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A Problem with my iPhone

To: Apple Technical Support
From: Andrew Stephens
Subject: iPhone Weather App

Last week I looked at my iPhone 4S, which has up until now operated flawlessly, and noticed that the weather app had decided on values that were too low. I have highlighted the values that need to be changed in the attached screenshot. As an Apple customer, I feel that these values should be much higher.

Also, the sunset time is too early. The weather app should really provide another couple of hours at least.

Please open a tech support ticket to this effect or I will be forced to give the Apple weather app a 1 star review.

Screenshot of iPhone weather app showing that the temperature is far to low

Yours faithfully,
Andrew Stephens

Triple Feature – All Three Transformers Films

Red Letter Media is a company that produces humorous film reviews. I have linked to these guys before, when they released the amazing takedown of The Phantom Menace.

Here is something different. A little film called Transformers 4 : Age of Extinction is coming out soon, and what better way to celebrate this milestone than to watch the first three films? Simultaneously.

Personally, I have only seen the first Transformers. It was terrible.

Epic Rap Battles of History

My current obsession is the Epic Rap Battles of History youtube channel. What could have been a stupid idea is redeemed by clever editing, well produced music, and just a whiff of actual research. They also somehow managed to get some pretty big guest names to play some of the characters.

They also show clear signs of improving with each season. Season 3 is currently being released, but they already have a large back-catelogue of good material.

Here is my favorite so far:

Some others I like:
Hulk Hogan vs Kim Jong-il
Bruce Lee vs Clint Eastwood
Gandhi vs Martin Luther King Jr.
Mozart vs Skrillex
And finally, Rasputin vs Stalin, quite possibly the best summary of Russian history since Boney M.

Three Videos for Wasting Time on Monday Morning

I haven’t posted any stupid videos for a while, so here are three for your enjoyment:

Last year the South Korean’s unleashed the insane and madenly catchy Gangnam Style onto an unsuspecting world. This year the Norwegians fire the next salvo in the never-ending world war of ridiculous dance hits. This one answers an important question.

Step back to the 80s for more dance music:

If you think that was showing off, watch this for something completely different. I used to play snooker for my school(!) but I never saw anything like this in any of the snooker dives in the seedy underbelly of Oamaru.

Snooker commentators are a buttoned down bunch, this one probably has more emotion in his voice at the 3 minute mark that he did at his own wedding.

Another Bus Stop Ad

It is good to see the team behind the pulpy orange juice ad are still hard at work.

Hack 1: So how should we sell this new cell phone from a company nobody has heard of? Apple and Samsung use their ads to showcase their key differences in a crowded market. Should we do likewise?

Hack 2: Naaw. Sounds like a lot of bother. Just pick a stock photo at random and paste in a tiny product photo in the corner so people can tell it is a phone.

Hack 1: Great idea. According to the brief, the client needs us to highlight their product’s numerous outstanding features.

Hack 2: Hmmm, our copywriter is on maternity leave but I am sure we will be able to come up with something.

Later…

Hack 1: This is the best stock photo, it still looks a bit bland.

Hack 2: No problem, my cousin is a whiz with photoshop.

Hack 1: Sounds expensive, tell him we’ll only pay for one hour of his time.

Hack 2: He is used to working fast. He was the guy who did Gollum for Lord of the Rings.

A Poster for a Huawei Cell Phone