Archives for July 2008

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Break Homepage Cost Analysis: Woman With Gun Prank

Break.com offers a $400 prize to the maker of any submitted video that reaches 'homepage' status. It's an interesting business strategy with dozens of satisfied daily customers. In this series of posts we'll examine a cost/benefit scale for some of these entrepreneurial cinematographers. Case #1- "Wife Will Never Touch A Gun Again" Wife Will Never Touch a Gun Again - Watch more free v …

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What If Modern Advertisers Created the Stop Sign?

This video examines what the creative process would be like if the stop sign was created in 2008. Really makes you think about some of the marketing you see big companies do everyday.Regardless, I always thought stop signs needed more pizzaz. How about some skulls and crossbones up in there? Creating A Stop Sign - Watch more free videos (Thanks to AdFreak)

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50 Cent Sues Taco Bell

50 Cent comes across as a guy who takes his trademark infringement cases very seriously. He's a 'businessman' by nature and he reads the Wall Street Journal apparently. Coincidentally, the WSJ is getting 50's back by taking his side in the Taco Bell vs. 50 Cent law suit. The legal battle stems from Taco Bell's new 'Why Pay More Value Menu' for which items cost either 79, 89, or 99 cents. As a m …

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Delayed Online Gambling Payments Piss Off Customers

Could new internet gambling laws stop many online poker players from getting their winnings? Better not go all in on this one, dude. Congressman Jim McDermott of Washington is introducing legislation that would legalize, tax, and regulate online gambling. Until now, the world's online poker rooms have been similar to the wild wild west. Not the crappy movies with Sisqo and Will Smith, but ra …

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Shipping Your Luggage Is Cheaper Than Checking It

With the airlines hemorrhaging money on high fuel prices, the cost of checking extra luggage is hitting the consumer in the form of checked luggage fees. Here’s a little tip to avoid the price drain – ship any extra luggage to your destination, it could be cheaper under some circumstances. For a business traveler or a getaway tripper with little luggage, it might not be the best option. With on …

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Happy 4th of July! How About Some Explosions?

Today I will be out 'on assignment' at the Nathan's Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, NY. Stay tuned next week when I'll report back with some pictures and recollections of this glorious day. The odds are favoring Joey Chestnut to defend his title right now, but we will soon find out if America will prevail over Japan on its 232nd birthday. Watch it live at Noon EST on ESPN. In …

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Sam Israels Suicide Note Causes M*A*S*H Revival?

As you all know, our good ole pal Sammy Israel turned himself in to a police station yesterday on his scooter, but will his lasting legacy in the world's eyes center around his M*A*S*H theme song-quoting fake suicide note? Looks like the Fox Business Channel is thinking 'Yes!'. The network is coincidentally planning a little meet and greet with two stars from that prolific 1970s TV show for tod …