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January 6, 2013

The biggest waste of money? The cards themselves

pbump:

How big of a prick do you have to be to go to the bother of having these cards printed?

Via @dkthomp

An idea, Mr./Mrs. “My Fair Share”: Don’t buy stupid politicized cards like this and use the money to pay the tip instead. Problem solved.

22:12 // 1 year ago
December 9, 2012
19:11 // 1 year ago
November 30, 2012
22:46 // 1 year ago
November 29, 2012
CNN is proud of being nonpartisan, and makes a point that it doesn’t take sides like Fox or MSNBC. Problem is, you can’t define a strong network just by what it isn’t. And too often that’s been CNN’s approach: it still has great reach and strong reporting when it matters. But day to day it seems too driven by being the network that doesn’t bother anyone. There’s too much smileyness in its daytime programming, too much reflexive blandness on shows like Wolf Blitzer’s The Situation Room. CNN’s nonverbal message, too often, is “please don’t get mad at us.”
CNN Picks a New Boss: Will It Be Saved, or Has it Been Zuckered? | TIME.com (via markcoatney)

CNN spent seemingly hours focusing on the fact that Romney and Obama had lunch together today. Meanwhile, who cares. I can go to lunch with anyone any day of the week, but I don’t expect the a 24-hour hard news network to report on it like it’s worth spending any of my time on. That’s CNN’s problem in a nutshell. 

Here’s Jeff Zucker’s problem in a nutshell: His biggest success as a network exec is running a show which was obsessed with topics like this one. Basically, a network obsessed with fluff just hired a human being obsessed with fluff and expects things to change. With Jeff Zucker at the helm, CNN is now like eating a stale marshmallow burrito with a tortilla shell made of hardened, worn, week-old marshmallows. Nobody wants that.

(via markcoatney)

15:01 // 1 year ago
Romney face tattoo guy decides to remove his face tattoo: We haven’t cried so hard since the Zune guy quit his volunteer job as Zune evangelist.

Romney face tattoo guy decides to remove his face tattoo: We haven’t cried so hard since the Zune guy quit his volunteer job as Zune evangelist.

11:27 // 1 year ago
November 27, 2012
19:59 // 1 year ago
November 12, 2012

How Skrillex got his iconic haircut. (OK, not really, but some definite seller’s remorse going on here.)

13:38 // 1 year ago
October 30, 2012

Star Wars news: There’s no good on this one…

  • The Bad Disney just bought Lucasfilm for a total of $4 billion, and already has plans for an iconic franchise. I think you know where this is going…
  • The Ugly In the acquisition announcement, Disney also announced plans to begin work on Star Wars: Episode 7 and hopes to have the new movie in theatres by 2015. Additional Star Wars movies will follow until the franchise stops acting as a license to print money. source

(Update: Ernie found the Good, so I guess I can officially throw my support behind this acquisition. I’m sure the execs at Disney and Lucasfilm have been losing sleep while waiting for me to do so. — Scott @ SFB)


16:26 // 1 year ago
October 26, 2012
thedailywhat:

This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day: First: Anonymous 4Chan trolls posted a fake screenshot of a tweet by verified “Entertainment Tonight” that “confirmed” Justin Bieber had leukemia. Tweets from Kanye, Nicki Minaj, and Chris Brown seemed to support the news.
Then: Beliebers began posting pics and vids of themselves with their heads shaved in a global show of support hashtagged #BaldForBieber.
Miraculously: The rumors were false and the Biebs is just fine, and now a bunch of tweens (and other random fans) have no hair.
[biotv]

Crap. I already shaved my head. 
 
(Side note: I actually did shave my head for cancer patients a few years back as part of the St. Baldrick’s program a few years back, raising money for childhood cancer patients. But not for Bieber. — Ernie @ SFB)

thedailywhat:

This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day: First: Anonymous 4Chan trolls posted a fake screenshot of a tweet by verified “Entertainment Tonight” that “confirmed” Justin Bieber had leukemia. Tweets from Kanye, Nicki Minaj, and Chris Brown seemed to support the news.

Then: Beliebers began posting pics and vids of themselves with their heads shaved in a global show of support hashtagged #BaldForBieber.

Miraculously: The rumors were false and the Biebs is just fine, and now a bunch of tweens (and other random fans) have no hair.

[biotv]

Crap. I already shaved my head. 

 

(Side note: I actually did shave my head for cancer patients a few years back as part of the St. Baldrick’s program a few years back, raising money for childhood cancer patients. But not for Bieber. — Ernie @ SFB)

17:59 // 1 year ago
October 24, 2012

Well, duh: CNN decides story about women’s hormones affecting voting was a bad idea

  • cause CNN had a story online discussing how women’s hormones affected the way they voted. The lede was a total, uh, winner. "While the campaigns eagerly pursue female voters, there’s something that may raise the chances for both presidential candidates that’s totally out of their control: women’s ovulation cycles." Ouch.
  • retraction Hours after the story provoked controversy, CNN took it down, replacing it with this statement: "A post previously published in this space regarding a study about how hormones may influence voting choices has been removed. After further review it was determined that some elements of the story did not meet the editorial standards of CNN. We thank you for your comments and feedback." The original story is still online other places.
21:16 // 1 year ago