Categories
Musings

Brand Love > Brand Loyalty

I saw this video a customer had made for us the other day:

It’s almost unbelievable to me that anyone would go to this length (it’s a short video, but still) to talk about a product they love, completely unprompted.

It’s only a bloody t-shirt. But then people do this with it. It’s surreal, sometimes I have to pinch myself.

Categories
Musings

The Umbrella Academy

In the last episode of The Bad Take I was lamenting the lack* of superheroes outside the Marvel mould in pop culture, so Umbrella Academy was a treat. It was a little slow at first, but once things started happening, it became a fun story.

The “hero running from his/her past” cliche is everywhere at this point, but I didn’t mind it in this show. Also, the dormant world-ending megapower kid was predictable. Still a fun story.

This show also had the perfectest OST. It was so good I had to make a playlist of all the songs.

Also, the comic this show is based on, was written by Gerard Way, the frontman of My Chemical Romance (who just announced a reunion, by the way. Yay!)

*I was simply not looking hard enough

Categories
Musings

Mediocrity

The mediocre are the most confident of their abilities, I’ve found. (This applies to myself as much as it does to anyone, invariably.)

Sometimes I think I’m surprisingly smart. Sometimes I feel resoundingly dumb. But in actuality, what I am is consistently mediocre.

Categories
Musings

Shoulda left it in the 20s

Why do people still say “right-o?” (“Right-ho?”)

Didn’t it go out of fashion in the 20s? (If not, WHY?) It’s only cool when Bertie Wooster says it.

Categories
Musings

Mr Gaiman

I could listen to Neil Gaiman all day.

And it wouldn’t matter what he’s talking about. He could be talking about my least favourite thing on earth and I’d still be all ears.

Yudhanjaya summarised this very nicely some time ago:

On that note, one of my favourite speeches ever, and quite possibly the best speech Neil has ever done: