Sunday, April 20, 2008

Jack in the Box on MySpace


It's A Jack World

Video from Jack's Myspace Page with fictional bio.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The Weakerthans-Live "Plea from a Cat Named Virtue"




Why don't you ever want to play?
I'm tired of this piece of string.
You sleep as much as I do now, and you
don't eat much of anything.

I don't know who you're talking to
I made a search through every room,
but all I found was dust that moved
in shadows of the afternoon.

And listen,
about those bitter songs you sing?
They're not helping anything.
They won't make you strong.

So, we should open up the house.
Invite the tabby two doors down.
You could ask your sister, if
she doesn't bring her Basset Hound.
Ask of things you shouldn't miss:
tape-hiss and the Modern Man,
The Cold War and Card Catalogues,
to come and join us if they can,

for girly drinks and parlor games.
We'll pass around the easy lie
of absolutely no regrets,
and later maybe you could try
to let your losses dangle off
the sharp edge of a century,
and talk about the weather, or
how the weather used to be.

And I'll cater
with all the birds that I can kill.
Let their tiny feathers fill
disappointment.

Lie down;
lick the sorrow from your skin.
Scratch the terror and begin
to believe you're strong.

All you ever want to do is drink and watch TV,
and frankly that thing doesn't really interest me.
I swear I'm going to bite you hard and taste your tinny blood
if you don't stop the self-defeating lies you've been repeating
since the day you brought me home.
I know you're strong.


Monday, April 07, 2008

Weaving content and advertising


Scion, Toyota's youth-oriented make has forged a deal to exclusively sponsor the Adult Swim show, Assy McGee, airing late nights on the Cartoon Network.  The deal was put together by Zenith Media giving Scion exclusive sponsorship for a year.  Scion will have 35 second commercial inserted into the 15 minute episodes (the runtime of the episodes are 11'30").  The April 6th. episode had "Assy" as a car dealer, à la Cal Worthington's My Dog Spot ads, offering low, low prices for the Scion xB.
Assy McGee premiered in late November of 2006 on Adult Swim.  Initially, there were no takers for advertising on the show, due to its questionable content of having a trigger-happy detective played by an animated pair of buttocks. 

Friday, April 04, 2008

Which isn't in the Top 10 of Internet sites in term of traffic??

As of April 4, 2008::

Wikipedia
Mapquest
Google
eBay
Amazon
MSN
Yahoo!
AOL
Microsoft

Answer on Quantcast. Amazon
Press release on Quantcast approach to web media measurement.


Thursday, April 03, 2008

Subprime Crisis Explained-UK Style



This does a good job of explaining what went on to create the subprime crisis. It shows how business "doublespeak" is used to market and brand products that have credence qualities.