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A Clockwork Yellow: All the Stanley Kubrick Film References in The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror

by Niall McArdle Has The Simpsons got its groove back? Maybe. Sunday’s annual Treehouse of Horror episode seemed like a return to form. It was much anticipated because of its segment where the family met the earlier, more crudely-drawn Tracey Ullman Show versions of themselves, but it was the glorious Stanley Kubrick homage that has everyone talking.…

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A map of every car bomb explosion in Baghdad since 2003

by Niall McArdle Here’s a rather sobering image to start your week: a map of every car bomb explosion in Baghdad since 2003, courtesy of @BrilliantMaps (well worth following) A map of every car bomb explosion in Baghdad since 2003. pic.twitter.com/A85jier0Ha — Brilliant Maps (@BrilliantMaps) October 19, 2014 The image originally appeared in the Guardian‘s Datablog here.

An Important Hair-Raising Message

Earlier this year a Swedish ad agency designed a simple but brilliant piece of advertising for a shampoo: a video in a subway station in which the model’s hair is blown by the arrival of the train. Now the same agency has created a new digital ad using the same idea – with a twist. The Swedish…