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Bounty Understands My Life

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I took an online survey today for TiVo (there was a drawing for an HD TiVo) about the effectiveness of a Bounty paper towel ad campaign in the “Showcase” menu of the TiVo that no one ever looks at.  I feel the need to share the questions I was asked about my impressions of the Bounty brand:

My favorites:

  • Bounty understands my life
  • Bounty helps me to provide a comfortable, loving environment for my family
  • Bounty quickly helps me get things back to normal in my home after messes are made

I hope I win that drawing so I can continue to skip over commercials trying to convince me that a paper towel understands my life in HD.


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October 28, 2008 at 12:15 pm

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Botanical Parlance

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Thanks Wikipedia, this clears everything up:

A banana is not a berry and also a false berry.

Someone needs a lesson in chartsmanship.

Further reading. I could explain why I ended up on this page but it’s a better story not to.

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October 7, 2008 at 4:14 pm

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This is one of those random bits of happiness the internet sends my way: lightning in slow motion.

Utterly fascinating, beautiful, and strangely organic.

via Neatorama (which means it will show up on Boing Boing in a day, if it hasn’t already)

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August 9, 2008 at 7:18 pm

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Knitting in 8-bit

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Somehow the two just go together. A woman is knitting the entire first level of Super Mario Bros as a scarf:

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I definitely do not knit enough geeky things. I’ve been meaning to knit the Space Invader socks from Knitty.com

for ages:

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Oh and Jundt, I haven’t forgotten about your Houndstooth scarf. (Where’s my kitchen island?)

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August 8, 2008 at 7:56 am

Da mihi basia mille (or oscilloscopes)

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From RetroThing

I’ll bet you thought that there was nothing at all funny about oscilloscopes. Found in the February 1961 issue of “Joker – The Satire Magazine!”.

He’s right: I thought there was nothing at all funny about oscilloscopes… or Latin derivative jokes.

Now it’s only funny in the ironic “There’s no way this would be printed because too few Americans have a large enough vocabulary to get the joke” way. That’s not to say that in 1961 that many people knew what “osculate” meant. I do but I’m a Latin nerd. Now I would say that almost as few Americans know what an oscilloscope is. Some humor is not timeless.

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August 5, 2008 at 5:58 pm

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House of Cards

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Radiohead is once again doing crazy awesome things to traditional music mediums. After being cut free from their label, they are doing the unthinkable for a successful band – making their music free and accessible to fans. The freedom they have applied to In Rainbows in general is fantastic: allowing fans to choose the album price, the Nude remix contest. With few exceptions, the record industry has not embraced or even really recognized the sea change brought on by digital media – not only music “piracy” but also the proliferation of fan remixes. Radiohead, Beck, NiN and a few others are catching on – and I’m glad to see it.

Now Radiohead made a music video for House of Cards using 3D imaging technology (no cameras or lighting) and provided the visualization data for users to play with and make their own music videos.

Here is the original video:

Check out the youtube group for fan-made videos.

Oh and here’s the data plus a “making-of” video.

If you haven’t read it already, you should also check out this interview in Wired of Thom Yorke by David Byrne (Talking Heads interview Radiohead – hee!). I also found Byrne’s accompanying opinion piece on the future of the recording industry really interesting.

“I would not press charges if the Hamburglar stole these from me.”

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“Taste Test” is one of my favorite features on the Onion AV Club (the non-parody wing of America’s Finest News Source). The foods they taste range from probably good (Inverted Junior Mints) to foreign (Japanese Kitkats) to stupid (Mountain Dew “Quest” Doritos) to really really gross (Pickle Sickle). Most fall in the latter two categories. My favorite part of each review is the “Office Reactions” section.

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Yesterday’s review was of 2 new meat flavored Combos crackers: Cheeseburger and Bacon, Egg & Cheese. I’ve always been sort of freaked out by meat flavored crackers and by Combos in particular. I’m glad I’m not alone on this one.

A complete list can be found here.

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July 9, 2008 at 4:31 pm