Yes, I know MGM (or, more accurately, the latest in a long bunch of shysters to own the rights to the MGM name and to make James Bond movies) are in serious financial trouble. But if I was in serious financial trouble, and I owned a money tree, but I couldn't afford to harvest the … Continue reading Why isn’t there a new Bond movie?
Aussie blogger Melinda Tankard Reist has a rather misguided post on Hindustan Unilever's
There seems to be a meme floating around the social marketing world at the moment that the super-notorious Old Spice mass media and viral ad campaign has failed to drive sales, despite grabbing mindshare and winning awards. This seems to be based on a Brandweek article that isn't available on their website (w00t new media … Continue reading No, the Old Spice campaign hasn’t failed
The office manager/PA/secretary at my current workplace is a thoroughly excellent sort, and is absolutely aces at office managing, PA-ing, etc. However, an IT procurement expert she is not - and listening to her on the phone to IT vendors is more than a little painful. The *headdesks* and *facepalms* on the other end of … Continue reading Small company woes
These guys reckon Australia is top per capita at CO2 emissions: http://bit.ly/6YSl0V @ozcjr # And always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom... RT @JuliaGillard We [are] shaping a better future, going forward not back. # Great piece on the illiberal stupidity of banning the veil: http://nyti.ms/b62QYG (via @sunnysingh_sw6) # Haha, Fresher's Week-tastic: http://bit.ly/cDsZj9 - yay representative … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-07-18
Great Jim Henley piece on 'high road' vs 'low road' policies (eg diplomacy vs war, or investigation vs torture): http://bit.ly/cokCqu # Weird to watch people commenting on the Megrahi case as if he were the Lockerbie bomber. While, as a Libyan intelligence officer, he's... # ...doubtless a nasty piece of work, his (and, indeed, Libya's) … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-07-11
1) which country's national anthem contains the line "I've always been a loyal subject of the King of Spain"? 2) which famous 20th Century American science fiction writer wrote Blade Runner: a movie?
Lord Rodger, yesterday: Just as male heterosexuals are free to enjoy themselves playing rugby, drinking beer and talking about girls with their mates, so male homosexuals are to be free to enjoy themselves going to Kylie concerts, drinking exotically coloured cocktails and talking about boys with their straight female mates. Great ruling, though. And nice … Continue reading Supreme Court (UK edition) for the win
From the Rodent: It would've been wiser and more useful in military and diplomatic terms; more humane, productive and billions of pounds less expensive if the US and Britain had responded to 9/11 by crashing two planeloads of US marines into the centre of a randomly-chosen Afghan city at 700 mph and executing 300 randomly-chosen … Continue reading Depressing but probably true
So, on BP, let's assume that it gets so busted by compo claims that its entire US business gets liquidated and sold to Exxon (as seems to be the current, insane narrative: "we'll pretend BP are evil rather than the same as everyone else, so we don't have to stop the drilling and the oil … Continue reading Technical BP question, or ‘lazy crowdsourcing’