Welcome to Volume 9 of Market It Write’s Monday Madeleines, our collection of interesting, funny and sometimes controversial content we encountered in the past week.
We hope you’re enjoying the long Labor Day weekend (or perhaps you stopped by on Tuesday this week). At any rate, we welcome you to share some amazing content you may have bumped into and hope that you’ll comment with your thoughts.
The Beat of New York (Video)
German filmmakers Tim Hahne and Thomas Noesner tune in to the beat of New York City in a short film cut to the soundtrack of a bucket drumming subway performer. Thanks to @GuyKawasaki for calling our attention to this one.
It won’t be long until the annual amazing display of fall foliage (in some higher elevations, it’s already happening). This photo, shot by Philipp Klinger around Frankfurt, Germany, two years ago will get you psyched up for the picturesque season. From @JoyousMoments.
Hospitality: Madeleine Cookies Recipe (Video)
If you want to learn a little more about the origin of madeleines, madeleine pans and how to make them, this video should help. In this video, Chef Chris Thielman, a professor in the College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) Hospitality Administration program, demonstrates how to make madeleine cookies. (Technically, they’re tea cakes, but regardless of what you call them, these little treats are tasty.)
Driving a Message Home with an Optical Illusion
The BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation (B.C. Canada) is partnering with safety advocacy group Preventable and the District of West Vancouver to install Canada’s first ever 3D image aimed at driver safety. According to The Globe and Mail, motorists traveling in a school zone on 22nd Street in West Vancouver will be confronted with a 3D image of a little girl chasing a ball in the street. According to a spokesperson for the BCAA, “You’ll see this image start to rise off the pavement and it will look like a little child is crossing the street. As you get closer to the image, the image recedes into the pavement.” The idea is that drivers who are actually driving within the posted speed limit in the school zone will have enough time to stop safely when they realize it is an image of a little girl. Makes you wonder what’s going to happen to those drivers who aren’t paying attention. Thanks to @redactedtv.
Prisoners Escape after Guards Put Dummy in Watch Tower
We’re sure our clients in the scurity industry will love this one. Telegraph.co.uk reports that two prisoners have escaped from a prison in Argentina after guards placed a dummy with a football for a head in the watch tower because of a shortage of manpower. A prison source admitted that the dummy was made out of a football (the U.S. equivalent of a soccer ball) and a prison officer’s cap. The idea was that the prisoners would see the dummy’s shadow and think they were being watched. The best part of it was the spokesperson’s life-imitates-art follow up: “We named him Wilson, like in the film Cast Away, and put him in one of the towers.” Who’s the dummy now? Thanks to @johnkunkle for calling our attention to this.
Video of the Week
The Rainbow Warriors
This stunningly spiritual presentation is designed to get you thinking and inspire you. The video presents the prophecy of the Native American Hopi people about the tribe of people from many walks of life, that will rise to save the Earth. Because of the stunning visuals, full-screen viewing is highly recommended. Great music, too.
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