Every weekday, PR Daily associate editor Alan Pearcy highlights the day’s most compelling stories and amusing marginalia on the Web in this, #TheDailySpin.
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Determining what Charlie Brown’s teachers are saying is already hard enough without adding a few libations to the mix. Still, now that the office holiday party is on the mend
, the Peanuts gang—OK, mostly Lucy—seems hell-bent on hosting an agency Christmas shindig this year, despite their many deadlines. (via The San Francisco Egotist
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Now that the party is on, I suppose we’re obligated to chip in on a gift for the boss. But what to get? Jimmy Kimmel has a few suggestions that you might recognize if you’re watching television past 3:00 a.m. Enjoy the late night host’s funny “As Seen on TV” gift guide
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A number of sports fans aren’t finding anything funny about tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki’s recent on-court impersonation of Serena Williams
. Stuffing her skirt and tank with towels to appear more—shall we say—voluptuous, critics have panned the parody by the formerly ranked No. 1 tennis star as racist. Your thoughts?
Meanwhile, I give major props to the genius who thought up this recruiter parody of Gotye’s “Somebody that I Used to Know.”
Anyone who’s been in the job market recently will appreciate it.
I also appreciate the number of unique ways people have chosen to usher in 12-12-12. The Associated Press, for example, highlights dozens of ways Americans are marking the date
—affectionately nicknamed “National Soundcheck Day
” (test…one-two, one-two)—while mental_floss
marks the occasion by posting a new “12-list” every hour on the 12 for 24 hours. A couple of my favorites: “Where are these 12 boy bands now?
” and “12 enjoyable names for relatively common things
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The Pope, on the other hand, marked the day by posting his first official tweet
, which he commemorated with a blessing upon his Twitter followers.
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Perhaps the pope ought to tweet a blessing for milk
, both of which are suffering crises at the moment. Milk’s problems stem from the public’s falling opinion of its nutritional value pooled with its rising costs, as pasta becomes the latest victim of global warming, which is putting a strain on the world’s wheat crop.
From the family farm to the family firm, Advertising Age
identifies six things you may not know about Dan Edelman and his agency, including plans to keep the business in the bloodline.
Meanwhile, plans in North Carolina to produce “Choose Life” license plates were shelved after a district court judge ruled that the anti-abortion plates represent "viewpoint discrimination in violation of the First Amendment
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