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From The Economist: It’s not 42. It’s 148. The magic number for social networks.

March 4, 2009 Making sure you know I read the Economist so you know I'm not dumb, just obnoxious

Tweet Even on the Interweb, we cannot escape our evolutionary past. According to The Economist article: “Primates on Facebook”, some of things that we do to/for each other on the social networks over the Internet can still be defined as “Grooming”: you need to ping your peeps, follow up on their status, read their Tweets, […]

I am intrigued. Wouldn’t you? How one employee single-handedly MAKE the hotel…

February 8, 2009 marketing at work

Tweet This has just come to my attention that the number 1 rated hotel in Beijing is… Drum roll please… A frigging Holiday Inn! Yes, they do have true 5 star hotels in Beijing. Granted Holiday Inns do get a worse rep in the U.S. than in many other places around the world. Don’t think […]

Go Madam Secretary Hillary! You look good in pink!

February 2, 2009 random

Tweet Hillary Clinton was officially sworn in as U.S. Secretary of the State this afternoon. Didn’t know that clock didn’t start ticking until now for her. Isn’t this a very nice, and “human” picture of her? Why couldn’t the press show her laughing naturally like this BEFORE November 4? And in pink too?

The Lipstick Index: Myth Busted?

February 2, 2009 Making sure you know I read the Economist so you know I'm not dumb, just obnoxious

Tweet The first time I heard about the Lipstick Index was from a Mary Kay rep: I learned from her that the three recession-proof products are lipsticks, alcohol, and cigarettes. It is not difficult to understand why alcohol and cigarettes are recession-proof: if you are addicted to something, you are going to get your drink […]

Heard on NPR: Blago, No Unemployment For You!

January 31, 2009 imho is just a polite way to say I know you don't give a hoot what I think but I'm going to say it anyway

Tweet Many of us heard on TV or radio or read in the newspaper or blogs how the Former Illinois Governor Blagojevich likes to compare himself to all sorts of famous people. “Famous” not “Infamous”, that’s the operative word here. Anyway, he’s compared himself to Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., he’s compared […]

The London Beer Flood of 1814

January 17, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet After I learned about the Boston Molasses Flood of 1919, I quickly got wind of a rival event that happened more than a century before the Bostonian food disaster: the London Beer Flood. In short, on October 14, 1814, heavy metal hoops that held a larger vat broke and ignited a chain reaction that […]

Today is the 90th anniversary of The Great Boston Molasses Flood

January 15, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet It happened on January 15, 1919: a giant vat containing thick heavy molasses exploded, and the heavy goo flooded the streets of Boston’s North End, reportedly clocking at 35 miles an hour. In the end, 21 people died from this tragedy and hundreds of people were injured. It took many days and efforts afterwards […]

What’s the strangest-looking package you have ever received in the mail?

January 7, 2009 random

Tweet Goodies: this one from my fav radio station (actually the only station I listen to, other than the station that starts playing Christmas music in October…) and one of my fav magazines:   Wired Magazine wanted to find out 9 years ago, so they started the "Return to Sender" Contest…   Wired Magazine's nine-year "Return […]

A good question indeed…

November 18, 2008 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet This is one of those one-liners that make me laugh out loud… Brilliant, great sense of humor. Indeed a good question, and I have to say, no matter where you stand on this divisive issue, this question does make you pause and give the whole thing some more thoughts. Picture found here

If you think you are being watched, well, you are…

October 9, 2008 random

Tweet Wired posted the first image demonstrating the power of satellite photography. “This bird’s-eye view of Kutztown University in Pennsylvania was the first image ever seen by the GeoEye-1, the world’s highest-resolution commercial satellite sponsored by Google, when it opened its camera door earlier this week.” (The above comparison picture comes from my new favorite […]