Posts from June 8, 2005

Euphemism du jour

Euphemism du jour

: Just heard a commercial for Zelnorm promising that it “helps coordinate movement in your GI tract.” In short: It helps you take a dump. It’s your dump coordinator. Whoever came up with that phrase deserves the high salary.

Bloguspat

Bloguspat

: I can’t imagine anyone get mad at Chuck Olsen. But someone did in a rather spectacular overreaction. Auteurs, you know.

The gubble

The gubble

: We have arrived at the Google bubble — the gubble: The company is now worth an alleged $80 billion, more than any media company in the world. OK, so media companies are overpriced. But this is just as ridiculous as all the old bubble wonders. I’m not ready to short Google. But I still say that it will reach a tipping point of being too big and that there are tons of smaller competitors who will nip at its heels and do smaller tasks better than big Google can do (e.g., job searching). Remember: Small is the new big.

: And then there’s the prediction that there will be 53 million blogs by year’s end. I suppose that’s a blubble.

Where nipples are welcome

Where nipples are welcome

: My rant about female media mutilation got a link from a naturist blog. There’s somebody who’s not blogging in pajamas.

FM unwrapped

FM unwrapped

: John Battelle is finally taking the veil off the worst kept secret in blogdom and medialand: His FM blog ad network.

: Jason Calacanis live-blogged it.