Every letter counts

My first post on make nubs! Hello-hello. I found this piece of nubaganda in the community section of the Amnesty International website, which is definitely worth a browse if you want to see some weird and wonderful nubbery in action (quite a lot of weird stuff mind). This one was made especially for an Amnesty campaign against torture and tries to instill the sense that what we might perceive to be a mere letter, really can make a difference, especially if seen as being part of combined collective action. I appreciate what it’s trying to do, especially because of how difficult it can be to move people to really act on issues they initially express concern about, i.e., writing a letter to their MP etc. Not sure if this nub would actually do the trick though because it is pure visual metaphor, and has impact while you watch it, but runs the danger of being quickly forgotten. Maybe something more like a teachnub would work, if it educated you on the actual mechanisms and processes that are put to work when action is taken in the form of writing a letter. But I guess the realism vs metaphor dichotomy is pretty blurry (like all dichotomies) when you are putting out something like a call-to-action in audio-visual format.

What a Nubhead.

The things with nubs is they are only form not content. As Charlie demonstrated with the pan-global Islamic demographic conspiracy video last week, nubs can also be made by twats.

Here’s another one, which whilst stylistically worth a view, is ultimately just a gigantic jizz spout wasting three minutes of your life.

FOR THE RECORD!

Like with every stupid person you’ve ever met, he talks very loudly. He doesn’t let the fact that his brain barely registers enough voltage to keep his neurons firing deter him. He just says stuff with great certainty. Why bother reading and understanding stuff, that’s for suckers. Just SHOUT instead. Much better.

FOR THE RECORD!

You don’t understand Darwin. Survival of the fittest does not describe what happens in natural selection. Reading books about the subject of your video might stop you looking like a mammoth twat in front of the entire world. Probably not though.

FOR THE RECORD!

There are 6 billion people on this planet, maybe 9 billion in 50 years time. Not all of these people need to pass on their genes. More importantly, natural selection is a scientific theory about the development of species. There is no scientific conclusion to be drawn from the theory of evolution about the validity of homosexuality. There is nothing wrong with being homosexual.

Whilst one can only applaud his attempts to develop his foetus like intellectual capacity, I think we can all agree that he somewhat overreached himself here. Never mind keep trying, and one day soon you’ll be able to put an entry into the ‘My First Inference’ page of your baby book.

FOR THE RECORD!

Actually, you’re right there will in fact be a Muslim takeover of Britain in ten years. At this very moment there are Muslims hiding under the beds of the 58.6 million non-muslims in the United Kingdom. As soon as the clock strikes midnight on Jan 1st 2019, they will leap out from amongst the floor fluff and lost 2 pence coins, replace the Kingdom with Caliphate and make Richard Littlejohn wear a burka.

Or maybe they won’t because you are talking politically illiterate bollocks.

FOR THE RECORD!

Just stop saying that. The reason that no-one else says what you say is because it would be embarrassing in front of other grown-ups.

You are a rebel on par with a small child eating their bogies when no one is looking. And even they have the good sense to keep that shit to themselves.

Breaking the Silence

This is a good video about the difficulties faced by volunteers and staff at American abortion facilities. It’s from an organisation called the Women’s Medical Fund, which helps women with low incomes in Pennsylvania access abortion services. It’s a slightly strange approach that initially seems to jar with the subject matter but actually works well, being all the more affecting in the wake of the murder of Dr. George Tiller.

Stylistically it’s very simple, but a bit different from the usual typography format we’re seeing a lot of.

University Nubbery

As part of their 800th anniversary, Cambridge University have released a series of videos showcasing the work of some of their top academics. Isn’t it lucky that the funding of academic departments relies on them publishing books that only 10 people will read and not videos that people might actually watch? I spend lots of time watching videos that have a great execution, but no concept behind them – the video here is kind of the opposite. Even though this video has a brilliant, simple idea behind it, the shots of the dude cycling around windswept nuclear reactors and rubbish jokes like ‘how many lightbulbs does it take to change a man’ don’t really help communicate it. Something more like this would have done it for me. Cambridge should totally give Max Joseph a fellowship and employ Liz Coleman as a life coach.