Thursday, January 31, 2008

bling water

File this under things that shouldn't shock me: $40-$90 for a bottle of water. Seriously. Bling H20 is one of the companies that will sell it to you. Their entire reason for being is to sell a product that you can get for free, but to make so expensive that it becomes a status symbol. Sure they put "crystals" on the bottle and say it's hand crafted, and the water is "pH balanced", but, at the end of the day the product is the price. I have to give Paris Hilton credit: she knew what to do with the water, she fed to her dog. (Why do I put crystals in quotes? Well, I've never understood why cut glass with a little lead in it should be called crystals, but I'll admit it counts as bling, since it's shiny.)

But let's think about this, if even Mitt Romney will go out in public and use the word Bling (however embarrassingly), isn't it a little late to be used for an expensive hollywood brandname?

BTW, if you, like me, are naive enough to think this was all a joke, here are some videos that might convince you otherwise:

Thanks, once again, to overcompensating for bringing pop culture to my attention.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Goodbye Art for Geeks

Paul the Wine Guy recently decided to remove his extremely popular “Understanding art for geeks” set from flickr. Here's his reasoning. You can probably still find some of his art using a google search.

Monday, January 7, 2008

XO Wave 1.0

Well XO Wave 1.0 is here! Download it now! I, meanwhile, am exhausted, and am going to bed! If you like, you can also read the full story, complete with coupons for discounts on tees!
I will have to update the newsletter tomorrow, but since I'm writing this now: If you are already an owner of XO Wave Pro, you do not need to pay again: just download the new version and you're good to go.