Friday, July 30, 2010

The Sad Truth

Seems Keanu is up to it again.

What a clever little devil he is...implanting his image across cyberspace. Doing a little bit or this, doing a little bit of that. All the while donning a sad little face. And now wearing a helmet.

That's the news folks. Keanu Reeves is taking over the world with a sad little face, a sandwich and now, a helmet.

Lord save us.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Bad Hair Day

I need a haircut. Or rather, I want a haircut. Or perhaps I do not. I'm very confused. Partially because I'm so tired and disinterested in my hair versus other details in my life that SCREAM for my attention. But also because I am no expert in hair styling.

Either is Britney Spears (Just look how bad she is with her bad self. Er...I mean, bad extensions. Yikes!) So I guess we got that in common. You know what else me and old Britna-liscious have in common? The fact that we keep trying. Yeah...sure...we all have our bad hair days. But you know what? We keep moving forward. Life is sometimes tough, but you gotta hold your head up high and move forward. You can't simply stop, shave off all your hair and give up. Oh, wait. Maybe you can. But the real lesson here is that even if you do, your hair will likely grow back just as fierce. And in the end, we are all hot messes just waiting to be mussed up.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What the Sh*t?!?!

I am rethinking my last post. I may have sarcastically blogged about Demi Moore and her 3 million Twitter followers and how she was providing a tweet-by-tweet update of her bowel movements.


My real point was that JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESN'T MEAN YOU SHOULD...which also happens to be my social media mantra, but I've talked about that before and I'm sure I'll do it again real soon. Also, I was trying to illustrate that all messages are not created equal. And all audiences are not interested in the same message. And I guess one last point is that it's vitally important to remember that we are all humans before anything else. Even when we are a little bit stupid. So, it's kinda funny when people talk about pooping. Hahaha. I called the shit poop.

Oh...speaking of shit poop...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid, UnTweeted

Did you know that rice cereal is a constipator? Not that I'm bragging or anything, but I recently found out the baby prefers oatmeal. And what makes baby happy makes me happy.

In a similar twist of fate, Demi and her very own youngin' are tweeting up a storm about the very topic. Or rather, they are tweeting about their experience with a whole body cleanse, a similarly offensive attack on the upper and lower bowels, brought on by a certain deadly combination of cayenne pepper, lemon juice and maple syrup. Hopefully the details will end there, for mrskutcher's nearly 3 million fans on twitter.

Which basically is another way of displaying a whole helluva lot of information to a whole helluva lot of folks that is most definitely too much information for just about any one person. Some things, as they say, are better left unsaid.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Beard Worth Covering

 It turns out that I like beards. Lee Clow's beard, that is.

Not that I have ever come face-to-face with Lee Clow's fuzzy facial hair, or the man behind the hairy mask for that matter, but I do follow him on Twitter. So I got that much going for me.

The thing is, I met (began following) Lee Clow's beard through an act of serendipity.  Searching for a Hemingway photo on Google, I somehow stumbled across his Twitter avatar (which, if you squint your eyes, looks similar to something that could be mistaken for Hemingway.)

And I liked what I saw. He tweets about random musings that appear to be mostly advertising and marketing oriented, but also could very easily be applied to larger life issues and struggles. He tweets things like, "Some products are good enough to survive bad advertising. But who wants to merely survive?" and "Ideas are nothing without execution. E.g., it's one thing to discuss freedom, and quite another to live freely." and "If you give some clients only what you think they deserve, they're apt to return the favor."

Turns out Lee Clow is a mastermind in the world of marketing and advertising, but I don't care. I like his beard. He is kinda funny, somewhat somber, often tongue-in-cheek and a bit political. Or, rather, his beard is.  

More than I can say for this guy's beard:

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Name Your Poison

The Washington Post published an article the other day about 10 mistakes that organizations make when it comes to using social media.

Why, it seems like just the other day that offered up an article on 11 Lessons for Social Media's Future.

To be exact, the latter article was published on June 24 but the former article obviously made things more pithy by removing a whole bullet point. One article talked about things that happen in the passed (and present tense) while the other article appeared more forward-focused by projecting what will be and how to make the most of it.

My point is that this message of how and why and where and when to best use social media is a siren song. What has happened has happened and what will come will come. So much of any growth to occur in the realm of social media is common sense meets intuition meets right time at the right place meets a twist of lemon.

Or lime, if you prefer. 

Good stuff.