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    Thursday, September 20, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    TMZ.com

    Bad Ideas

    Scent of a Woman!

    0

    Waleg

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Britney Spears is Losing It!

    0

    Sun (UK), The

    Bad Web Design

    Alicia Silverstone strips for sexy PETA ad

    2

    askmen.com

    Facebook Tips

    Jennifer Lopez offered V.I.P. all access pass to any KFC: offer tasty to heavy chicken eater

    0

    Dallas Observer

    Good Ideas

    Kucinich questions Dallas-based Hunt Oil's signing of a contract with Iraq

    0

    USA Today

    Craven Demagogues

    Bin Laden encourages Pakistanis to rebel against their President

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Public Relations News

    Virginia Tech develops creepy three-legged robot, dubbed STriDER

    0

    eDrugSearch Blog

    Market Intelligence

    New Pfizer drug causes hallucinating patients to see Wookiees. Marketing question: Should this be promoted as a benefit?

    0

    LA CityBeat

    SEO Services

    Mad Magazine is still pretty good, 50 years later

    0

    Los Angeles Times

    Market Intelligence

    Over 50,000 lunchboxes given out by California's public health department may contain lead: use is discouraged. Guess where they were made?

    0

    CBS News

    Legalese

    Zsa Zsa and her ninth husband have lawsuit against daughter over family money dismissed

    0

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Public Relations News

    Department of Defense compromises GPS functionality by permanently removing satellite features

    0

    Smoking Gun, The

    Public Relations Ideas

    Clinton contributor Hsu admits that his business empire was merely a pyramid scheme and that he pressured people for funds

    2

    Yahoo! News

    Web Design Inspiration

    Last year's Tour De France winner, Landis, found guilty of doping: title stripped

    0

    AlanKeyes.com

    Web Design Tips

    The GOP debate no one watched or heard of.

    0

    American Rhetoric

    Write Good

    A ranking, with text, of the top 100 speeches of the 20th century; Lincoln's Second Inaugural should be first, but isn't

    6

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Content Marketing Mistakes

    An impassioned appeal against ocular penetration, commonly known as skullf---ing

    0

    Black Star Rising

    SEO Services

    Will Scoopt put local newspaper photographers out of work?

    0

    Copywrite, Ink.

    Astroturf

    Sometimes there is nothing better than a good old-fashion bad pitch story.

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    False Advertising

    Sorry to disappoint, Cate Blanchett uses a butt double in new Elizabeth movie.

    0

    Perez Hilton

    Oscar, Baby!

    Who keeps giving Jessica Simpson movie roles? Here she is on her latest set of Major Movie Star.

    1

    X17 Online

    Facebook Tips

    Angelina Jolie claims she has only slept with four men in her life. I see she is in full saint mode still.

    4

    X17 Online

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    You decide if these pics of Oscar de la Hoya dressed in drag are fakes.

    0

    People Magazine

    Attention Whores

    Lauren Conrad says she almost quit her reality show The Hills over fight with Heidi Montag. Oh please, and give up her way too long 15 minutes of fame?

    0

    New York Daily News

    Facebook Tips

    Rose McGowan misses out on a part in the Speed Racer film because she was suspected of having plastic surgery and that she might be unrecognizable to audiences

    2

    PR 2.0

    Social Media News

    Conversational Marketing Versus Market Conversations

    0

    Perez Hilton

    Legalese

    Dan Rather is suing Viacom and CBS for $70 million

    0

    Perez Hilton

    Facebook Tips

    The custody battle between Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards turns nasty again.

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Villains

    Cops in Michael Vick dogfighting case say they aren't sure if some of the names in recovered documents are those of dogs or people. Yo dog -- that's wack.

    0

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Market Intelligence

    Black people and white people are watching the same TV shows today more than ever before

    0

    CNN

    Craven Demagogues

    Jesse Jackson says Barack Obama is "acting like he's white" -- better than acting like a complete a-hole, Jesse

    1

    PDN Pulse

    SEO Services

    NY Times has the most gay-friendly newsroom -- not that there's anything wrong with that

    0

    Wednesday, September 19, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    iFilm

    Rank Hypocrisy

    Oops -- Vanessa Hudgens looks pretty dopey dissing Lindsay and Britney in this pre-taped interview broadcast on Tyra

    0

    Romenesko

    SEO Services

    Is it time to make WSJ.com free?

    0

    Romenesko

    Bad Ideas

    TMZ thinks all Japanese-Americans look alike -- posts fake Judge Ito recording

    0

    AP

    Legalese

    Beware of Vegas hitchhikers: O.J. is out of jail

    0

    AP

    Braindead Media

    Dan Rather is suing CBS and Viacom over faulty Bush story.

    0

    Mother Proof

    Web Design Inspiration

    What does NASCAR have against women?

    0

    AOL

    Market Intelligence

    Wal Mart unveils new strategy to boost flagging sales...touting low prices. Wtf?

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Freudian Nip Slips

    Madonna performs with aging nipples at full attention

    0

    ucomics.com

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Good Oliphant cartoon with O.J. calling Cochran in hell

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Freudian Nip Slips

    Anne Heche nipslip in lesbian scene

    0

    Reuters

    Public Relations Ideas

    Bush urges wary Congress to make the temporary spying law expansion permanent

    0

    ESPN

    Web Design Inspiration

    McNabb states that black quarterbacks face more pressure, criticism

    0

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Public Relations News

    AtPro introduces a $25 keyboard with handwriting recognition

    0

    Thicket Wire

    Publicity Stunts

    U of Florida journalism student gains national attention after campus police taser him at a Kerry speech Monday: just a stunt or a free speech issue in debate

    0

    US Weekly

    Attention Whores

    Kathy Griffin finds "love" with Apple computer billionaire

    0

    TMZ.com

    Web Design News

    Former prosecutor Marcia Clark looking a whole lot different since the trial of the century 13 years ago.

    0

    Perez Hilton

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Britney Spears looking not her best in what appears to be a liquor store buying ice cream and cigarettes to support her healthy lifestyle.

    0

    Perez Hilton

    Facebook Tips

    Looks like the View's Elisabeth Hasselbeck has a new ally in co-host Sherri Shepard. Check her out as she ponders whether the earth is flat or round.

    0

    People Magazine

    Facebook Tips

    Another squeaky clean teenage star continues to get bad press. After racy photos hit the Internet, now Vanessa Hudgins is being sued by her lawyer.

    0

    People Magazine

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Judge deems Britney Spears a "habitual user of alcohol and drugs" and orders twice-weekly random testing.

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Good Ideas

    I am smoke-free and proud of it.

    0

    Daily 'Dog

    Public Relations Agencies

    Tips for pitching to freelance journalists

    0

    Break.com

    Content Marketing Mistakes

    Will somebody please ship friggin Obama Girl to Iraq?

    0

    Washington Monthly

    SEO Services

    Bob Herbert: Best newspaper pundit in America?

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Bad Web Design

    New Israeli tourism viral video pitches bikinis, not bombs

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Web Design Inspiration

    Jackass sports columnist/TV personality Stephen A. Smith demoted by the Philadelphia Inquirer

    0

    AP

    Public Relations Ideas

    Mitt Romney comes out against gay marriage; Giuliani's ads target MoveOn.org

    0

    Tuesday, September 18, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Salon

    Bad Ideas

    The latest cool Taser virals -- courtesy John Kerry

    0

    Waleg

    Facebook Tips

    Brad Pitt Needs a Bigger Bed!

    1

    Waleg

    Bad Ideas

    Madonna is Ambassador for Judaism .. Rabbis Disgusted!

    0

    Copywrite, Ink.

    SEO Mistakes

    It's viral. It's fun. It's for good causes. And it makes bloggers look good too.

    0

    Canada Free Press

    SEO Services

    The fine art of character assassination

    0

    Break.com

    SEO Tips

    Actor chokes during interview promoting TV show -- real or fake?

    0

    Click On Detroit

    Villains

    Federal Prosecutor Arrested In Child Sex Sting

    3

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Facebook Tips

    Police close case on alleged Kevin Federline threat.

    0

    US Weekly

    Facebook Tips

    First pics of Owen Wilson's scars from his very sad attempted suicide

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Facebook Tips

    USA Today compares Brad Pitt to the outlaw Jesse James.

    0

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Bad Ideas

    Is 12 years old too young to be a runway model? Young Australian Maddison Gabriel and her mother don't think so.

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Paris Hilton takes a tumble.

    0

    Superficial, The

    Facebook Tips

    Could Angelina Jolie be pregnant again? Is this a bump?

    2

    People Magazine

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    In a bad start to the week, Britney Spears' lawyer and manager quit within hours of each other.

    0

    Perez Hilton

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Rosie O'Donnell declines an offer to appear on the Oprah Winfrey show. Uh oh.

    0

    Perez Hilton

    Content Marketing News

    Patricia Heaton's response to Sally Field's Emmy acceptance speech.

    0

    MSNBC

    Facebook Tips

    Barry Manilow writes the songs but apparently not for The View's Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

    0

    Basement.org

    SEO Services

    NY Times now entirely free

    0

    The Spy Who Billed Me

    Brand Equity

    Blackwater banned from Iraq? Probably not.

    0

    Monday, September 17, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Hohan vows to quit Hollywood: Cristal stock loses 3 points

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    SEO Services

    Walter Cronkite staging TV comeback at 90: that's the way it is

    0

    Yahoo! News

    Craven Demagogues

    Bush DUMBfounded by Greenspan attack on his policies

    1

    Make the Logo Bigger

    Write Good

    Looking good precludes the necessity of spelling well

    0

    BlogTalkRadio

    Public Relations News

    BlogTalkRadio launches new site with features combining Internet talk radio, live text chat and social networking components. Listeners and hosts can set up profiles, rate shows, share favorites and leave comments, etc.

    1

    TMZ.com

    Facebook Tips

    TMZ.com is stating that the reports of an FBI investigation into a plot to kill Kevin Ferderline are completely untrue

    3

    US Weekly

    Content Marketing News

    Hot or Not? Emmy fashions

    0

    Yahoo! News

    Good Ideas

    US hybrid sales up 49 percent.

    0

    People Magazine

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    O.J. Simpson back in jail for suspected armed robbery. Please lock him up this time!

    0

    Perez Hilton

    Content Marketing News

    According to Nielsen info, Ryan Seacrest's hosted Emmys telecast was the second worst in Emmy history.

    0

    Perez Hilton

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Britney Spears' former bodyguard prepared to testify that she engaged in “nudity, drug use and safety issues post-rehab.”

    1

    Boing Boing

    Market Intelligence

    Yamaha markets newly developed Vocaloid software, to create songs and realistic vocals from text

    1

    BBC

    Good Ideas

    Ukraine approves covering Chernobyl with steel

    0

    Adfreak

    Grammy, Baby!

    Rapping fireman does cool PSA about fire safety to reach a demographic

    0

    BBC

    Social Disease Media

    Swedish cartoonist goes into hiding after he has a contract placed on head by the reported Al-Qaeda head: drawing of Muhammad as a dog seen as blasphemous

    0

    ET Online

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Contract hit out on Kevin Federline. Is he that important now?

    0

    Slate

    Religiosity

    Should we be afraid of evangelical elite universities? A dialogue on God's Harvard

    1

    ESPN

    Web Design Inspiration

    NBA ref reinstated after five month suspension for altercation with the Baradell's favorite player, Tim Duncan

    2

    TechCrunch

    Public Relations News

    Yahoo to aquire Zimbra tonight for $350 million cash--take that, Google.

    0

    Photopreneur

    SEO Services

    Five of the fastest ways for a photographer to get sued

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Blame Game

    Alan Greenspan is Geopolitically Challenged

    0

    Buzz Bin, The

    Mumbo-Jumbo

    Seth Godin interview on social media and what's fascinating him...

    0

    Portfolio

    PR Advice

    Jack Flack offers 10 things that Murdoch should do with Dow Jones

    0

    Daily 'Dog

    SEO Services

    Couric's tour of Iraq and Syria doesn't boost ratings for the CBS Evening News

    0

    Daily 'Dog

    Craven Demagogues

    Guiliani slyly goes after the unholy trinity of the left: NY Times, MoveOn.org, and Hillary Clinton

    0

    Daily 'Dog

    Publicity Stunts

    Consumer group fights for airline passenger rights with staged tarmac delay

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Content Marketing News

    Best quotes from the Emmys

    0

    YouTube

    Fake News

    Hammertime redux!

    1

    Break.com

    Employee Morale

    Office prank: Dudes built wall in middle of hallway and video people being confused

    0

    Marketing Scoop

    PR Advice

    How to use article sites and not get penalized for duplicate content by Google

    0

    NPPA

    Content Marketing Strategy

    A legacy tarnished: a great analysis of the Joe O'Donnell photo-attribution scandal

    0

    Break.com

    Villains

    Author Kamau Kambon has some, um, interesting views on the issue of race in America

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    SEO Services

    Journalism ethics hotline gets 500th call

    0

    AP

    Craven Demagogues

    John McCain's pandering to the religious right sinks to new lows; for the first time, he says he's a Baptist

    3

    Inside Cable News

    SEO Services

    The inside story of how cable networks battled for access to the latest Osama bin Laden video

    0

    iFilm

    Content Marketing Mistakes

    How to advertise your sauna Web site -- hidden cam of babes in the sauna?

    0

    Sunday, September 16, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    All Spin Zone

    Craven Demagogues

    Normal life is returning to Baghdad -- if normal is South Central

    0

    CyberJournalist.net

    SEO Services

    NY Times speeding transition from print to Web, begins publishing video letters to the editor

    0

    ABC News

    Legalese

    Black family ignored by white waiter at Denny's wins $600,000 in lawsuit

    1

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Legalese

    Teens banned from texting while driving

    2

    New York Times

    Publicity Stunts

    Consumer-generated space exploration, brought to you by Google

    0

    Los Angeles Times

    Villains

    Review of "If I Did It" says that O.J. Simpson appears self-absorbed and in denial. Really?

    0

    Buzz Bin, The

    PR Advice

    The Participation Ethos: Preview of the BlogOrlando session

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    SEO Mistakes

    A page of classic wedding announcements ... what if your last name were Wang and your betrothed's were Holder?

    0

    Break.com

    Public Relations Disasters

    Not a tourism commercial for Barcelona: cops strip and beat down girl on video

    0

    iFilm

    Thought Leadership

    Free roadside assistance for teens means not having to catch your parents having sex with a horse?

    0

    Thicket Wire

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Pamela Anderson Used Sexual Favors To Pay Gambling Debt

    2

    Saturday, September 15, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    PR 2.0

    Public Relations News

    Yahoo's New Social Network Mashes Facebook with Myspace

    1

    WorldNetDaily

    Public Relations Ideas

    Alan Keyes announces candidacy for President.

    0

    YouTube

    Newsbabes

    A reason to move to the Phillipines and start taking coed aerobics classes: Cindy Kurleto

    0

    Strategic Public Relations

    Social Media News

    Take the Blogger Relations Quiz

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Freudian Nip Slips

    Brit actress Jennifer Ellison shows off cameltoe and under-cleavage at the beach. Oh, are there photographers around??

    2

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Attention Whores

    Why the MTV meltdown will be good for Britney's comeback

    0

    Hollywood Hooked

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Courtney Love's mouth Is Jacked Up

    0

    Media Orchard

    Idiot Pundits

    Blogger urges Democrats to push agenda of Personal Responsibility, by staking dubious connection to New Deal as a model for the individual

    1

    Copywrite, Ink.

    Good Ideas

    If you ever wondered who cares when your client does something good in the community, here is the answer.

    0

    eDrugSearch Blog

    Content Marketing Mistakes

    Want to be so freaked out that you can't sleep tonite? Watch this conspiracy weirdo's documentary

    0

    Friday, September 14, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    PR Advice

    Seven free link-bait titles for your blog posts

    0

    YouTube

    SEO Mistakes

    Tyra goes off on Britney.

    0

    Reuters

    Public Relations News

    Prince suing YouTube over content

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Web Design Inspiration

    59 year old linebacker to start his first college game in 37 years Saturday

    0

    Potomac News

    Market Intelligence

    NASCAR drivers turned into salesmen

    0

    Yahoo! News

    False Advertising

    Giuliani attacks Hillary in dubious campaign ad: accuses her of a "character attack" of General Petraeus

    1

    SF Gate

    Good Ideas

    The Govenator bans teens from cell phone usage while driving

    0

    People Magazine

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    According to Britney Spears' lawyer, she just wants to be a mom. Huh?

    0

    Daily India

    SEO Services

    Al Gore's Current TV gets Emmy nomination

    0

    Yahoo! News

    Public Relations Ideas

    Highly publicised troop withdrawal in Iraq will probably not even meet pre-surge levels

    0

    SOHH Latino

    Newsbabes

    Our favorite weathergirl, Jackie Guerrido, is getting married to a reggae singer

    2

    AP

    Good Ideas

    Artists staging concert to raise money for Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in D.C.

    0

    People Magazine

    Attention Whores

    O.J. Simpson suspected in Las Vegas break-in

    1

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Web Design Inspiration

    New England Patriots are cheaters, says NFL

    6

    Heckler Spray

    Attention Whores

    Vanessa Hudgens -- millimeters away from lesbian-kiss heaven

    0

    Daily Kos

    Craven Demagogues

    John Boehner: $3 billion per week is a "small price" to pay for security in Iraq. Also, we'll throw in security for the Brooklyn Bridge, too.

    1

    Break.com

    SEO Mistakes

    Local weatherman licks his green screen

    0

    PR 2.0

    Bad Ideas

    Crisis Communications 2.0 - Apple and the iPhone Price Bomb

    0

    Buzz Bin, The

    False Advertising

    Diva Marketing Blogger Toby Bloomberg and Geoff Livingston question Advertising Age's Jonah Bloom

    0

    Waleg

    Facebook Tips

    Jennifer Lopez : Pregnant or Bloated ?

    4

    Stupidity.org

    SEO Mistakes

    Kelly Ripa's secret is crack cocaine

    0

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