Alright, it’s Monday morning and I’m not sure what to talk about (but have to get that birthday entry off the front page). I figured some links were in order.
First and foremost, however, is some exciting news for me. As of yesterday evening, if you search for ‘noah’ in Google I am the final result on the homepage. I’ve taken a screenshot to prove it in case it doesn’t last. Ever since the other noah made it I’ve been jealous of his noahness, but now I share a piece of the glory.
Okay, now onto the good stuff . . .
- At this point we all know my stance on this JetBlue thing (by the way, is it one word or two?). Well David Nottoli has been kind enough to break down the lessons of apology marketing from the airline’s fiasco.
- A fascinating take on religion today and what Jesus might have thought of the whole thing. (For the record I’m not really religious.)
- On President’s Day I was hanging out with some friends (the other’s don’t have blogs . . . yet) and we were discussing how funny a set of greeting cards that corrected stereotypes would be. This isn’t quite it, but McSweeney’s Mildly Disturbing Greeting-Card Messages is worth a read.
- Excercise equipment maker Life Fitness announced iPod integration on their new equipment. It’s getting kind of scary how everything has an iPod plug at this point. I can’t remember where I read it but some absurd amount of cars created today come with one (though it may just been an 1/8″ headphone plug . . . which is fine). Have we already hit a point where we can’t turn back from the iPod? Is there a business opportunity for Apple to sell it’s adapter to other companies to use with their products (including MP3 players). I bet that would be worth a boatload of cash.
- Possibly the most absurd of all the SNL music videos this year.
- Grant McCracken breaks down the seven branding lessons of the Dove campaign.
- Why expensive hotel mini-bars are good for you.
- And last, but not least, I highly recommend this great piece on blurriness from Russell Davies.
And that wraps it up . . . Have a great Monday and thanks to everyone who contributed to my birthday book, came out to party, sent me stuff in the mail and just said hello, I can’t thank you all enough for making me feel special.