Not even Rain Man could save HBO’s series “Luck.” The network pulled the plug on the horseracing drama starring Dustin Huffman
after three horses died on the set. Although HBO worked with the Humane Society during production, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals had called on HBO to cease production. PETA was pleased with the decision, but said in a statement
that it wants law enforcement to investigate the deaths.
While the horserace is over for “Luck,” Bacardi is celebrating a marathon 150 years of business
. And what better way to commemorate the feat than with a trip down prohibition lane:
Twitter might be a long way from reaching 150 years as a company, but that doesn’t mean the idea of time is wasted on the social network. In fact, a new site called Chirpclock
has established a clock based solely on users’ tweets.
In a timely dig at Rush Limbaugh, Sir Richard’s Condoms has created SlutsUnite.org
featuring badges that visitors can share on Twitter and Facebook to demonstrate their support for the responsible use of birth control. (via Creativity
A lack of responsibility has led to a crisis on the Dartmouth campus. A fraternity at the Ivy League university is facing hazing allegations, which the administration has said was an “open secret
” on campus. However, a lack of evidence and credibility has made the investigations difficult.
The use of “pink slime” in low-grade beef isn’t exactly a secret, but thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, schools can now choose whether they want to use it in their cafeterias
Meanwhile, if your small business is looking for alternatives to Groupon and other big-name daily deal sites, Constant Contact might be your best bet. The company’s chief executive Gail F. Goodman talked about its services with The New York Times
The media will probably talk to the makers of “Project X
,” a newly released comedy tagged as “the party you’ve only dreamed about.” The film is said to have been the inspiration
for a Houston mansion bash that quickly spiraled out of control when several attendees fired guns that left one teenager killed.
Not sure you can blame the movie for that incident, but a panel of esteemed editors
discussed whether business journalism is to blame for failing to warn people of the economic crisis before it began in 2008.
Even more hard-hitting questions: Advertising Age
explores whether the writers behind “Mad Men” are neglecting to address the issue of race
in the 1960s drama, or perhaps it’s the industry itself.
As for a lack of representation by women in the workforce, female entrepreneur Penelope Trunk tackles the arguments against hiring women
that she feels others might be too scared to say in public.