by Kieran Healy on February 5, 2006

# I hope next year Burger King Corporation just make a pile of 2 million dollar bills and set it on fire, rather than taking the roundabout method of pointlessly wasting money they opted for this year.
# I am at a loss to understand commercials like the Diet Pepsi one, where the can of Pepsi gets a record contract from P. Diddy, etc, etc. How do those even make it out of a creative’s sketchbook?
# If the denial of the Seahawks’ first quarter touchdown was the correct call _and_ the awarding of the Steelers’ first second quarter touchdown was the correct call, then we’re obviously living in a world where I’m going to win the Nobel Prize for Physics next year. I’ll start writing my speech.

Personalized gifts

by Eszter Hargittai on February 5, 2006

I have a piece over at Lifehacker on unique photo gift ideas. I covered personalized gift cards, movie posters and magazine covers, a memory game from photos, magnets and a few other ideas. I have already given some of these as gifts, not all. I’d be curious to hear what personalized gifts others have given or received that were especially big hits. I enjoy giving gifts to people – and have a bunch of gift-giving occasions coming up -, but prefer the personal touch to the off-the-shelf options. Budget-conscious solutions are especially welcomed.

Two Quotes

by Brian on February 5, 2006

A couple of unrelated thoughts as we wait for the Superbowl parties to start…

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