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October 2008

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New terminology

October 15, 2008 – Comments (4)

I think we need some new terminology. Such as, a new term for "fat cats," although I guess it gets used so much (I'm sure I've used it plenty!) since it doesn't involve cussin'.  [more]

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Quotes for posterity

October 08, 2008 – Comments (2)

Yesterday TMFiPhone and I were talking about how we'd all better start logging some of the weirder quotes and moments over the last couple months or so... because come on, 20 years from now the textbooks won't capture just how scary and sometimes absurd this has all been. I've got a few quotes I want to remember and share with younger generations decades from now about this period:  [more]

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One way to get some free advertising...

October 07, 2008 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: GOOGL , YHOO

... come out with a product that's completely cuckoo for cocoa puffs (yet probably strangely practical at the same time).  [more]

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Truth, untruth, and consequences

October 05, 2008 – Comments (9) | RELATED TICKERS: AAPL

Has anyone caught the brouhaha after Silicon Alley Insider posted the rumor that Steve Jobs had a heart attack?   [more]

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Ads that add new level to surreality to our weird world

October 03, 2008 – Comments (1)

OK, it's Friday night, the lovely bailout package has been passed, and I need to stop thinking about that. So, I'm going to go into a completely absurd post about a couple ideas I've noticed in advertising lately. One of my favorite things to mock.    [more]

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Trains

October 02, 2008 – Comments (6)

So last night I watched the Senate on C-SPAN, hoping to catch the bailout bill debate and vote. (OK I was also hoping for some colorful rhetoric that the news media reported about the House, like that dude who called the bailout bill a cowpie with some marshmallow in the middle.) No such luck. Stodgy Senate, where are the circuses? (Other than all that crazy pork that got added in, some of that was without a doubt circus-like.)  [more]

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