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    Thursday, July 5, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Slate

    Marketing Campaigns

    How to properly build a Lincoln museum:1.) ask Disney 2.) consider a roller coaster (as he was bipolar and had lots of ups and downs)

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    International Herald Tribune

    Bad Ideas

    Putin Youth

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    NPR

    Public Relations Ideas

    White House attacks the Clintons on Libby

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    Reuters

    Good Ideas

    Combination of two experimental AIDS drugs controls HIV in patients with few options: called "one of the most significant clinical trials in years"

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    Daily Telegraph

    Public Relations Ideas

    Experts should be able to have opinions, too

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    MSNBC

    Facebook Tips

    Johnny Knoxville and Wayne Brady file divorce papers for their twelve and eight year marriages (respectively)

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    Thicket Wire

    Religiosity

    Bronx jeweler appealing gay bias accusation after firing a "repulsive" worker upon coming out, says homosexuality is against God and all gays will go to hell

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    Advertising Age

    Market Intelligence

    Nike tries to reach Beijing youth with poster combining old values with hip-hop, basketball, and lots of bling

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    Thicket Wire

    Public Relations Disasters

    D.C. madam vows to release records

    2

    Eat the Press

    SEO Services

    Texas Monthly cover on astronaut sex possibly the "worst in history"

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    Insomniac's Lounge

    Attention Whores

    A trio of skinny patriotic girls at the beach

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    ESPN

    Web Design Inspiration

    Putin charm nails 2014 Winter Olympics for Sochi, Russia

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    New York Times

    Public Relations News

    Personal traffic alerts from private companies on rise

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    TMZ.com

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Paris and Hohan together again at 4th of July beach shindigs

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    Los Angeles Times

    Market Intelligence

    Body art becomes an employment issue

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    Los Angeles Times

    Public Relations Ideas

    California governator uses secretive nonprofit to pay for his travel perks

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    Wednesday, July 4, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Wired

    Public Relations Disasters

    Activists invent front company, penetrate Gas and Oil Exposition 2007 in Calgary, Alberta

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Bad Ideas

    FTC abandons net neutrality

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    AP

    Public Relations Disasters

    Al Gore III arrested with marijuana, and someone else's prescriptions for Xanax, Valium, Vicodin and Adderall in his car.

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    E! Online

    Good Ideas

    Christina Aguilera and hubby expecting their first child. Be prepared for the ensuing comparisons to Britney's stunning parenting style.

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    The Continental Congress

    Good Ideas

    The Declaration of Independence

    2

    Tuesday, July 3, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Washington Post

    Public Relations Ideas

    Dan Froomkin's scathing critique of commuted Scooter Libby sentence: "Self-serving & corrupt"

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    TMZ.com

    Facebook Tips

    Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minillo reportedly are trying to keep x-rated photos off of the internet

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    Flickr

    Mumbo-Jumbo

    Photos of a Burbank 7-11 after its conversion to a Kwik-E-Mart for the upcoming Simpsons movie

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    Sports Illustrated

    Web Design Inspiration

    Clemens becomes first MLB pitcher since Warren Spahn in 1963 to win 350 games

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    ABC News

    Public Relations Disasters

    Chinese authorities find more problems with its products: children's snacks do not meet standards, more fake blood protein found

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    PR 2.0

    Social Media News

    NMR Cast 16 - Evolution of the Press Release

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    Smoking Gun, The

    Villains

    Killer wrestler Benoit known by the DEA as an excessive steroid buyer; purchased a ten month supply every three to four weeks

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    CNN

    Content Marketing News

    Website leaks top nighttime Emmy finalists early: future confidentiality of award process in question

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    Daily Stab

    Attention Whores

    Paris Hilton spread eagle on the beach in Hawaii in barely there bikini bottoms

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    Forbes

    Public Relations Disasters

    Starbucks vows to reduce huge carbon footprint (including two ounces in every cup of coffee)

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Public Relations Ideas

    Another Not-So Surprising Move by the Bush Administration

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    Techdirt

    Public Relations News

    Scammers increasingly attacking other scammers: botnets and organized crime now major players

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    TechCrunch

    Public Relations News

    AN easy solutiom to making Digg's data less crap-filled

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    Deadspin

    SEO Tips

    LSU football coach Miles goes off on Pac Ten, USC, Big Twelve, and an eleven year old girl in radio show rant

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    Boing Boing

    Social Disease Media

    Nepal's "living goddess" fired for traveling to the U.S.

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    E! Online

    Facebook Tips

    Have mercy! Stamos says he's no Hasslehoff after claiming jet lag and Ambien, not drunkenness, for his Austrailian debacle

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    Advertising Age

    Marketing Campaigns

    Adidas uses Beckham and Reggie Bush to promote "Futbol meets Football" campaign

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    Los Angeles Times

    Rank Hypocrisy

    California governator talks tough about getting green but his actions are anything but environmentally friendly

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    SEO Mistakes

    Michael Moore spoof asking whether or not Moore worked with Karl Rove in 2000 to get Bush elected.

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    Buzz Bin, The

    Market Intelligence

    Twenty-five + social media books (just in time for the 4th)

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    Monday, July 2, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    MSNBC

    Content Marketing Strategy

    Gutless: Not a pardon, not the mandated punishment. Bush commutes Libby's sentence.

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    Insomniac's Lounge

    Bad Web Design

    A competitive game of "Red Light, Green Light" is surprisingly entertaining

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    CNN

    Public Relations Ideas

    Supreme Court ends session, seen as rhe most overwhelmingly conservative in recent years

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    People Magazine

    Facebook Tips

    The week's top ten celebrity quotes

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    TMZ.com

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Paris Hilton's jailhouse penmanship analyzed, revealing a troubled soul with a bad comprehension of reality

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    Google Blogscoped

    Web Design Tips

    Google criticizes Moore's "Sicko", largely seen as an action biased to potential healthcare industry advertisers

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    Los Angeles Times

    Web Design News

    India's iconic ugly Ambassador automobile, produced for fifty years, in danger from competition as India's image changes

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    Zric

    Heroes

    Lion Whisperer a new Steve Irwin

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    New York Times

    Public Relations Ideas

    Geologists predict massive oil reserves in African island nation a decade ago: no oil produced yet, but lots of oil-based corruption suspected

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    CNN

    Good Ideas

    Appeals court rejects Libby’s bid for bail

    2

    Yahoo! News

    Web Design Inspiration

    Serena Williams falls down in pain at Wimbledon as opponent hits winner; after seven minutes resumes play to tie match before rain delay

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    BusinessWeek

    Public Relations News

    Apple goes for big margin: iPhone that sells for $599 costs just $220 to make

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    TechCrunch

    Marketing Campaigns

    Yahoo announces new "smart ads", using data for highly targeted market penetration

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    Deadspin

    Web Design Inspiration

    Chicago man's dash on baseball field draws $75,000 fine

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    Adweek

    Market Intelligence

    Chinese cars due to hit Western market next year: strongly advised not to accentuate Chinese origin

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Social Disease Media

    Babies start lying at about eight months, so we should be pretty good at it by now

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    E! Online

    Facebook Tips

    Chriss Angel's estranged wife wants Cameron Diaz to disappear

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    Presto Vivace Blog

    Social Media News

    Search engine saboteurs

    2

    Sunday, July 1, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Los Angeles Times

    Public Relations Ideas

    Rudely making powerful people look bad is the ultimate sin in Washington

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    Sun (UK), The

    SEO Mistakes

    Eurobabe takes bath in Bailey's Irish Creme; I'd tell you why but I have no idea what she's saying

    0

    YouTube

    Bad Ideas

    How to use your iPhone to stalk your ex-girlfriend

    0

    YouTube

    Newsbabes

    Taking a cue from Angelina Jolie, French newsbabe Melissa Theuriau seeks credibility by visiting Africa

    2

    Media Orchard

    Social Media News

    Tip for young marketers: If you're going to sell your soul, at least demand a fair price

    1

    Saturday, June 30, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    You've Been Blinded

    Web Design Inspiration

    Can't-miss tips for driving traffic to your sports blog -- hint: pictures of Brady Quinn's girlfriend don't hurt

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    Insomniac's Lounge

    Web Design Inspiration

    Blogger breaks down all 30 first round NBA picks, along with the beautiful woman each pick reminds him of (nsfw)

    1

    AnandTech

    Public Relations News

    The iPhone is literally dissected

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    Boing Boing

    False Advertising

    China is putting humanitarian efforts into Africa: some see this as a mere stategic move

    1

    Cheat-Seeking Missiles

    Public Relations Ideas

    Right-wing blogs trying to ignore their crazy old uncle in the attic. No, not Wolfowitz -- Cheney!

    2

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    PR Advice

    With a little good PR, the U.S. could greatly improve its relations with Turkey -- if Bush didn't think it was Thanksgiving dinner

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    YouTube

    Facebook Tips

    Letterman breaks down the lies in the Paris Hilton interview in 48 seconds

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    Strategy Page

    Public Relations Ideas

    Brilliant conservative commentator finally learns who Tokyo Rose is, uses revelation to trash everyone who has a realistic view of the Iraq War. This is the kind of shit that ends up on Memeorandum??

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Legalese

    And you thought sports scribe Woody Paige just LOOKED like a dirty old man ... turns out he is one, according to ESPN worker's sex harassment claim

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    Wall Street Journal

    SEO Services

    Full text of the Dow Jones/News Corp. editorial agreement. And if you believe it's worth the paper it's written on, you don't know Rupert Murdoch

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    Slate

    Overhype Alert

    Why the iPhone is iPhony

    1

    Lawyers, Guns and Money

    Public Relations Ideas

    Roberts and Alito: More "politically palatable" versions of Scalia and Thomas

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    PoliBlog

    Overhype Alert

    Fred Thompson: Don't believe the hype?

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    Hottest Girls of MySpace

    Social Disease Media

    50% Drunk Trash and 50% Girl I'd Obsess Over (very nsfw)

    2

    Computer Business Review

    Public Relations News

    FSF to launch GPLv3 at high noon

    4

    HuffPo

    SEO Services

    Bill Moyers on Murdoch

    2

    iFilm

    Content Marketing Mistakes

    Businessman totally freaks out in a hotel lobby, caught on security cams. This one smells fake

    0

    iFilm

    SEO Mistakes

    Crazy viral to promote the Nando's restaurant chain (and no, there is no such thing as "Nando-fix Gum"). Oh, did I mention it has a stripper?

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    Break.com

    SEO Tips

    Dude steals TV reporter's microphone and runs with it during live remote

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    AbsolutTruth

    Grammy, Baby!

    Beyonce addresses why BET can't seem to do without her at the BET Awards every year and makes suggestions for change.

    2

    Wonkette

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Wolfowitz Bids Farewell, Promises To Screw Up Something Else Soon

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    Financial Times

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Wolfowitz aims to stay in politics; Democrats ecstatic

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    Friday, June 29, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Washington Post

    Mumbo-Jumbo

    As some have long suspected, cats domesticated themselves, according to study

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    New York Times

    Public Relations Disasters

    Romney accused of cruelty to his dog after strapping him to the roof of his car for a twelve hour trip

    2

    scotusblog

    Legalese

    In a surprising move, the Supreme Court reverses its denial of appeal review regarding Guantanamo Bay detainees: they will be reconsidered in the next session

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    Politico

    Public Relations Ideas

    Eight Democratic hopefuls debate at Howard U. last night...one man's rankings of the winners and losers

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    CBS News

    Public Relations Disasters

    Wikipedia finds controversial change weirdo, who claims to be shocked

    2

    Washington Post

    Brand Equity

    Elections Chief Backs Out of Diebold Promotion

    2

    tech.blorge

    Public Relations News

    Working Assets calls for boycott of iPhone and starts petition: Jobs should not make buyers commit to a long term contract with evil AT&T

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    NPR

    Good Ideas

    Chinese busted again: FDA bans seafood items as too dangerous

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    MSNBC

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Isaiah Washington now says he was fired because of our fear of the big black man

    2

    TMZ.com

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Actual video of trailer trash Britney Spears handing her mother the letter outside her trailer

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Grammy, Baby!

    The Spice Girls are back: the reunion no one has been asking for

    2

    Superficial, The

    Grammy, Baby!

    Britney Spears cut from the Cyndi Lauper True Colors tour because she won't actually sing on stage

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    People Magazine

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Wikipedia gets a chilling update when somebody altered Chris Benoit's entry to mention his wife's death – before her body was found

    4

    People Magazine

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Britney Spears photographed handing her mother a letter. Could it be the restraining order?

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    Daily 'Dog

    Public Relations Disasters

    Moment of Peace in the Video-Rental Wars: Blockbuster and Netflix Settle Online Patent Dispute

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    Daily 'Dog

    Public Relations Disasters

    Burger King, McDonald's and Wendy's are among the chains planning to defy New York City's new rule that they begin posting calories on menus

    3

    Daily 'Dog

    Public Relations Disasters

    Northwest Airlines scheduling setback descends into mudslinging crisis

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    YouTube

    Publicity Stunts

    Michael Moore barred from being interviewed on floor of New York Stock Exchange

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    WorldNetDaily

    Public Relations Ideas

    Edwards' and Coulter's catfight!

    0

    Common Sense PR

    Employee Morale

    Talk to popular video blogger and get fired? A look beyond Scobleshow guest's lost job.

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    People Magazine

    Social Disease Media

    Chris Benoit's Wikipedia entry mentioned his wife's death--before her body was found

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    USA Today

    Public Relations News

    iPhone's release has Jobs' heart all fluttery

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    AP

    Attention Whores

    "The booming voice of a black man" was the real culprit in Isaiah Washington's firing.

    1

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Villains

    India's shocking failure to provide hurricane warnings for Pakistan

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