Women and Cameras

Now, you may be thinking when you read the title that this would be somewhat dirty but alas you are mistaken. This is a classic Ross rant initiated from last night’s events and my annoyance and blindness caused by it.

Cameras are used for various things, taking pictures of events, places and general stuff like a dog attached to a bike looking a bit depressed.

Men purchase cameras to largely behold them and take pictures of places predominately and the occasional picture of people when your wife/gf demands that you need some record of where you have been with you in it. You therefore look depressed in all images and therefore they all get moved to the trash can (Result!)

Women seem to purchase cameras to exclusely take pictures of themselves in vein poses in various places. You only have to flick to Facebook and you can see it time and time again. This is fine (well it’s really stupid) but what is not fine is what happened last night at the cinema.

We went to see Toy Story 3 again and what a beautiful film it is, charming, funny, scary and sad all in one. Pixar and more importantly John Lasseter is truly a master of great cinema. However, my girlfriend and I were blinded at the start by a bunch of three women/girls taking a picture of them wearing the glasses at the start of the film which truly pissed the hell of me. Why the hell is such an image needed at any point ever, it probably went with a tag line “ha ha, we look like buddy holly and like blinding people behind us before they want a great film” boobs.

Women and cameras, a bad mix!

P.S. Yes this post is contrived, If you are offended by the post. I’m happy.

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My Idol

Well this is a bit of sad tale of who I look up-to in the world – he is not an actor, painter or photographer as some might suggest (even though I do like Paul Smith to an obsessive level.)

Eddie Jordan

Who I look upto is a man named Eddie Jordan (pictured above); ok so we have just established unless you are in-tune with the world you have no idea who he is and what he has done to make him great. Well for a start he managed to start motorsport teams which brought a sense of excitement and fun to the deal and the most part collected the greatest (and most egotistical) drivers into the sport. From their days in F3 to F1 most greats passed his way, from Damon Hill to Martin Brundle and then onto Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna all have had great success and are extremely respected in the sport.

So you are still thinking; ok, he brought some guys to a sport big deal he probably worked for Ferrari. That is so far from the truth he managed to weal and deal all the way from Ireland up-to the top. To manage to get an F1 team that with designer Gary Anderson managed to punch far above its weight and had some spectacular results especially with Damon Hill. Jordan Grand Prix Limited in its hey day was a team held together by Eddie with every ounce of smoosing the biggest of sponsors to get the car on a grid – in fact when he was in Ireland he would of sold them a road car along with the sponsorship just for good measure.

So what makes him great, just his brain and his attitude. He knows how to market products effectively including F1 cars and I am really sad I do not see him as much anymore. I would love to see him back in the sport (maybe next year Eddie) it was great to hear him speak about all the issues of the day and how open he was. He brought rock and roll to the clinic style operations of F1 and for that reason he has to be one of the greats in the all time of the sport.

So, what am I proposing. Well I think a fan club is in order – leave a comment if you would like one. It would be free, just to discuss the legend that is Eddie Jordan – my idol.

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Growing up, maybe to fast

Well, this is not a rant about how my youth is running away from me at a frenetic pace and will soon enough find myself sitting behind a computer in an office. No, this is about what is happening to me and the feeling that my youth has suddenly run out due to my own decisions.

As most people know I am not a normal teenage and have never aspired to do what teenagers ‘do’ (a.k.a go out and get drunk) it has never interested me and never will. What I do savour though is the knowledge that all financial worries are sorted out by your families overlord (also known as parents) and that food is always provided. But this again is not where my worry is; my worry is down to my company Hetherington Creative. I have been frenetically mailing around the UK finding suppliers, media and safety for my product the art-deco lamp – which in effect makes me feel like some project manager.

This feeling of growing old (dealing with other humans) has dawned on me how surreal it is to be doing this at my young age – people do not understand when a teenager walks through the door and they are expecting an ‘adult.’ It scares you and yet you know that its comforting because they are off their guard to – and thus are somewhat nervous. I will have to do this over and over to get the product launched and I am happy with the responsibility – but with coursework and other commitments its like a downward spiral of immense pressure.

Anyway, that is my deep emotional thought for this week. Please enjoy the following:

I cant stop thinking

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New theme

As its a month into the new year – I am starting afresh with my blog. It has a key number of new features that will be arriving shortly on the site to make it more attractive and more popular than ever. I’m personally doing this because I know I have neglected my blog for a while and I want to relive the formal glory of the site; so whats happening?

  • New theme – slick and sharp.
  • Less advertising – getting rid of the faff.
  • New pages – more about moi.
  • Great new content – new posts and old posts coming together in an explosion of creativity.

Hoping its a successful year.

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The Man (TM)

So, I bet at this time you are thinking. Hmmm what the hell is this The Man (TM) crap? Well to be honest, I have little idea myself. I do however know the origins of it; it all started with my last blog calling it ‘the blog of the man’ which then caused my friends to say I have an ego filled website. But look around you, there are hundreds of personal websites around the world and blogs. So I just thought, well, they are not going to shut up, so I might as well join them; thus calling myself The Man (TM) which they coined.

The Man (TM)

Legal Notice: The Man (TM) is not a trademark (it does not use the trademark symbol ™), and is not registered with the Patent Office of any country in the world. It is merely a representation that it belongs to only me (this is what I think) and that I, Ross Hetherington am The Man (TM).

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