“Take away my people, but leave my factories and soon grass will grow on the factory floors……Take away my factories, but leave my people and soon we will have a new and better factory.” — Andrew Carnegie
My Twitter-friend Dustin on staying accountable via Twitter:
“I have 500 people, some spam robots and some porn linkers to hold me accountable. A shady group of folk but a good group nonetheless.”
Anyone who uses Twitter knows the truth behind that. The rest of you, move along, there’s nothing to see here.
“Let’s not build shanks out of Legos,” I said to Colton.
“Ha ha, that’s bloggable,” Becca said.
“If a client says, ‘I want people to think our company is cool,” the answer isn’t an ad saying ‘We’re cool.’ The answer is to be cool.” – Luke Sullivan from his book Hey Whipple, Squeeze This.
I can’t tell you how many ads I’ve had to create for clients that say “We’re great,” when in fact the client is not great. You can say whatever you want about yourself in your ads. If it’s not true, people will know it and automatically not believe your future advertising.
From my awesome sister-in-law (who’s funnier than my brother thinks):
While checking out at a Blockbuster, she asked the clerk, “Do you think Texas Chainsaw Massacre is as popular outside Texas?”
This will only be funny to people that have played games online. Let’s just say it’s populated mostly by idiots.
Oh, and 256-player online? We don’t doubt it will work … we just doubt our brains’ ability to process 255 racial slurs and/or homophobic remarks simulatenously.
From this story talking about a new Playstation 3 game with 256-player online battles.
From Tony’s post today on love:
“But there is a lot of real estate between hating people and loving people. And bridging that gap usually involves sacrifice, commitment, energy, time, and/or resources.”
After looking at some of my pictures yesterday a friend of mine commented, “You know, there really is a difference between the quality of fancy cameras and regular ones.”
Maybe that’s why I spent so much on the fancy ones.
“How very Olan Mills of you.” — One of our brides while I was trying to tell her how to pose at her bridal shoot. The pose was a little more traditional and she was right, it didn’t work at all. I can’t do traditional very well.
“There’s a rusty Christmas tree in the front yard?!” — My Mom
You had to be there, but it was the funniest thing I’d heard all year. It’s why I love hanging out with my family more than anything in the entire world.
People get passionate about something that changes their life. In order for people to become passionate about church–life change MUST be taking place there. — Perry Noble
From a bumper sticker I saw today:
“Always remember, pillage first then burn.”
I guess you just don’t get as much cool stuff when you do it the other way around.
From an Entertainment Weekly article on how the writer’s strike will effect the movies:
Unless Peter Jackson is planning to let his actors improvise all of Tintin or Michael Bay can shoot Transformers 2 without any plot or dialogue (hey it worked for the first one), they may have to wait until 2010.
Greg Vaynerchuck in his review of Trader Joe’s line of wines:
This tastes like water, sugar water. You know water you put sugar on it because you don’t have no soda around in the house? Then you dumped in, like, an action figure that you played outside with in your underpants.
If you’ve ever wondered what a gremlin smelled like that hasn’t taken a shower in a while, that’s what this smelled like to me. This is like college dorm room, clothes in the corner with … with a little bit of uh … like loose hamsters in the room.
Joystiq writer Justin McElroy on deciding whether or not to buy the Halo 3-themed Xbox 360:
“The question is really more of personal one: Is it worth it to you to pay $400 for a 20GB 360 featuring a headset, a Spartan green-and-gold finish, a Play and Charge Kit and permanent guaranteed virginity? That’s something you’ll have to decide for yourself.”