Fantasy games. Blow-up dolls. Public indecency. This isn’t the adult entertainment industry—it’s Google Street View. This minute-long video highlights the more bizarre moments captured by the sometimes creepy Web service. If you can ignore all of Patrick Jones' commentary, we think you’ll enjoy it:
It’s surprising that Jack Blankenship didn’t plan ahead
to showcase his Crimson Tide pride on Google Street View. The college freshman is grabbing headlines and eyeballs by dropping his face onto a giant cardboard cutout
to distract opposing teams at Alabama basketball games. Judging by his mug, this kid’s got a promising future in radio.
We’re sure the other teams can let out some aggression playing Angry Bird, which began nesting on Facebook
Obama must be anything but angry. The president’s approval rating is back up to 50 percent
for the first time in eight months, according to a new CNN poll.
The approval rating of QR codes, on the other hand, is tanking. Mashable
has officially declared the ill-performing strategy a lost cause. May it find Corey Heim and the other “Lost Boys.”
Look in your grocer’s freezer, and you’ll be delighted to find Ben & Jerry jumping on the Greek yogurt
bandwagon. But will they get John Stamos to endorse it? We only eat Greek food approved by Uncle Jesse.
Dieters and nutrition experts can also take delight in knowing Mars, Inc.—maker of such sweet-treat as M&M’s, Twix, Snickers, Milky Way, and more—plans to stop selling candy bars with more than 250 calories
by the end of 2013. As a result, we anticipate a lot of two-for-one deals at the checkout line by the end of next year.
But if you recently checked out at the store with grape-flavored liquid infant Tylenol, take note that Johnson & Johnson is recalling 574,000 bottles
of the stuff.
A Florida man would probably suggest a possible recall on e-cigarettes after suffering injuries from one that exploded
in his mouth.
Unfortunately, New York socialite Zelda Kaplan didn’t recover after collapsing during a runway show
for NYC’s Fashion Week. The style maven passed away after being rushed to the hospital. She was 95.
Whitney Houston’s death has Sony apologizing
for profiting off the late singer’s passing by hiking her album prices.
Profits made by schools in Texas selling ad space on their roofs and buses
are being called into question for “bombarding kids with advertising.” And at what price?
As for the price of landing the highly coveted book deal with the now-acquitted Amanda Knox, HarperCollins made the deal for a cool $4 million
Twitter is looking to make some cool cash, opening registration for its self-serve ad platform
to some 10,000 small businesses.
Still, for those businesses and advertisers to really rope in customers through social media, they first need to focus on content
, says Social Media Examiner
Seems Ogilvy & Mather were focused on roping in Lee Newman. The former Wieden + Kennedy executive was recruited to serve as the company’s new president
As for us, we're focused on this Mardi Gras weekend that's upon and plan to go enjoy it. You do the same.