A Mustard Minute: 12 June 2015

Culture
June 12, 2015

Hot dang, it’s Friday again! As you roll down your windows and crank up the volume, it’s time to familiarise yourself with all the wonderful happenings of the world wide web for the week.

Dellavedova fever

A young aussie has come from nowhere to take the NBA finals series by storm. Hailing from Maryborough, Matthew Dellavedova has quiet literally come from the middle of nowhere. In his sophomore year, Delly has been shutting down the NBA MVP Stephen Curry and stepped up to fill the shoes of injured Kyrie Irving with a game breaking performance mid-week. Just a few weeks ago, Delly was literally forgotten about when the team bus left for the game WITHOUT HIM. Now Delly has the fastest moving NBA jersey (going past the likes of Bryant, Jordan and King James). The internet rightfully went mad for Sir Del.

Australia's Deadliest animals meme featuring Matthew Dellavedova

Vale Sir Christopher Lee

We were saddened by the passing of legendary actor known to modern fans as Saruman from the Lord of the Rings films. Lee was an incredibly prolific and versatile actor, making 281 screen appearances overall. He was a wizard, he was a bond villain, he was Dracula, he was Sherlock Homes, he was simply one of the greats.

Tribute to Christopher Lee poster featuring a young photo of the actor

Weird Science

Nobel Prize-Winning scientist Tim Hunt is firmly in the running for “dumbest thing said by a smart person”. In a speech advocating for single-sex labs, Hunt proclaimed: “Let me tell you about my trouble with girls…three things happen when they are in the lab: you fall in love with them, they fall in love with you, and when you criticise them, they cry”. Replying with class, grace and sass, female scientists have created a Twitter storm of what can only be described as #DistractinglySexy. Well played, guys.

#distractinglysexy Twitter photo of a girl unimpressed

Twitter trades its CEO for longer DMs

Change is afoot at Twitter. The company this week announced that CEO Dick Costolo will be leaving. Speculation continues to grow about a possible sale of Twitter with Google rumoured to be among the potential buyers. Twitter also announced this week that our DMs will no longer be shackled by the 140 character limit, so we can now add Twitter to our private multi-platformed social bitch fests.

Twitter banner on Wall St

Photo via: Anthony Quintano

Google wants to food shame us all

In a move that literally no one has asked for, Google has developed an app to ruin brunches across the world. The Im2Calories project is proposed to analyse the photos uploaded to Instagram and display the calories of your food for the whole world to judge. Who hurt you Google?

Close up of an iphone taking a photo of burgers

Pizza wut?

Is there a better marriage than pizza and movies? No, there isn’t. A new campaign from Pizza Hut has combined the two in a moment of pure genius. Pizza Hut Hong Kong has released a pizza box that can easily be turned into a movie projector for your mobile phone. They’ve even included a QR code for a free movie download. It’s beautiful.

Oculus rift blowing people’s minds

Good news for anyone who has been disappointed by the lack of new developments in Virtual Reality gaming. Kickstarter project come Facebook sensation Oculus Rift promises to be a game changer. Oculus rift is set for release early next year. Get your pre-order fingers ready.

Mark Zuckerberg talking at Facebook I/O

Bottom’s up

In good news for everyone, Pauline Spagnola told onlookers at her 100th birthday celebration that the secret to a long life was alcohol. I’ll drink to that.

Pauline Spagnola celebrates her 100th birthday

And that’s a wrap for the week. Time to go out there and propose a toast to longer living!