January 10th, 2008


Ya know...

So I read this in the paper yesterday:

It's not without irony that the story of Ron Paul's "Ron Paul Political Report" is hitting CNN and the rest of the media (well, except Fox News, who apparently doesn't report so you can't decide) now.

The Pajamas Media article even has links to scans of whole report pages.

Now we're talking about something that Congressman Paul claims he didn't write. I bet he's even telling the truth. It probably was his newsletter editor.

It's still as big a problem.

You often see candidates throwing blame on their campaign staffers. National campaigns are large organizations, subordinates will do stupid things without anybody above approving it.

That's still a problem.

Ron Paul's newsletter, though, wasn't a national campaign. There weren't layers of management separating him from what was happening. There weren't thousands of employees and volunteers that needed to be managed. It was a political fanzine for all practical purposes.

The federal government dwarfs a national campaign. It's a much bigger management job. If Ron Paul failed to manage a little newsletter all those years, he shouldn't be managing the country.

(Of course, by that standard, GWB's spectacular management failures should have disqualified him out of the gate.)

I laughed...

Merv & Judith found this (I assume) at a duty free store on the way back from England and picked up a bottle for us.

That's Jean Paul Gaultier's "Le Male".

Yeah, it's not new, but somehow it's never had much marketing in the states.

That changed a few weeks ago. We got some magazine (I can't remember which one) that had an advert.

Then we noticed the ad running during Adult Swim. This ad:

The fragrance?

Not bad, actually.

The bottle?

Cute. I love the striped sailor shirt. It's even got a little collar. There's one flaw, though. The bottle designer definitely started with his "Classique" bottle as a template, because it's still got a girl booty. Even bodybuilders don't have glutes that prominent... well, male bodybuilders at least.


I am at work copying big drives, therefore I am bored.

from jeffmorris
1. Go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first article title on the page is the name of your band.

2. Then go to: http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

3. And lastly, go to: http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

Then you go and make it.

I can't believe it's so easy. Actually, I can't believe I got such good material.
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♥ Alyssa's "Day 7 - Cappucino" (OK, I added the white blocks to make it square like a CD cover).

All of them end up looking like instrumental art-rock albums, though...

BTW, do you have any idea what you have to go through to snag a photo out of flickr?