Archives for October 2008

And All This Science I Don’t Understand

I’m always saying brands need to stop pitching and start pitching in. Old Spice, for one, gets that. With their help I not only smell okay, but I’m now a prominent astrophysicist. No shit! The internet says so, and that’s always been good enough for me. Last week, prominant astrophysicist Dr. David Burn of the […]

Climb Aboard Harley’s Lovely Cliché

Harley-Davidson Inc. has hired supermodel Marisa Miller to promote the V-Rod Muscle, a motorcycle aimed at a younger, hipper demographic than Harley’s traditional customer base. The V-Rod Muscle is a sporty, sleek bike introduced this year. It has a long, low profile inspired by drag racing and an engine that was co-developed with Porsche, the […]

Long Copy Ads, Courtesy Of The Onion

No it’s not an ad, but it sells. From an article called “The Imminent Collapse Of Global Markets Is No Reason To Skimp On Four-Season Gutter Protection”: In a lot of ways, our economy is like a gutter. You take care of it, and it takes care of you. But when the people in charge […]

Not 2000

Ralph Nader spoke in Portland last night. Interestingly, The Oregonian chose to run the story on page two of the “Metro” section this morning. Here’s a glimpse: As he has in past campaigns, Nader said he didn’t see much difference between the major-party candidates. Both, he said, support corporate interests and he was especially scathing […]

Today In Twitterverse: Pitching Pitch Black Porter

Bridgeport is a brewer of distinctive ales in Portland, Oregon. And from the evidence above, also a skilled user of social media.

Yammer Wants to Know “What Are You Working On?”

Yammer, a new microblogging service for corporate networks, and a startup that Techcrunch calls “Twitter with a business plan,” has caught the attention of New York Times business writer, Claire Cain Miller. The goal, said its chief executive, David Sacks, is to make offices more productive. People on Yammer update colleagues on company events or […]

Hate The Pod, Not the Pea

Attacking a man’s peas? I don’t know. There’s something not right about that.

Look, The Old What’s On His iPod Trick

Kings of Leon lead singer, Caleb Followill, posing for Rupe’s soc net.