Articles in the Media Category

LEGO Magazine Subscription are FREE
Posted in Lego, Media on 16 November 2020
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I’m not sure if the LEGO magazine ever stopped publishing but they sent out a reminder that it’s still available 4 times a year and it’s FREE. Just sign up HERE.

Recommended Books
Posted in Media on 23 May 2016
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Fizz: How Soda Shook Up the World The story of soda is the story of the modern world, a tale of glamorous bubbles, sparkling dreams, big bucks, miracle cures, and spreading waistlines. Fizz: How Soda Shook Up the World charts soda’s remarkable, world-changing journey from awe-inspiring natural mystery to ubiquitous presence in all our lives.  […]

How To Speak Good American
Posted in Media on 1 February 2014
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What kind of American English do youse speak? You can take the quiz version at the NY Times. Or the interactive map of answers to about 100 different words/phrases at the NC State site. For those who selected other, what other way is there to say ma-yo-naise? 🙂 BTW, “aggregate dialect difference” is the apparently […]

Walmart News: One Weird & One Probably Not Good News
Posted in Media on 26 September 2013
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The Probably Bad News for CARS/Toys Customers … “Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is cutting orders it places with suppliers this quarter and next to address rising inventory the company flagged in last month’s earnings report.” But also for a company that makes about $1.5 BILLION in revenue every single day of the year, they sometimes can’t […]

One Righteous Dude: Kmart Closing? I’ll Buy Everything for Charity
Posted in Media, News on 21 May 2012
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When Rankin Paynter learned that the Kmart in his Kentucky town was closing, he decided to buy everything that remained on the store’s shelves — and give it all away. Four cash registers and six-and-a-half hours after his shopping spree began, the benevolent businessman walked away with $200,000 worth of inventory and gave it all […]

Know When to Fold ‘Em and Know When to Walk Away …
Posted in Financial, Media on 22 February 2012
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Pretty interesting book …. Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure Some excerpts … “I spent the summer of 2005 studying poker. I interviewed some of the best players in the world, attended the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, analyzed “pokerbots” — poker-playing computers — and chronicled the efforts of highly rational players, […]

Woman Behind the Voice at 200 Airports … The White Zone Is For …
Posted in Media on 14 January 2012
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Carolyn Hopkins of northern Maine — the woman behind the voice at airports telling us to “watch your bags” or “the next uptown train will arrive in… one minute.” And NOT for Kids … NSFW … And TSA Protest Underwear … comes with free tazing (also NSFW).

Bin Laden Death – The Internet is There (Book Update)
Posted in Internet, Media on 2 May 2011
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ABC News has footage of the compound-house aftermath … warning – graphic and detailed. The DOD has put an illustration of the compound. Location mapped on Google Maps (with reviews – reviews NSFW – well, not safe for kids). And an IT guy who moved to Addottabad to work in quiet – who live tweeted […]

Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Take Five With You Where Ever You Go!
Posted in Advertising, Books, CARS, Checklist, collecting, Design, diecast, Film, Gadgets, Internet, Magazine Checklist, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Media, Mobile, Retail, Toys, TV on 17 May 2009
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Take Five A Day: The Magazine! You asked for it and now, you can on-demand it! Issue #1 of our magazine is available for order! 20 full-color pages devoted just to the DESERT ART series … Other than a few pages of text, the magazine is entirely comprised of full color checklists for however you […]

eBay to Referee Customer Disputes: This Should End Well
Posted in Advertising, collecting, Financial, Internet, Marketing, Media, Retail, Toys on 15 April 2009
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eBay started out a welcoming friend. eBay then became a demanding friend. eBay “unfriended” nearly everyone. eBay then became “too good for us.” eBay sent out e-vites for a holiday get-together and no one showed. eBay then tried being “nice.” eBay is now trying desperation. “eBay today announced it will take a more active role […]