Cornetto/Nutty Buddy review attempt

Somehow I got obsessed with picking up variations on my childhood favorite (called something different, depending on where you are – Nutty Buddy, Cornetto Classico, Crispina, Sundae Cone… basically Vanilla ice cream in a cornet (aka the sugar cone) covered with chocolate and nuts)...

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FCC Listening Station

I was in Livermore, California a few years ago… and in the middle of a big empty field was a little shack surrounded by a metal fence, with a million antennas around it and a pickup truck parked on the side. There was a sign out front that said “FCC Listening Station”. I just...

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Rob and Lou and your whole damn crew

Rob and Lou and your whole damn crew

Back in October 1994 I went down to Austin, Texas to do a strange training gig in HTML at a long gone early eCom startup. While there I got to see my old Northampton, Mass neighbors Sebadoh. That night, after their show the lot of us (me, Lou, Bob, Jason, Flood, Jason Austin) went over

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The Earth Twitters at a Strange Frequency Tonight

Am enjoying watching the Police having horrendous technical troubles as they try to get through “driven to tears”. There are some great moments of quick cuts away from Sting as he tries to shout for some help on the ghastly audio. You don’t have to put on the red light…...

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Yoda shills for the dark side

Yoda shills for the dark side

I was more than a little surprised to receive in the mail the following item… OK. you’ll have to excuse my collage of the key elements here… The previous tenant in my new house is still getting all kinds of crazy catalogs, and at first glance I thought this one was from fancy...

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neoloGISM

You figure it out… Although I really would not want to live with this as a driving goal in life; a goal it is… I’d like to enter more words into the english language than Shakespeare. For now, I’m pretty excited to be acknowledged as a contributor to the mighty OED.

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iPhone Playlist

Got into the local Cingular store (complete with the the blue vinyl “now the new AT&T” banner flapping over it) just before 7pm (local time)… was asked with a chuckle by a sales dude what he could help me with, and then had a sales chick brandish a boxed/shrinked iPhone at...

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Disgruntled Marketing Copywriter at D&Q?

This ultra-scathing description of the announced Acme Novelty Datebook Volume Two: 1995 – Present (Hardcover) by Mr. Chris Ware is currently on Amazon. Book Description Straggling behind the mild 2003 success of cartoonist Chris Ware’s first facsimile collection of his miscellaneous...

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VOFE

Let it be noted, that on this day, Marc Arsenault did coin the 4LA “VOFE”… sweeter and shorter than VOMFEB… for “Vomit Out My Fucking Eye Balls”. As in, “that meeting made me want to VOFE, those people don’t know the first thing about marketing, they just learned some fucking buzzwords and now...

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How was this missed?

OK. There was some anticipation that an upcomming announcement, say today, at Steve Jobs MacWorld Keynote, might be made. Concerning. The Beatles… The second most longed-for digital download since Harry Potter was let loose. OK. No sign of that yet. Checked iTunes… sure not there...

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Today’s Headlines

School bars hearing-impaired teen’s dog SI.com: Brainy school ends 207-game losing streak Scientist: NASA found life on Mars – and killed it Man returns book overdue since 1960

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Solsticitations

Let it be here recorded that Marc Arsenault did on this day invent the portmanteau word ‘Solsticitations’ as a catchier alternative to religion-dodging salutation “Happy Holidays”. Solstice + Felicitations = Solsticitations.

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Struggle in the Snuggle Factory

I couldn’t sleep last night… I kept having nightmares inspired by all the recent political tourmoil in Thailand and Mexico… I was convinced that it would somehow affect the supply of ingredients for more than half the food I eat…

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