Friday, February 27, 2009

Rocky Mountain News Final Bow

Click here for a very sad Dear John letter.

Today is Rocky Mountain News's last day in published.

55 days shy of its 150 year history.

What is the future of publishing? With alot of NSPs on-line, ad revenue down, the rise of the blogosphere (pu-leeze... is it news or just alot of Op-Ed? guess my vote).

click here for a book publisher's opinion.

click here for a Forbes perspective.

I didn't find anything on the NSP industry... yet.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Internet Killed the Video Star - Thursdays

back by popular demand...

Nautical themed pashmina afghan. awesome. The Lonely Island rocks, click here for their website.

Saturday Night Live has certainly hit its stride as of late. Having Andy Samberg and his creative collective at Lonely Island create material for the show, but with the ultimate goal of viral viewership. At last look, the official posting of this video had 5.5mm views. TV ratings could be so lucky.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I didn't have the internet in University

I didn't get an email address until 3rd year. And when I heard about Hotmail for the first time I thought it was a pornsite...(heard, not read).

"What Does it All Mean?" is an eye opening narrative video about our global citizenship shown through the prism of time, technology and population.
Imagine if the population of Facebook was a nation....

Monday, February 23, 2009

Adios Hermano

This is the major diamond at Hillcrest Park in Vancouver, British Columbia.
And home to Howie. Everyone in the neighbourhood knew Howie. He was a baseball afficianado, a kind soul and the friendliest person you would ever meet on a BMX. We grew up with him.
Howie passed away this month. He was burried wearing his blue Little Mountain baseball hat.
He is a very special spirit.
Read the Vancouver Sun article about Howie.
Rest in Peace.... or Play Ball Howie.
Little Mountain won't be the same again.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Heart, Love, Romance, Valentines

I am so lucky to have so many people in my life that I love and who love me.
I am a believer in LOVE.

click here
to find out the average amount spent on Valentine's Day on your Boo.

click here to find out about the artist who created this intricate sculptural paper artwork.

There is one valentine that hasn't arrived, and from a valentine I can count on. Ironically He is just not that into You is #1 at the box office.
Update... its a package!! and its at the boarder. Goody Gumdrops.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Today I kept my job.

I have somehow managed to keep my job through 5 rounds of layoffs in various careers.
Today is no exception. I went into this believing it was an equal opportunity let-go and I was right. Good people are now without employment.

If every cloud has a silver lining. This ad might be a thread of tinsel.
We know there is truth in advertising and however, fragile and precious your job feels in this fleeting economy, there is somewhere in you that seeks a break and change from the daily grind.

I really like this spot. And I love that unlike the spot that ran for the superbowl this one doesn't have the super lame 'supers' at the end telling you what's different. It didn't address the job crisis, which could be debated as +/-, but I liked the attractive positioning of change.
Good work speaks for this case.

click here for another comparison article on the 2 ads.

BTW - I do love my job. Alot.
and not because of the paycheck.

I heart Coke

...advertising that is.
No big surprize that these whimsical fantasy ads came from mon paramour agency WK.

love the music in the picnic scene.
love the emotional fun escape that puts a smile on my face.
A purely emotional spot that dresses up the desire for a fun, escape and well, happiness. And somehow sells coca-cola...would I like it as much if the brand was so well entrenched... probably.

If this is brainwashing. Bring it on.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Coke's Habit of Hate?

okay... a bit of a mis-leading headline.

My Dad sent this bit of info me. Thanks Dad. click here for the article.

Below are images from a Russian calendar.

Gorgeous graphics. But a confusing message.

A New Habit:

Is Coke just the fail-safe symbol for American oppression, or democratic free-thinking ways? Or is the habit of anti-Americanism so pervasive that it is a mainstream and ubiquitous as a bottle of coke? Or, is Russia truly concerned about the tooth enamel and digestive system of their citizens that they feel that this liquid (oh so tasty when on ice) firecracker should not fit into the daily diet?

What other brands could so poingnantly represent the western world? McDonalds? Nike? Apple? Dare I say Starbucks?.... of that of health? Apple (of a different image) and a toothbrush?

I am going to investigate this one further...

Grammy's pregger performance

See the Swagger Like us performance from last night's Grammy Award show.

When I am pregnant I want to be as cool and as awesome as Fresh-Kid MIA.
She performed on her due-date. How rad is that?