Los Angeles' Geffen Brings Magic to Zoom

David Rubin

May 21, 2020In Uncategorized

In now-olden times, going to the theater had a comfortably predictable pattern. Dress, drive, park, produce ID at the box office, mill, mingle.

Present tickets at the door, visit the loo, find the seats, glance through the program.

At last the lights would dim. And we’d get the swoosh of a curtain rising, or a burst of lighting on the playing area. For the avid theatergoer, this was a sacred ritual.

All that is past, at least for now. If, however, we take great care, we will live like that again.

But now, in spring 2020, storyteller and magician Helder Guimarães wanted to share a bit of his life with us. And so, while we shelter in place, he comes to us via the online-meeting platform Zoom (in other words, on a computer), in a 70-minute world premiere event he has titled “The Present,” presented by the Geffen Playhouse’s Geffen Stayhouse program.

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Sports commentator held a Zoom meeting with his dogs

Sports Commentator Holds Hilarious Zoom Meeting With His Dogs

Sports commentator held a Zoom meeting with his dogs

David Rubin

May 21, 2020In Animals, Sports

During the coronavirus stay-at-home order, people around the world have gotten to know Andrew Cotter’s dogs.

Cotter, a sports commentator who lives in Scotland and works for the BBC, has shared videos of Mabel and Olive on Twitter. His dogs took part in the “Dog’s Breakfast Grand Finale,” an eating contest that has been viewed more than 10 million times on Twitter.

A video of the competition for a rubber bone, in which Mabel snatches victory at the last moment, has more than 19 million views.

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Brad Paisley on Zoom call with nurses

Dallas Nurses Get A Surprise Zoom Performance From Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley on Zoom call with nurses

David Rubin

May 14, 2020In Uncategorized

Country singer Brad Paisley surprised a group of North Texas nurses when he joined their Zoom call Saturday.

In a Facebook post, the Grammy award-winning artist said, “Sometimes I jump in a zoom and it really hits me what you guys are going through.”

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Burger King dining room interior

Use This Zoom Background for Free Burger King

Burger King dining room interior

David Rubin

May 14, 2020In Uncategorized

For the last few weeks, adverts out on the streets have been rendered relatively useless as most people are locked inside of their homes. Burger King’s solution? Entice people to use images of the fast-food chain’s present billboards as backgrounds during their video conference calls.

The “Home of the Billboards” campaign, executed in collaboration with agency David Buenos Aires, encourages participation by rewarding these digital marketers with a “Buy One Get One Free” Whopper sandwich coupon, valid from April 28 to May 1.

How can you score the deal? Just download one of the billboard images from Burger King’s Twitter account, use it as a Zoom background during your virtual meetings, upload a photo on Twitter and tag the brand using the hashtag #HomeOfTheBillboards. The brand will then directly message you with a code to be redeemed on Burger King’s app. The coupon is only valid at participating U.S. restaurants—except Alaska and Hawaii—and cannot be applied to delivery orders.

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