TWTW #39 – Memeified Art, Ice-cream Graveyard & The Cancelled Cat Pyjama-Jam

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19.10.2018

This week the Man Booker Prize was awarded to another unconventional but brilliant novel – Milkman by Northern Irish author Anna Burns.

Here are 5 more things to sum up the week that was:

 

THIS new artwork hanging in the White House

 

No, it’s not a human version of dogs playing poker. It’s a painting of Donald Trump hanging out with his bezzie-prezzie mates, which was recently spotted hanging in the White House.

Talking of high-brow…

 

Art Fund ‘meme-ifies’ pieces for ‘No Expertise Needed’ campaign

To make art appear more accessible to cash-strapped students, the Art Fund hired students to translate classic works into the language of the today’s youth.

 

Ben & Jerry’s have opened a ‘Flavour Graveyard’

With Halloween just around the spooky corner, Ben & Jerry’s have opened up a ‘Flavour Graveyard’ where people can treat themselves to 40 long-gone flavours.

But what’s the trick? You’ll have to go to Vermont, which is a 13 hour flight from lovely Leeds.

However, you can vote to resurrect one old flavour and we assume they’ll use ice-cream voodoo to bring it back.

 

Animator starts ‘doodle diary’ to cope with wife’s death

Warning: feels ahead.

For anyone who doubts the power of creativity you should read this sad but sweet story about a grieving animator. After his wife died suddenly from sepsis, Gary began a doodle diary. Everyday he made it a habit to sketch something that happened that each day while continuing to raise his two daughters.

 

And finally…

We were just as disappointed as you were to discover that a US Embassy’s ‘cat pyjama-jam’ party was just a test email that went out by mistake. Shame.

 

NEWS JUST IN!

Facebook has just hired Nick Clegg (who?) to be ‘Head of Global Affairs’ (what?).

Nope, this isn’t the premise to a terrible sitcom pilot. It’s literally just happened. IRL.

Is the former Lib-Dem leader finally getting his redemption arc? Who knows.