Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Obama, Sundance and student films

You know how sometimes one link leads to another...?

Well, this morning I was reading about Barak Obama's recent New Hampshire appearance (I'm a N.H. native, so I tend to notice N.H. stories) in Salon.com...and isn't it interesting how much attention he's getting? I think it shows how hungry so many Americans are for a new path in this nation's politics and policies. But I digress....

Anyway, from Salon.com, I clicked on a banner ad for the Sundance Channel...I mean, how could resist a TV show called "One Punk Under God"? It looked kinda interesting, but perhaps not my cuppa tea...so I clicked on a link to Sundance's Second Life blog...and, yes, Sundance avatars (named Vincent and Maya, if you must know) will soon be appearing on a Second Life Island near you. And if you're interested, you're invited to tell the folks at Sundance what you'd like to see their avatars do (in a nice way, of course).

Then another Sundance link -- for the "College Television Awards" -- caught my eye, and ended up watching some very cool short films created by college students. My favorites were an animation, "Things That Go Bump in the Night," and a short film, "Trojan Cow."

Check them out!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

For once, Bush is right

President George W. Bush spoke honestly about the situation in Iraq this week. "This business about a graceful exit just simply has no realism to it," he said.

No shit, Sherlock. At this point, it's hard to picture any way we can exit Iraq gracefully. No doubt about it...it's going to be a mess.

Viral marketing

I was browsing through the latest San Jose area meet-ups list when I found one for the SF Advertising 2.0 meet-up next Tuesday.

The topic of the meeting will be viral marketing, and the group's meet-up page has links to some fun examples. Here are my favorites: Monk-e-mail and Waitin' Woes. Oh, and the Mentos video contest winners site.

So much fun stuff, so little time.