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The Social Layer

Uncovered this gem of a post in my Drafts. Written in 2011 (when Google+ launched) and all it said was:

“The Social Layer is Bullshit”






mic drop.

Elizabeth Banks Loves Penn Six

In an interview about her upcoming movie Pitch Perfect, Elizabeth Banks had this to say about Penn’s greatest a cappella group (full disclosure: dld):

“The big group on our campus then was the Penn Six-5000 [Banks attended the University of Pennsylvania]. I went to one of their shows and I remember watching this guy sing “Rocket Man” better than Elton John, and thinking, This is the most amazing version of “Rocket Man” I’ve ever heard in my life.”

Some other celebrations of this terrific news.

And of course, the song she so lovingly refers to:

Google Reader Ruins Me

Google Reader Ruins Me

I read blogs. Everyday.
Above is a peek into my daily struggle to keep up with the Internet.

So, I’m quitting. During this next week I will hopefully be able to answer the following questions.
1. How am I going to get out of this quagmire?
2. What will I do with my time?
3. Why?

Updates to come.

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WOW.

wowowowowowowowow.

Wal-Mart.

Walmart Store Front

So I’ve somehow never been to a Wal-Mart in my life. Being a business school student, we discuss Wal-Mart a lot. I know all about its process innovations, its distribution amazingness, and its supplier rape. But stepping into the store for the first time was still very overwhelming. What doesn’t Wal-mart sell? Health insurance? Diving boards?

It must be great to be a member of this family:
Walton Family

I’ve spent a couple of hours perusing the Wal-Mart company site for a video we were shown in management class, but I can’t find it anymore. If anyone knows where I can track down the clip about vendors/suppliers selling their souls in Bentonville please give me a heads up.

Bill Gates: rocking out with the…

I have about 5000 bookmarks. I have a folder in my bookmarks called “blog this” that contains too many things that are all outdated. However, I will try to intersperse my posts with something from that folder. Sorry if you’ve read about it elsewhere, but I just think that some things deserve some more mentions.

so here we go:

Bill Gates’ sperm: second most-wanted in China (via engadget)

pretty much a story in a headline. the story of an American hero.

How is this news?

I promised more posts. I guess all I needed was some inspiration.

While google-newsing Obama, I came across this gem near the top of the stack: Obama’s Charmed Life is Over

Now I understand that this article is part of a regular “My Word” section meant to promote The John Gibson Show, but why is it sorted with the news and how many innocent people have become victims of this promotional tool?

“The Obamas’ have lived a charmed and gaffe-free life up in this campaign so far. But it’s over. Now Mr. and Mrs. Obama are under the microscope and every word is subject to scrutiny.”

…why FoxNews. why do you exist.