Archives for October 2005

Fair Trade Adopted By Big Beverage

Common Dreams: Britain’s most boycotted company, NestlĂ©, will attempt to claim the moral high ground today in the battle for “ethical shopping” by becoming the first multi-national to launch a Fair-Trade coffee. In a link with the Fair Trade Foundation, the Swiss food firm announced it will become the first of the big four coffee […]

RSS Reader For Mac Gobbled Up

NewsGator Technologies, Inc., the leading RSS platform company, has acquired NetNewsWire, the leading RSS reader for Mac OS X. NewsGator also announced that NetNewsWire will integrate tightly with the NewsGator Online synchronization platform. Brent Simmons, the creator of NetNewsWire, will be joining the NewsGator team as a product architect. “Many of our online customers who […]

Caption It #4

Really Scare People

Need a costume idea for Halloween? Jaffe Juice points to PETA’s suggestion. [NOTE] There ought to be a law against making two posts about PETA in one day, but there isn’t.

Win A Ribbon In The Soapbox Derby

New to the bloatosphere? Listen to Joi Ito. Hell, listen to him no matter who you are, regardless of your Technorati ranking. A number of people have asked me to help new bloggers by giving them advice. In retrospect, I was giving people very specific advice based on my personal style. I thought I’d share […]

Tofu Pie Favored By Resistance

USA Today: Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue magazine, was hit with a tofu pie by anti-fur demonstrators as she attended Paris fashion week. Dan Mathews, vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said the vegetarian tofu tart was retaliation for Vogue’s decision to run fur ads while refusing to use […]

Yo Vinny

Vinny Warren–the DDB Chicago copywriter responsible for unleashing Budweiser’s “Whassup?” dross on the culture–apparently has some anger issues to work through. Here’s how he recently introduced himself to the bloatosphere: This is a blog about creative advertising, Wow Factor style. Be warned. I know my shit and I’ve got mad skills. I’m doing this anonymously […]

At Least It’s Goodby That’s Using An Old Idea Of Mine

Adfreak heaps praise on a new ad from Goodby for Comcast that lifts an old episode of The $10,000 Pyramid and dubs in new copy. And rightly so, they did a good job with it. You can see the spot here. Not that anyone at Goodby would have heard it, but I did the same […]