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When I’m Mistakenly Put on an Email Chain, Should I Hit ‘Reply All’ Asking to Be Removed? - The New York Times
When I’m Mistakenly Put on an Email Chain, Should I Hit ‘Reply All’ Asking to Be Removed?
nyt  funny  2018  email 
6 weeks ago by benterrett
Summer Exhibition/The Great Spectacle review – a Grayson revolution | Art and design | The Guardian
"Perry has filled the summer show with crap. I mean actual garbage: talentless, throwaway rubbish, a lot of it apparently made by jokers after getting home from the pub."
royalacademy  art  halfandhalfart  graysonperry  funny  2018  summerexhibition 
11 weeks ago by benterrett
Liam Gallagher: ‘The German police pulled my teeth out with pliers’ | Music | The Guardian
"It’s the selfie thing. Even though I don’t mind doing it. That generation, it’s like a fucking disease. No one comes up and fucking asks for autographs any more, not that that was any better."
liamgallagher  selfies  2018  music  funny 
february 2018 by benterrett
Cisco: cash machine
"Flush with cash after the Republican tax cuts, Cisco announced on Wednesday that it was building gleaming factories across the US, employing hundreds of thousands of workers to make the latest cutting-edge routers.

Sorry, of course not. The money is going back to shareholders."
cisco  technology  trump  ta  business  ft  2018  funny 
february 2018 by benterrett
House Address “Twins” Proximity – The Unusually Named Blog
See these two houses? They’re both number 443 Manchester Road!

The one on the left is in Bolton, and the one on the right is in Manchester. They’re literally next door to each other!
amazing  data  land  property  2017  funny 
september 2017 by benterrett
Is the pace of change really such a shock? | plasticbag.org
"My sense of these media organisations that use this argument of incredibly rapid technology change is that they’re screaming that they’re being pursued by a snail and yet they cannot get away! ‘The snail! The snail!’, they cry. ‘How can we possibly escape!?"
tomcoates  bbc  digital  digitaltransformation  technology  government  funny  digitalreadinglist 
may 2017 by benterrett
How I help my children navigate their incredible life journeys
"So far, our disagreement may be merely that Ms Ahrendts is American and I am British, and to her it makes sense to write about how much she loves her children on LinkedIn. To me, less so."
AngelaAhrendts  children  corporate  education  funny  2017 
march 2017 by benterrett
Fling shut down after blowing through $21 million and turning into a porn site - Business Insider
"Describing the concept behind Unii to Tech City News on a speedboat in the River Thames in October 2014, which is where Tech City News got entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas"
techcity  technology  siliconroundabout  funny 
february 2017 by benterrett
It’s No Trump Tower, but White House Has ‘Beautiful’ Phones - The New York Times
"Still, Mr. Trump, who does not read books, is able to end his evenings with plenty of television." BRING BACK SPITTING IMAGE
trump  trumpwtf  NewYorkTimes  whitehouse  funny  2017 
january 2017 by benterrett
An Australian Explains Why London Is the Worst City on Earth - VICE
"London is aggressively, weirdly expensive. Costs in London have zero bearing on what people earn."
london  funny  sort  of 
january 2017 by benterrett
Ad Agencies Need Young Talent. Cue the Beanbag Chairs. - The New York Times
"McCann allows employees to brew their own beer that is then named after clients. One, named for the military contractor Lockheed Martin, is called Stealth Stout."
advertising  lockheedmartin  funny  2016 
april 2016 by benterrett
Guardian News & Media to cut costs by 20% | Media | The Guardian
"Growing the cost base more than revenue is simply not sustainable." genius
guardian  business  funny  2016  davidpemsel 
march 2016 by benterrett
How a statue of Satan reduced Lord Jeffrey Archer’s tax bill - FT.com
Lord Jeffrey Archer, the millionaire author, former MP and convicted perjurer, has trimmed his tax bill by donating a statue of Satan to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.
JeffreyArcher  funny  ft  quotes 
february 2016 by benterrett
Daniel Craig Tells Us What He Really Thinks of Bond
"What could we learn from James Bond that would help us in our day-to-day lives?

Nothing."
bond  jamesbond  funny  2015 
october 2015 by benterrett
American man's hilarious take on British lifestyle goes viral after his holiday here - Mirror Online
"The food is generally outstanding. There are no guns. There are too many narrow stairs"
american  funny  2015  english  language 
october 2015 by benterrett
Creative Review - The Language of Luxury
In most supermarkets, it is possible to fill an entire trolley with luxury goods
nickasbury  writing  luxury  copywriting  funny  2015 
april 2015 by benterrett
Exponentially in New York | thedalstonyears
“Well, really it’s like a collective meeting identity. So, you know, what with all the exponential growth that is going to be happening in the future, exponentially, it’s about trying to find a way to source you know the basics in a holistic way”
app  business  pitching  startup  funny  2015 
april 2015 by benterrett
Dieter Rams: If I Could Do It Again, "I Would Not Want To Be A Designer" | Co.Design | business + design
"If you were to design a computer now, what would it look like?
It would look like one of Apple’s products." LOL
DieterRams  apple  design  product  funny 
march 2015 by benterrett
Asbury & Asbury: Conversation my arse
Andrex has become a great case study in modern marketing, because it represents the logical outcome of two dominant trends: the mission escalation trend and the conversation trend
andrex  marketing  campaign  funny  2015  good  nickasbury 
february 2015 by benterrett
Man wins competition to name new leisure centre in Selby and picks... Selby Leisure Centre - Mirror Online
A man given the “exciting” honour of naming a brand new leisure centre in Selby has chosen the catchy and imaginative name of... Selby Leisure Centre.
identity  branding  funny 
november 2014 by benterrett
Trend Piece
how to write a trend piece
trends  newyorker  funny  2014 
october 2014 by benterrett
welcome to optimism: the year so far at Wieden+Kennedy London
"We’ve had bake-offs, an easter egg hunt, stairwell exhibitions, a Eurovision celebration, gallery trips, a visit from a Findlandia mixologist, a giant edible version of Tony’s head, a cult meeting on an island, parties, piss-ups and all sorts of celebrations. Some of which were actually “fun”, I’m told." Neil - still the best corporate blogger
neilchristie  w+k  funny  2014 
august 2014 by benterrett
Why hire a David Axelrod, Labour, when you've got a Yoda on hand? | Marina Hyde | Comment | The Guardian
Hardworking Britain Better Off. Hardworking Britain Better Off. Hardworking Britain Better … No, sorry: no matter how many times I say it, I can't shake the thought that Labour are now running their slogans through translation software. Either that or they've devolved their messaging to Yoda.
marinahyde  funny  labour  election15 
may 2014 by benterrett
Perplexing Design Intentions — Medium
"I just tried to read that. It was like richard littlejohn or something. Terrible even for medium." Matt Jones
design  reckons  funny  2014 
may 2014 by benterrett
Ukraine crisis: Military dolphins from the US and Russia could clash in the Black Sea as tensions escalate - Mirror Online
Specially-trained 'military dolphins'  from the US and Russian navies could clash with each other for the first time as tensions in Ukraine escalate.
army  military  russia  america  dolphins  funny 
april 2014 by benterrett
Death of Silicon Roundabout - Tech City News
"The biggest laugh of all for Matt Biddulph might be the innovation system he christened has now taken over the whole city." - INSANE
mattbiddulph  siliconroundabout  funny  2014  crazy 
march 2014 by benterrett
BBC News - CES 2014: Michael Bay loses the plot as teleprompter fails
A demonstration of Samsung's new television equipment at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show went awry when Transformers director Michael Bay's autocue failed.

The Hollywood millionaire initially said he would "wing it." But when asked what he thought about the new set, Mr Bay found himself speechless, apologised and walked off stage leaving a stunned audience.
funny  2014  michaelbay 
january 2014 by benterrett
Twitter / GabrielleAplin: @NME lets maybe talk about ...
NME: Forget Lily Allen's track, it's the John Lewis Christmas ads we should worry about - Gabrielle Aplin: @NME lets maybe talk about the 600,000 people who bought my track (which was for charity) and compare it to your declining sales each month
GabrielleAplin  music  media  celebrity  twitter  funny  pr 
november 2013 by benterrett
Noel Gallagher: Looking back in anger
"You could trust them in the sense that you knew exactly where you stood with them. Neil Kinnock, for example: no grey areas. He knew who he was and what he stood for. Thatcher, even. We knew she was the enemy. She hated us; we hated her. All was right in the world."
government  noelGallagher  quotes  funny  thatcher  kinnock 
october 2013 by benterrett
The Diary: Alastair Campbell - FT.com
"At our last “jolly breakfast”, shortly before the summer break, he said: “You know what I love, Big Al? The alphabet. You know why? Because F comes before N. Nobody ever says ‘Nixon/Frost’, do they?” Cue cigar-chomp and chuckle. What a man, what a life."
frost  funny  alistaircampbell  nixon 
september 2013 by benterrett
The day Harry Redknapp brought a fan on to play for West Ham | Football | theguardian.com
Then we got another injury, so I said to this guy in the crowd, 'Oi, can you play as good as you talk?'" ..."I asked him, what size boots are you, son?" Redknapp recalls. The kit manager brought Steve a uniform.
harryredknapp  football  fans  westham  funny 
september 2013 by benterrett
michael bierut interview
"massimo vignelli told me early on that 'if the work stinks, no one cares if it's on time and on budget' but he put it more elegantly than that."
massimovignelli  michaelbierut  quotes  funny 
august 2013 by benterrett
Inadvertently Winning | MCQN Limited
"Things haven't changed all that much, so I reckon we could class that as giving it a haircut, and this is the first time the redesign has been mentioned on the site, so I think that counts as not "launching" it."
adrianmcewen  logo  yahoo  benterrett  funny 
august 2013 by benterrett
Marc Jacobs vs. The Street Artist, Round 3: The Mannequins Get Involved | Observer
The French street artist who vandalized a Marc Jacobs store is now watching his commentary on capitalism get turned on him by a canny fashion house.
marcjacobs  funny 
august 2013 by benterrett
Sir Alex Ferguson's best quotes | Football | guardian.co.uk
"My greatest challenge is not what's happening at the moment, my greatest challenge was knocking Liverpool right off their fucking perch. And you can print that."
alexferguson  quotes  management  football  funny 
may 2013 by benterrett
Capital offence rectified oop North - Diary - News - London Evening Standard
Foreign Secretary William Hague will be among those delighted to hear that after years of ridicule, councillors in Northallerton — county town of North Yorkshire and home to his constituency office — are to alter the town’s five entrance signs after complaints from business leaders, tourists and residents that they spelt the town’s name with a lower case “n”.

The “northallerton” signs were installed four years ago to give the town a dynamic modern image but instead made it a laughing stock. The council has spent a mere £65 changing the signs by sticking capital Ns over the lower case letters. That’s Progress, that is.
government  efficiency  saving  money  funny  design  good 
march 2013 by benterrett
BBC News - 'Batman' brings in suspect to Bradford police
A man dressed as the caped crusader Batman has handed over a wanted man at a Bradford police station before disappearing into the night.

Police said the costumed crime-fighter marched the 27-year-old man into Trafalgar House Police Station in the early hours of 25 February.

The man was charged with handling stolen goods and fraud offences.

Police said: "The person who brought the man in was dressed in a full Batman outfit. His identity remains unknown."

The suspect will appear before Bradford magistrates on Friday, police said.
batman  police  crime  funny  story 
march 2013 by benterrett
VISI / Articles / Design Indaba Conference 2013: Day 1
"Not only had none of us heard of Ben Terrett but his description as head of design for the UK government sounded like a snooze cruise"
gds  government  benterrett  vanity  funny 
february 2013 by benterrett
Design Indaba – Day 1 Speaker Insights | Word on the street
Almost exactly what I said - "Ben introduced his talk with Design Principles that outline all users needs and not the needs of the Government, as he is the Head of Design for the Government Digital Services unit that operates in the UK. They have taken multiple webpages and have consolidated them all into one single point of contact. He contrasted between graphic design, typography as well as user journey and experience. The process of having the problem, ‘A’ and getting to the solution, ‘B’ was described as a transitional design that integrates all forms of communication and messaging that adds more value not only to the user but to the brand as well. Thus, transforming a collection of messaging into an amalgamated collective."
bent  gds  designindaba  vanity  funny 
february 2013 by benterrett
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