The buzzword in today's business world is MARKETING. However, people
often ask for a simple explanation of "Marketing." Well, here it is:
1. You're a woman and you see a handsome guy at a party. You go up to him and say, "I'm fantastic in bed."
-- That's Direct Marketing.
2. You're at a party with a bunch of friends and see a handsome guy.
One of your friends goes up to him and, pointing at you, says, "She's
fantastic in bed."
-- That's Advertising.
3. You see a handsome guy at a party. You go up to him and get his
telephone number. The next day you call and say, "Hi, I'm fantastic in
-- That's Telemarketing.
4. You see a guy at a party; you straighten your dress. You walk up to
him and pour him a drink. You say, "May I?" and reach up to straighten
his tie, brushing your breast lightly against his arm, and then say,
"By the way, I'm fantastic in bed."
-- That's Public Relations.
5 . You're at a party and see a handsome guy. He walks up to you and says, "I hear you're fantastic in bed."
-- That's Brand Recognition.
6. You're at a party and see a handsome guy. He fancies you, but you talk him into going home with your friend.
-- That's a Sales Rep.
7. Your friend can't satisfy him so he calls you.
-- That's Tech Support.
8. You're on your way to a party when you realise that there could be
handsome men in all these houses you're passing., so you climb onto the
roof of one situated towards the centre and shout at the top of your
lungs, "I'm fantastic in bed!"
-- That's Junk Mail.
9. You are at a party, this well-built man walks up to you and grabs your ass.
-- That's the Governor of California.
10. You like it, but twenty years later your attorney decides you were offended.
high rate of attacks on women in secluded parking lots, especially during
evening hours, the Minneapolis City Council has established a "Women Only!"
parking lot at the Mall of America. Even the parking lot attendants are
exclusively female so that a comfortable and safe environment is created for
Below is the first picture available of the world's first women-only parking lot in Minnesota.
Any discussion of the history of technology is incomplete without a mention of the steam powered robots of Victorian times. In the days of steam power, everything you can think of was built in a steam powered form. That includes motorcycles, bicycles, coaches, and tricycles. The Victorian steam powered robot Boilerplate has already been discussed in this blog, (with more information at Boilerplate by Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan), but Boilerplate was really an improvement of an earlier steam powered robot, called Steam Man, built by a teenage prodigy and dwarf named Johnny Brainerd prior to 1865, according to writer Edward S. Ellis.
According to Brainerd,
was about ten feet in height, measuring to the top of the 'stove-pipe
hat,' which was fashioned after the common order of felt coverings,
with a broad brim, all painted a shiny black. The face was made of
iron, painted a black color, with a pair of fearful eyes, and a
tremendous grinning mouth. A whistle-like contrivance was made to
answer for the nose. The steam chest proper and boiler, were where the
chest in a human being is generally supposed to be, extending also into
a large knapsack arrangement over the shoulders and back. A pair of
arms, like projections, held the shafts, and the broad flat feet were
covered with sharp spikes, as though he were the monarch of baseball
players. The legs were quite long, and the step was natural, except
when running, at which time, the bolt uprightness in the figure showed
differed from a human being.
More information about Steam Man is at the page titled Steam Man.
Cornell student Levi Lorenzo wanted to do a project about MIDI music technology, so the project he came up with was to build a hamster controlled music generator. The hamster controller uses 6 hamsters to control 3 rythmic tones. One hamster controls the "rythmic qualities of the melodies", and the other controls the note sequence. As the hamsters wander back and forth in their passages, the music created changes according to their position. The music is actually not bad!
On Levi's web page, there are links to more information, sound recordings, and a video of the hamsters making music.
Hot off the press: from Weare, New Hampshire, Logan Darrow Clements faxed a request to the Towne of Weare, NH, seeking an application to build a hotel at 34 Chilley Hill Road, presently the home of Justice David Souter. He seeks the approval of three of the five members of the Board of Selectmen, which would allow him to condemn Souter's home, persuant to the court ruling Souter just authored on behalf of the court majority. The controversy of the decision is that it authorizes governments to condemn private property for the benefit of another private individual, not just for the public good such as for roads and schools.
The proposed Lost Liberty Hotel will feature the "Just Desserts restaurant" and a museum featuring material on the decline of freedom. Clements has interested investors ready to draw up plans. It would generate more revenue for the town, which is sufficient cause, according to Souter's decision, to jusify the taking.
You are bidding on a completely disassembled Canon A70 3.2
Megapixel point and shoot digital camera. This item is sold As
Is. No warranties expressed or implied. No returns no exchanges no
refunds. Bid on this items if you are iterested in having spare parts for your
A70 , if you like to tinker or if you want to play a practical joke on your
favorite Canon A70 owner. Before I took it apart, the lens mechanism and
screen were working properly but some of the controls were unresponsive. The
case sustained some damage during disassembly. This item does not include a
memory card or batteries.
OK, I have recieved what amounts to a chain letter being passed from blogger to blogger. This particular version requires the receiver to answer these questions in his/her blog, and pass the questions on to others in turn. The questions are:
-- what is my total volume of music -- what is the last CD I bought
-- what song is playing right now -- what five songs do I listen to
a lot because they are special to me -- five people I'm passing the
musical baton to
I'll answer these questions, and ask readers of this blog to enter comments to this post, and we'll see who is listening to what. OK, here goes:
-- what is my total volume of music.
I own maybe 30 CDs, no MP3s, a lot of tapes and albums.
-- what is the last CD I bought: The last one was "Classic Bluegrass", from the Smithsonian book store
-- what song is playing right now: Sarah McLachlan, Angel
-- what five songs do I listen to
a lot because they are special to me
I have several CDs in my player that contain many artists, so I hear them all in turn. Some that I like to hear when they come up include Sarah McLauchlin, Norah Jones, Richard Thompson (Vincent '52), Emily Lou Harris, Dire Straights, Bonnie Rait,
The CDs in my player at work are
1. "Live from Mountain Music Lounge, Disc 2" (BoDeans, Jack Johnson, the Wallflowers, Indigo Girls, Colin Hay, Shawn Mullins, Tom Salls, Neil Finn, David Gray, Norah Jones, Train, Patty Griffin, Carbon Leaf, Counting Crows. )
2. Shawn Colvin
3. "Live from Mountain Music Lounge, Volume 10" (Dave Matthews, Alanis Morissette (I could skip her), Matchbox Twenty, Sarah McLachlan, HEM, Jamie Cullum, Alexi Murdoch, etc.)
4. Norah Jones, Come Away with Me.
5. mix of music made by a friend
6. a CD of Celtic music
-- five people I'm passing the
musical baton to: everyone who reads this blog!