“Of course, the paper will be more expensive because they have to toss a few schillings in the pocket of NBC on every sale, but it’s been my experience that office managers absolutely love whimsy and will do anything they can to spice up the office, even if it means spending a little more for some packaging that no one will ever, ever see.”
— ScreenJunkies.com isn’t particularly impressed with the new reverse product placement effort by NBC for “The Office” with the sale of Dunder Mifflin-brand paper for the holiday season.
“Who knew that dropping acid and playing Xbox was the way to climb the corporate ladder?”
— Blogs.PhillyMag.com was a bit surprised to hear that AJ Daulerio, former editor of men’s lifestyle website Deadspin.com, will now take over as editor-in-chief of Gawker.com. Daulerio once wrote a story about when he dropped acid and played MLB2K11 on Xbox in an attempt to re-create Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis’ 1970 no-hitter, which Ellis claims he threw while high on LSD.
“What’s unusual about this approach, in my experience, is the transparency about one specific product and its impact. It seems many more companies communicate their environmental successes by talking about what they have left out of the process, or what was theoretically saved by using less-intrusive raw materials or methods.”
— Blog.GreenEarthPR.net was impressed with Patagonia, which took out an ad in the New York Times explaining that buying one of its popular jackets is, in fact, more harmful to the environment than not buying one as part of the Common Threads Initiative.
“It’s hard to believe it’s been almost five years since the always-goofy, ever-fabulous Anna Nicole Smith left this world. From busting on the scene as Playboy‘s 1993 Playmate of the Year to workin’ it in B&W as the Guess girl to her love of rich octogenarians to the hysterical ‘Anna Nicole Show,’ the baby-voiced blonde didn’t live a dull moment.”
— BestWeekEver.TV celebrates the life of Smith, who would have turned 44 on Monday.
“If Allen Iverson wasn’t your favorite NBA player in elementary school, you were probably weird.”
—@DMVFollowers reacts to rumors that the Virginia native and former Georgetown Hoya might be returning to the NBA with the Boston Celtics.