An automatically generated list of links that caught my eye between April 16th and April 19th.
Twenty-five years ago today, Apple’s ‘1984’ commercial broadcast.
Point one: A news story about a Darwin Award contender. Point two: _great_ headline. Point three: horrid choice of ad banner (probably automatically generated).
It felt like we were getting about a 1:1 ratio of show to commercial, so starting a little before the halfway point of the two-hour program, I started jotting down when we’d switch from show to commercial.
Good and bad points regarding the first 2/3 of the Opening Ceremonies for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy.
Neither Prairie nor I really know much about football, and we don’t really _care_ to know much. However, that didn’t stop us from kicking back and having a fun time watching the game and doing our own form of silly armchair quarterbacking.
What if Google set up an agreement with hosting sites in which, in order to offset the cost of bandwidth spikes, Google AdSense ads could be (semi-)automatically added to a site when they reached a certain bandwidth point?
Aside from the obvious (and brilliant) attention-getting shock tactics of the image, there’s some interesting questions being raised here. Unfortunately, it’s time for me to head out the door to get to work. Discuss amongst yourselves.
Something tells me that this isn’t an ad we’d see here in America. Not sure why? It’s kind of subtle. Look at his legs. Sure makes me wish I knew Russian, just so I knew what the ad copy was.