Saturday, January 31, 2009
Check this out if you haven't seen it. It's pretty cool. The voice of the first guy from New Orleans is absolutely amazing.
Ok, i really think this is a cool video. Maybe David or Megan can tell me how it's done.
This is an interesting "twitter-like" posting stream from a girl that lived during the 1930's. Here is where it came from:
"Late last year, my family found a line-a-day diary maintained by my great-aunt from 1937 to 1941. She was in her early teens, living on a small farm in rural Illinois with her two brothers, one of which was my grandfather.
It's a fascinating account of life in a bygone era, a time when my family's only connections to the world were schoolhouse chatter and a neighbor's radio.
Looking at the terse journal, my sister quipped, "This is the Twitter of the 1930s." We glanced at each other and almost immediately began planning the Twitter account that would become Twitter.com/Genny_Spencer."
Friday, January 16, 2009
I dont normally make alot of political commentary, but check this out. Particularly the video that is included. It's kind of amazing, really, that these things could really come out of the mouth of the President. If I didn't see the video, I wouldnt believe it.
I actually remember seeing this on TV when I was in high school, I'm not sure why it's memorable. Its interesting that the focus of the ad is on how this "small" car can be comfortable, with its "soft corinthian leather". Interesting way to describe a piece of crap car.
Check out the video link above from Dove corporation, and you will never look at a billboard or magazine cover of a "beautiful" woman the same way again.
Also, see a similar treatment that was given to one of my favorite Tech bloggers, Amber Macarthur. Can we all agree that Amber is a nice normal looking woman who doesn't need to be turned into a weird cardboard cutout?
Saturday, January 10, 2009
And we think our economy is a mess? How about one where inflation is "231 million percent", a loaf of bread is $25 Billion dollars, and the currency loses close to 100% of its value every day? Count your blessings.
Friday, January 2, 2009
Some very cute phrases that supposedly come from Government employee performance evaluations. I'll have to add these to my appraisal writeups for next year. Hard to pick a favorite, but maybe:
"If you stand close enough to him, you can hear the ocean."
Thank you for your kind words. Like you, thousands of people felt compelled to comment after reading or seeing the CNN story. We heard from people in nearly every state and quite a few soldiers stationed overseas. We have been overwhelmed by the heartfelt expressions of gratitude for Lance?s approach in reopening the Archway bakery in Ashland, OH.
Lance is excited to welcome the former Archway employees into the Lance family and we?re looking forward to getting Archway products back in stores as quickly as possible. Getting room on the store shelves is the key ingredient for getting the plant back to its full capacity and putting more people back to work in Ashland.
Many people said they were looking forward to getting their favorite Archway items back, and others said they had not historically bought Archway, but would do so in the future. We are working hard to regain shelf space in stores and get Archway back as quickly as possible.
Feel free to let your retailer know that you are looking for Archway cookies; this will play a big part in helping us get back on the shelves quickly.
Have a very Happy Holiday and New Year,
President and CEO
> Name: Dan Zane
> Date: 12/24/2008 10:30:00 AM
> I just read the story on CNN.COM about what Lance did for the closed Archway bakery and workers in Ashland, Ohio. I wanted to say "thank you" for doing the right thing as a company, and tell you that I will always look for Lance products and give them preference anytime I shop. I have no connection to the town or the plant or any of the people there, but it is great to see a company step up the way yours has. Thanks again for being a role model for corporate responsibility. And Merry Christmas. - Dan Zane