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Normally I hate cat things.

But I don't hate this.
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+bediha dogru stop shouting and take your tablets
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Spoiler: it involves physical pain.
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Well these would certainly make an impact on the Thames …

#london  
Some of the concepts submitted for the new Nine Elms to Pimlico pedestrian bridge in London are rather - well - pedestrian, while others are so out-there they've been nicknamed 'The Flaming Mouth o...
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This is a fascinating discussion for those interested in how special effects shots are planned for big-budget films.

Eric Carney, Emmy Award-winner for VFX work on Game of Thrones talks about the industry and working on major Hollywood blockbusters.

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Citizenfour available to watch free for next 48 hours.

Worth checking out. Especially when free.
An eye-opening, Oscar-winning exposé of the dangers of government surveillance. You will never again think the same way about your phone, email, credit card, web browser or profile.
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Oops - neglected to say: this is for UK peeps.
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I've seen things.
For years, this graffiti calligrapher has made his mark around New York City, but some of his best work is reserved for special (and somewhat unpredictable) occasions, relying on seasonal snowfall....
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This is the most true honest accurate entertaining thing I've seen today … and I watched the Age of Ultron trailer earlier.

#england #uk #finenotfine  
For anyone whose life is one big awkward silence.
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Cool … getting more excited about this now.
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Yes, Selma suffered a few slights at the Oscars this year but no film was more overlooked than Under the Skin, particularly in the soundtrack category. Completely baffling.
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very cool … h/t +John Evans 
Nvidia just announced an Android gaming console. The latest Shield (previous entries include a gaming tablet and before that an all-in-one game controller plus screen) is the "world's first 4K A...
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So. Good.

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Good artists borrow... etc. 
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I don't see what could possible go wrong …
Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero is stirring up some controversy in the medical world by proposing that successful full-body transplants are only two years away. The operation itself is mind-boggling as it consists of grafting a living person’s head...
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  • Google UK Limited
    Marketing Specialist, 2014 - present
    Google+
  • Independent Contractor
    Marketing, 2006 - present
  • AMV BBDO
    Digital Producer, 2013 - 2014
  • Accenture
    Manager, 2011 - 2012
  • MerchantCantos Communications
    Director of Online Services, 2010 - 2011
  • Tam Communications
    Senior Interactive Artist, 1996 - 1999
  • Rivals.com
    Senior Art Director, 1999 - 2000
  • Rivals.net
    Marketing Services Manager, 2000 - 2003
  • Rufus Leonard
    Senior Digital Strategist, 2007 - 2007
  • Crown Business Communications
    Digital Strategist, 2003 - 2006
  • Defaqto
    Head of Marketing, Brand & Communications, 2007 - 2009
  • Republic Publishing
    COO, 2009 - 2009
  • Isobar
    Senior Project Manager, 2013 - 2013
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American loving life in London, UK.
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Passions include reading, going to the theatre, watching and playing sport (mostly football), going to the cinema (when I have time), hitting the gym, cooking, and roaming across the island and the world.

All my posts are public which means you'll get a mix of philosophy, politics, art, industry updates, media, sport and design. I tend to circle those who have a full profile and repeatedly interact with me.

I also manage the blog for the Loveliest Book Group, check it out.

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“I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” 
                                                       - Malcolm X


"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
                                                         -
Aristotle


David Blanar
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Education
  • London Business School
    MBA, 2004 - 2006
  • University of Nottingham
    MA, 2010 - 2013
    Systematic Theology & Philosophy
  • Westmont High School
    Diploma, 1999 - 1993
  • Santa Clara University
    Theatre Arts, 1993 - 1997
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DKB, spirit
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No, we are NOT all Charlie (and that’s a problem)
www.opendemocracy.net

It is comforting and politically expedient to claim that “we” are attacked because “they” cannot deal with “our” freedoms, particularly free

On Nerd Entitlement
www.newstatesman.com

White male nerds need to recognise that other people had traumatic upbringings, too - and that's different from structural oppression.

Watch: ‘Knight of Cups’ Trailer Starring Christian Bale | Variety
variety.com

FilmNation has released an enigmatic new trailer for Terrence Malick's "Knight of Cups" on the heels of its selection to contend in competit

These 15 Incredibly Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless ‹
truthseekerdaily.com

Attention history teachers everywhere: If you want to wake those sleeping kids, show them these 15 rare photos from the past. Yes, they coul

The Weirdest Proposal Yet for the ‘Office of the Future’ | WIRED
www.wired.com

A couple years ago, after research about the health risks of prolonged sitting came to light, a wave of standing desks hit the market. Big c

Rosebud Sioux Tribe: House Vote in Favor of Keystone XL Pipeline an Act ...
boldnebraska.org

[caption id="attachment_5124" align="alignnone" width="750"] Rosebud Sioux Tribe chairman Cyril Scott at the People's Climate March in New Y

Match of the Day: Robbie Savage represents the triumph of personality an...
www.telegraph.co.uk

The former Wales midfielder is loved by media executives - but new vehicle Fletch and Sav suggests that having an opinion is now all that ma

Quiz: can you identify these movie future cities?
www.theguardian.com

Here are 10 future cities - but can you correctly identify which films they appear in?

Comic-Con: ‘Penny Dreadful’ Season 2 Villain Will Be a Familiar Face | V...
variety.com

"Penny Dreadful" will be "very different" in season two, according to creator John Logan, who joined stars Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney and H

Your Summer Isn’t Complete Without This Gigantic Hammock | Gadget Lab | ...
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The Mega Hammock measures 8 x 15 feet and is hand-crafted from ripstop nylon and black webbing by an FAA certified parachute rigger. Oh, and

Star Wars: David Cronenberg said no, but Tom Cruise could cameo in Episo...
www.theguardian.com

As news emerges that David Cronenberg turned down an offer to direct a Star Wars movie, rumours strengthen that Tom Cruise may be set for a

Blockbuster Games to Battle Big-Budget Movies for Fans’ Dollars | Variety
variety.com

If marketers didn’t have enough to worry about as they start to position movies against sequels in the “Star Wars,” “The Avengers” and “Jura

Women in tech - has the Silicon Valley scene got a case to answer for? -...
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You are reading an article fromthewomen in business series, to read more about this you can visittheseries homepage. Women who work in techn

CBS Orders 'CSI: Cyber' Spinoff to Series
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The original "CSI" gang is back together again as CBS has ordered a series for the "CSI" planted spinoff starring Patricia Arquette. "CSI: C

Viacom Wins bid for U.K.’s Channel Five, Report
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First U.S. media conglomerate to control British FTA network

'Mrs. Doubtfire' Sequel In the Works
variety.com

Fox 2000 has tapped "Elf" scribe David Berenbaum to write a sequel to the 1993 comedy hit "Mrs. Doubtfire" with Robin Williams attached to r

Gravity tablet combines virtual and augmented reality for 3D sketching
www.dezeen.com

Royal College of Art students have combined virtual reality and augmented reality technologies with a tablet that allows designers to sketch

'Promotheus' Sequel Moving Forward With 'Blade Runner' Writer
variety.com

Fox and Ridley Scott are moving forward on a sequel to the 2012 sci-fi hit "Prometheus," with Michael Green on board to script. Green worked

Content economics, part 5: news
blogs.reuters.com

The conception of what counts as news is going to get broader. It will include living articles of the kind that Klein is talking about; it w

The Most Ridiculously Expensive Olympics Ever in 7 charts
www.motherjones.com

For the cost of the Sochi Olympics, we could have gone to Mars 20 times.

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