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October 26, 2007

OFF TO POINTS SOUTH.

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Time for a little R&R. This blog will return to its regular programming arounnd November 5.

 

October 25, 2007

PERFORMANCE ARTISTS TAKE ON ABERCROMBIE.

111 Shirtless Men Go Shopping at Abercrombie and Fitch | Laughing Squid

THERE MAY STILL BE HOPE FOR US ALL. CLICK AND ENJOY.

Play, Spirit, and Character | SoundSeen: Animals at Play with Stuart Brown and Norbert Rosing [Speaking of Faith� from American Public Media]

APPARENTLY, RAY PARKER JR. DESIGNED THE CIA'S NEW LOGO.

Seriously - my country has turned into a Candid Camera bit.

 

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"Terrorist Buster" Logo — Central Intelligence Agency

THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION PRESENTS ITS NEW DISH - GUANTANAMO SUSHI.

ONCE IN A BLUE MOON, TOYOTA DOES A GOOD AD.

I THINK AMTRAK NEEDS TO LOOK A LITTLE DEEPER THAN MARKET RESEARCH.

"We got an Amtrak phone survey call over the weekend and they wanted to know if having a snack bar in business class would make us more/less likely to travel by rail. How much would that be worth? In-station hotspots? Now how much would we pay? Private lounge with butler? On the other hand, what if they put leather seats in coach and added more legroom? How did we feel about that? Bit of a letdown after the butler thing, but okay. This was three days after a freight train derailed at Steilacoom and blocked Amtrak traffic completely."

Seattlest: Amtrak Asks Us If We Want More Snacks


MAN, EVEN THE '72 FINS ARE JUMPIN' SHIP.

'72 greats on current Dolphins: 'It's just sad' - 10/24/2007 - MiamiHerald.com

GREAT - NOW I DON'T FEEL SPECIAL ANYMORE.

Austin, Portland, Ore., San Francisco and Seattle are Top Blogging Markets

BECAUSE NOTHING CHANGES FASHIONS QUICKER THAN SNAPPY BILLBOARD ADVERTISING COPY.

"DALLAS -- If you like to wear saggy pants in Dallas, then here's a message for you: "Don't Be Lame, Elevate Your Game. Pullem' Up!" That suggestion, with a sketch of a man whose jeans are sagging so low you can see the happy faces on his boxers, is on some of 17 billboards urging Dallasites to pull up their pants."

Star-Telegram.com | 10/24/2007 | Don't let pants sag, signs urge


THAT'S ONE WAY TO SEE FINANCIAL FUTURES.

October 24, 2007

BILL MAHER GOES ALL JERRY SPRINGER ON 'EM.

WE ALL SET THE MOOD IN OUR OWN UNIQUE WAY.

THE LONG TAIL AND THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.

"What's going to happen to the music industry? To which I answered "Which music industry?" You don't mean just the one that sells CDs, do you? Because it's a big mistake to equate the major labels and their plastic disc business with the industry as a whole. Indeed, when you stand back and look at all of music, things don't look so bad at all. Indeed, it appears that every single part of the music industry except the sale of compact discs is up."

The Long Tail: Everything in the music industry is up! (except those plastic discs)


MY FAVORITE NEW SITE.

Yes, I know it's geeky.

Use this tool to convert YouTube videos to video files you can store on your computer.

Zamzar - Free online file conversion

A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY, AND QUITE A BIT WOOZY AS WELL.

RAINN WILSON, COMEDY GENIUS.

ON THE INTERNET YOU CAN FIND WEBSITES DEVOTED TO ANYTHING. EVEN COMIC BOOK CROTCH PUNCHES.

Nad Shot

 

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Thanks for about the hundredth time. 

A STORY THAT ALMOST MAKES ME WANT TO TAKE BACK EVERYTHING I'VE SAID ABOUT TWITTER. ALMOST.

Mousetrap Technology - Times Online - WBLG: Twittering the California wild fires

HE'S ALSO KIND OF A PIMP ON CABLE, AS WELL.

Actors Studio host Lipton was a pimp in France 

October 21, 2007

SIMPLE. EFFECTIVE.

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"To make people realize that saving the planet starts with them saving paper, we took a standard paper dispenser and made a simple modification with green foil and the silhouette of South America. This allowed us to prove that the survival of the forest is directly connected to what people consume."

WWF: Paper Dispenser


WHY READ BOOKS - WHEN YOU CAN JUST DECORATE LIKE YOU DO?

Strand Bookstore: Books By The Foot

JUST WHAT YOU NEED FOR THE SNOW SEASON - A $390 SLED.

Design Within Reach - PEAK SLED

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN - YOUR DEPT. OF HOMELAND SECURITY IN ACTION.

NO COMMENT.

MAN, THAT DICK CHENEY IS REALLY REACHING FOR APPROVAL POINTS ANY WAY HE CAN GET 'EM.

Veep's Wife Says Hubby and Obama Related - Politics on The Huffington Post

WORST. JUDGE. EVER.

"Judge Deni dropped all sex and assault charges at alleged gun-wielding gang-rapist Dominique Gindraw's preliminary hearing. She decided he should be held on armed robbery for "theft of services." Not only can prostitutes not be raped, according to Judge Deni, but calling what happened to the 20-year-old victim rape "minimizes true rape cases and demeans women who are really raped."

Shakesville


LADIES AND GENTLEMEN - THE LARRY CRAIG OF CINEMA.

Seriously dude - retire.

George Lucas planning 'Star Wars' TV series - Los Angeles Times

October 19, 2007

YOU STAY CLASSY, GEORGE STEINBRENNER.

Yanks, Torre Part Ways After 12 Seasons - Sports on The Huffington Post

TODAY IN "ACCEPTABLE DEBATE."

"Dr Watson was due to give a lecture at the Science Museum in London on Friday as part of a book tour. But the museum cancelled the event, saying the scientist had gone beyond the point of acceptable debate."

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Lab suspends DNA pioneer Watson


AH...MCSWEENEY'S IS BACK.

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Possible Titles for Kanye West's Next Album.

October 17, 2007

YOU STAY CLASSY, ANN COULTER.

Media Matters - On CNBC's The Big Idea, Coulter said that "we" Christians "just want Jews to be perfected"

MAKE SURE TO CLICK THE VIDEO.

"An Illinois man who worked as a "Christian clown" named Klutzo was arrested yesterday on child pornography charges for allegedly taking naked photographs of young boys at a Philippines orphanage."

Christian Clown In Perv Bust - October 10, 2007


GET THE 411 ON YOUR 90210.

ZIPskinny - Get the Skinny on that ZIP

A LITTLE PERSPECTIVE.

"Google is the closest thing to an Omniscient (all-knowing) entity in existence, which can be scientifically verified."

Proof Google is God - Church of Google


October 12, 2007

TURNS OUT YOUR MEAL CHOICES ARE NOW BEEF, CHICKEN, AND "LAST."

Airline meal ‘used to kill activist’ - Times Online

WELL THEN MISSY - CALL ME "MR. IMPRACTICAL."

"If the war in Iraq is so noble, why aren't you and your sister serving our country there? —Donald Pence, San Francisco

I understand that point, but there are many ways to serve our country, and I think my skills are better suited for teaching and representing the U.S. in Latin America through UNICEF. I respect the men and women of our country who are over there fighting. It is an unbelievably selfless thing to do. But if people really thought about it, they would know it's not even a practical question."

10 Questions for Jenna Bush - TIME


THE LATEST IN VANITY WEAR.

"Markus Kison, a student at the Universitat der Kunste in Berlin has developed a ring that displays the number of hits one gets when the wearers name is entered into Google."

PSFK - Trends, Ideas and Inspiration


AND AWAY WE GO.

 Gore, U.N. panel share Nobel Peace Prize | Seattle Times 

October 11, 2007

YIKES.

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GOOD 007 - Transparency - Store Space

NICE LITTLE IDEA, EH?

Environment: EA & BP Add Global Warming Threat To SimCity - Kotaku

AT LEAST SOMEONE'S LISTENING TO THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE.

Marines Press to Remove Their Forces From Iraq - New York Times

October 09, 2007

TURNS OUT THE MUSIC VIDEO ISN'T DONE QUITE YET.

BROKEN. FRIGGIN. RECORD.

AH BUT MAYBE THERE'S STILL SOME HOPE.

AP Exlusive: 'Dear Abby' announces support of same-sex marriage - Examiner.com

OH CHRIST - WE'RE DOOMED.

Giuliani: Our Economy "Is The Last Best Hope Of Humanity" - Politics on The Huffington Post

THE LINE STARTS BEHIND ME.

CAUSE AND EFFECT IN SEATTLE.

"Apparently there was a "baby boomlet" this September, nine months following the storm and mass power outages. This is always the cool part about big weather events: they bring people together."

Seattlest: No Electricity = Hot Sex


"I'M SORRY...BUT YOUR FALL REPLACEMENT PILOT HAS BEEN CANCELLED."

"Al Qaeda's Internet communications system has suddenly gone dark to American intelligence after the leak of Osama bin Laden's September 11 speech inadvertently disclosed the fact that we had penetrated the enemy's system."

Qaeda Goes Dark After a U.S. Slip - October 9, 2007 - The New York Sun


October 08, 2007

WHY SO MANY ADS SUCK.

October 07, 2007

KILL ME.

"From reality guru Mark Burnett, and aptly titled Jingles, the eight-episode order will pit teams of contestants against each other in weekly battles to determine who can come up with the most effective commercial ditty."

CBS Courting Ad-Jingle Show


DON'T BE FOOLED.

"Inflation is under control, unless you look at the costs of things that are going up. The core rate excludes the prices of food and energy, which can be volatile from month to month. Factor them in, and inflation is about as moderate as Newt Gingrich. In the first eight months of 2007, the consumer price index—the main gauge of inflation—rose at a 3.7 percent annual rate."

Why won't the government admit that inflation is rising? - By Daniel Gross - Slate Magazine


LOOKS DANGEROUS.

October 06, 2007

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW.

GREAT LITTLE IDEA.

"With both numbers and colours, wattson shows you how much electricity your home is using at any given moment."

DIY KYOTO


SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT.

"Government has no business trying to stop political candidates from deliberately lying about each other in campaign ads, a divided state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

In the 5-4 decision upholding a lower-court ruling, the high court said a state law aimed at punishing political candidates for false advertising is an unconstitutional infringement on free speech. "There can be no doubt that false personal attacks are too common in political campaigns, with wide-ranging detrimental consequences," Justice Jim Johnson wrote for the majority. "However, government censorship ... is not a constitutionally permitted remedy."

But in a sharply worded dissent, Justice Barbara Madsen called the majority's ruling "an invitation to lie with impunity. ... It is little wonder that so many view political campaigns with distrust and cynicism."

Local News | Split court says candidates can lie | Seattle Times Newspaper


October 02, 2007

SERIOUSLY, MAKE IT STOP. I WANT OFF THIS RIDE.


"But it turns out that the State Department employee who interviewed the Blackwater folks and wrote the report, Darren Hanner ... well, he wasn't a State Department employee. He was another contractor from Blackwater. So yes, you've got that right. We've now reached what can only be called the alpha and the omega of contracting accountability breakdown ridiculousness. We're outsourcing our investigations of Blackwater to Blackwater."

Talking Points Memo | Parody Surge Hits Mil Contractors in Iraq


October 01, 2007

NICE TO SEE LETTERMAN NOT LET HER OFF THE HOOK.

LEWIS BLACK TAKES THE TV INDUSTRY TO TASK.

HOW TO DO SAFETY IN A CAR AD...THE RIGHT WAY.

WELL SAID.

SHAKESPEARE MEETS ADVERTISING.

TODAY'S DOSE O' MCSWEENEY'S.

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Iraq-War Cliches or New Euphemisms for Taking a Crap?

YUM.

Nation & World | Supersized recall: 21.7M pounds of beef | Seattle Times Newspaper

I KNOW - THE SPICE GIRLS SELLING OUT ISN'T EXACTLY NEWS.

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Fans snap up Spice Girls tickets

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