Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Some links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_director Biz Stone had a link up to this on his site. I was thinking about how much I have learned about advertising from you.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/23/weekinreview/23buzzwords.html?_r=1&oref=slogin Kind of frightening how many of these I actually encountered this year. FTW became big among Twitterers

http://www.newyorker.com/talk/2008/01/07/080107ta_talk_mcgrath Turns out that the SNL writer mentioned within that is incapable of growing a beard is my brother's landlord. :)

http://www.burton.com/poachers/Default.aspx Pretty sure my next blog post is going to be about these douchebags

All credit to Kottke for this beauty. He linked to a list of the 50 most loathsome people in America. #9 on the list was "you" (the figurative/collective you) with this explanation:

You believe in freedom of speech, until someone says something that offends you. You suddenly give a damn about border integrity, because the automated voice system at your pharmacy asked you to press 9 for Spanish. You cling to every scrap of bullshit you can find to support your ludicrous belief system, and reject all empirical evidence to the contrary. You know the difference between patriotism and nationalism -- it's nationalism when foreigners do it. You hate anyone who seems smarter than you. You care more about zygotes than actual people. You love to blame people for their misfortunes, even if it means screwing yourself over.
This photo montage of the assassination of Bhutto complete with narration from the first person photographer is amazing.

I was blown away by this collection of logos and the notes about their evolution this year.

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