Cheapest flight to space yet is still a whopping... →
spytap: (via arielwaldman) Let’s not be too unrealistic in our expectations here. Yes, it costs almost a hundred grand because it’s going to space. 49 years ago (yes, human spaceflight still hasn’t even hit the 50 year mark) it cost several billion dollars and a nation to get into space. Almost 50 years later, only three nations have done it. Now, for less than the cost of the average...
I have to say, I don’t know how these Fox viewers do it. Listening to a Beck...– Op-Ed Columnist - Obama’s ‘Race’ War - NYTimes.com
Ordered a Fat Free Muffin for Breakfast
More like PHAT free. It’s awful.
Burmese protesters using "Team America" likeness... →
This could not be cooler.
And they’re not untypical. Although no generation lacks warts, our 20-somethings...– Op-Ed Columnist - The Kids Are All Right - NYTimes.com
I’m acutely aware that this image will be seen by children, who will undoubtedly...– Time managing editor Richard Stengel, on his decision to put a photo of an Afghan woman who was mutilated by the Taliban on the cover of the magazine (via New York Mag) (via soupsoup) “We have consulted with a number of child psychologists about its potential impact”— Seriously? A. This is not...
The Senate’s failure to act is a result of many factors, but one is that the...– Op-Ed Columnist - Want the Good News First? - NYTimes.com
Paul Kane - who lives in the Bradford-on-Avon area - has been chosen to look...– BBC - Bath entrepreneur ‘holds the key’ to internet security
Zero To One
caterpillarcowboy: tedr: parislemon: With Garza’s no-hitter today, there have been 5 no-hitters this season. Even crazier is that this is only one fewer than the number of one-hitters this year, apparently. And one of those was Armando Galarraga’s (should-have-been) perfect game. So it should be 6 no-hitters to 5 one-hitters this year. Crazy. Lots of speculation as to if the absence of...
Old Spice Sales Double With YouTube Campaign →
sectionfive: evangotlib: rafimama: The campaign began with simple TV ads, which then went viral on YouTube. The follow-up program in which Mustafa recorded funny videos in response to fans, bloggers and Twitter influencers hit it out of the park.Adweek quotes Visible Measures’ Matt Cutler saying that the total web views for all Old Spice brand videos have reached 110 million, “surpassing...
Old Spice Sales Double With YouTube Campaign →
rafimama: The campaign began with simple TV ads, which then went viral on YouTube. The follow-up program in which Mustafa recorded funny videos in response to fans, bloggers and Twitter influencers hit it out of the park.Adweek quotes Visible Measures’ Matt Cutler saying that the total web views for all Old Spice brand videos have reached 110 million, “surpassing the reach of traditional...
Planning is valuable, tho the plan is usually useless– Ben Horowitz via @dens (via msg) This has never been so true as it is right now.
Forrester: Why Most Marketers Should Forgo... →
mknell: “In a study out today, Forrester finds that only 4% of U.S. online adults have ever used location-based mobile apps such as Foursquare, Gowalla and Loopt. Only 1% update these services more than once per week. What’s more, 84% of respondents said they are not familiar with such apps, leaving the vast majority of Americans online still in the dark about location-based apps, which have had...
They also have to defeat a calcified, entitled culture. For that, I’d suggest...– Advertising is next Jeff Jarvis saying exactly what I said yesterday.
Just watched "Kick Ass"
MEH M E H Very disappointing.
mikehudack: From Ad Age - what if your preroll could do more? http://adage.com/digital/article?article_id=145092
mikehudack: bliptv: A demo of our new XBOX download ad unit. Also my debut as a narrator. I think I’m going to stick with my day job.
'Mad Men's' 'John and Marsha' routine explained,... →
the blip.tv blog: Ad Age asks: What if preroll... →
Today’s Advertising Age asks a simple question: … The answer is simple. It’s already underway at blip, as Ad Age reports: … Yup. We built that. The ad runs against very specific audiences who own xbox 360s. It offers them the ability to download a demo of the game and play it on their…
The company said Friday that its consumer marketing chief, Robert A. Sauerberg,...– Condé Nast Hopes to Wean Itself From Ad Revenue I applaud the management team at Conde Nast for trying to adapt to the new reality of running a media company. But promoting and “shuffling” existing executives is not the answer. This company needs new blood. They need talent that has...
Caroline McCarthy: An open letter to...everyone →
Hello, everyone - I am proud and somewhat terrified to announce that I will be running the ING New York City Marathon on November 7, 2010. That is, yes, 26.2 miles — and, fittingly, just a few weeks after I turn 26. That said, this is not some kind of quarter-life-crisis publicity stunt. I’ll…
The Germans Must Have a Word for This...
markcoatney: …the feeling of utter fear of Twitter and Tumblr one gets when one is online but has yet to watch the season premiere of Mad Men. Please, Lord, no spoilers.
I can use my expense account if I say they’re whores.– Pete (via maxistentialist)
Hiroo Onoda →
onefootinthegrave: readmorewikipedia: Second Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda is a former Japanese army intelligence officer who fought in World War II, and did not surrender until 1974, having spent almost thirty years holding out in the Philippines. On 20 February 1974, Onoda met a Japanese college dropout, Norio Suzuki, who was traveling the world and was looking for “Lieutenant Onoda, a panda, and...