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The Weekender has landed complete with the future of phones, beards and a Hulk Hogan sex tape

Posted by James Cartwright,

“Hey, what’s wrong with you? You’re looking kind of down to me. ’Cause things ’aint getting over. Listen to what I say.” As a bright-eyed young teen The Weekender used to rush around the playground singing those thought-provoking lyrics to all the other kids, beckoning them to gather round and listen to its wisdom. But the children used to kick The Weekender in the shins and tell it to sod off. Not anymore, not now that The Weekender has a cult international following and a harem of sexy young women hanging off it’s every word (it DOES!). Things have changed. Bring it on…

Best of the site

This week we marvelled like a drunk in a kebab shop at Maciej Dakowicz’s incredibly compelling shots of Cardiff city centre on saturday night – it ‘aint pretty. We revelled in the tonal subtleties of Anthony Gerace’s beautiful collages and we were treated to some exceptionally cool fishy design from Finland’s Toni Halonen.

Best of Best of the Web

GQ gave us this wonderful history of everyone’s favourite sitcom (NOT Friends), we took a look at Guinness’ striking new advert thanks to Creative Review and wondered whether their new slogan will ever catch on, and Dazed offered us a snapshot of what it’s like to be on tour with the XX. Cool!

Best of the rest

Creative Review gave us the full version of Facebook’s brand new commercial complete with a message from CEO Mark Zukerberg, The New Yorker gave us an economic and cultural breakdown of the joys of K-Pop, a genre we know literally nothing about until last week, and Design Observer gave us a striking portrait of China’s Guangdong industrial region.

Idiotic invention of the week

You know how your mobile phone is just TOO BIG to lug around with you what with all those huge aerials, the enormous mouthpiece and the battery pack that straps to your back? Don’t you sometimes wish you could just have some sort of high-tech glove that you could talk into instead? No, us neither, because it’s not the 1980s anymore.

Unfortunate fashion item of the week

“Say, that’s a really lovely blouse you’re wearing, where did you get it from? The colour is simply divine and that piping around the neck is just, OH MY GOD IS THAT A PENIS!??!!” That’s just a little snippet of a conversation happening up and down the country thanks to this unusual garment from ASOS.

Tweet of the week

“C’mon you guys, this new iPhone maps app really isn’t so bad, I’m using it right now and it seems to be working alri-PLUNGES INTO RAVINE”
@al_horner analyses the functionality of Apple Maps.

Sick in your mouth moment of the week

Apparently Hulk Hogan made a sex tape. BLEEURRRGGGGGHHHHHHH. Sorry, that’s all.

Sick on a stage moment of the week

Yeah sure everyone’s seen it, some of us have watched it over 100 times, but it just won’t get old. Sorry Justin and the Beliebers, but this is comedy gold.

Time to think about going on a diet moment of the week

The Telegraph ran this incredible story about an ex rugby player and his mate who were asked to leave an all-you-can-eat restaurant for fear that that they’d cripple the business for good. Seriously guys, think of those waistlines.

Sartorial tumblr of the week

We must confess, we love a beard. The wiry majesty of a well-maintained piece of facial topiary gets us all weak-kneed with excitement. They were good enough for the Edwardians and they’re sure as hell good enough for us. Interestingly someone shares our passion for face fuzz and has put together this lovely blog featuring 100 of London’s finest facially-groomed.

That’ll teach you to kick our shins.

Jc

Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.

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