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Masterstroke June 3, 2009

Posted by James Warren in funny, geeky stuff, social media, work.
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So the mighty Bing has arrived, and jolly good it is too.  You may have noticed that a significant proportion of the chatter online relates to Bing’s apparent ability to deliver fantastic porn results.  Now of course I can’t comment because I haven’t tried.  (No, really, I haven’t.  Properly, honestly, not).  But it did occur to me – and I hasten to add this is complete and utter supposition on my part – that if this was a deliberate decision (“let’s optimise our new search engine for the most searched for online commodity”) then it is total, complete and utter genius.  Enable people to search for adult content via Bing and the theory is they’ll stay and search for other stuff too.  Of course, Microsoft will never admit as much and just claim it was a happy coincidence.  But I’m not so sure.  It is, if you’ll forgive the phrase, a masterstroke.

(Same size print: Microsoft is a client)

Scandisco November 6, 2008

Posted by James Warren in apropos of nothing, funny.

In the absence of anything properly professional (genuine professional properness will be along soon, blogfans), here is something nonsensical.  It is, I think, the finest thing ever to come out of Finland (and that includes herring, mobile phones and Kati and Piia, Bite’s twin Finnish receptionists, circa 1999).

Hat tip to Robert Anderson, my awesome sidekick at WS Towers.

Laugh September 26, 2008

Posted by James Warren in apropos of nothing, funny.

Two things this morning have made me laugh out loud.  You’ve probably already seen the video…

Truly ‘special’.  The other is the Daily Mash.  The following bit of this article really made me giggle.

Top five foreign secretaries you least want invading your sexual fantasies
(Last year’s position in brackets)

1: Margaret Beckett (1)
2: Malcolm Rifkind (2)
3: David Miliband (-)
4: Lord Carrington (8)
5: Douglas Hurd (3)

Sorry.  Am ever-so-slightly hungover which may explain a lot.  Memo to self: blog about work next time.

Mucky End. Er… November 2, 2007

Posted by James Warren in funny, pr, work.

Paul Mackender is off to join Grant, Jess, Susie and all his other chums at Inferno.  Or rather a portion of him is:

“Part of me is going there looking to continue to grow Inferno’s business. It is growing really fast.”

Alarming.  Presumably the other part of him is staying the same size.  Perhaps that explains why it’s doing something different.  Staying at home and twiddling its thumb, for instance.  Good luck Macca – and I hope you pull yourself together soon.

Source:  P Diddy Week (sub. reqd).

I’m here all week July 12, 2007

Posted by James Warren in funny.

I was at a cash machine when an old lady came up and asked if I could help check her balance.

So I pushed her over.

*Sorry*  Should really stick to not blogging.

We British always believe in our souls November 23, 2006

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Deeply immersed in double pitch hell, but simply had to link to this petition on the Government’s new E-Petitions site:

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to replace the national anthem with ‘Gold’ by Spandau Ballet

You know it makes sense.  Hat tip to the excellent Tom Coates for the link.

I *think* they’re serious June 24, 2006

Posted by James Warren in funny, pr.
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Check out the results of this (presumably enormous) joint venture between a Pleon intern and an Amsterdam zoologist.  No mention of skunks, chameleons or dodos, though…  More's the pity.

In fact, this looks like an interesting methodology, and generally I'm a sucker for this sort of innovation and fresh thinking.  But just as I was beginning to think Pleon's animal zodiac had legs, I saw the picture below.  I'd like to wish my chum, ex-colleague and soon-to-be-animal-astrologer Nick Morris the very best of luck trying to tell a client it's a naked mole-rat while keeping a straight face.