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The Year the Year-in-Review Clip Show Died

I find myself hoping 2014 is the swan song of algorithmically generated year-in-review mini-films on the various social networks. We’ve all seen Mad Men. We’ve all seen the Carousel/Facebook Timeline mashup. Nostalgia is powerful. Bond with the product. Etc. Yadda. But beyond the logo, these clip shows haven’t got a damn thing to do with the […]

bmor-hors: Cervélo S3 Voted Cyclingnews Best Team Bike | Cyclingnews.com 6 years in a row! Cyclingne

How to Pitch PR to a Blogger Over Email

In my alternate life, I receive emails from PR and marketing firms who want me to write about their products/host their ads on a fairly regular basis. According to their email signatures, these people are professionally employed in the field but, by and large, they’re lousy at what they do. If you’re a company or just someone […]

(via youmightfindyourself) To paraphrase an age-old observation, Campy is incredibly reliable. Their

(via youmightfindyourself) To paraphrase an age-old observation, Campy is incredibly reliable. Their gruppos will shift poorly forever.

NERD FIGHT CON’T

(here’s the original post and my reply that started the fun). (his rebuttal—reproduced here verbatim—was deleted. but the internet never forgets) rinich: cosmocatalano: Know what the difference this dude and Don Draper the writers of Mad Men is? The fact that the writers of Mad Men are portraying the downfall of American society by giving […]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J-q-o6zqdY Holy sh*t that’s BlāK! [related]

Holy sh*t that’s BlāK! [related]

Ke$ha’s Wikipedia page And I’m in love.
(via somuchsass) — I’m extremely skeptical that Sony’s “Official Artist Bio” (at the ever-reliable “http://keshasparty.com”) counts as a Wikipedia source.  I’ll find out in a sec.

Kesha wanted Prince to produce her music, so she found and snuck into his Beverly Hills home. Once discovered, she was thrown out, but not before she left her demo with Prince who did not contact her afterwards. She also had the opportunity to sing background for Paris Hilton’s second single, which led to an […]

“Poor Island Nations” Like Ethiopia?

marco: If your coffee menu contains names of nuts instead of poor island nations, I set my expectations low. Or Brazil, or Vietnam, or Columbia, or Venezuela or all but three of the world’s top coffee producing nations? For that matter, I’ve never seen coffee blends marketed as “Indonesia” or “Philippines”. Java, Sumatra, Bali, etc. […]

In addition to being the World’s Toughest Writer, I’m getting pretty damn good at docume

In addition to being the World’s Toughest Writer, I’m getting pretty damn good at document design, too.

lrusso: I love that J&R took a risk and employed some clever advertising. +1. It’ll stand

lrusso: I love that J&R took a risk and employed some clever advertising. +1. It’ll stand out well at electronics shows. But no passerby is going to pick it up in building entryway.