Love, Austin

Danny G. asked me earlier today if I’m too hung over to post. He asks because I’m in Austin for SXSW and I haven’t been blogging about it on this site. I have made a few posts at BFG Blog about my experience, and I made one at Leftover Cheese about the film “Silver Jew.” […]

Dude, Your Bike Is Sceamin’

The iPod is spawning a whole industry of complimentary devices—even Nike has joined the action with their Nike+iPod Sports Kit for runners. Now, a New Jersey man is marketing his own invention that turns one’s bicycle into a portable stereo. According to Asbury Park Press: Just over a year ago, while riding his bicycle with […]

If It Were Only True

Strange New Products helped introduce hangover helper, Security Feel Better, last fall. According to their report, SFB has a distinctive pear flavor, and comes in a 30ml bottle, small enough to carry in a coat pocket, handbag, or glove compartment. The manufacturer, PPN SA, says that after drinking a full 30ml bottle, consumers can expect […]

Is Calling It “Coke Blak” Supposed To Make It Seem Kewl?

From Reuters: Coca-Cola Co. the world’s No. 1 soft drink company, on Wednesday said it will launch a coffee-infused soft drink called Coca-Cola Blak in various markets around the world in 2006. A Coke spokesperson said Coca-Cola Blak will be a mid-calorie drink, similar to Coca-Cola C2, which was launched in April 2004 and contains […]

They Shoot Journalists In Savannah, Don’t They?

This month’s issue of Colors Magazine is a really good one. With the help of Reporters Without Borders, they tell stories of journalists all across the world and their fight for free speech. One thing they do in the issue is rank each country by how “journalist-friendly” they are. And then, one per page, they […]

Like Butta

Hugh has been carrying on about global microbrands, of late. While such entities are rapidly multiplying online, it’s neat to learn about the old school variety, from time to time. The New York Times: The beauty of Diane St. Clair’s pasture beneath the Green Mountains draws the occasional tourist. But Ms. St. Clair recalls one […]