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Microsoft Nails It With a Nostalgic Trip Down Memory Lane

Microsoft posted a new advertisement promoting Internet Explorer, and for any twenty-something growing up in the nineties, it’s an almost-sniffle-inducing trip down memory lane. Slap bracelets, ying yangs, pogs (what WERE those?), Hungry Hungry Hippos, Air Jordans, light up sneakers, Tamogotchis (why did you run away, little friend, every time?) and my personal favorite – the bowl hair cut. My brother rocked a bowl hair cut from about 5th to 10th grade. I’ll never forget the day when he changed to the “new” stylish haircut of the boy band inspired spikey gel look of the 2000’s. Continue reading

Can Social Media Plus Celebrity Make a Real Difference?

Way back in May of this year, Conan O’Brien featured a sketch on his TBS show highlighting a small alley in an industrial part of Van Nuys, California. The purpose of the sketch was to jokingly ask the city of Los Angeles and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to change the name of West Raymer Street to Conan O’Brien Blvd.

In the initial sketch, he showcases the surrounding area of the dead-end alley, which is located next to some railroad tracks. What we see is familiar to anyone with experience in industrial or less wealthy neighborhoods in many cities. There is abandoned furniture, graffiti and what looks like an abandoned vehicle. It’s neighborhood blight. Continue reading

Back to the Grind Open Post

Good morning. Hope you had a great weekend, and are ready for another fun week around here. A special thanks to everyone who participated in the Writer’s Workshop. I am going to leave the thread open, so please feel free to use it as a place to discuss ideas with each other. All right, let’s get to work.

By the way, this video is the reason the Internet was invented.

Message from Bens:
Hey guys, I need your help designing a single webpage that can be displayed when the site is down for maintenance. A .jpg is cool, if you can embed it in to just a page of html, even cooler. Graphics of The Honey Badger taking a cobra venom nap, etc would be rad. Post em here, or send them to me via email. You can find my email under my profile page. We still might have an outage or two, but they won’t last more than 5 mins at a time. Thanks!