U see that 2?

I was reading the iOS Human Interface Guidelines the other night, and I came to the section about icons and their selected/de-selected states, where the icons from the iOS version of iTunes were used as an example. I thought the icon that is used for 'Artists' (the singer with microphone) was somehow new, because it looked different, but strangely familiar.

I opened up iTunes on my phone and clicked on 'Artists' and sure enough, it's the same icon just in a different colour. I still couldn't shake the feeling that I have seen this guy somewhere else before.

The big Apple iPhone and Watch announcement this past Tuesday was accompanied by another bit of news that was received with less fanfare and more groans - U2's latest album is available for download for free. In fact, if you're an iTunes user, it's already in your downloads folder. Go check. I'll wait. Intrusive, no?

The partnership between Apple and U2 goes back a decade through various releases, advertisements and products, most notably the PRODUCT(RED) initiative.

Is this another collaboration? Is that little 'Artists' icon dude *gasp* Bono?

The Apple iTunes 'Artists' icon and Bono, Irish song shouter of U2.

The similarities are striking. Both have mouth agape, collared jacket, as well as the same nose, forehead, hair and microphone. I could be very late to the party and this could be old news, but it caught me by surprise.


There's a damaged electrical conduit at Lakeshore Blvd W and Rees St in Toronto. What do you see?

Damaged Electrical Conduit @ Lakeshore and Rees Street, Toronto

I don't know about you, but this is what I saw:

I wonder if it can moonwalk. 

That's some 'Bad' damage - they will probably have to take that electric box 'Off the Wall' to fix it. It would be a 'Thriller' if some 'Smooth Criminal' with stencil skills could do this before they repair it. You can 'Beat It' if you think these Michael Jackson jokes are awful, what, do you 'Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'?