Surely this ad with Cincinnati Reds (ex-Red Sox) pitcher Bronson Arroyo would have worked out differently had, say, Glendon Rusch thrown to him. Rusch served him up a couple meatballs earlier this year that promptly left the park. All else I can say is, ugh, Ryan Dempster, and will just leave it there in re: the Schlubs.
Nearly five months gone and its been a TOP year in music. WOOZradio continues to thrive with more listeners than ever (we thank you), all a result of the propensity of hot shit being produced in studios, garages, bathrooms and digital vacuums worldwide.
Now that its summer — and its forecast to be the best summer ever — I’m privileged to present the following aural assistance. Thanks again for listening.
Dig. More to follow.
Hard to disagree with Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who publicly takes the Yahoo-Ebay partnership in stride. “Its good for everybody on the Internet,” he said, according to eWeek.
Google’s stock still sits pretty, with a 1999-style inflated valuation but with a solid and admirably successful business plan.
The eBay/Yahoo “strategic partnership” is indeed a glowing green light for the internet boom survivors, and it means alot more than say, Google recent investment in 5% of AOL (TWX). eBay needs help with advertising to keep their listing prices from rising (as they have been) and Yahoo! gets to co-brand Skype and Paypal. Add that to Yahoo!’s stable of sky’s-the-limit goodies such as del.icio.us, Flickr, and upcoming, to mention a few outright purchases.
Both companies will reap the benefits of added page views (Yahoo is already #1 and eBay #9, according to Alexa). As the big papers are saying — its a sign of fear or its look out Ma Goog. (see also, Barry’s post @ Content Matters).
40 percent of U.S. consumers would rather give up TV than the Internet, according to a new study of Internet and new media usage by Arbitron and Edison Media Research.
Hard to agree with Buffet there, but he tends to always be right in the end. Who needs TV anyway, with so many stations worldwide available on the internet. Check them out via Beeline TV or MediaHopper.
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OK, here’s a good one via the Western Hemisphere Policy Watch blog:
Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Tom Shannon… alludes to ties that the Little Man from Caracas has to terror states Cuba and Iran. This latest row or war of words with the Little Man from Caracas brings no new items to the table. Read the article.
there is even a rubicon involved in the potential quagmire:
We crossed the cooperation rubicon with Venezuela and Cuba years ago. We would be less “worried,” a term used by Shannon with the Times, and more focused on doing something to rid the hemisphere of these two political anachronisms before their meddling with terror groups and states leads to another attack on the U.S. or U.S. interests in the Americas.
Considering the president’s lame defense of domestic wiretapping yesterday — “What I have told the American people is, we’ll protect them against an al Qaeda attack, and we’ll do so within the law” — you can expect to hear allegations that Chavez has Qaeda ties or, in other words, sides with the shadowy force of “Evil.”
Matthew Yglesias has opened a conversation on the matter at TPMCafe.