Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

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Things that made my day this week, way later than it should have been written.

Apple’s team in Japan hit it out of the park with this iPhone XS ad that tells the story of a dekotora lorry christened Lady Misaki

Sky and Cassetteboy put their opinion over on whether Die Hard is a Christmas film or not…

Nvidia shows off a ‘style based generator architecture for generative adversarial networks’ or star power in Hollywood could be disrupted pretty soon….

Ad for Shopee featuring K-pop band Blackpink pulled off air in Indonesia – Mumbrella Asia – hallyu or Korean culture started to do really well in the Middle East and Indonesia over a decade ago as their dramas lacked the kind of sexual scenes that you saw in Hollywood productions. However as K-pop has stylised itself around modern R&B it has become progressively more sexualised and both Indonesian and Malaysian Islam has started to look more like the Arab interpretation of the religion rather than the historical live-and-let-live attitude. So it was inevitable that something like this was bound to happen.

Publicis Groupe’s annual holiday message has made a tongue-in-cheek reference to the unpopularity of its artificial intelligence-powered platform Marcel. The claim about it’s timesheet capabilities is interesting. I do wonder if the adoption figures aren’t great, this ad could backfire.