Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish...and has refused to leave his side ever since.
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Visually, this intro video announcing the lineup is exactly what you'd want it to be - fast cuts of last year's festival, people zoning out and smiling, and tasteful geometrics paired with okay typography over footage that looks Xpro'd. For that, you need to give rukus a thumbs up.
On the other hand, we're going to give a thumb down to the concept and copywriting behind this video, apparently the work of RT. The writing sounds like someone who has absolutely no idea what's going on here and stands at the back of the crowd thinking of how best to "capture" the LouFest/Music Festival scene with shitty metaphors: "Music is a religion and LouFest is Mecca"…. No. Also, the focus on the "Indie in All of Us" (last line) is one of the most gag-worthy, bullshit lines we've heard recently and we can't image our younger counterparts being any less critical of the "indie" experience that is being forced like a 40 year old fat man in tight, hipster pants - thru the voice of an apathetic-but-so-totally-indie female.
So, while the production is where it needs to be, the writing concepts need to be thrown away and start over. Until the promoters and creative agencies stop trying to paint this as the ultimate St. Louis Indie Music Festival and acknowledge the real strengths and weaknesses of a 2.5 stage affair, it's going to appear to be something it's not.
We love the fact that there is a LouFest (aside from the name and logo) but we want to see greater creative strides for originality & authenticity now that we're three years deep.
The St. Louis Rams have chosen to take full innovation in the Nike Elite 51 Uniform including Flywire technology to reduce weight and provide a lockdown fit over the pads. Keeping with their traditional design aesthetic, the uniform is completely engineered from the inside out. The new uniform focuses on creating a system where the baselayer, padding, jersey and pant work in concert with each other. A few of the new innovations include increasing sleeve articulation for better range of motion and integrating new four-way stretch fabrication to provide a streamlined shrink-wrap fit.
Personally, we love it when they wear the retro uniforms - it feels more soulful in a way. It'd be a nice change of pace to keep the new technology but lose the space age sheen . And for the love of God, we're all aware of breast cancer from the barrage of pink accessories last season. Why don't they create some awareness for nut cancer this year?
What do you think of this upgrade for all of the NFL teams? Yay or nay them in the comments.