Archive for July 17, 2007

Crystal Beach Murder Freaks Me Out

I have two (nearly three) daughters and this chilling tale of murder at Crystal Beach (via Houstonist), just around the corner from where I spend some of my summer, freaks me out. This is the kind of thing that keeps my kids locked safely in the backyard… not to venture out alone.

I don’t envision the beach as a place of “major danger”… except on spring break. And to know that someone was murdered just around the corner. Ugggghhhhhh.

My oldest daughter is really at an age that she should be able to go out with friends and ride bikes. But I can’t even seem to let that go. How safe is this planet, city, street, internet? Do your kids know the rules?

 DON’T GO OUT ALONE There is safety in numbers and this rule isn’t just for little kids, it applies to everyone. We are always safer if we take a friend, sister, or brother.

ALWAYS TELL AN ADULT WHERE YOU’RE GOING Letting someone know where you’ll be at all times is smart. If you’re ever faced with a risky situation or get into trouble, your family and friends will know where to begin looking for you.

IT’S YOUR BODY You have the right to reject unwanted and inappropriate attention such as teasing, touching, and bullying.

SAY NO IF YOU FEEL THREATENED, AND TELL A TRUSTED ADULT If someone – anyone – touches you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable, you have the right to say no. Whether it is peer pressure about sex, drugs, or doing something that you know is wrong, be strong and stand your ground. Don’t be afraid to make your feelings known.

July 17, 2007 at 7:42 pm Leave a comment

Nice Web Commercial

John K made a web advertisement for Comcast that is pretty darned funny…. and there is a bunch of behind the scenes material on John’s blog.

John K

The Comcast commercial is pretty fine work… it reminds me of some earlier work, like Col. Backwash’s Chicken in a Drawer seen below:

In case you aren’t familiar with John K’s work…. he is responsible for cartoos like Ren and Stimpy…. and an earlier publisher of web cartoons in the pre-dotcom webological period.

July 17, 2007 at 6:52 pm Leave a comment

Homer Simpson on Dorset Hill


Holy Crap. What a wild PR stunt. Below is a guerrilla PR stunt that puts a Giant Homer Simpson Drawing next to the famous pagan chalk man of Dorset Hill.

Is it brilliant or too far? You can learn more from the BBC and watch a fly over video.


July 17, 2007 at 2:51 pm Leave a comment

Name all of the Cult Movies in this Poster

If you can name all of the cult movies in this poster you could win a signed version from Chris Lee!!!! Here is a link to the details ( and poster below:

Crazy Cult Show

The poster is from the Gallery 1988 show where over 50 artists reinterpret their favorite classic films with artwork. Sweet. I can’t wait to see Snake Pliskin artwork.

July 17, 2007 at 2:36 pm Leave a comment

Google Website Optimizer

“There is no such thing as a marketing argument. Only Marketing tests” ~Ed Schipul

The Google Website Optimizer lets you conduct tests on various layouts to see which layout converts the best. The optimizer will randomly rotate out versions of your webpage with variations for testing and produce reports so that you can make sense of your effort. Nice.

Below is a screen shot of a sample report. I am sold:

Test Screen of Google Optimizer

July 17, 2007 at 2:18 pm Leave a comment

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July 2007



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