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     (The song I sing whenever I open up a spam folder)

To me the practice of this type of spam just seems like an utter waste of time, even if you get a couple clicks from people. Why not take the extra two minutes to make sure your sentences are properly formatted with the correct tense and proper grammatical format before you massively send them out. I’m sure you would have more people fall for something if it was proper English. Perhaps people are just far too bored with life.

Share some fun SPAM stories or examples you have! I’m sure there are plenty more great ones out there.

Lightning Tattoo

Though I’m very unlikely to get a tattoo anytime in the future, I’ll admit there are some pretty awesome ones done by some fantastic artists.  Others though, really?  What were you thinking?  After a recent discussion with a friend about getting electrocuted, she forwarded me this article: Here’s what a lightning strike can do to your skin.

Lightning Tattoo

Maybe it’s just me, but this looks much cooler than any tattoo I’ve ever seen, plus it’s got a great story that’s bound to woo a couple of ladies. Great classy artwork with a great story behind it, though it hurts a hell of a lot more. What do you think?  Next fad?

So Quit Already

Following up on our post from last week (It’s Your Life, Quit If You Want To), it appears that this is the next wave of ads from them.

Want to Quit, So Quit Already
Want to Quit, So Quit Already

Having been exposed to marketing and taken many classes on the subject, this ad goes right along with what is being taught.  I can see it being very successful in the terms of shock value and getting you to see the ad, which is obviously successful so far. Are we de-sensitizing ourselves though? Every new marketing campaign has to be more over the top than the last in order to draw in our attention. I can see one day not being able to watch or look at anything without it being so over the top and unrealistic that we today would die of a heart attack, but to us then, it will be normal. Am I overreacting?

What are your thoughts?

– Chris

Racism

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Racism has been a problem in the United States for many many years and even with immense efforts by a lot of different movements, people, governments, etc, it is still as prevalent as it has ever been.  Why is that?  I recently read a quote from Morgan Freeman, a black man, and wonderful actor, on this subject as he was interviewed by Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes. I have posted the transcript from this clip below:

Mike Wallace: Black history month you find….

Morgan Freeman: Ridiculous.

Mike Wallace: Why?

Morgan Freeman: You’re going to relegate my history to a month?

Mike Wallace: Oh, come on.

Morgan Freeman: What do you do with yours?  Which month is white history month?

Mike Wallace: (pause) Well, I’m Jewish.

Morgan Freeman: Okay, which month is Jewish history month?

Mike Wallace: There isn’t one.

Morgan Freeman: Oh, oh. Why not? Do you want one?

Mike Wallace: No.

Morgan Freeman: Right. I don’t either. I don’t want a black history month. Black history is American history.

Mike Wallace: How are we going to get rid of racism?

Morgan Freeman: Stop talking about it.

Awesome, purely awesome.  I love this man even more. The problem we have is trying to fix the problem by over correcting. We have become extremists in everything we do and enough is enough. I went and found the clip from 60 minutes with Mike Wallace and at the end, Morgan Freeman states: “I’m gonna stop calling you a white man, and I’m gonna ask you to stop calling me a black man.  I know you as Mike Wallace, and you know me as Morgan Freeman.” How wonderful of a world we would live in if we all took this advice.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeixtYS-P3s

As a side note, this had nothing to do with Jake’s post on Martin Luther King Junior Day from a few days ago. We’re both rather sarcastic here and will say things that offend I’m sure, including “racist remarks” used as humor, but we strive to balance that out with enough “humor” about every other ethnicity, gender, race, religion, etc including those we belong to. We encourage laughing at the silly things that make us who we are. If you can’t do that, then you’ve got a problem, so deal with it.

– Chris

It’s Your Life, Quit If You Want To

Recently, I’ve noticed a new ad campaign online at a few different sites I frequent.  I was rather shocked at seeing it the first time, even after having heard about it from Jake.  The most prominent portion of the ad is the following:

It's Your Life. Quit If You Want To

If you don’t pay attention to the next part, you get to wondering who let the marketer in charge of this live and not forced to take the advice they are trying to give through this advertisement, which out of context is to commit suicide if you want to.  Granted, your eyes are fairly quickly moved to the green area of the ad and in context it makes sense, and not to promote suicide.  I still think that they might want to clarify as the English here seems to  convey that it’s your life you can quit.  Below is the full ad:

Am I taking it too far out of context?  What do you think?

– Chris

P.S. – It’s been five days, and nothing from Jake.  How long do you think it will take him to get a post up? What’s your wager?

Email Verification

So, I was just looking through the email that we have been neglecting for the past, oh couple years to find a number of emails. Most of them were from Facebook saying come back, we’ve missed you. There was one that piqued my interest however. It was titled “Please verify the contact email address for your Apple ID.” Intrigued, I opened it to find that a Chad Matheny has apparently tried at least four times to register his Apple ID with our email address. Sorry Matt. You’ll have to get your own. I know we’re awesomely awesome, but we have issues letting other people use our things, or pretend to be us. You at least put your name on it, so good for you. Best of Luck. As for the rest of you, this is exhibit A in the case for why we use email verification. You’re welcome.

Chris

P.S. We’ll see how long it takes for Jake to actually get on here and post something. Any bets? Should we start a pool?