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    Thursday, July 12, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Holy Candy

    Mumbo-Jumbo

    A funny spoof of Us Weekly's "Stars -- They're Just Like Us!" feature.

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    Holy Candy

    Attention Whores

    Kim Kardashian's ample booty inspires a new word.

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    Copywrite, Ink.

    Brand Equity

    After sizing up eleven personal brands online, we discovered three are spot on, four are close enough, and four need help.

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    NPR

    Bad Ideas

    Air traffic controllers blame their errors on pilots as a matter of policy at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport

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    America Online

    Attention Whores

    Miss New Jersey reveals "racy" photos on Today show, hours before meeting with pageant officials

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    Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

    Bad Web Design

    New Canadian pizza place delivers porn with every pie...and 75% of its customers are women. (Sorry, this article is a week old but I had to share it with you, just in case you missed it)

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    Monsters & Critics

    Content Marketing Strategy

    A Chicago television reporter has left her job after she was caught in a swimsuit at the home of a man whose wife disappeared two months ago

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    Slate

    Content Marketing Strategy

    What the official disclosure would look like in Murdoch's Wall Street Journal

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    A Socialite's Life

    Freudian Nip Slips

    Memo to Bai Ling: Please stop slipping your nips

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    TMZ.com

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Often-rehabbed Bobby Brown got really drunk at the ESPY after party; in fact, he started at the show itself

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    BusinessWeek

    Public Relations Disasters

    China can't clean its environment, end rampant stock speculation, or police its own companies. The potential to be the next superpower? Not looking good.

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    Advertising Age

    Marketing Campaigns

    Established Court TV name going through difficult rebranding process: will become Tru TV as of January 1, 2008 to reflect shift from cops-and-courts fare to reality-based shows

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    Yahoo! News

    Public Relations Ideas

    Former White House counsel Miers draws probable contempt charge for listening to Lil' Bush and not showing up for subpoenaed hearing: executive privilege claim used as excuse

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    Fishbowl LA

    Content Marketing Strategy

    BBC apologizes for lying about the queen\'s staged antics at a Liebovitz photoshoot

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    ABC News

    Facebook Tips

    Posh and David Beckham strip down for spread in "W" magazine

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    Buzz Bin, The

    SEO Services

    Washington Post Business Editor Dan Beyers discusses his new blog, WashBiz blog

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    Washington Post

    Public Relations Disasters

    Washington Post expose reveals your nuclear waste is easily accessible by terrorists

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    Washingtonian

    SEO Services

    Any Posties Among the Madam's Clients?

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Good Ideas

    Quit Smoking.

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    eDrugSearch Blog

    Heroes

    Watch Michael Moore slap Wolf Blitzer silly in this live interview

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    iFilm

    Bad Web Design

    Nothing makes for a commercial punchline like an erection

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    Wednesday, July 11, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Integrative Media

    Blame Game

    Al-Qaeda is at pre-9/11 strength, spin to follow

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    Philly.com

    Bad Ideas

    Bush orders Miers not to testify

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    Washington Post

    Attention Whores

    Hustler outed our friendly Louisiana senator

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    Smoking Gun, The

    Grammy, Baby!

    Mandy Moore's tour rider is undemanding for a "star": yogurt, good coffee among requests

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Facebook Tips

    Top Hollywood types beg the question: have they gone under the knife or not?

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    SEO Mistakes

    Amerian idol contestant satires obamagirl with hot4hillary video

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    Washington Post

    Public Relations Ideas

    Gonzales knew about violation, officials say

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    International Herald Tribune

    Bad Ideas

    Lawmakers move to give Russian energy pipeline giants right to arm themselves

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    ESPN

    Web Design Inspiration

    Declining NBA guard Steve Francis reportedly gets 30M buyout from Blazers; Mavericks, Clippers show interest

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    Chicago Tribune

    Content Marketing Strategy

    Reporter Amy Jacobson resigns from Chicago Tribune after becoming friendly with a murder investigation suspect

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    Gawker

    Web Design Tips

    The truth about Perez Hilton's traffic: it's greatly exaggerated

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    New York Post

    SEO Services

    Jane magazine's ten-year run ends after plug is pulled by Conde Nast

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    NPR

    Blame Game

    China rejects U.S. imports in retaliation for America's outing of many Chinese substandard products

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    Chicago Sun-Times

    Rank Hypocrisy

    Chicago Sun-Times TV critic gets a hard-on over Big Brother's unedited version on Showtime -- then gives it one star.

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    Buzz Bin, The

    Social Media News

    Eric Eggertson talks common sense PR in this Buzz Bin interview

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    Jokeroo.com

    Web Design Inspiration

    Steroids anyone? Wrestler attacks fans

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    Holy Candy

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Charlie Sheen Finds Another Woman to Love and Cherish -- When Not Distracted by Pole Dancers

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    Tuesday, July 10, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    TMZ.com

    Attention Whores

    Aren't you proud? Paris passed alcohol education!

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Social Media News

    Write articles, not blog postings

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    CNN

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    McCain Drops the Ax on Campaign Aids

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    Integrative Media

    Public Relations Ideas

    Another Neo-Con Affiliated with Whore-Banging

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    PR 2.0

    Social Media News

    Robert Scoble Asks, "Is Facebook the New Press Release?"

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    Washington Post

    Rank Hypocrisy

    Spin Thicket poll: Will there be more Elephants or Donkeys on the D.C. Madam's client list?

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    MSNBC

    Rank Hypocrisy

    Lawmaker who opposed stronger self-defense measures shoots attacker.

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    CNN

    Public Relations Disasters

    Sen. David Vitter, R-Louisiana Played with DC Madam's Service

    2

    Daily 'Dog

    Social Media News

    Content Is Not King: Why PR Should Pray for a New Business Model for New Media

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    Washington Post

    Rank Hypocrisy

    Senator's Number on 'Madam' Phone List

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Newsbabes

    Hayden Panettiere has short legs

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    Monday, July 9, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Reuters

    Public Relations Disasters

    Sprint cancels service for complaining customers. I guess it never occured to them to provide better service.

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    CNN

    Good Ideas

    National Hurricane Center director leaves position

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    TMZ.com

    Bad Web Design

    Wannabe famous Heidi Montag strolls on an L.A. beach in a patriotic bikini

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    Perez Hilton

    Religiosity

    Tori Spelling gives up Jewish heritage to become a reverend; has performed her first gay marriage service already

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    USA Today

    Good Ideas

    Top fifty cities for volunteerism ranked: Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, and Austin top the list; Nashville suprisingly the only one representing the Volunteer state

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Idiot Pundits

    Why Ann Coulter's hate speech is different from Bill Maher's jokes

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    eMarketer

    Brand Equity

    Brands shouldn't ignore offline WOM activity

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    Broadcasting & Cable

    Idiot Pundits

    Shockingly, talk radio jackasses don't support the Fairness Doctrine

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    Adweek

    Public Relations Agencies

    Adweek discovers the social media news release

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    Advertising Age

    Market Intelligence

    New survey: CMOs are completely useless

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    PRSA

    Public Relations Agencies

    Journalists expect your company's Web site to have an online newsroom, survey shows

    0

    Boing Boing

    Public Relations News

    Want to spice up your new iPhone? Import these images from famed erotic photographer Steve Diet Goedde

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    BBC

    Marketing Campaigns

    Sony to cut Playstation 3 price by $100 in the U.S. to boost flagging sales

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    newyorkbusiness.com

    SEO Services

    Wall street wizard Wasserstein makes risks pay off at New York magazine

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    Dallas Observer

    Web Design Inspiration

    The Dallas Mavericks are not the only area sports team to choke in the playoffs this year after a regular season best record...thanks to the Arena Football League's Desperados

    0

    MLive

    Employee Morale

    Two long-time grocery store employees fired for not clocking out to view local Iraqi victim's funeral procession

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    Los Angeles Times

    Web Design News

    Pinkberry yogurt chain does not fit in with Venice, California's funky image, some argue

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    PR 2.0

    Social Media News

    Social Media is Transforming Marketing and Public Relations

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    WND.com

    SEO Services

    The Case Against Rupert Murdoch

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    Daily 'Dog

    Heroes

    Making a Difference Via the Blogosphere: Teen Blogger's Peace-Promoting Site Catches Cyber-Fire, Expands Visibility to Reach Millions

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    Buzz Bin, The

    Market Intelligence

    Take the poll and let us know which one you prefer: Jaiku vs. Pownce vs. Twitter

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    Erasmusblog

    Publicity Stunts

    Do you know the lovely town of "Fucking" in Austria! Just watch this funny video

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    Tonterias

    Public Relations Disasters

    Europe goes english: European politicians and their english (Sarkozy,Aznar,Berlusconi,Merkel,Schröder,Raffarin,Zapatero,Chirac) Just funny!!!

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    SEO Mistakes

    Top 10 Dumb Thieves

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    Common Sense PR

    Content Marketing Strategy

    Freebies are for bloggers, but journalists aren't squeaky clean.

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    Buzz Bin, The

    Social Disease Media

    Review: An experience that will make you Pownce

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    USA Today

    Attention Whores

    Sheehan threatens to run against Pelosi unless Bush is impeached.

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    Break.com

    Content Marketing Mistakes

    Slurpees are like PCP for dogs, if you believe this viral vid

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    Sunday, July 8, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Perez Hilton

    Oscar, Baby!

    John Travolta insists that his character in Hairspray is not gay and Hairspray is not gay and Scientologists don't hate gay people

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    TMZ.com

    Attention Whores

    The very important John Mayer blogs about his performance at Live Earth

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    Slate

    Bad Web Design

    Slideshow history of the bikini

    1

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Public Relations News

    Geek Squad techies will steal the porn off your hard drive, Consumerist investigation reveals

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    Hollywood Snark

    Attention Whores

    Diddy collects personal appearance fee to drink champagne and pick up hos

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Web Design Inspiration

    High school football coach forced out over bogus racism charges

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    YouTube

    Publicity Stunts

    How does a lawn care service get media coverage? Put the lawn-mowers in bikinis, of course

    2

    Jokeroo.com

    Employee Morale

    Sexual harassment: What employees need to know (nsfw)

    1

    Break.com

    Freudian Nip Slips

    Video of the crowning of Miss Lithuania. Did we mention it includes a nip slip?

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    New York Times

    Bad Ideas

    U.S. Aborted Raid on Qaeda Chiefs in Pakistan in ’05

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    Saturday, July 7, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    No Quarter

    SEO Services

    David Brooks gets a letter from his neighbor.

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    Independent Sources

    Public Relations Ideas

    Left, right and center: Three different spins on the Al Gore III arrest

    0

    Media Orchard

    Media Dallas

    Headline writers at the Dallas Morning News keep on playing the hits

    0

    E! Online

    Facebook Tips

    The "Answer Bitch" addresses a much pondered question: are all star relatives leeches?

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    USA Today

    Bad Web Design

    Naked Shakespeare gets the blue blood flowing in DC

    2

    USA Today

    Rank Hypocrisy

    Bush says Dems aren't doing their jobs

    3

    US Weekly

    Bad Web Design

    Beach blunders: summer fashion sins still provide a few good pics

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    YouTube

    Public Relations Ideas

    Al Gore\'s Live Earth Message

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    YouTube

    Public Relations Disasters

    Here's video of Miss Jersey Amy Polumbo's press conference discussing an anonymous troll's extortion attempt

    1

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Write Good

    Want a letter to the editor published? Make sure that it is both timely and concise

    0

    Sun (UK), The

    Thought Leadership

    Best recruitment ad for engineers ever?

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    LiveLeak

    Bad Ideas

    Oklahoma sisters, aged ten and twelve, arrested for kidnapping a baby for ransom

    0

    Brandweek

    Market Intelligence

    Sampsonite is sold : already in bankruptcy after 9/11 travel cutbacks, move is seen as a step forward

    0

    TMZ.com

    Social Media Fails

    What some stars would look like if ordinary people

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    Adweek

    SEO Services

    Government task force studying the effect the media has on obesity extends research

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    Independent Sources

    Braindead Media

    Lap dances on golf outings investigated (with pics)

    3

    Los Angeles Times

    Overhype Alert

    Housing slump not affecting the super-rich: they indeed get richer, as demand is higher than ever

    0

    Daily Kos

    Oscar, Baby!

    Michael Moore on SiCKO's Impact

    2

    Friday, July 6, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    People Magazine

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Britney Spears offers a very believable excuse for why she attacked the paparazzi with an umbrella a few months ago

    1

    Maxim

    Bad Web Design

    Nineteen-year-old aspiring model Brit Bliss is a sure thing

    0

    Star Magazine

    Bad Web Design

    Celebrities in bikinis at various beaches

    0

    AOL

    Public Relations Disasters

    New Miss New Jersey alleges photo release threat is a blackmail attempt

    1

    New York Daily News

    Facebook Tips

    50 cent learns the value of a dollar after wasting 8.5 million on latest tour

    0

    CNN

    Rank Hypocrisy

    Eight concerts with 150 bands Saturday for anti-global warming will do mare environmental harm than good

    0

    USA Today

    Bad Ideas

    Eleven-year-old girl charged with DUI after leading police on high speed chase

    0

    PhilStar (Phillippines)

    Public Relations Ideas

    Police clear streets of squatters, vendors in preparation for hosting 27 country ASEAN conference later this month

    0

    TechCrunch

    Public Relations News

    New Swiss firm WSLabi auctioning software vulnerabilities: some see as just blackmail

    0

    Slate

    Content Marketing Strategy

    Lawyers failing New Orleans by not showing up to help: reasons include lack of enough fee potential and fear of malpractice suits

    0

    Fox News

    Public Relations Disasters

    Director of National Hurricane Center pushed to resign by half of his staff: he's making their job harder and losing credibility during the busy hurricane season

    0

    MSNBC

    Marketing Campaigns

    Fast food is bad enough; why have crappy ads, too?

    0

    BBC

    Market Intelligence

    Advanced Medical Optics makes generous bid for rival Bausch & Lomb

    0

    Bloomberg

    Web Design Inspiration

    Tiger's Perez first in MLB to be suspended for amphetamines: gets 25 games on bench

    0

    ABC News

    Public Relations Disasters

    Microsoft to spend one billion repairing X-box hardware problems

    0

    PR 2.0

    Public Relations News

    Will Pownce Kill Twitter and Jaiku?

    0

    Los Angeles Times

    Mumbo-Jumbo

    Gore III's arrest starts unintended buzz: a Prius can actually go 100 mph?

    0

    TPM Cafe

    SEO Services

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers: Another Good Journalist Lost, Along With The Wall Street Journal

    2

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    SEO Services

    Who actually reads the Wall Street Journal anyway? (We're sure Rupert doesn't)

    0

    MichaelMoore.com

    Public Relations Disasters

    Leaked memo by Capital Blue Cross VP of corporate communications, discussing Sicko talking points

    0

    Thicket Wire

    Public Relations News

    Michael Arrington says he makes $200,000 per month from his blog

    0

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Braindead Media

    Chicago Tribune figures out how to turn women taking off their bikini tops into a public safety issue

    1

    HuffPo

    Oscar, Baby!

    Michael Moore stole my joke for his Sicko movie poster

    1

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