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A few days ago, I was kindly asked to nominate my best viral video of the year to the Voscars, an exclusive event from Virgin Mobile, which I attended later to preview some tear jerking, jaw dropping and head smacking virals from the year of 2008. And after 30 viral nominations from 30 bloggers were sliced, diced and grilled by 30 other panel judges (the number is quite meaningful here), the winner of the Best Viral of 2008 was!…

  1. Jizz In My Pants

A little birdie told me it was a rude viral but who cares it’s xmas, anything is allowed here.

There were some equally well spotted virals at the Voscars, and below is rest of the top 10 virals of the year!

2. Diesel’s xXx SFW p0rn x

3. Cat Man Do

4. Investing in Wind Energy

5. BBC BinLaden Tape

6. Barack Roll

7. Unexpected Performance

8. Where the Hell is Matt?

9. TFL’s Cyclist Awareness

10. Marmite Breastfeeding Ad

Finally, Virgin Mobile has a highly commended viral of its own too. It’s called “30 peas” and it promotes Virgin Mobile’s 30p a day mobile broadband, which gives you the clue as to why everything was numbered 30.

A hat tip goes to Melanie

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shoreditch postersLast weekend I decided to extend my cool hunting beyond the usual digging of the search engine ditches and hit the streets of East London to experience its booming street art scene for the very first time.

I wasn’t in the mission on my own, as I joined a two dozens of art hungry bloggers on a Street Art tour around Shoreditch, which was extremely lucky of me as I was given a crash course in street art by a graffiti whizz kid Michael Vandalong and a resident Art expert Romain of Fubiz . As a result I discovered street art in the form of graffiti ( D*Face, Sweet Toof, Sickboy and Eine), stencils (Banksy, TEK13) , posters (Obey, Jim Cereal and Mike Marcus), mosaics (Invader) last but not least paintings from Barry McGee and Patr2ism.

The tour was part of a wider campaign called Gofindit from Ford Ka, which aims to encourage people to explore the city beyond just the obvious.

As a final note, I’d like to give massive thanks to Robin and Sandrine at We Are Social for bringing in an amazing Art and Mars bar filled afternoon. You can see eclectic mix of photos from our tour on Flickr and a short video clip below.

If you’re interested in organising your own street art tour, please be sure to visit StreetArtLocator , a google street art map mashup for a start.

Earlier this week, I got accidentally introduced to Do the Green Thing, a creative movement with an underlining purpose to foster change in people’s perception towards the issue of excessive consumption in the face of global warming.

Founded by a group of friends who worked in creative industry in 2005, the aim of the project is to change the ways in which people foresee the issue and call for creative communities and individuals to promote wider behavioural change through art, music, poetry, the internet, photography, video, collage, mail-art and all else.

No matter what the governments and the media say about global warming, we’re still consuming, wasting and generally trashing our environment, but with a bit of creative spirit we can at least start making a shift in our stinking old attitude and carve new ways to live whilst still manage to have lots of fun in the process. Honestly, how bloody hard can it be?!

Take below video as an example, in which a talented illustrator Guillaume Cornet demonstrates All-Consuming themed sketches using up every last bit of a pencil on every last bit of a page.

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Just few days ago, one of its founder Andy Hobsbawm gave this highly commendable speech at the TED conference.

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