Dominican Republic Street Vendors

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Tv antennas?

Products I have seen being sold: Cactus, TV Antennas, Loofas, Gold Fish, Puppies, Shoe Holders, Gum, Sugar Candy, Birthday Cards, Cashews, Cell Phone Accessories, Avocados, Tangerines, Mangos, Water, Long Distance Phone Cards,

(via Information Junk)

On an unrelated topic, I actually had to write this post out twice. I was about to hit save the first time around when I inadvertently must have pressed the window key and a few other keys just right, and in doing so I actually shutdown the computer. And I just almost did it again while trying to figure out how the hell I did it in the first place. Nevermind, I am going to be pissed if I have to write this all out again. Saving……..

Tennis On Top of the World

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I hate heights so count me out. Isn’t this the same place where Tiger Woods was driving golf balls off of a few months ago?

In preparation for the Dubai Duty Free Men’s Open, tennis legend, Andre Agassi and the world No. 1, Roger Federer, couldn’t resist the temptation to have a friendly knock about on the world’s highest tennis court, the helipad of Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious hotel.

(via Boing Boing)

Lost in Translation

What happens when an English phrase is translated (by computer) back and forth between 5 different languages? The authors of the Systran translation software probably never intended this application of their program…

The resulting half-English, half-foreign, and totally non sequitur response bears almost no resemblance to the original. Remember the old game of “Telephone”? Something is lost, and sometimes something is gained. Try it for yourself!

I tried:
“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

And it came out as:
” It interrogates to that his latta one of the country, he it question
that does, that what affinchè its country gives the form to be able”

Viral Marketing Hoaxes

Recently I saw the site for Who Ordered Room Service? I won’t ruin it for you if you want to see for yourself what it is about but be forewarned that you will see a gallon or so of vomit.

Did you watch it? I tried to warn you. Anyway, there are two videos on that site. The first one was the set up and the second one was finally unveiled on Feb 14th so you could see who was responsible for it which turned out to be an ad for a Bryan Adam’s cd. A clear cut case of viral marketing, or a form of marketing used to create a buzz and to be passed through the internet by blogs or people sending email. Right? Wrong. It was a hoax done by two bored filmmakers.

It’s a complete hoax, the ads were created by Frank Lesser and Jason Woliner directors in New York, just for the heck of it. No word yet if Bryan Adams plans to sue them.

“Not by any stretch of the imagination has the ad been endorsed by Bryan Adams or his management company,” said Tyson Parker, from Universal Music Canada.

So now you can’t even assume that a viral marketing attempt is a viral marketing attempt. I am confused. I need to read a bit from the holiest of all books in order to find solace.
The Books of Bokonon,
Verse 1: All of the true things that I am about to tell you are shameless lies.

Ah, we can move on now.

How Paris Got Hacked?

Duh! If this is true I feel bad for T-Mobile. They can’t help it if they have a high profile customer who is a complete moron.

Paris Hilton’s Chihuahua couldn’t protect her Hollywood home from a burglary last summer. So why was Hilton counting on her dog to protect her T-Mobile account from intruders?

Despite repeated attacks on her T-Mobile email and telephone records in recent months, the actress and heiress has persisted in using the little dog’s name to secure her password at the T-Mobile site.