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Monday, October 31, 2005

CocoaVia

f-ing brilliant.

"Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the world, and chocolate is the No. 1 favorite ingredient in the world," said Jim Cass, Mars's vice president of marketing. "When you put those two giant macro trends together, we know this is a big idea."

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Is this what you get from consultants with Phd's in marketing? I can just imagine the boardroom meeting that launched this. 12 suits sitting around looking at couple different charts of consumer tastes. Too bad they didn't try to make a hybrid-SUV with chocolate steering wheels.

"Hybrid SUV's are the No. 1 growing market in the automobile sector, and chocolate is the No. 1 favorite ingredient in the world," said Jim Cass, Mars's vice president of marketing. "When you put those two giant macro trends together, we know this is a big idea." He went on to add "Additionaly steering wheels are the No. 1 device held by car users, so our product will literaly already be in the hand of the consumer."

These are the same people who do mergers because they think that one and one can equal more than two.

Maybe they should do chocolate Uggs too. Or have people figured out that those look stupid yet?

Friday, October 21, 2005

the wolfhound is right and the cannibal is wrong

Having got over one more bout of enthusiasm, Nerzhin--wheter definitively or not--understood the people in a new way, a way he had not read about anywhere: the people is not everyone who speaks our language, nor yet the elect makred by the fiery stamp of genius. Not by birth, not by the work of one's hands, not by the wings of education is one elected into the people.

But by one's inner self.

Everyone forges his inner self year after year.

One must try to temper, to cut, to polish one's soul so as to become a human being.

And thereby become a tiny particle of one's own people.

(The First Circle, Solzhenitsyn, Trans. T. Whitney)


but you're not here for classics. you're here for funny videos of two chinese dudes singing "I want it that way"

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Terry Dwyer Memorial Dublin 5K
Dublin, NH, July 24, 2004
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Friday, October 07, 2005

Insanity Test

Wow, so I guess I was the last one on the Internet to see this.
Insanity test

All about the Crazy Frog phenomena.



AMERICANS ANNOYED BY "ALL THIS
INTERNATIONAL SHIT" ON INTERNET

Web's Increasingly Worldly Flavor Threatens Americans' Worldview


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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Don't work in cubicles, ever.

Don't work in cubicles, ever. Working in cubicles is the sure sign that you're not working for a successful company. Imagine the smartest person you know, working in your field. Now imagine how they would react if they were told they're going to work in a box with no door or roof, allowing them no privacy.

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of course you have to think that the guys that wrote this probably have cubicles...

Damn cool. If you've ever written and xml file and not got around to writing the xsd and wish there were a little utility to convert the xml to an xsd... well here you go. You can thank microsoft. That must sting for some of you.