"Nigeria's film industry, popularly known as 'Nollywood', has also been producing a growing number of films with erotic themes, such as Bold 5 Babes, described as "an erotic comedy about a group of women with supernatural powers they use to seduce men and turn them into BlackBerry Bold 5 smartphones", and other titles like I Slept with my Boss's Wife and Strippers in Love."
The Daily Mail reports on a troubling incident that may very well change the shape of the 2012 presidential race and have wide reaching ramifications for the fate of the free world.
President Barack Obama was making his way across the taxiway at the Air National Guard base in Tennessee when he suffered every networker's nightmare – watching his BlackBerry smartphone fly out of his grasp and clutter onto the ground.
No big deal, you say? Ah, that's where you're wrong! The Mail sets you straight on what's at stake.
You know you're really late to the party when you learn about a new trend in youth culture from the Times' Sunday Styles section. Sadly, that's what happened this weekend when I read Guy Trebay's article on "jerking," a new dance craze that's apparently burst out of Los Angeles via the internet. On the upside, the new knowledge answered a question I'd been asking my television machine for the past few weeks. This was: What is that spastic karate-chop shit the crazy-haired girl in those "All You Need is Love" Blackberry commercial is practicing in front of her bedroom mirror?
“It’s actually quite relaxing,” Philippe Reines, a State Department official and famously obsessive BlackBerry user, wrote from his desk. “You know you’re not missing anything because nobody else can send, either.” —Sure it's nice and quiet now, Philippe, but the D.C.-friendly BlackBerry is likely just a gateway drug. Wait till every lobbyist is barking commands at Siri.
"I was with a bunch of hot girls and we would just walk into bars, whip out our BlackBerries and try to get guys to look at them by flirting… We'd say, â€˜Put your number in my phone and I'll totally call you. We'll go out on a date!' But we just wanted them to try the BlackBerry. I definitely didn't call anyone." -Julia Royter, a "pretty 26-year-old actress" who claims she was paid by BlackBerry to stealth-market the Pearl via flirtation, a practice she calls "pretty evil… You never know who is trying to sell you something." Later on a president of something called "Street Guerilla Marketing" defends [...]
Well of course I think U2 is overrated, their longevity having now earned them a spot in the consensus rock pantheon that the quality of their music never would have otherwise. But to give credit where it's due, they have made some great music ("One" is about a well-crafted a pop song as you get, I think.) And Bono puts his money (or, well, other rich people's money, probably… but he puts his time and effort) where his mouth is when it comes to trying to make the world a better place. He's a force for good. Fine.
Spare a thought for BlackBerry users, who are suffering through their third day of service outages and are also people who have BlackBerries.