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A SELECTION FROM GEORGE W. BUSH'S EAVESDROPPING TAPES MATTHEW BARNEY: (On phone.) Matthew. Barney. Sure. It's called the Flärke. F-L-A-R-K-E. It's a bookshelf. BJÖRK: (In background.) Ask if they have an aluminum igloo. MATTHEW BARNEY: (Muffled.) I'm on hold. I'll check when he gets back on. BJÖRK: (Giggling.) Imagine if clouds were made of licorice!
ABC: "The Concerned Women for America were… well, concerned. Outraged, even. Was Barbie becoming part of the transgender movement? On Dec. 30, CWA, a leading Christian conservative group, noted on its Web site that on the Barbie Web site, Barbie.com, "there is a poll that asks children their age and sex." You can see a screen grab of the poll here. The age choices were 4 to 8 but children "are given three options for their choice of gender": I am a Boy, I am a Girl and I Don't Know. Bob Knight, director of CWA's Culture and Family Institute, said Barbie manufacturer Mattel was being influenced by the "transgender movement." To pose "this transgender question at little girls, they've really crossed the line," Knight said, who added that "bisexuality gender confusion" is the Web site's agenda, which is "very dangerous."...But Mattel, which also manufactures Barbie, said the Barbie incident is much ado about nothing. "This was just an innocent oversight," says Lauren Bruksch, a
spokeswoman for Mattel. As a rule of thumb, Bruksch said, the
questionnaires at barbie.com always try to have a neutral answer or nonresponse option. For gender, this third option should have been "I
don't want to say," rather than "I don't know." The Web site has since
been fixed." via.
Confess your sins and the "Come Clean" microsite washes them away with a spritz of soap, warm water and the voice of a soothing Indian lady. The AI's specific replies will make you grin. Type 'masturbate' and she says, "Are you familiar with the fiddler crab? It has one regular claw and one really big claw. Think about how it got that way." Kudos for catch-all'responses that neither destroy the illusion nor annoy. You can also read other people's confessions or have them streamed directly to your screensaver. Then you'll have to come back to the site and confess your voyeurism... Cyber Lion grand prize winning work from CP&B for Method home-care products. via.
WOMMA is raising $20,000 for charity by Ebaying passes to its upcoming Word of Mouth Basic Training. The confo is in Orlando on January 19-20, 2006, a 2-day fete of "learning the best ethical word of mouth marketing practices." WOMMA opted to display no product shots on the auctionpages, perhaps they just feel like violating basic marketing tenets in a display of ethical buzz marketing? It would be nice to attend and learn what 'ethical' word-of-mouth marketing is, why it matters, and how massaging it is more cost-effective than making a superior product.