Monthly Archives: November 2008

giving thanks

heading out at 7 am manana to visit with bro kev & his GF tara in SF. will be there til sunday. hooray! i need a getaway from the ugly. except from y’all, who R all so purty. love and blessings to all!

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overall …

image below sent to me by miss laurs, inspired (i think) by my latest internet suitor, courtesy of graphjam.

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i was thinking more about the overalls dude and wuz reminded of the article from this week’s nytimes mag. excerpt:

II. FACEBOOK OVERALLS

Jack Hitt, NYTimes contributing writer: Let me give you a scenario. I’m the somewhat desperate C.E.O. of a company called Jack’s Overalls. We manufacture functional clothes, and in the era of corporate farming, our market is fading. My younger vice presidents are telling me that we need to try new media. So I’m turning to you: Why should I even consider these emerging media? Can’t I just spend my money on old-school, 30-second spots on prime-time television?

LARS BASTHOLM, chief creative officer at AKQA: Well, we do have a ton of different new media and new ways to use them. But before we get there, I would suggest that first, you take a step backward and ask yourself, How do I make my brand relevant? Overalls are a staple of Americana, a cultural icon. The question is, How can you make overalls relevant to people today, and how can you use these different media channels to accomplish that?

BENJAMIN PALMER, the C.E.O. of the Barbarian Group: Your customers in the past have been farmers. Overalls are a commodity.

ROBERT RASMUSSEN, the executive creative director of the Nike account at R/GA: Very functional. And your market is shrinking.

Palmer: So you have to create a new market. Farming may be going away, but what’s on the rise? Right now your overalls are made with special pockets and holders for farming tools. Maybe we retool them for urban farmers, as it were, and their specialized gear. You have special pockets for your iPhone and your BlackBerry, and a pocket for your headphones, another for your wallet, your subway card, your keys.

the article itself is old news … all the stuff they’re saying media companies should do to build brands, they’re already doing (and have been since the late 90’s). the trend will increasingly disintermediate advertising agencies … who needs ’em if you have the right media partners … and within the next 5 years you’ll see brands going directly to the media companies who will, in turn, continue to grow their boutique agency-like capabilities. 

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monday morning dance party!

a feel good song for feel weird times. diana ross & the supremes “some day we’ll be together”. their last TV appearance in 1970.

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the perils of online dating …

occasionally, and sometimes frequently, you receive odd missives and photos from strange men you don’t know. like steve, who today asked me to brunch and sent me this:

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i mean, really?

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10 Sexiest Men Alive

People mag released its “Sexiest Man Alive” issue last week and chose Hugh Jackman. Snore. While I certainly wouldn’t kick him out of bed, he’s not on the “Col’s 10 Sexiest Men Alive” list, that’s for sure. I gave about 5 minutes of thought to who MY top 10 are.

Without further a dude …

10) Ryan Gosling — loved him in half nelson. he’s the mysterious, quiet seeming type. smart too.

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9) James Franco — similar appeal to ryan gosling. not as intellectually sharp, but more fun and goofy. loved him in freeks & geeks. also it’s kinda cute that he’s working on an MFA up at columbia.

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8) Christian Bale — I’m hangin’ on to him from years past though I felt he was a bit too smooth in the latest Batman. I’d like to see him rough it up again. come to think of it, i wouldn’t mind roughing him up.

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7) Q-Tip — I’ve crushed on him since I was 16. And his new album, The Renaissance, adds flames to the fire.

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6) Jason Statham — Tough, sparky little bloke. Reeks of adventure. To quote the Prince song, “I don’t care where we go …  I don’t care what we do. I don’t care pretty baby, just take me with you.”

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5) Matt Damon — Smart, clever all-American hottie. Love the Bourne movies and the fact that he keeps somewhat of a low profile and married a civilian.

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4) Leo Di Caprio — I resisted Leo in the early years, when he was all the rage around Titanic. Time passed — Gangs of New York … Catch Me If You Can … The Aviator … The Departed. Now, I swoon.

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3) Javier Bardem — 3 words: Vicky Christina Barcelona. Aye, Aye Aye.

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2) Clive Owen — The dark, brooding, hyper-masculine British hunk.

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1) Daniel Craig — The light, brooding, hyper-masculine British hunk.

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monday morning dance party!

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here ya go. click on the pick to get the video.

JT and andy samberg in leotards and pumps. (isn’t that a great word — leotard?) also here’s a fun page on huff po dedicated to SNL.

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I’m in L-007-ve.

quantum-of-solace1phyll and i saw quantum of solace. battery park city theater friday night at 7 pm – it was packed. colleagues asked if it was the franchise or daniel craig that motivated me to see it on opening night. hands down it was daniel craig. he embodies my fantasy male. rugged, brooding exciting masculinity. the opposite of the domesticated hyper intellectual, desk-riding metro male i live amongst. decisive, confident, and all the while intelligent (not a caveman). bond as played by dc is a tortured unfulfilled soul − utterly elusive, incapable of forming sustained intimate relationships. sad? bad bf material? proly, but i am too busy drooling. those eyes, cheekbones, shoulders. gah!!!

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