Archive for November, 2009

Pretty things for your viewing pleasure

Monday, November 23rd, 2009 | Bloggity goodness, Cocktail Hour | No Comments

Spent the whole day online, but it was work-related. I made a little visit to Coudal Partners’ site over lunch, though. Found you some pretty things to look at.

Space Images: The Best of Hubble’s Shots
I’m gonna cry when they send Hubble to burn up in the atmosphere. *sniffle* (I know — it’s 5-10 years off, but I’m sad about it already.)

The Dieline’s 50 Favorite Liquor Package Designs
Not quite as pretty as the Hubble stuff, but still nice, especially if — like me — you’re a packaging junkie. Ok, and a booze hound.

Related aside: Every time I see the 10Cane Rum logo, I immediately think “Iocane.” Now maybe it’s just me, but I don’t think I’d want my liquor associated with a poison, even if it is fictional.

Also: Ok, Dieline. We get it. You like Absolut’s packaging. But did you really need to put six of them in your top 50 list? I can think of many other more interesting bottles.

The new alchemy…kind of

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 1 Comment

Finally, a decent trade-in option for your extra gold. This goes double if they’re not kidding about Fuwari being available as one of the trade-ins. (Seriously, though. Who has “spare” gold laying around? Is this an issue for people other than people who already have too much money?)

Tip o’ the hat to coworker Dan for the link. I needed the chuckle today.

There’s a lesson here.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 | Screed! | 1 Comment

And that lesson is: it’s probably not wise to send editors a poorly-written memo letting them know about upcoming layoffs.

Disgruntled [Toronto] Star Editor Takes Constructive Revenge

That’s an awful lot of red on there. I think a certain publisher would have definitely been hit hard by the “three mistakes in an article and you get an F” policy my journalism classes had. Tsk tsk.

Also, it warms my heart to see the phrase “weasel words” again. I had an editor who was fond of that phrase. I quite like it.

(Via Ze Frank)

How well do you know your movies?

Monday, November 9th, 2009 | Bloggity goodness | No Comments

If you were given six drawings per movie, in sequence, none of which show stars, could you guess the film? Paul Rogers wants you to give it a shot.

I could get many of them, but got stumped on a few. And I love (love!) the one for The Third Man. I would pay for a print of that to hang in my house. (Hint hint, Mr. Rogers.)

(Via Coudal Partners