Monday, May 21, 2012

Fill This Glass With Guinness, Get a QR Code

Can your beer glass do this?
Welcome to the next phase in on-premises beer marketing. Either that, or it’s just a cool thing to look at when you’re hoisting a few.
Either way, this glass, developed by ad agency BBDO in New York, is the most social beer glass we’ve seen. Activate that QR code and the glass checks you in to Foursquare, tweets about your pint and/or updates your Facebook status.
And in a nice branding twist, you have to use Guinness — or at least another very dark beer. If your beer is filled with an ordinary pilsner like Budweiser, you won’t be able to read the code.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Condom Company Asks Women What They Don't Want

When it comes to sex, everyone has their personal preferences; those things -- or people -- that they’re just not that into. Now condom maker Sir Richard’s is encouraging women everywhere to state their “Vagina Rules” loud and clear.

The campaign, which includes a hilarious video and posters plastered around New York City, is timed to coincide with National Women’s Health Week. According to the company’s YouTube page: Sir Richard's is calling upon women to share "rules about what they won't put in their vagina" to raise awareness for the lesser-known chemicals that are often found in condoms and lubricant, including spermicide, parabens, and glycerin.

And women have been sharing in droves. And after watching the video I now know there are a whole lot of things that women just don’t want near their vaginas.

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman Wonders If Boehner, Other Republicans Are 'Manchurian Candidates'

Appearing on "Martin Bashir" Friday afternoon, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said that Republican leaders' economic policy is so destructive that "sometimes you do wonder if these guys are moles –Manchurian Candidates – for I don’t know who." (Watch above.)

Krugman also called lawmakers who think austerity programs will jumpstart the economy "completely deluded."

Throughout his appearance, the Nobel Prize-winning economist proffered a philosophy familiar to readers of his column: Governments should spend more, not less, during tough times. He called the austerity programs that have been put into place in Europe and the U.S. a "massive unethical human experiment," and argued that "even if you don't care at all about the people...cutting spending right now now is a way to make the budget, too."

Responding to a clip of Congressman Paul Ryan comparing American economic malaise to that of Greece, Krugman outlined the many differences between the two countries, then attacked the Republican rising star. "About Paul Ryan--you should really look at Paul Ryan's budget, and what's really in it, as opposed to the empty promises," Krugman said. "His budget would actually increase the budget deficit. He wants to slash taxes on the rich, cut benefits for the poor, but it adds up to an increased budget deficit, not a reduced one."

Bashir then asked what Krugman thought of John Boehner's recent assertion that he would once again force a showdown over the U.S. debt ceiling.

Krugman compared Boehner and his ilk to Manchurian Candidates, whose "real job is to bring down America." Republicans have become so extreme, he said that their strategy at the negotiating table is simply to "threaten to destroy the economy unless they get what they want."

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Monday, May 14, 2012

When Pinterest addiction goes a little too far

You thought Pinterest was a pink, fluffy wonderland filled with kitty-cats and cupcakes. You thought wrong. As this {hilarious} video from the good folks at Comediva shows, Pinterest can get scary. Really scary.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Trayvon Martin’s Mother Calls for End to ‘Shoot First’ Laws

Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother, released a YouTube video on Friday that encourages opposition to “stand your ground” laws.

Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in February by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer. Zimmerman was not immediately arrested due to an expansive self-defense law in Florida, and the shooting set off a nationwide debate over gun control laws and racial profiling.

Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder more than six weeks later.

“Just like me, 30,000 mothers lost their children this year to senseless gun violence,” Fulton says in the video. “Nobody can bring our children back, but it would bring us comfort if we can help spare other mothers the pain that we will feel on Mother’s day and every day. I’m asking you to join Florida in calling upon the governor of your state to reexamine similar ‘stand your ground’ laws throughout the nation.”

The video was posted by safe gun law advocacy organization Second Chance on Shoot First and The Justice for Trayvon Martin Foundation, which Fulton founded.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Oprah Could Rule the World if she wanted to #SuperKickAssFab

As usual, Oprah is on to something big again and yes it’s positive and yes I love it! She launched an app on Facebook {}  and she’s calling it The Thank You Game, where she wants people  across the world to play by saying  thank you to someone in their life.

What better day to start than on Mothers Day? To give thanks to the mothers and grandmothers and step mothers and all the other special women in your life who have been like a mother to you? Gratitude is a wonderful thing and an often overlooked sentiment.

I remember once, many years ago, Oprah said on one of her shows that if the only prayer you ever say is thank you, then that will be enough. That stayed with me.

So in that spirit I start with you, thank you for reading!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Big Jambox Pumps Out Awesome, Ear-Splitting Audio