I'll tell you something, I'm addicted.
A few days ago, my best friend who moved to the US, called in the middle of the night and told me he has a tiny fluffy present for me. The present was a neopet.
Sure, I had absolutely no idea what is this, so I went to the Happy Meal on the McD's website to find out a brand new world of weird animals with strange anatomy and character.
If you still do not have a Neopet account, hurry up to neopets.com and start playing.
We stretched it in the middle of the office, among the dull gray cubicles. It was shining and calling: let’s go to the beach.
Yes, of course that I got in. It was cozy and made me dream of different career far away from any computer-related industries.
Where do you spend this summer?
Being a celebrity means that maybe you will worth more when you're dead.
A recent article at AdAge ranks the top dead celebrities of all the times. The top 10 at the 2005 Dead Celebrity Likeability Chart are occupied by:
1. Lucille Ball
2. Bob Hope
3. John Wayne
4. Jimmy Stewart
5. Charles Schulz
6. Red Skelton
7. Johnny Carson
8. John Ritter
9. Jackie Gleason
10. Michael Landon
Read more on the Calculating the Dead Q score and the Likeability data at AdAge's In Search of the Right Dead Celebrity
* Death Becomes Her is a movie feat. Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis and Goldie Hawn.
There you will find trendy ideas for greenery, interior design or house ware items.
Some two months ago Apartment Therapy hosted a contest for the smallest and coolest apartment. You can see the winners and get some ideas how to make your tiny home a better place to live in.
Taschen turned 25 and probably you have seen their special anniversary program.
Two of the books I put in my wish list for the next month are Art of the 20th Century and Art Now.
I made a serious investment in books today, most of which boring roi-oriented ones and that is why the purchase of the day and eventually the month is the two hard-copies of Uspensky’s "Gena the Crocodile and his friends" and "The new adventures of Gena the crocodile". I know it’s childish, but after my previous blog posting I couldn’t resist. Books have atmosphere, especially the children’s.
- "On stores now"
- The author Eduard Uspensky
- A movie extract
+ You can download soft copies of the Eduard Uspensky's other books here.
+ To see more Russian animations from the 70's and 80's, follow this link.
|The keychain you see on the left was found on a random search on the net. As usually when you Google for one thing, you find too many other interesting places on the net.|
The keychain represents Cheburashka. Cheburashka (Wikipedia) is a tiny creature well known to anyone born before 1989 in the ex-Soviet Bloc. First published as a book by the Russian author Eduard Uspensky, later it became even more popular as an animation movie.
Cheburashka was usually accompanied by Gena the Crocodile. They sang together, lived together and made billion adventures together. In the introduction of the book "Gena and his friends", Uspensky says that when he was a boy, he had three beloved toys: a crocodile Gena, a doll Galya and a plushy beast Cheburashka. The guys from the toy-factory made Cheburashka so wicked that nobody could ever say what kind of creature it was: rabbit, dog, cat or Australian kangaroo. His parents assured him that Cheburashka is still an unknown to the science animal, which usually lives in the tropical forests. Uspensky grew up and immemorized his toys in the book of a few generations.
Once upon a time, in a land far away, a beautiful, independent, self-assured princess happened upon a frog as she sat contemplating ecological issues on the shores of an unpolluted pond in a verdant meadow near her castle.
The frog hopped into the Princess' lap and said: "Elegant Lady, I was once a handsome Prince, until an evil witch cast a spell upon me. One kiss from you, however, and I will turn back into the dapper, young Prince that I am and then, my sweet, we can marry and setup housekeeping in your castle with my Mother, where you can prepare my meals, clean my clothes, bear my children, and forever feel grateful and happy doing so."
That night, while dining on lightly sautéed frog legs, seasoned in white wine and onion cream sauce, she chuckled to herself and thought: "I don't fucking think so."
This week CMO dedicated its feature to the Sales Marketing conflict and why these two just can't get along.
Admit it: You hate your sales department.
They're all loud egomaniacs whose idea of great collateral is a brochure peppered with bullet points and the word new. They don't care about the value of the brand; they just want to move boxes or close sales, long-term consequences be damned. And you know what? They don't like you, either. To sales, the marketing organization couldn't possibly know less about the business and how it operates. And marketing never has to worry about actually making numbers.
Read all related articles on the Sales-Marketing Culture Clash special report.
Underworld. Though I have never liked the That much, yes, this night they made me explode.
The live started four hours later than the previously announced but it worth every minute waiting.
Have you been to the Underworld's live website archive?
The picture above soon will take its place there.
Shooting is my new hobby. A friend of mine took me to the VIP shooting range today and I found out that the feeling is great, much better and definitely more realistic than playing Counter Strike for example.
I took Ruger Cal.22 because I am still novice in that and I did it pretty well. Next week I'll be there again.
Will I see you at the shooting range?
I was intending to write about Fo-Li which I bought and tried today. It is a Serbian chocolate made of milk cocoa cream and rice. Anyway, when I started an internet search to find more about the producer (Swisslion-Takovo), I found something absolutely amusing and I can not help myself sharing it with you.
It is THE CHOCOLATE WRAPPERS MUSEUM.
There you will find chocolate wrappers from all around the world from Algeria to Zimbabwe. There are wrappers from the 20’s till nowadays. In addition, the visitor is provided with short information and links to the chocolate producers. It is incredible.
Do you see there the chocolate wrappers which you remember from your childhood?