informed of their muck up… the pharmacist ended up giving them a bed for the night… awwwwh….

The English hotel said they had left it too late to cancel their bookings!The happily lost couple – Pommie Feet

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