Friday, November 24, 2006

Falling off the Wagon...

I've been getting harassed by some of my faithful readers (all dozen of you) for not posting much lately. Okay, at all lately. It's not because I haven't wanted to post - it's far from it. It's just because, for some reason, I haven't had much to say on things lately. Call it bloggers block, or something to that end.

The creative juices have been zapped, and I'm not altogether sure why.

So, in an effort to get out of this self-imposed funk, let me chime in on all the cool stuff I've seen but have been too tuned out to write on over the past nine days. This may not be pretty, and is sure to be pretty random, but bear with me. I gotta try something to get out of this funk.

The Peanut Butter Manifesto. Good stuff. My take? It didn't work so well for Jerry Maguire. Lets hope it works better for you, Brad.

The week of PS3 and Wii. Both, as expected, officially launched to rave reviews from gamers worldwide. Those who were lucky enough to ge their hands on one get to brag to all their friends for months, until more shipments are made, or regift them for a tidy little profit.

digg and Deceit. A fake Reuters story, reporting that 650,000 PS3 units would neeed to be recalled, made it's way to the top of the food chain on digg earlier this week. When it came out that the story was a hoax, digg promptly removed it from their website. Not to fear though, because only days later Sony did issue another recall, only for a camera. Good to know that the company, while seemingly walking into #@$#storms left and right, is at least being consistant.

Russian spy dies in London. Isn't this a really extreme way to promote the launch of Casino Royale? Hey, give it up to the marketers that were willing to take it to the next level.

Speaking of marketers, a recent survey by Zoomerang says that 79% of marketers are unfamiliar with the term Web 2.0. At first I wasn't going to say anything negative about this. Then I realized - Hell, it's not like they're going to see this anyway. Do your #$#%$#% jobs, people.

I started reading "The Long Tail" by Chris Anderson this week. Fascinating book. A must read for anyone who considers themselves a part of the business world. A must read right away for that 79% mentioned above.

Big payday for the Big Hurt: Franky T is coming to Toronto. Not since Roger Clemens have we had a player that has very own video game named after him. Only problem is Frank Thomas' video game (Big Hurt Baseball for anyone who wasn't part of the Sega Genesis generation) was released a decade ago, back when he truly was a force. Two injury ruined years + one comeback year (39 dingers is nothing to sneeze at) = 2 years, $18 million for a 38-year old DH. Ballsy move, Riccardi.

There's about thirty additional little snippets I'd discuss, but hey, just cause I need to break out of a funk doesn't mean I need to put you to sleep. Thanks for the harassment... I needed it.

1 comment:

Ed Lee said...

you must be pleased about this though - http://www.torontoist.com/archives/2006/11/new_movie_to_pr.php

Ed