Every week we scour the Internet for fascinating sites and entertaining videos for your entertainment. This week's finds will test if you'll be fooled by fake news, settle the "what movie to watch" debate, and make you look at roofing tiles with a new light.
Stuck on You
We seldom give the creature comforts in our life a second look, but this video may just change that. It features rows of men lying shoulder-to-shoulder and being put through what can only be described as a series of very unfortunate events. We won’t spoil it for you, but try to guess what the ad is hawking.
Cut and Run
With companies tightening their belts these days, big advertising budgets are a luxury. To demonstrate their cost-cutting measures, this Canadian telco stripped their new campaign down to the bone by running audition tapes of actors acting out scenes from the scripted ads instead. It’s a pretty amusing strategy, not so much for the clueless actors involved, though.
If you can never decide what to watch, then this is godsend. Created by a minimalism-loving designer, the site’s simple concept of lining up movie trailer after trailer (categorised according to themes like ‘beautifully terrifying horror films’) is more effective than it sounds. Chances are, by the time you’re halfway through what the site calls its ‘cinematic roulette’, you’d have already decided on what movie to watch. Plus, the sleek user interface is smooth and a pleasure to use.
Think stock videos are boring? Think again. One ingenious creative has decided to spice up otherwise snooze-worthy (or baffling) stock videos with creative, LOL-worthy subtitling. Major shade-throwing takes place between a two people on a date. A scene with two co-workers innocuously peering at a computer screen has more drama than an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. You have to watch it to know what we mean.
NEWS AND NOTEWORTHY
In this era of fake news (we’re looking at you, Donald Trump), where everything from mailers to magazine covers can be doctored, it’s become harder than ever to tell fact from fiction. A study conducted by BBC this year found that eight in 10 Singaporeans are concerned about fake news. Now you can test your flair for sniffing out fake news with this Tinder-like game. News stories are presented to you on the site — swipe right if you think it’s a real report or left if you deem it as just smoke and mirrors. Even we were majorly fooled by some of the snippets — we correctly identified real news only 60 per cent of the time. North Korea successfully tests ultra short-range missile. Hoax! Who news, right?