Ping-Pong, Bruce Lee-Style.

To promote a cell phone from Nokia, “Bruce Lee” was sponsored by J. Walter Thompson and Nokia in a PIng Pong tournament. But as a twist, he plays with his nunchucks. The video is four years old but has recently begun taking a Karate chop out of the Interwebs. Via http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SncapPrTusA

Provoke Weekly – 11/26 English plus.

English plus. Learning another language is difficult for most people, no matter their native tongue or country. Us ‘Muricans rate historically low on the scale of bi- or plurilingualism, probably in part due to our geography and ‘melting pot’ style of language transition. Multitudinous efforts have been undertaken to make English the official language of the land, however its status remains merely de facto. More and more government documents, including ballots, are being translated into other languages, especially Spanish, and this trend will most likely continue with greater globalization. As an example of globalization close to home, this election cycle…

Provoke Weekly – 11/12 Save Water, Hold Your Nose.

Save water, hold your nose. A recent study published by the 2030 Water Resource Group shows that in approximately 20 years, global water need will be 40% above current accessible supply. And it’s no wonder. Just take a look at some simple examples: * In the US, the average person uses approximately 2,000 gallons of water a day. * Five beverage companies consume, over the course of a year, enough water to supply the daily water needs of every person on Earth. But you don’t have to stop drinking your cold beer or resist your craving for a crisp, cold…

Provoke Weekly – 11/5 The death of the McMansion?

The death of the McMansion? Some people insist they need a chateau to live comfortably while others believe that 300 square feet is sufficient. Size and proportion. It’s a century-old debate. So why is there such a great difference of opinion? People have diverse values that they clearly define and proudly present to the world. Some people are environmentally conscious while others are part of a generation that dreams of the cookie-cutter mansion with a picket fence. Technology also plays a role in our disparity of space. What reason is there for people to buy or rent extra square footage…

Provoke Weekly – 10/22 It’s a Swiss Army knife world.

It’s a Swiss Army knife world. The growth of versatile products has allowed everyone to get greater use out of a single item. It may also be the new standard. Consumers have a growing expectation for things to be multifunctional, whether it’s a cell phone case taser or a bag that transforms into a chair. This new wave of multipurpose products may be fueling a multitasking mindset, which continues to grow. However, the jury is still out on a perfume that doubles as insect repellent. Dieste’s Strategic Planning Department A computer that helps you multitask. All computers are multifunctional, but…

Provoke Weekly – 10/15 Digital vanity, ravishing beauty.

Digital vanity, ravishing beauty. Mankind has always been obsessed with beauty. Cleopatra was famous for her milk and honey baths, and the Greeks were among the first to paint their faces. Chinese women used to believe that there was nothing better than a solid mask of gold to keep your complexion firm and bright. On the other hand, women in Belize have long used coconut oil to ease fine lines and wrinkles and to soften dry skin. Beauty rituals are still very popular all around the world, but now they start in the virtual world. According to the beauty industry,…