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Super Powers = Super Profits!
Pfizer Inc., the global pharmaceutical giant, has just released its newest over-the-counter (OTC) product, boldly labelled Red KryptoniteÔ. The drug’s function – grant people temporary super powers. Its most significant side effect – boost Pfizer’s sagging profits.
“We gave it this name because its effect is the opposite of Superman’s weakness, Kryptonite. Inside of taking away powers, it gives people superpowers” proudly states Ian Reid, Chairman and CEO of the multi-billion dollar company.
The new drug sensation is available at your local pharmacy in doses of 450g, 750g, and the supersized 1000g. Shaped like a rock and coloured red, each pill has a different flavour, and each flavour produces a random superpower such as flight, extremely high intelligence, talent in various sports, X-ray vision, or the ability to create cutting-edge artwork.
Unfortunately, in approximately 10% of the cases, the effect is not a superpower but a super disability – loss of speech, extreme flatulence, instant baldness, or growing fins to name just a few that have been observed to date.
Regrettably for the superpowers, but luckily for the side effects, the drug’s effects are not permanent. The effects vary between two to four days per dose, all depending on the size of the rock as well as the patient’s age, body mass index (BMI), and IQ.
Our cover page shows Thomas Dillweed, 35 year old personal trainer and aspiring reality TV actor, about to ingest the 1000g pill. Mr. Dillweed is typical of the demographic rushing to purchase the product: young, restless, looking for thrills, and willing to take the risk of the side effects. “It’s real cool”, he states, as he later goes on to defeat Yevgeny Zhukov, five-time world chess champion, 27 games to zero in a chess marathon.
In the first week of Red Kryptonite’sÔ release, the drug sold over 30 billion rocks worldwide. “This drug is spreading faster than the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s,” declared William C. Weldon, CEO of Pfizer’s rival Johnson & Johnson, with envy and just a touch of bitterness in his voice.
“I think this drug is innovative,” pronounces Jasmine LaRoche, single mother of four from Brossard, Quebec, Canada. “This will get the kids off the couch and out and about. Who wants to be stuck inside when you can fly?” she adds.
Flying – that’s what Pfizer’s profits have been doing. Forbes rates this stock as a Strong Buy.
Out with the old, in with the ...old?!
I’ve been walking in my oldschool classic black and white Converse sneakers since I was probably in the 10th grade or so (circa 2007). And no, that does not imply my feet haven’t grown since then…my original pair was already one size too big, jsyk. Anyway, It’s weird to think that these shoes had been with me for so long. They literally got me through so many good and bad times throughout my high school years. Even when the first hints of age came to my shoes, I neglected the fact that they were getting all gritty and grimy. I felt that since they accompanied me in my journey through life for the past four years or so, it would be hard for me to just get rid of them. But a few months ago, I felt it was time to move on. Sort of...
Although they’re virtually the same pair, physically in terms of colour, the new set of kicks I got are different in a sense that I'm leaving my past behind, and am ready to take on bigger and better things, one new step at a time.
So, adieu my good old vintage chucks. Thank you for helping me get through a whole lotta stuff. Whattup, new pair!
Let’s take a walk down memory lane…
Canon EOS 7D W/ 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens
Sometimes, I'd rather be behind the camera than in front of it. It lets me see the world through a different lens;
and in a way, it masks me from the world. it covers my face, and I like that.
I was having a frustrating creative night where nothing was working, so I had to record something. Meet my holga, one of my favorite Christmas presents. :)
CALLING ALL ARTISTS!
12:42, our Resident Video Curator, has some words RE: The hitRECord Academy collaboration and the types of community-driven records we can make for the collab.
Here is the link to the collaboration: http://www.hitrecord.org/records/177105
Here's how you can contribute to the "hitRECord Academy" collaboration:
ALL ARTISTS: You could contribute to this collaboration in a lot of different ways. Perhaps by creating traditional tutorials around techniques and software, or you could lend some insight into your artistic process (writing, composing, editing, drawing) as well as explore your inspirations in a creative way.
Community-oriented records pertaining to hitRECord and its functionality could be interesting additions to this collab. These may include: How & why do you recommend records? How do you upload your art to the site? How do collaborations work?
Contributions aren't limited to video; it would be great if all mediums were included! For instance, you could sing about how you upload a record, or you could illustrate the hitRECord process. Be as creative as you'd like!
FCP by Dr. Gory
I elect "Peter and the Wolf." And I nominate Mr. David Bowie as narrator (if possible.) This was my choice for a variety of reasons: * It's very theatrical...
It has been an insane seven weeks, and I just received my shutterfly package with several hundred prints to solidify it. From Prada's first dresses, the Gene Siskel Film Center, art sketches, Colin Firth's glasses from a single man, getting my hands on the archived Alexander McQueen collection, and NYC fashion week:
Creating 48x60 foam board collages from 4x6 photos. I am guessing there will be five of these total by the end of the night.