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meet the climate change credit card
Okay, so you have been bringing your own bags to Whole Foods and carrying around reusable straws in your bag… What’s the next innovation that’s honestly planet-savvy? If you are serious about limiting your impact on the environment, this new credit card might be perfect for you. The DO Black Credit Card, launched recently by a Swedish fin-tech company, associates each purchase you make on the card with the carbon footprint that expense created. Another bonus of using the card? You can actually set limits for yourself by using the card’s app and restrict yourself from going overboard with your impact on the environment by ~consumerism~ Oh, and the card is of course made of “bio-sourced material printed with ink made from recycled air pollution particles.”
Sign me up!
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–Liz Burton, Manager of Candid Network
how did that coffee cup make it into the episode???
Picture this.... you have the world's attention. You have created a television show that is at the peak of popular culture. 17 million people watched your last episode during the live telecast. Somehow everyone in 2019 is talking about your show that takes place in a medieval world full of dragons and magic and knights and monarchies. Yet.... you somehow left a modern to-go coffee cup in the middle of a scene of antiquated celebratory debauchery.
Sure it is funny to laugh at this mistake... this shortsighted mishap that somehow got past the producers, the director, the post production supervisor, the editor, the colorist, etc. etc. etc. But really, what does this say about our current attention spans? That not one person in the entirety of this multimillion dollar production noticed a Starbucks cup centrally located within the frame of this shot? Maybe this isn't just a cheap laugh about an anachronistic error within this television series. Maybe this is a call to all of us to pay more attention -- to put more time -- into the work that we do. Or maybe it was just a funny gaffe.
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–Jonathan Godinho, Project Manager at Matte Black