Combing the Net – 7/16/2010

Scholarly Spice — Here’s a pretty clever parody of the new Old Spice commercial, which you should watch first if you haven’t already seen it.

Best Marketing Blitz Ever? — Speaking of Old Spice, here’s a post showing how their marketing team has capitalized on the popularity of the “Old Spice guy” by making personalized video responses to Tweets. Not only are they prolific (recording 87 videos on one day!), but they are very creative and funny. Kudos, Old Spice!

Colonoscopy: It’s Time to Check Your Colons — Why the recent proliferation of the use of colons, a once nearly-extinct form of punctuation? Here’s a hint: “Text-gen”.

Mystery Cracked: The Chicken Came First — Here’s a research team that claims to have found scientific proof that the chicken did, in fact, come first (not that I’d put much faith in this particular argument). Sorry, egg.

Using the Bible Biblically to Parent Biblically — On seeing every moment as an opportunity to extend and model grace to your children.

A Hockey Musical? — The Toronto International Film Festival will open this year with a musical based on hockey. Or is that “hokey”? Either way, I’ll probably end up watching it. It’s hockey! Here’s the trailer:

One comment on “Combing the Net – 7/16/2010

  1. Stephen says:

    To get the jokes in the parody you have to watch several commercials. This one seems to have most of the references:

    http://goo.gl/x31J

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