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March 31, 2008

NEPOTISM IS A BITTER, BITTER MISTRESS.

A GOOD START.

"Several companies in Silicon Valley are banning laptops, Blackberries, iphones and other connected gadgets from meetings."

(Lap) Topless Meetings: No Gadgets Allowed on PSFK


UNFORTUNEATLY, A GROWING MARKET.

"Do You Know Someone Who Is In Jail or Prison? Then “Three Squares Greetings” – “For Those Who Can’t Come Home” is the greeting card line for you."

Three Squares Greetings – Greeting cards For Those Who Can’t Come Home..incarcerated


A GREAT PIECE OF SCIENCE.

Moths and Butterflies Remember What It Was Like As Caterpillars

WHAT TWENTY PERCENT APPROVAL SOUNDS LIKE.

March 30, 2008

RARE THAT ANYTHING IN BOWLING EVER IMPRESSES ME.

March 28, 2008

KEITH KEEPS THE HITZ COMIN.

PUTTING THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE (NO ONE SNEEZE, OK?)

IF YOU'RE IN NYC - DROP BY AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS GREAT EXHIBIT.

"Until April 19 they are running a fascinating exhibition on artistic explorations of the current advancements in neurological research. The works shown in BRAINWAVE: Common Senses encourage visitors to consider the brain not only as the center of human activity but as a site for interpretation, for scientific and philosophical debates, for examining our relationship to the world - and for questioning our common sense."

BRAINWAVE: Common Senses - we make money not art


March 27, 2008

GHETTO GOURMET.

"These days, the idea of making a three-course meal for a family of four for less than $20 can seem impossible. Unless, that is, you shop at the 99� Only Stores. There are more than 200 of them throughout the West — not to mention other bargain variations like the Dollar Store — true to their name, everything costs exactly 99 cents. Christiane Jory thoroughly embraces this fact in her book, The 99� Only Stores Cookbook. The idea may sound silly, but the book is filled with recipes for gourmet items like gruyere beignets, salmon souffle and Pinot Noir poached pear tarts."

Cooking Gourmet with 99 cent Food : NPR


ATTENTION STEPHEN KING - YOUR NEXT CHARACTER IS READY.

Springwise: Robot mower runs on solar power

PICK YER' POISON.

"Shivpuri district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, an overpopulated area renowned for its machismo culture, has started to offer fast-tracked gun licences for those who agree to be sterilised."

India offers firearms permits for vasectomies - Times Online


MORE REASONS NETFLIX HAS GOT IT GOIN' ON.

"Netflix sent an apology note to customers whose DVDs were delayed by their 11-hour service outage on Monday, along with a 5% service credit. In so doing, they perfectly followed the three-steps of fixing customer service problems: 1. Admit fault, quickly. 2. Say sorry like you mean it. 3. Give conciliatory gift of monetary value."

NetFlix: Netflix Gives Good Apology To Customers For Monday's Delays


WORKS WONDERS OVER THERE AT THE CREATIONIST MUSEUM...

"Researchers at Yale established that "explanations of psychological phenomena seem to generate more public interest when they contain neuroscientific information."

Study: Scientific Jargon Sounds Convincing - Advertising Lab: future of advertising and advertising technology


WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE IN HILLARY'S MIND...

DON'T BRING THE KIDS.

"Would you pay $35 for a movie ticket, plus extra for popcorn? What if it guaranteed no one could kick your seat? An Australian theater chain opening in Redmond this fall is betting affluent audiences will pay three times the typical ticket price for plush, reclining seats equipped with call buttons for service, allowing them to order gourmet food, wine and cocktails from the theater's restaurant."

Eastside News | Posh Redmond theater to charge $35 a ticket | Seattle Times Newspaper


TURNING LYING TO CHILDREN INTO A SCIENCE. SUCH THAT IT IS.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN - AXE IS GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER.

IT MAY BE TIME TO START DEALING IN REALITY.

SIMPLE ENOUGH.

March 25, 2008

PRIVITIZATION OF ROADS? GEE...WHAT A FABULOUS IDEA. UGH.

Roads and Highways Will Go Private, Thanks to the Iraq War | Autopia from Wired.com

WHOLE FOODS GETS ITS YOUTUBE ON.

"Earlier this month Texas-based Whole Foods launched the Whole Earth Generation, a video podcast series dedicated to raising environmental awareness among today's youth. Episodes of the series will address topics generated by Generations Y and Z, with highlights including interviews with celebrities and peers, ideas for a sustainable future, cool green products, and how to convince skeptical families and friends to go green."

Springwise: YouTube contest for eco-minded kids


BRINGING ALL THE JOY THAT IS WALLPAPER TO THE OUTDOORS.

"While those offerings were intended primarily for indoor spaces, the D Garden Collection is picking up on the same concept and bringing it outdoors. Paris-based D Garden Collection has its sights set squarely on terraces, balconies and patios with its textile banners, self-adhesive wall stickers and waterproof cushion covers."

Springwise: Taking wallpaper outside


THE SEARS PORTRAIT STUDIO - THE RAPTURE VERSION.

"You could wait for the rapture to see your child with Christ. But your faith, however strong, doesn’t guarantee that your child is going to wind up in heaven with you. Let’s face facts: your kid could go wrong—he could go gay, or vote Democratic, or wind up working for Planned Parenthood. So don’t wait. Let Amanda Kay put your child in Christ’s arms today."

Your Child With Christ | Slog | The Stranger | Seattle's Only Newspaper


YEAH - I'M THINKING THAT'S NOT REALLY HELPING.

March 23, 2008

BEST QUOTE IN THIS CLIP? "THE NAME ACTUALLY ATTRACTS SOME PEOPLE TO THIS TOWN."

WELL - I GUESS DOGS WOULD KNOW...

YOU STAY CLASSY GOSS DODGE.

HOOVERVILLE 2 DOT OH.

I THINK THIS GUY SAT NEXT TO ME ON MY LAST PLANERIDE.

THE SHEER BRILLIANCE OF AN ERNST AND YOUNG RECRUITMENT VIDEO WHERE THEY REPLACE THE WORDS "JESUS CHRIST" WITH THEIR CORPORATE MONIKER IS NOT TO BE BELIEVED.

March 22, 2008

HOW COULD THEY TELL IT FROM THE SMELL OF EVERY OTHER RED ROOF INN ROOM I'VE STAYED IN?

"An odor that persisted for a week in a room at the Red Roof Inn on Woodlake Drive - and a guest's refusal of housekeeping services - roused the maid's suspicion."

Elderly man kept wife's body in Chesapeake hotel room | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com


SCARY THAT ANYONE EVEN SUGGESTS THIS.

"...if Senator Obama sustains serious political wounds going into the general election and winds up losing, then Hillary Clinton is sitting pretty in 2012. In four years, John McCain will be 209 years old, and coming off a disastrous first term. We will still be in Iraq and the country will be dying for change. If you thought the voters wanted change now, imagine what the situation will be in 2012. Imagine how starved the electorate will be for a Democrat if McCain just spent four years replicating George W. Bush's policies - as he is adamantly promising to do on the campaign trail. At that point, Senator Clinton would be able to swoop in and say, "See, you went with Obama last time and he lost, just like I told you. Now, nominate me, and I will take this White House back like we should have four years ago!"

Cenk Uygur: Is Hillary Positioning for 2012? - Politics on The Huffington Post


JUST THE KIND OF THING YOU DON'T WANT TO HEAR.

"When it comes to saving the environment, things are often not as simple as they seem at first blush."

Be Green: Drive - Freakonomics - Opinion - New York Times Blog


HEY - WATCH WHERE 'YER STEPPIN'.

Trader sues over 'lap dance injury' - Telegraph

TODAY IN KANSAS.

"Deputies said a woman in western Kansas sat on her boyfriend's toilet for two years, and they're investigating whether she was mistreated. Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple said a man called his office last month to report that something was wrong with his girlfriend. Whipple said it appeared the 35-year-old Ness City woman’s skin had grown around the seat. She initially refused emergency medical services but was finally convinced by responders and her boyfriend that she needed to be checked out at a hospital."

Woman sits on boyfriend's toilet for 2 years - msnbc.com


I DON'T KNOW WHY I FIND THIS SITE SO FUNNY - I JUST DO.

HILLARY IS MOM JEANS

SOMEONE'S STRETCHING THINGS A BIT.

"Democrats want to “put a bullet right in the hearts of our troops,” says Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Republican of Texas."

She Said What? | Slog | The Stranger | Seattle's Only Newspaper


DAVID SEDARIS DELIVERS A PIZZA. OR WHAT IT'D BE LIKE IF HE DID.

MAN - THE HOUSING MARKET IS EFFED.

CEO of subprime mortgage broker fined $29,000 for dropping 73 f-bombs during deposition - Boing Boing


SUCK ON THIS, KENTUCKY WALMART SHOPPERS.

"ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A mother says the straws she bought for her three-year-old daughter were shaped like a male sex organ. What is your take on the straws? Toy, Rocket, or other child-friendly shape?"

Questionable Straw Shape Upsets Mother


GREAT - NOW MY CARPET CAN TAKE CREDIT CARDS.

RFID Carpets on PSFK

JUST IN CASE YOU WANTED TO KNOW. AND JUST IN CASE YOU NEEDED IT GOOGLE-MAPPED.

Who is Sick?

March 21, 2008

SEASON OVER. OUCH.

ESPN - Creighton vs. Florida - Recap - March 21, 2008

NOT ENTIRELY SURPRISING.

"A survey released Tuesday showed that 41.2% of people in Japan have at least once taken their cell phones to the bathtub to make calls, type emails, listen to music or play games."

Japan Today - News - 41.2% bathe with cell phones, poll finds


DEDICATED TO MONOBROW LOVE.

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Monobrow.com - Mono Bro Of The Week

TOO MUCH IS TOO MUCH.

"Fascinating and beautifully-shot documentary that profiles four different hoarders."

Possessed: a documentary about hoarders - Boing Boing


SOMETIMES CREEPY WORKS.

A PROBLEM 50% OF US FACE?

TODAY IN INGENUITY.

ONE IS THE LONELIEST NUMBER.

"The research commissioned by Logitech claims that, in a quarter of homes, there is only one person who knows how to operate all the technology."

Home technology out of control - vnunet.com


GREAT...JUST WHAT I NEED...SOMETHING TO SLOW DOWN MY LATTE.

NICE WORK FOR A POLITICAL AD.

I'VE NEVER SEEN A PHOTO SO IN NEED OF A CAPTION.

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YesButNoButYes: Caption Competition

MAKE YOUR GUESS, THEN CLICK FOR THE ANSWER. (HINT: NOT VERY SURPRISING, REALLY)

What’s The Most Popular T-Shirt For A Mugshot? 

ONE OF THE SADDEST BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES I'VE EVER HEARD.

"For a nominal fee your photog will follow you around on your daily routine. You tell them where you’re going to be and upload a picture of your face (trust us, it’s easier this way) and they take care of the rest."

MethodIzaz: Stalkerazzi of the Good Kind - Josh Spear


NEW MCSWEENEY'S LIST - THE POLITICAL VERSION.

A Comprehensive List of Third-Place Finishers for U.S. President, 2008–2036.

March 19, 2008

AT LEAST ONE MORE. BLUEJAYS WIN A THRILLER.

"Creighton kicked off what promises to be the greatest week of basketball in Omaha history with a comeback for the books. Click to Enlarge Creighton's Cavel Witter, No. 3, tries a reverse on Rhode Island's Kaheim Seawright. Cavel Witter buried a 3-point shot from the corner with 3.2 seconds to play Tuesday night to give the Bluejays a 74-73 victory over Rhode Island in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament at Qwest Center Omaha."

Omaha.com Sports Section


THE FINAL SOLUTION?

Harry Reid May Ask Senator Clinton to Preempt Presidential Ambitions to Succeed Him as Senate Majority/Minority Leader - The Washington Note

TODAY IN CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP...NOT!

"Michael Knetter may just go down in history as one of the greatest fundraisers of all time. Knetter is the dean of the Wisconsin Business School. Other universities have managed to raise substantial amounts of money by naming their business schools after generous donors (think Carlson, Tuck, Goizueta, Sloan, etc.). But Knetter did something far more impressive. He managed to raise $85 million in return for promising not to name the school for the next 20 years."

Million Will Buy You Nothing at the University of Wisconsin - Freakonomics


March 18, 2008

THE PERILS OF PRODUCT PLACEMENT.

"Goodyear can't build a tire worth a crap," said the mouthy fireplug of a man known for saying exactly what's going on inside his racing helmet. A frustrated Stewart was speaking after a race Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway about newly designed tires that forced drivers to drive like grandmas."

Goodyear Needs To Fix A Leak In Their Image - AdPulp


March 17, 2008

YEAH - I MEAN - WHY WOULD WE INCLUDE THOSE?

"Boston has joined others cities in banning artery-clogging trans fats from food served in restaurants and grocery stores. Businesses, as well as schools and hospitals, will have to stop using oils and spreads that contain trans fats. Prepackaged foods such as a bag of chips or cookies won't be included."

Boston bans trans fat - The Denver Post


SEE...EVEN OBAMA'S POWER CAN BE REDUCED BY USING POWERPOINT.

USUALLY WHEN YOU RUN ACROSS THE PHRASE "INTERCOLLEGIATE MEAT JUDGING" ON THE INTERNET, YOU'RE AFRAID TO CLICK. THIS ISN'T ONE OF THOSE TIMES.

VOTE FOR ME, OR I'LL KILL YA.

The Associated Press: Suicide Doctor Plans Congressional Run

A REFRESHING NEW TAKE ON THE "MAYTAG MAN" IDEA.

March 16, 2008

TODAY'S SIGN OF A REAL RECESSION.

Girl Scouts Say Cookie Sales Hurt By Economy - Business on The Huffington Post

THIS COUNTRY IS SERIOUSLY LOSING IT.

"Two spectators at a high school basketball game are considering legal action after they say they were kicked off the court for not standing up for the National Anthem."

WTNH.com, Connecticut News and Weather - Standing up for the National Anthem


TODAY IN "SUBTLE."

AH - THE ORGANIC SIMPLICITY OF FRITOS.

"Fritos still only equals three ingredients: whole corn, corn oil, and salt. And if I had my say, it's really only two, because whole corn and corn oil is pretty much the same thing. Fritos doesn't screw around; Fritos don't try to hide behind clever scientific words like "partial hydrogenated". My conclusion, if you want to go organic, eat Fritos. If you want to start preserving your body like the Egyptians did for mummification, Doritos is the way to go."

Fritos = Three ingredients of awesome - Pop Rox USA


March 14, 2008

GO AHEAD AND MAKE YOUR OWN "GO GREEN BY GOING YELLOW" JOKE HERE.

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"We've all heard of people drinking their own urine to survive out in the wild when there is no access to water. Though urine is sterile and (usually) safe to drink, using it as plant fertilizer may be more palatable option to most. The smart folks at EAWAG Aquatic Research in Switzerland have developed a way to extract the phosphorus and nitrogen from urine to be used as fertilizer. Cultivating the nutrients leaves urine harmless to wildlife, otherwise untreated urine reaches the oceans, feeding algae causing algae blooms (also known as Red Tides) which soak up all the oxygen and suffocate fish. A DIY kit for turning your pee into fertilizer will be available during the drinkpeedrinkpeedrinkpee installation opening tomorrow at Eyebeam in New York as part of "Feedback." Drinkpee is an exhibit that explores the role of our bodies and byproducts in larger ecosystems. For more info on how to turn your pee into fertilizer and the upcoming exhibition visit drinkpee and Eyebeam."

Cool Hunting: Drinkpee


START YOUR FRIDAY OFF RIGHT WITH A MASCOT FIGHT AT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP.

JUST IN CASE YOU, IN FACT, NEED A MOVIE.

VAN BEETLES.

"HOMESEXUALS ARE A GREATER THREAT THAN TERRORISM" - A LESSON IN PRIORITIES.

...AND THEN SHE DIED IN HER HOUSE AFTER A LONELY, MEANINGLESS EXISTENCE.

AN EXAMPLE OF THE KIND OF "HYBRID SCIENTIFIC EXPERIEMENTS" I THINK BUSH IS TALKING ABOUT.

Doughnut Muffins: Two Great Breakfast Foods in One 

March 13, 2008

CLEARLY, THE MOST DISTURBING WORDS IN THIS HEADLINE ARE..."ONCE AGAIN."

Once again, Polk County gator-attack victim found nude in water -- OrlandoSentinel.com

COULD BE BAD NEWS FOR THE CYNICS AMONG US.

"Psychologists at Edinburgh University found that inherited genes control up to half of the personality traits that keep us happy. The group, working with researchers in Australia, studied nearly 1000 pairs of twins. They built up a picture of each individual's personality by assessing factors such as how sociable and outgoing they were, or how anxious or angry they feel. The group were able to identify evidence of common genes that result in certain personality traits, which in turn predispose people to happiness."

Happiness Is In The Genes, Say Scottish Scientists - The Daily Record


WORST. BOSS. EVER.

"A supervisor at a motivational coaching business in Provo is accused of waterboarding an employee in front of his sales team to demonstrate that they should work as hard on sales as the employee had worked to breathe."

Employee's suit: Company used waterboarding to motivate workers - Salt Lake Tribune


THE NYT GETS TO THE HEART OF THE STORY.

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"She left a broken home on the Jersey Shore at 17 and came to New York City to work the nightclubs as a rhythm and blues singer. Now, at 22, she is the unwitting, and as yet unseen, star of the seamy drama that is the downfall of Gov. Eliot Spitzer of New York."

Ashley Alexandra Dupre - Woman at the Center of Eliot Spitzer's Downfall - New York Times


GOOGLE AS CO-CONSPIRITOR.

"Slut-o-meter evaluates the promiscuity of the subject you enter by comparing the number of Google search results with and without "safe-search" enabled. A complete slut would return unsafe results and no safe results. Alternatively, a clean name should produce the same number of safe and unsafe results."

Slut-o-Meter


March 12, 2008

NOT SURE IF THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAWS COVER THE OPEN OCEAN.

"Dawn Wells, who portrayed Mary Ann on the TV series Gilligan’s Island, was arrested after leaving her surprise 69th birthday party in October for possession of marijuana and other charges."

YesButNoButYes: You Always Preferred Mary Ann to Ginger


SOMEONE'S NOT GETTING IT. BUT I DON'T KNOW WHO. (RIMSHOT.)

"Kentucky Representative Tim Couch filed a bill this week to make anonymous posting online illegal. The bill would require anyone who contributes to a website to register their real name, address and e-mail address with that site. Their full name would be used anytime a comment is posted."

mediabistro.com: AgencySpy


PREDICTION: THIS ISN'T GOING TO END WELL.

McDonald's Encourages Employees to Blog

MEASURING YOUR EVERY MOVE.

Springwise: Mobile apps hit the slopes

QUESTIONS FOR OUR TIMES.

"As advertisers, what can we do about this? If 85% of adults don't want websites collecting data (as the NYT article says), but teens want more behavior targeted ads... well, where does that leave us for now?"

Fallon Planning: Generation Gap


VOTING NARCS.

"The American Political Science Review’s Feb. 2008 issue has a new study by Alan Gerber, Donald Green, and Christopher Larimer testing the accuracy of voter turnout theories based on “rational self-interested behavior.” The researchers sought to “distinguish between two aspects of this type of utility, intrinsic satisfaction from behaving in accordance with a norm and extrinsic incentives to comply.” To accomplish this, they sent out a series of mailings to several hundred thousand registered voters. One in particular led to a whopping 8.1 percent increase in voter turnout. What were its contents? It told whether recipients and their neighbors had voted in past elections, and promised to send an updated list after the upcoming election."

Will Telling On Your Neighbors Get Them to Vote? - Freakonomics - Opinion - New York Times Blog


PEOPLE - WE'RE REGRESSING.

"Guests at the new Andaz Liverpool Street hotel in London will soon have the opportunity to enjoy not just a homelike atmosphere complete with a "living room" instead of a traditional lobby. Next month, during the world-famous London Book Fair, guests will also be able to partake of the services of the hotel's first-ever "reader-in-residence," who will be available to read aloud to them in their rooms."

Springwise: Hotel offers 'reader-in-residence'


MY NEW FAVORITE T-SHIRT.

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Busted Tees - Client 9

UH - HOW ABOUT THIS REASON? IT'S ONE MORE THING IN THE WAY OF THE TRUE OBJECTIVE OF THE AD ITSELF.

Micro Persuasion: If Everything Else Asks for Feedback, Why Not Ads?

USER-FRIENDLY HONEY.

"Honey may be one of a growing number of snobmoddities, as we noted back in 2006, but that doesn't mean it isn't still sometimes a sticky mess. Not so the Honey Drop, a new honey that you can hold in your hand."

Springwise: Honey without the mess


TODAY IN HELPFUL GRAPHICS.

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Make the logo bigger.: Fun with babies.

DAMN! I ALMOST HAD A "BINGO."

"The seven deadly sins have grown to at least 14 after the Vatican updated its 1400-year-old list of the worst moral failures to reflect the modern world. The new deadly sins that may lead to eternal damnation are polluting, genetic engineering, being obscenely rich, drug dealing, abortion, pedophilia and causing social injustice, The Times newspaper has reported."

Obscene wealth 'can go to Hell' | NEWS.com.au


COKE ZERO TAKES ANOTHER TURN AT MAKING YOUR BRACKET EASIER TO FILL OUT.

Bracket-O-Matic

March 10, 2008

A NICE SIMPLE IDEA FOR TODAY.

"Some 81 billion return envelopes are sent through the US mail each year in credit-card statements, utility bills and other direct mailings, at an estimated cost of 1 billion pounds in greenhouse gas emissions and more than 71 trillion BTUs of energy. Eliminate some of those by using reusable envelopes instead, and it could make a big difference for the environment. That’s the thinking behind ecoEnvelopes, a Minnesota-based company that aims to eliminate the use of reply envelopes from corporate America. Its alternative: a line of reusable envelopes that simply zip open, allowing users to insert their response or payment and seal them up again just like a regular envelope."

Springwise: Reusable envelopes for reply mail


TODAY IN AD SATIRE.

March 09, 2008

IT'S ALL BEING RECORDED FOLKS. FOREVER.

"Take a look at the seven YouTube videos below, all taken by student cell phone cameras in classrooms."

Cell phone cameras in the K-12 classroom: Punishable offenses or student-citizen journalism?


NICE COUNTING ALL THE WAY AROUND.

"As one of the largest makers of voting machines and A.T.M.’s in the United States, Diebold is presumably good with figures. But when it comes to the firm’s own accounts, it has hit more than a few glitches. Diebold has not filed a quarterly earnings report since May 2007, and its accounting problems could be a factor as the company seeks to fend off an unsolicited, $3 billion takeover bid from United Technologies."

Diebolds Fuzzy Numbers - New York Times


FOLLOW YOUR DREAM.

YOU STAY CLASSY, PGA.

"PGA Tour player Tripp Isenhour got mad a hawk that made noise while he was on a TV show, so he drove closer to the bird in his golf cart and began hitting balls at it. He eventually hit the bird and killed it. He was charged with cruelty to animals and killing a migratory bird. "I am an animal lover," he said."

Pro golfer hits balls at hawk until he kills it, then denies he tried to kill it - Boing Boing


HOMESCHOOLING SCHOOLED.

"A California appeals court ruling has just made parents who home schooled their kids criminals (if they don’t have teaching credentials). Here’s the story that sent a shockwave through the homeschooling movement."

Neatorama -California Court: Home Schooling is a Crime


THE STATE OF AMERICA.

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Forget the Red State / Blue State labels; the real question.

March 08, 2008

I FEAR THE DREAM IS OFFICIALLY OVER.

"No. 20 Drake beat Creighton 75-67 on Saturday to reach the Missouri Valley Conference tournament final for the first time."

ESPN - Creighton vs. Drake - Recap - March 08, 2008


YOU'VE JUST GOT TO BE KIDDING.

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"When was the last time your favorite tree demanded anything from you? Attention? Conversation? Compliments? Surprise that oak, that maple, that honey locust. Drape a gleaming stainless steel necklace around your precious..."

copyranter: Tree jewelry? Yes, tree jewelry.


BRING ON THE DRAKE BULLDOGS.

"Cavel Witter scored 15 points, including the final six points for Creighton, in a 74-70 win over Bradley Friday in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament."

ESPN - Bradley vs. Creighton - Recap - March 07, 2008


March 07, 2008

NOPE, NOT EVEN FOR TOM.

Citizen Rain: Bill Gates deletes Facebook account

GREATEST QUOTE EVER?

Keith Richards: “I’ve never had a problem with drugs. I’ve had problems with the police.”

GREATEST IDEA EVER?

"If you've never heard of PowerPoint Karaoke, that probably means you're neither German nor a hardcore techie. The phenomenon has been spreading geek to geek and conference to conference since it was invented by a German artists' group in 2005. In a typical event, a few brave people volunteer to "present" a random deck of slides pulled off the Web, or borrowed from friends or employers. The audience laughs, cheers, and yells out suggestions as the presenters gamely struggle to link one slide to the next, transforming something that probably started life as a tedious corporate monologue into a five-minute flight of creative irony."

PowerPoint Karaoke - Advertising Lab: future of advertising and advertising technology


OH SO META.

"It seems that Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales, dumped his girlfriend via Wikipedia!"

Odd Note Of The Day � Agency Spy


BEST DEFINITION OF MARKETING EVER?

"Identifying desirable experiences, then delivering them."

The Definery - AdPulp


INSIDE THE MIND OF LIARS.

"The compulsive liars had, in fact, 22-26% more white matter in their prefrontal cortex than did normal controls. The study's author is quoted as saying that allows them (or responds to a need) to "jump from one idea to another and ... come up with more random stories and ideas."

Smooth Pebbles: NPR: Radio Lab: Into the Brain of a Liar


WE'RE GOING BACK TO CURATION.

"The individual user has been king on the Internet, but the pendulum seems to be swinging back toward edited information vetted by professionals."

Is User-Generated Content Out? | Newsweek Technology | Newsweek.com


March 06, 2008

JILL SOBULE SINGS MY NEW FAVORITE SONG - "RITALIN KID."

TODAY IN LEARNED LESSONS.

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Crocodile attacks backpacker in Australia - Telegraph

THEY'RE ADDING THE USA TO THE WORLD?

"They plan on adding a few new modern characters and destroying the rain forest section in favor of adding a nationalistic USA section."

Disneyland's plans to change It's a Small World ires fans - Boing Boing


GEORGE BUSH LIBRARY. YEP - OXYMORON. YEP - MORON.

The Back-of-the-Envelope Design Contest - ChronicleReview.com

BIBLES AS COSMO.

"Let’s give the Bible a makeover! A series of zines geared towards the youth/teen market. Not a bad approach actually, mimicking the hundreds of fashion mags out on the market. (Although I know God won’t be reading it. Why would you when you already have perfect skin?)"

Make the logo bigger.: The Bible is too big and freaky looking.


GOOD TO SEE OUR GOVERNMENT IS STARTING TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE PARTS OF OUR PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM THAT REALLY MATTER.

"House Speaker Pro Tem Doug Smith and Rep. Harold Mitchell's bill would require the South Carolina High School League to use instant replay to resolve disputed plays in football and basketball playoff games."

High school playoffs could get instant replay | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg, S.C.


March 05, 2008

AIRLINE ADVERTISING USED TO BE SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT.

WE'RE LOSING OUR MINDS.

"To the list of simple childhood pleasures whose safety has been questioned, add this: eating snow. A recent study found that snow — even in relatively pristine spots like Montana and the Yukon — contains large amounts of bacteria."

Snow eating now endangered kid pleasure - Yahoo! News


GOOD ADVICE. EVEN NOW.

HARD TO BELIEVE PEOPLE DIDN'T WANT TO WATCH A CHANNEL FULL OF NOTHING BUT ADS. SHOCKER.

"The board of directors of the company, which used TV spots as programming online and on TV, this morning decided to end the effort after investors balked at pouring more money into it."

Update: Firebrand to Close


ONE LAST ROLL OF THE DIE.

"Gary Gygax, who died on Tuesday aged 69, invented Dungeons & Dragons (D&D), among the first, and certainly the most influential, of the role-playing games which had their roots in fantasy literature and which, though they often used no more than pencils, paper and dice, had an immense impact on computer gaming."

Gary Gygax - Telegraph


GOOD TO KNOW.


How People Count Cash? - More amazing video clips are a click away

BECAUSE, LET'S FACE IT...IT'S FAR TOO MUCH WORK SPREADING CREAM CHEESE BY HAND.

"Our good friends over at Kraft Foods are planning to launch a line of frozen bagels that come pre-filled with cream cheese."

Kraft to Fill Bagels With Creamy White Substance | So Good


THAT SWIRLING SOUND YOU'RE HEARING IS A ONCE GREAT SOCIETY GOING DOWN THE TOILET.

NICE LITTLE PROJECT.


Six-Word Memoir book preview from SMITHmag on Vimeo.

March 02, 2008

CONGRATS ON ANOTHER 20-WIN SEASON, COACH ALTMAN.

"Creighton's Senior Night belonged to sophomore Cavel Witter. The 5-foot-11 guard scored 42 points, including the Bluejays' final five in the first overtime Saturday and their final 10 in the second, to rally Creighton to a 111-110 double overtime victory over Bradley."

Omaha.com Sports Section


March 01, 2008

NOT EXACTLY A HEADLINE YOU SEE EVERY DAY.

GOP Senate hopeful got rich diverting corpsemeat from burn victims to enlarge penises - Boing Boing

NOT SO FUN STAT OF THE DAY.

Neatorama :1 in 100 American Adults is Behind Bars

OR APPARENTLY, TO US.

"It has been two years and 142 cases since he last asked a question: The questions may be helpful to the others, Thomas said, but not to him."

Neatorama: Clarence Thomas, the Quiet Supreme Court Justice


FUN STAT OF THE DAY.

More than one third of Americans hit the snooze bar.

Snooze!

WELL, IT'S ALMOST TIME TO CHANGE THE LAW SO ARNOLD CAN RUN SOON ANYWAY ;)

John McCain is not a natural born citizen ~ and so is ineligible to be President!

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