Thursday, August 20, 2009

Advertising: AdSense

Google's worst ads ever - when AdSense's contextual advertising misfires. The funniest is the non-Google "severed foot" one.

And this is old, but you can kill those sponsored links in Gmail by adding a few words about death and other tragedies.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Music: Storybook Lovesongs

Prompted by the death of Willie DeVille:

At least three of these singers are dead now, so David Cassidy should be worried.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Art: Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali on "What's My Line" - what a card! And Dali in three commercials.

Documentary (part 1 of 3) about Glasgow's acquisition of "Christ of St John of the Cross".

Trippy Dali-influenced video of uncertain provenance.

It reminds me of visiting the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida with my parents. My mother dashed around the exhibition while I moved slowly from painting to painting. She came up to me and asked, "Do you think he was a bit mad?"

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Film: John Hughes

RIP, John Hughes. It does make you wonder if there was a curse on "National Lampoon's Vacation". First John Candy, then Imogene Coca and Eddie Bracken, and now writer John Hughes. Not to mention Chevy Chase's career.

Great scene from "Some Kind Of Wonderful", with the hottest tomboy in movie history. "Break his heart and I'll break your face."

Wednesday, August 05, 2009