Showing posts with label consumers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label consumers. Show all posts

Friday, October 7, 2011

Link roundup

1. Can you identify these monster eyes?

2. Good interview with Jensen Karp about running Gallery 1988. I hope this isn't a joke:

I was actually in a rap group signed to Interscope called Hot Karl. I had songs with Kanye West, Will.i.Am, Redman, Fabolous, Mya, etc. It was a crazy opportunity that came to me while I was attending USC, but it also was never really something I aspired to do. It was just something I couldn’t say no to. So as I say a real way out of it, I decided to take the money I made from rapping and put it into something I could be proud of as a career, and depend on, so the gallery was born with my partner Katie. I was always more interested in the marketing and visual approach to selling music, so it seemed that more curator-based stuff was where I was hoping to go the whole time.
3. Jeff Bercovici commenting on Steve Jobs:
there's something disturbing about people treating Jobs as though he was some kind of saint. The problem with doing so is the way it elevates our own consumerism to something noble and important when really it's the opposite.
4. A look at Sammy Wanjiru, a tremendous marathon runner who died under mysterious circumstances (and Kenyan runners in general):
early on, there were glimpses of fire. In the 1968 Olympics, Kipchoge Keino flew to first place in the 1,500, winning by 20 meters. It's the largest margin of victory in the history of the event and earned Kenya its first gold medal in any competition. This is true despite Keino's unusual morning on race day — when his bus got knotted in Mexico City traffic, he ran the final two miles to the stadium, to the starting line, and to the history books.
*Buy Olympics posters at eBay.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Arthur Conan Doyle (link roundup)

Arthur Conan Doyle by Graham Annable for Hey Oscar Wilde, It's Clobberin' Time. See also: Stephen King's Carrie by Ryan Cody.

And a few more links:

1. For anyone who watched Lost, Google doesn't seem to think there is a coffee shop at the corner of Sweetzer and Melrose. I can't remember off hand. (Since I visit Oahu fairly often, but have always lived in LA, it's strange to hear people talk and act like they're in LA, but so obviously be on Oahu. Almost like ... I'm living in an alternate reality.)

2. How to cancel your credit card without hurting your credit score.

3. Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online is free to play and runs smoothly. Via.

4. Several pages from Lucas Marangon's new Dark Horse comic. (I love the goofy Star Wars comics Lucas used to draw).

*Previously: Lost images by Ty Mattson.

*Buy Dharma Initiative collectibles at eBay.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Do Not Build a Frankenstein! (link roundup)

Go here to see few interior pages from Neil Numberman's new book Do Not Build a Frankenstein!, which is 32% off at Amazon.

And a few more links:

1. A man dropped a Kindle, broke it, and convinced Amazon to send him $400 since their advertisement indicates that a Kindle can survive such a fall.

2. "Meta-list" of the 100 best comics of 2008. Via.

3. Long article at the New Yorker about James Cameron, Avatar, and his unpleasant behavior. Like everything else I've seen related to Avatar, it's pretty boring. Aside from the fact that his crew calls the dark side of his personality "Mij" - - Jim backward. Via.

*Previously: War of the Colossal Freaks of Frankenstein's Planet.

*Buy Frankenstein toys at eBay.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Dimethyl Sulfate warning sign (link roundup)

The hazmat warning sign for dimethyl sulfate makes it seem kind of awesome.

And a few more links:

1. Newsflash: Stores are set up to play on your emotions and convince you to buy. For example, Costco places high ticket items to get you in the mood to spend, and satisfy your urge to splurge with a more attainable DVD. Via.

2. Kraft wants to buy Cadbury because Cadbury has established a major presence in developing countries such as India. Via.

3. Dan Brown's 20 worst sentences. (I'll never understand his success. I hated the Da Vinci Code. Except for the concept at its core that Christianity was popular because it was an orgy religion, that was fun.)

*Previously: Warning Sign: Batman Crossing Ahead.

*Buy Death Traps to Treasure: Spanish and Mexican Mine Traps, Warning Signs and Symbols at Amazon.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Technicolor Chesire Cat (link roundup)

Disney's Chesire Cat spotted at Flickr.

Here's a few more random links:

1. A reason why you shouldn't take the Golden Globes seriously.

2. Actor stabs himself in neck during play - - the prop knife was "accidentally" too sharp. Via.

3. Stores offer free engraving on electronics because if the item's engraved, it can't be returned.

4. Oregon's car dealers are begging for a new law that will demand they close on Sundays - - that would save them the cost of being open. Via.

*Previously: Steampunk caterpillar.

*Buy Alice in Wonderland toys at eBay.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Peanut Butter with the warning "Contains peanuts" and other news

1. Wegman's Peanut Butter jars include the warning: "Contains peanuts. Made in a plant that processes tree nuts."

2. Colleen Doran has posted some real horror stories about disturbing comic book fans.

3. 9-year-old pitcher Jericho Scott is so good he isn't being allowed to play in the local baseball league. League officials claim it's because he throws too hard and frightens the other kids, but his parents believe the officials are just trying to improve the chances of their own favored teams.

4. Ryan Block explains how hidden charges doubled his iPhone bill.

*See more weird news here.

*Buy Our Dumb Century: The Onion Presents 100 Years of Headlines from America's Finest News Source for 32% off at Amazon.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Yahoo is offering coupons for free mp3s to make up for closing its music store and servers

More information here, doesn't sound like you need to show proof of purchase to get the coupons.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Scary: Mostly insiginificant earthquake knocks out cellphone coverage in Los Angeles

You may have heard that there was a 5.4 earthquake in Los Angeles around lunchtime It caused almost no significant damage, and no damage to the cellphone service providers. But cellphone usage spiked enough to disrupt cellphone service.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Pure water cologne from Calvin Klein

An all-natural cologne. Buy some here.

*Previously: Another Bloody Water.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Friday, March 28, 2008

Grocery stores have it exactly backward

They should provide a special lane and extra service to carts overflowing with items. Good idea found here.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

New version of Dial soap = less soap for same price

"They are calling it a 'new grip bar' because ridges have been carved into it." Link. Via.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Tip: Don't use the glasses in your hotel room

There's a disturbingly good chance they haven't been washed (or were washed with poison, or were washed with a dirty towel, or....)

Reporter tests taxis in Los Angeles - - 9 out of 9 overcharged him


Monday, October 22, 2007