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Misplaced Fury

One of the things that surprises me (and makes me a little sad) about the mess over at AOL's J-land is that so many people are taking their anger out on John Scalzi and Joe the Journals Editor in a way that is far less than polite or even civil....
Blogging

I Kid You Not…

One of the first clients to take advantage of AOL's new banner ads on their journals has been Bank of America. I'm not boycotting them, I have no problem with them for having bought an ad. My problem is with AOL and where AOL decided to place the ads they...
Fun & Laughs

Love Found Where?

I wonder if Sebastian S. Kresge has been looking down recently at any of the television commercials for his "child." Kresge, who died at age 99 in 1966 is the man who opened a five and dime store in 1897 that would grow to become one of the most famous...
Life

Disappearing From Store Shelves

As if the Celebrex controversy wasn't enough for them, Pfizer is now dealing with another problem, this time regarding Listerine: correcting a claim that some probably suspected was bogus to begin with! According to the Associated Press, (via Yahoo) Pfizer will spend $2 million to replace advertising a judge called...
Grammar

Politically Correct Punch?

I wonder if anyone else has noted the subtle edit made recently in a Kool-Aid commercial. The spot in question, which debuted over the past few months, depicts the start of a neighborhood lemonade war. The first line in the commercial is delivered by a young girl who sees that...
Life

Slim Fast ‘Sheds’ Whoopi

The makers of Slim-Fast diet products have fired Whoopi Goldberg as their pitchman after the comedienne made fun of George W. Bush at a Democratic fund raiser. Apparently, during her performance, she used the president's last name as a sexual reference. "We are disappointed by the manner in which Ms....
Entertainment

What a Tangled Web…

I love this story!! The Associated Press reports that several authors were caught redhanded over the weekend unfairly inflating the reviews of their own books and those of colleagues and friends. The glitch apparently happened on Amazon.com's Canadian website. Amazon's online book store includes reviews of books, with space for...
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